Amazon FBA Small and Light is a specific service for merchants who sell, guess what, small and light items using the Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) system. Goods included in the scheme enjoy better rates from FBA and are available to Prime shoppers. Small and light is ideal for ecommerce merchants who sell small, cheap items which will also typically also have quite tight margins. But’s surprising that quite a number of Amazon merchants aren’t aware of this offering.
For your goods to be eligible they must weigh less than 250 g (and that includes the packaging), have dimensions of less than 30 x 22.4 x 2.4 cm and be priced under £9.
All the usual Amazon fees and FBA costs apply to the Small and Light programme. However, there are different handling, pick and pack, and weight-handling fees. For a small letter measuring 23 x 15.5 x 0.4 cm and weighing between 0-100g the handling fee is £0.60 rather than £1.34 for regular FBA. The large letter (measuring 30 x 22.4 x 2.4 cm and weighing 0-250g) the fee is £0.80 and not the typical £1.62.
As they say of Amazon FBA small and light on the landing page:
FBA Small and Light is a fulfilment solution for fast-moving products that meet specific size, weight, and price requirements. Designed with your profit margin in mind, the Small and Light programme allows you to list qualifying items while enjoying lower fulfilment costs from Amazon. Now more of your listings could benefit from FBA. When you join this programme, your participating offers will be available to Prime members with free 1–3 days delivery, and standard 3–5 days delivery for non-Prime customers with FREE delivery on orders over £20.
To get involved with Amazon FBA small and light, you’ll need to make a specific application with details of the products you want to sell. The self-service registration page can be found here.
Are you already using Amazon FBA small and light and how do you find the service?