Amazon will charge U.S. FBA sellers a holiday peak fulfillment fee

It seems that someone has asked Santa for a fee increase as the platform announce a new holiday peak fulfillment fee just in time for festivities. Still feeling festive anyone?

In an announcement posted on the seller central forums Amazon appear to be following in the footsteps of other major carriers who are also hiking their fees, by introducing a holiday peak fulfillment fee that will be deducted from you starting October 15, 2022, to January 14, 2023. You will be charged an average of 35 cents per item sold using US and Canada FBA. According to Amazon this fee was a nessisery step as they anticipate  greater utilization of their fulfillment network and an increase to operating costs.

Our selling partners are incredibly important to us, and this is not a decision we made lightly. The entire industry sees increases in fulfillment and logistics costs during the holiday peak period due to the concentrated volume of shipments. We have previously absorbed these cost increases, but seasonal expenses are reaching new heights. As a result, we decided that similar to other carriers, we will implement a holiday peak fulfillment fee that applies during a timebound period each year.

– Amazon News

FBA continues to offer an important service to Amazon customers and great value slighly less value to sellers. With this change, Amazon’s fulfillment fees during this peak period will remain an average of 30% less expensive for slower standard shipping methods than other major third-party logistics providers, and an average of 70% less expensive than comparable two-day shipping alternatives.

If you’d like to find a detailed rate chart applicable for your business, visit the relevant Seller Central help pages for more information:

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