We’ve seen a copy of an email from Amazon suggesting that between 8th of September 2016 and the 11th of January 2017 the wrong fees were charged for items sold in the Electronics Accessories Categories.
Amazon’s Seller Referral Fees for that category should be 12%, but we understand they were incorrectly charged at just 7% for four months. Amazon have been billing the correct 12% from the 12th of January 2017. This means that sellers may have been undercharged by 5% on all their sales for four months and three days.
If this is correct, Amazon are expected to email sellers by the end of February to inform them how much was undercharged and send bills for the amount they say is due. If you owe any money it will appear in the Transaction View of your Payments Report as a “non-subscription fee adjustment” under the transaction type “Other.”
If you are affected and have underpaid then potentially you’re about to receive an unexpected and pretty hefty bill, 5% of everything you sold in the Electronics Accessories Categories for four months including Q4 which is traditionally the busiest time of the year.
Have you received an email notification saying that you might (almost certainly) owe a substantial amount of fees to Amazon. Will you be able to afford to pay the bill when it arrives? How will this affect your business?