The Inside Scoop On Amazon FBA Fees


Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) enables eCommerce entrepreneurs to sell products without worrying about prepping inventory.  Such as labeling and packaging, for shipping. The main benefits are great. However, before signing up, vendors must take into consideration Amazon FBA fees and what they entail. Keep reading to knwo more about Nine University's hot take on Amazon FBA fees.

What are Amazon FBA fees?

FBA fees indicate the costs invested in supply chains to fulfill and ship products.
Types of FBA fees
The fees included in FBA are the following:

Fulfillment Fees for Orders on Amazon
Fulfillment fees are charged per unit. The costs depends on the size and weight of the product. 

Non-Apparel Items. For small standard items, fees are between $2.50 and $2.63. For large standard items, fees are between $3.31 and $5.42 + $0.38/lb above the first 3 lb.
Apparel Items. For small items, fees are between $2.92 and $3.11. For large standard items, fees are between $3.70 and $5.95 + $0.38/lb above the first 3 lb.

To estimate your fees on each item, you can use the Amazon FBA calculator.

Fulfillment Fees for Multi-Channel Fulfillment Orders
This fee applies only to orders sold on websites other than Amazon. If vendors don’t sell their products on Amazon, they can still take advantage of all the perks offered in Amazon FBA.
The fee is charged per unit. And depends on the size and weight of each product.

Monthly inventory storage fees
Storage fees apply depending on how much space each item occupies in Amazon’s warehouse. Here is how they work:
Items that don’t require special handling. Depending on the size and season, fees can be between $0.75 and $1.20.
Dangerous goods: Depending on the size and season, fees can be between $0.99 and $2.43.

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Long-term storage fees
A storage fee applies when your inventory has been in Amazon’s fulfillment center for over 365 days.
This fee is calculated each month on the 15th. And it costs either $0.15 per unit or $6.90 per cubic foot.

Removal order fees
When you ask Amazon to remove your inventory from the fulfillment centers, they charge the Removal Order Fee.
The charge is per item, depending on its size:
Standard size items. Fees are between $0.25 to $0.40 + $0.20/lb above the first 2 lb.
Oversize items. Fees are between $0.60 to $1.90 + $0.20/lb above the first 10 lb.

Return Processing Fees
When Amazon offers free shipping to return orders, the Return Processing Fee applies. This fee only applies to products sold on Amazon that are among the following categories.
1. Apparel
2. Jewelry
3. Shoes
4. Watches
5. Handbags
6. Sunglasses
7. Luggage
The cost of the Returns Processing Fee is the same as the Fulfillment Fee. There’s one exception. The cost is higher when customers return multiple items that were shipped in one single order.

Unplanned Service Fees
The Unplanned service fees apply when Amazon offers to prep your inventory. Such as labeling and packaging at their fulfillment center. The fee is charged per item.

FBA Inventory Storage Overage Fee
The FBA Inventory Storage Overage fee applies when your inventory occupies more than your storage limits. The charge depends on the number of days that you have exceeded your storage limit. This is a monthly fee that charges $10 per cubic foot.

If you want to know more about Amazon FBA and product research, Project Nine University offers plenty of free resources for you to take advantage of. We are here to help!

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