In 2019, Amazon invested more than $15 billion into infrastructure, programs, people and 150 new tools and services to help sellers grow their brands and businesses. They also invested billions of dollars to expand FREE One-Day Delivery to more than 10 million Prime-eligible items.
This was the largest one-year investment Amazon has ever made in FBA and that was largely driven by the FREE One-Day Delivery option. Looking ahead to Amazon seller FBA Fees for 2020 Amazon announced moderate increases (about 3%) in fulfillment fees, which is below the industry average. They are also decreasing select referral fees and introducing a new selection program.
Effective February 18th, 2020, unless otherwise noted.
Each year Amazon makes FBA fee changes relative to the changing market costs it experiences in providing fulfillment, transportation and customer services. This year, the FBA fee changes will apply to shipments leaving FBA fulfillment centers on or after February 18th, 2020.
Fulfillment fees are what you pay to Amazon for returns and customer service, receiving your item, packaging it and sending it to a customer.
* Intended to be used and must be used for informational purposes only.
Fees may be changed by Amazon at any time.
In the above table, sizes in the far left column are defined as follows:
- Small standard-size: packaged items weighing 16 oz. or less (there are two shipping weight options to choose from) with longest side equal to 15 inches or less, shortest side equal to 0.75 inches or less, median side = 12 inches or less
- Large standard-size: packaged items weighing 21 lb. or less (multiple shipping weight breakdowns) with its longest side equal to 18 inches or less, its shortest side equal to 8 inches or less, and its median side equal to 14 inches or less
- Small oversize: any packaged unit weighing 70 lb. or less with its longest side equal to 60 inches or less, its median side equal to 30 inches or less, and its longest side plus girth equal to 130 inches or less
- Medium oversize: any packaged unit weighing 150 lb. or less with its longest side equal to 108 inches or less, and its longest side plus girth equal to 130 inches or less
- Large oversize: any packaged unit weighing 150 lb. or less with its longest side equal to 108 inches or less, and its longest side plus girth equal to 165 inches or less
- Special oversize: any packaged unit with weight exceeding one or more of the following: over 150 lb. (dimensional weight or unit weight), exceeding 108 inches on its longest side, or over 165 inches when longest side is added to girth. In addition, products that Amazon determines require special handling or delivery will qualify for Special Oversize
Amazon eliminated the $0.40 per-unit surcharge for clothing items and implemented the following fee changes for clothing items in the Clothing & Accessories category.
Note: Oversize clothing tiers (small oversize, medium oversize, large oversize and special oversize) will be charged the core FBA fulfillment fees.
FBA has separate fulfillment fees for dangerous goods (also known as hazardous materials or hazmat) that require special handling and storage.
FBA has separate fulfillment fees for dangerous goods clothing items that require special handling and storage.
Amazon's storage fees are up slightly for stand size items. Monthly storage fees will increase by $0.06 per cubic foot for standard size items. This change will begin April 2020. The current monthly storage fee schedule for oversize items will remain the same.
Starting February 18, 2020, we will see an increase for the optional FBA Label Service from $0.20 per unit to $0.30 per unit. For FBA Small and Light, the per-unit fee will be $0.10.
FBA removal and disposal orders are now charged by weight, like FBA fees, instead of a flat price/unit. If items are less than 3lbs, removals are cheaper. Removals for items weighing 3lbs or more are not more expense. Disposals have also seen an increase by $0.20/lb beyond 2lbs.
FBA New Selection program offers minor fee breaks on storage, removals and returns for eligible new-to-FBA ASINs. This program has been around but now is more widely available.
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- Median side: the dimension of a product that is neither the longest nore the shortest side
- Girth: equivalent to 2 x (median side + shortest side)
- Unit weight: the weight of an individual unit
To determine which product size tier your product fits under, refer to Amazon's posted product size tier.