Amazon announced changes to FBA fees for 2019. Certain fulfillment fees will be increasing, while many storage and referral fees will go down. According to Amazon, their goal was to “minimize the impact of these adjustments for as many [sellers] as possible, and we expect over 40% of FBA units shipped to experience no change — or even a decrease.”
The storage fee changes will take effect February 15, 2019, and the fulfillment and referral fee changes will take effect February 19, 2019.
You can read Amazon’s official announcement here, but here’s what you need to know:
2019 Changes to FBA Fees
Changes to Fulfillment Fees
- No changes for small & large standard-size items weighing less than 10 oz.
- Marginal increases in fees (1-3%) for most other size tiers
- New 10-16 oz category for standard-size items
- Separate fulfillment fees for dangerous goods
- Minimum width and height of 2 inches applied to dimensional weight calculation for oversize items
- Simplified Subscribe & Save fees (flat 5% or 10% discounts)
This is the least significant increase in FBA Fees we’ve seen in a while. Last year, we saw an increase of 7-22% in fees across all size tiers.
More on Fulfillment Fee Changes here.
Changes to Referral Fees
- Per-item Minimum Referral Fees
- Lowered per-item minimum for all categories to $0.30
- Categories with no per-item minimums did not change (ie, books)
- Percentage Referral Fees
- Baby (excluding baby apparel), Beauty, and Health & Personal Care (including personal care appliances) decreased from 15% to 8% for items under $10
- Furniture (except for mattresses) decreased from 15% to 10% for items over $200
- Jewelry reduced from 20% to 5% for items over $250
There should not be any significant impact to most sellers on referral fees.
More on Referral Fee Changes here.
Changes to Storage Fees
- No more long-term storage fees for units stored under 365 days
- Minimum long-term storage fee on units stored for more than 365 days reduced to $0.15 per unit
- New separate monthly storage fees for dangerous goods starting April 2019 for storage in March
It looks like Amazon is undoing some of their storage fee increases from the last year — should be good news for most, if not all!
More on Storage Fee Changes here.
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