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Amazon FBA 2017 Changes


2017 Fulfillment by Amazon U.S. fee changes

FBA fees in the U.S. will be adjusted to reflect the changing costs of storage, fulfillment, transportation, and customer service. The new rates will not take effect until February 22, 2017, or later. In addition to updating our storage and fulfillment fees, FBA is introducing the following changes:

  • Consolidation of Fulfillment Fees: Effective February 22, 2017, the Order Handling, Pick & Pack, and Weight Handling fees will be consolidated into a single, per-unit Fulfillment Fee. For more information, see FBA Fulfillment Fees, below.

  • Alignment of Q4 Fulfillment Fees: Effective October 1, 2017, we will reduce the Fulfillment Fee for all items shipped in October. October Fulfillment Fees will be consistent with Fulfillment Fees in November and December. For more information, see FBA Fulfillment Fees, below. With the reduction in Fulfillment Fees, if you reduce the storage space you use in October, you have the opportunity to pay lower total FBA fees in October.

  • Alignment of Q4 Monthly Inventory Storage Fees: Effective October 1, 2017, the Monthly Inventory Storage fee for October will be increased for standard-size and oversize items to be consistent with the Monthly Inventory Storage fees for November and December. For more information, see Monthly Inventory Storage fees, below.

  • Change to Seller Shipment Requirements: Effective July 19, 2017, Amazon will increase how often you are asked to send items to multiple destinations when creating your shipping plan. For each shipping plan, you may choose to follow Amazon’s guidance or use the Inventory Placement Service, which gives you the option to ship to fewer destinations. A per-item service fee applies when you use the Inventory Placement Service. The fee depends upon the number of destinations you choose. For more information, see Inventory Placement Service fees, below.

  • Higher Fees for Media products: Effective February 22, 2017, Fulfillment Fees for Media items will be increased to match the increase in Fulfillment Fees for Non-Media items, and Media and Non-Media items will be consolidated into a single standard-size tier.

  • Elimination of Zero-Fee Fulfillment: Effective February 22, 2017, the Zero-Fee Fulfillment discount for standard-sized items that sell for $300 or more will be discontinued. Fees based on the product size tier will apply.

FBA Fulfillment Fees

Effective February 22, 2017, Order Handling, Pick & Pack, and Weight Handling fees will be consolidated into a single, per-unit Fulfillment Fee. In addition, Fulfillment Fees for Media items will be increased to be the same as the Fulfillment Fees for Non-Media items, and Media and Non-Media items will be consolidated into a single standard-size tier.

Effective October 1, 2017, we will reduce the Fulfillment Fee for all items shipped in October. October Fulfillment Fees will be consistent with Fulfillment Fees in November and December. For more information, see FBA Fulfillment Fees, below. With the reduction in Fulfillment Fees, if you reduce the storage space you use in October, you have the opportunity to pay lower total FBA fees in October.

Monthly Inventory Storage Fees

Effective March 1, 2017, the monthly inventory storage fee for standard-size items will increase from $0.54 per cubic foot to $0.64 per cubic foot. This fee applies to standard-size items stored in fulfillment centers during the months of January through September. The fee for oversize units stored during these months will not change.

Effective October 1, 2017, the monthly inventory storage fee for October will be increased for standard-size and oversize items to be consistent with the monthly inventory storage fees for November and December. On the same date, we will also reduce the Fulfillment Fee for all items shipped in October to be consistent with fulfillment fees in November and December.

Inventory Placement Service Fees

Effective July 19, 2017, Amazon will increase how often you are asked to send items to multiple destinations when creating your shipping plan. For each shipping plan, you may choose to follow Amazon’s guidance or use the Inventory Placement Service, which gives you the option to ship to fewer destinations. A per-item service fee applies when you use the Inventory Placement Service. The fee depends upon the number of destinations you choose.

Frequently asked questions

When do these changes take effect?

The following changes take effect on February 22, 2017:

  • Consolidated Fulfillment Fee begins

  • Single standard-size product tier begins

  • Media fees will be the same as Non-Media fees

  • Zero-Fee Fulfillment ends

Beginning July 19, 2017, you can choose how many shipment destinations you want to ship your inventory to. Take advantage of the destinations recommended by Amazon at no extra charge, or pay a per-item fee to use Amazon's Inventory Placement Service.

Beginning October 1, 2017, peak (Q4) monthly storage and Fulfillment Fees will be the same as the fees for November and December.

When are inventory storage fees charged?

Inventory storage fees are charged each month, typically between the 7th and 15th day of the month following the month of storage. For example, if you want to see the inventory storage fee you paid for January, refer to the February settlement report that includes the transactions from February 7-15.

How do I determine what product size tier my product belongs to?

Use the product size tier table (sign-in required) to determine your product's size tier.

Why are storage rates higher for standard-size products than for oversize products?

Although standard-size products are often smaller than oversize products, they require more complex and costly shelving, drawers, and bins for storage. Fees are charged by cubic foot, however, which means that standard-size products overall storage fee may be less than that of oversize products, based on volume.

Why will Fulfillment Fees for Media and Non-Media be the same?

Effective February 22, 2017, the Fulfillment Fees for Media items will be increased to match the Fulfillment Fees for Non-Media items. The cost for Amazon to fulfill a Media item is similar to the cost to fulfill Non-Media items. We are updating our fees to reflect our costs.

Will this fee change affect Multi-Channel Fulfillment?

No. Multi-Channel Fulfillment fees (sign-in required) will not change at this time.

Will this fee change affect Zero-Fee Fulfillment?

Yes. Zero-Fee Fulfillment (sign-in required) will be discontinued as of February 22, 2017. Fees based on the product size tier will apply.

Will this fee change affect items in the FBA Small and Light program?

No. FBA Small and Light program (sign-in required) rates will not change at this time.

I have questions not addressed here. How can I get help?

If you've reviewed these fee change details and have additional questions, please contact Seller Support. If you do not have questions but would like to send the FBA team your feedback on this fee change, please e-mail us-fba-fee-announce-feedback@amazon.com. The Fulfillment by Amazon team will review feedback sent to this address.

For more information, see Fulfillment fees for Amazon.com orders (sign-in required).

Glossary

Small standard-size

Any packaged item that is 12 oz. or less with its longest side 15" or less, its shortest side 0.75" or less, and its median side 12" or less.

Large standard-size

Any packaged item that is 20 lb. or less with its longest side 18" or less, its shortest side 8" or less, and its median side 14" or less.

Small oversize

Any packaged unit that is 70 lb. or less with its longest side 60" or less, its median side 30" or less, and its longest side plus girth 130 inches or less.

Medium oversize

Any packaged unit that is 150 lb. or less with its longest side 108" or less, and its longest side plus girth 130" or less.

Large oversize

Any packaged unit that is 150 lb. or less with its longest side 108" or less, and its longest side plus girth 165" or less.

Special oversize

Any packaged unit that exceeds one or more of the following: Over 150 lb. (dimensional weight or unit weight), over 108" on its longest side, or over 165" when longest side is added to girth. In addition, products that we determine require special handling or delivery will qualify for Special Oversize.

Median side

The dimension of a product that is neither the longest nor the shortest side.

Girth

A unit measure, equivalent to 2 x (median side + shortest side).

Unit weight

The weight of an individual unit.

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