Amazon has announced a “modest” increase in some Amazon seller fees of about 2-3 percent on average that take effect on June 1, 2021. The good news is that most referral fees will not change. The fees that will change include the following:
- FBA fulfillment fee
- Amazon referral and program fee
- FBA returns processing fee
- FBA New Selection program
- FBA removals, disposals, and manual processing fee
- FBA Small and Light fee
What This Means For You
The fee increases apply primarily to FBA sellers and while no one likes a fee increase, it’s still a small price to pay for access to the world’s most popular selling platform. According to Amazon, independent third-party sellers (3P’s) increased their sales by more than 55 percent from April 15, 2020 to January 15, 2021. Still keeping track of all these fees is somewhat tedious, not to mention a time consuming distraction from sourcing products and making sales.
What You Can Do Next
There are several ways you can lower Amazon selling fees. Equally important is for you to stay on top of mistakes Amazon sometimes makes with fulfillment fees, inventory handling and customer returns. These mistakes are reimbursable, but for the sake of your cash flow you need to take fast action.
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