• Amazon FBA Fulfillment Fee Changes for 2019

     

    December is almost over and as we celebrate the highs and lows that 2018 brought, most of us are also eagerly anticipating and preparing for what 2019 will bring. This is particularly true if you recently started a business on Amazon. 

    If you currently have an account on Seller Central, you probably received a notification from Amazon regarding its new FBA implementations and fees for 2019. Here are the some of the FBA fulfillment fee changes you need to be aware of:  

     Fulfillment fees

    • No changes will be made for fulfillment fees for small standard-size and large standard-size items with a shipping weight of 10 oz. or less.
    • There will be a small increase in fulfillment fees for products in other-size tiers to reflect fulfillment and transportation cost changes.
    • There will be a minimum width and height of 2 inches applied when calculating the dimensional weight for oversize items in order to reflect packaging cost changes. 
    • There will be separate fulfillment fees for goods considered “dangerous” or “hazardous” such as those containing flammable or pressurized aerosol and items that contain lithium-ion batteries.
    • Starting September 1st, 2019, you will be able to fund a flat discount of 5% or 10% for each new item you add to the program

    Storage fees

    • Long-term storage fees for units that have been in a fulfillment center for 181-365 days will be eliminated. The last storage fee charge for inventory over this allotted time period will be January 15, 2019. However, Amazon will continue to apply long-term storage fees for units in a fulfillment center lasting more than 365 days.
    • Minimum long-term storage fees will be reduced on units in a fulfillment center for over 365 days from $0.50 per unit to $0.15 per unit. The last charge of $0.50 per unit will be January 15, 2019.
    • Amazon will instate a higher monthly storage fee for dangerous goods that contain flammable or pressurized aerosol substances. This change will first be reflected in April 2019 charges for storage that occurs in March 2019. The monthly inventory storage fees for other products won’t be affected.  

    Referral fees

    • The referral fee percentage for Beauty, Health & Personal Care, and Baby products (excluding Baby Apparel) will be reduced to 8% on items with a total sales price of $10 or less. The 15% fee will remain on items with a total price tag of $10 and more. 
    • The referral fee percentage for Grocery & Gourmet products will also be reduced to 8% on products with a total sales price of $15 or less and continue at 15% on products with $15 and above. 
    • Amazon will reduce the per-item minimum fee across 30 categories from $1 to $0.30 per item, and from $2 to $0.30 per item for Jewelry and Watches.
    • The referral fee percentage for Furniture items will go down to 10% on any portion of the total sales price above $200 (excluding mattresses). 
    • The referral fee percentage for Jewelry items will be reduced from 20% to 5% on any portion of the total sales price above $250.

    The storage fee changes will take effect on February 15, 2019, and the fulfillment and referral fee changes will take effect February 19, 2019.

    For a full directory of all Amazon FBA fee changes, please visit amazon.com/selling-fee-changes. 

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