Amazon are to raise Multi-Channel Fulfilment fees in the UK on the 12th of November 2022. The Multi-Channel Fulfilment fees for single-unit-order fulfilment will increase, inclusive of a fuel and inflation surcharge, across size bands.
These updates reflect the rising costs of fulfilment and transportation and will ensure that we can continue to provide the delivery speed, reliability and quality of service expected of Amazon.– Amazon
Amazon’s Multi-Channel Fulfilment helps you grow your business by giving you access to Amazon’s fulfilment networkand trusted shipping options for all of your orders, from wherever they’re placed, both on Amazon, and on other sales channels.
This means that if you put your stock into FBA, you don’t have to hold back stock in your own warehouse to fulfil on other channels – When customers purchase products on your website or another third-party sales channel, Amazon receive your orders and pick, pack, and ship them directly to your customers. Plus, with Amazon’s legendary fulfilment operations, Standard and Expedited orders will ship at the latest within 1 working day.
Increased fees are always unwelcome, and the only good news is that based on seller feedback, Amazon will launch multi-unit discounts. These discounts will allow you to ship multi-unit orders at cheaper per-unit rates and will offer average savings of 25.2%.
Amazon also say that to continue to support your business growth they have made the following improvements and feature additions to their fulfilment and delivery network:
- Launched unbranded packaging in the UK, which is now available for no additional fee
- Achieved an on-time delivery rate of over 99%
- Invested in increasing fulfilment centre capacity to help meet rising demand