Amazon Selling Fees 2022 – All You Have to Pay Amazon!

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  • 2021 Jan 21
  • Mike Lahi
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The profitability of your Amazon business heavily depends on the expenses and selling fees that Amazon charges. And your seller account, Amazon Sellers Central, provides a breakdown of the current selling fees. However, considering so many different selling fees on Amazon can get confusing quickly, especially for the new sellers.

This blog will clarify the essential Amazon selling fees an Amazon seller should consider when operating in the US marketplace.

What are Amazon Selling Fees

Growing your sales and profits requires an understanding of your cost structure. Many new sellers wonder:

What are the different selling fees on Amazon? How much does it cost to sell on Amazon?

Firstly, as a seller, you need to choose a selling plan to sell on Amazon. Since the costs also vary depending on the plan you pick, make sure you select the one that suits your business the best. The choices are between a Professional or Individual selling plan.

Amazon FBA Monthly Subscription Fee

Professional Sellers pay Amazon $39.99 every month but they’re not subjected to a per-item fee. Therefore, the selling plan fee is the same regardless of the number of items the seller sells in a month. Individual sellers with less than 40 items sold over a month benefit from the individual plan and don’t have to pay the monthly fee.

TypeBest forMonthly FeeListing fee
Individual SellerIndividuals and infrequent sellers$099 cents per item sold
Professional SellerBusinesses and high volume Amazon sellers$39.99$0

Per-Item Fee

On the contrary, non-professional sellers benefit from the individual selling plan that does not include a monthly fee. Instead, Amazon charges $0.99 per unit they sell. This selling plan is beneficial until the number of units sold in a month exceeds 40.

Amazon Referral Fee

CategoriesAmazon deducts the greater of the applicable referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum referral fee.See “Referral fees” notes above.
Referral fee percentagesApplicable minimum referral fee(applied on a per-unit basis unless otherwise noted)
Amazon Device Accessories45%$0.30
Amazon Explore30% for Experiences$2.00
Baby Products (excluding Baby Apparel)8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and15% for products with a total sales price greater than $10.00$0.30
Books (including Collectible Books)15%
Camera and Photo18%$0.30
Cell Phone Devices28%$0.30
Consumer Electronics8%$0.30
Electronics Accessories15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100.00, and8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100.00$0.30
Furniture (including outdoor furniture)15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $200.00, and10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $200.00$0.30
Home & Garden15%$0.30
Kitchen15%$0.30
Full-Size Appliances8%$0.30
Compact Appliances (including parts and accessories)15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $300.00, and8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $300.00$0.30
Lawn Mowers & Snow Throwers15% for products with a total sales price of up to $500.008% for products with a total sales price greater than $500.00$0.30
Mattresses15%$0.30
Music15%
Musical Instruments15%$0.30
Office Products15%$0.30
Outdoors15%$0.30
Personal Computers6%$0.30
Pet Supplies15%$0.30
Software & Computer/Video Games15%
Sports (excluding Sports Collectibles)15%$0.30
Tools & Home Improvement15%, except 12% for base equipment power tools$0.30
Toys & Games315%$0.30
Video & DVD15%
Video Game Consoles8%$0.30
Everything Else415%$0.30
Categories requiring approvalReferral fee percentages$0.30
3D Printed Products12%$0.30
Automotive & Powersports12%, except 10% for tires and wheel products$0.30
Beauty8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and15% for items with a total sales price greater than $10.00$0.30
Clothing & Accessories (including activewear)17%$0.30
Collectible Books15%
Collectible Coins15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $250,10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250 up to $1,000, and6% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000.$0.30
Entertainment Collectibles20% for the portion of total sale price up to $100,10% for the portion of total sale price greater than $100, up to $1000, and6% for the portion of total sale price greater than $1000
Fine Art20% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100,15% for the portion of the total sales price greater than $100 up to $1,000,10% for the portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000 up to $5,000, and5% for the portion of the total sales price greater than $5,000
Gift Cards20%
Grocery & Gourmet Food8% for products with a total sales price of $15.00 or less, and15% for products with a total sales price greater than $15.00
Health & Personal Care (including Personal Care Appliances)8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and15% for items with a total sales price greater than $10.00$0.30
Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation)12%$0.30
Jewelry20% for the portion of the total sales price up to $250.00, and5% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250.00$0.30
Luggage & Travel Accessories15%$0.30
Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses15%$0.30
Sports Collectibles15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $10010% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100 up to $1,0006% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000
Watches16% for the portion of the total sales price up to $1,500.00, and3% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,500.00$0.30

Amazon charges a referral fee on each item sold. You can think of this as a “commission” to Amazon for using their platform.

