Amazon referral fees lowered from 19th Feb 2019 in the US

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Amazon.com have completed their annual reassessment of their referral fees to ensure they reflect changing industry dynamics and they say to incorporate feedback to consider ways to grow your business. This year, the marketplace has decided to lower Amazon referral fees and minimum referral fees across categories on Amazon.com. They are aiming to help you increase your selection of products.

The effective date for the new lower referral fees is from the 19th of February 2019.

Amazon Referral fee reductions in the US

  • Reduction of the per-item minimum fee from $1.00 to $0.30 across all applicable categories. The minimum fee for Jewelry and Watches will decrease from $2.00 to $0.30 per item.
  • Reduction of the referral fee percentage for Baby (excluding baby apparel), Beauty, and Health & Personal Care (including personal care appliances) from 15% to 8% on products with a total sales price* of $10.00 or less. The referral fee on products with a total sales price above $10.00 will remain at 15%.
  • Reduction of the referral fee percentage for Furniture items (except for mattresses) from 15% to 10% on any portion of the total sales price* above $200.00. You will continue to be charged 15% on any portion of the sales price at $200 and below.
  • Reduction of the referral fee percentage for Jewelry items from 20% to 5% on any portion of the total sales price* above $250.00. You will continue to be charged 20% on any portion of the sales price at $250 and below.
  • Reduction of the referral fee percentage for Grocery and Gourmet products from 15% to 8% on products with a total sales price of $15.00 or less (previously announced on August 16, 2018).

For more information about these upcoming changes, including fee schedules, definitions, and examples, visit the Selling on Amazon Fee Schedule or the Referral Fee Change Page.

Long term storage fee changes

  • Amazon will eliminate long-term storage fees for units that have been in a fulfillment center for 181-365 days. The last long-term storage fee charge for inventory we store for 181-365 days will be January 15, 2019. Amazon will continue to charge long-term storage fees for units in a fulfillment center for more than 365 days.
  • Amazon will reduce the minimum long-term storage fee on units in a fulfillment center for more than 365 days from $0.50 per unit to $0.15 per unit. The last charge at $0.50 per unit will be January 15, 2019.
  • Amazon will introduce a higher monthly storage fee for dangerous goods that contain flammable or pressurized aerosol substances. This change will first be reflected in April 2019 charges for storage that occurs in March 2019. Amazon will not change the monthly inventory storage fees for other products.

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  1. Changes in LTSF are also coming to the Amazon UK platform, which is great as the 6 to 12-month fee was too aggressive in my opinion PLUS now the 12month+ fee will be billed on a monthly basis, not just 12 months lump sum.

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