Accordingly, sellers pay Amazon a percentage of the total price or a minimum per-item fee, whichever is greater. The fee is deducted from your Amazon account after the sale is made. It’s important to note that referral fees are additional to selling plan fees.

Closing fee

You notice the additional closing fee that some product categories have on this list. Amazon charges this fee from each product sold that it considers as ‘media.’ In summary, this includes categories.

Amazon Fulfillment Fees

Amazon sellers typically have two options to handle it: fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or by the merchant (FBM).

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Amazon Selling Fees

This option is for the ones who want Amazon to handle the whole process. That includes picking and packing your orders, shipping and handling, customer service, and product returns.

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fees are calculated based on the weights and dimensions of the products. Be careful with an additional fee named Long-term Storage Fee. Products are stored in Amazon warehouses, and if they stay for long, you will be exposed to that one.

Fulfillment by merchant (FBM) is your method; if you:

  • Don’t take the risk of seeing unexpected fees
  • Don’t want to handle the shipping process on your way
  • Want to control your business more

However, you have a lower chance of winning the Buy Box with this method. Your products are not automatically Prime eligibility. And as a seller, you are given more responsibilities.

What are Amazon FBA Fees?

The sellers who have joined the Amazon FBA program do not have to worry about the shipping, handling, and packaging. Instead, Amazon employees handle them along with order fulfillment-related customer service. However, this means you have to pay for the service. To cover these costs, Amazon charges you an FBA fee, which depends on the size and weight of your product.

FBA Shipping Fee

Amazon charges shipping fees based on the fulfillment type. In other words, in orders that Amazon fulfills (FBA), the company provides services and charges sellers from using them. That includes fulfillment, storage, optional selling, and service fees.

The easiest way to determine the shipping cost is to:

  • Choose the product type (apparel or non-apparel)
  • Measure the item dimensions (standard or oversize)
  • Calculate the shipping weight (total weight needs to include packaging)

Additionally, Amazon adds a fee of $0.11 per unit for items with lithium batteries. That applies to both apparel and non-apparel items in all size categories.

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FBA fees

FBA Storage Fees

Since FBA sellers store their products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, Amazon charges storage fees to maintain your inventory.

Amazon FBA storage fees are divided into two categories: monthly and long-term.

FBA Monthly Storage Fees

Amazon charges you a monthly storage fee if you have inventory stored in their fulfillment centers at the end of the month. The fee is based on the daily average volume that your inventory takes space in the warehouse. The volume is measured in cubic feet. Note that Amazon measures the volume based on a unit size when it is properly packed and ready to ship.

Prior to February 1, 2022,
Storage monthStandard-sizeOversize
January-September$0.75 per cubic foot$0.48 per cubic foot
October-December$2.40 per cubic foot$1.20 per cubic foot
February 1, 2022, and after
Storage monthStandard-sizeOversize
January-September$0.83 per cubic foot$0.53 per cubic foot
October-December$2.40 per cubic foot$1.20 per cubic foot

FBA Long-term Storage Fees

If your inventory has been in the Amazon fulfillment center for more than 365 days, you’ll be charged a long-term storage fee. This fee is based on the volume of your inventory or the number of units you have stored.

The long-term storage fee is currently $6.90 per cubic foot or $0.15 per unit, and the seller pays whichever is greater.

Prior to May 15, 2022
Inventory assessment dateItems in fulfillment centers 271 to 365 daysItems in fulfillment centers 365 days or more
Monthly (15th of every month)N/A$6.90 per cubic foot or $0.15 per unit, whichever is greater
May 15, 2022, and after
Inventory assessment dateItems in fulfillment centers 271 to 365 daysItems in fulfillment centers 365 days or more
Monthly (15th of every month)$1.50 per cubic foot$6.90 per cubic foot or $0.15 per unit, whichever is greater

Final Thoughts – Consider All Amazon Selling Fees

Selling on Amazon is a great way to do online business, but it comes with a cost. Any seller on Amazon should consider all the possible fees and understand the structure of these expenses. Tracking and reviewing all the costs becomes a tedious task that can’t be handled manually. For this reason, any profitable Amazon seller must invest in the right tools to ensure sales.

Our Amazon Optimization Platform, Eva, operates 24 hours a day and provides real-time data on your Amazon store’s performance. You can effortlessly view all your fees in a single dashboard. That includes hidden FBA storage fees, the Amazon seller fee, the referral fee you paid, and shipment fees.

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