FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) fees are the charges that Amazon levies for storing and fulfilling orders for your products. If you are using Amazon's FBA service, you will be responsible for paying these fees for each of your products.
The FBA fees are made up of several different charges, including:
- Storage fees: These fees are charged for storing your products in Amazon's fulfillment centers. The storage fees are based on the volume of the products being stored and the length of time they are being stored. The volume of the products is measured in cubic feet, and the storage fees are based on the volume of the products and the number of days they are being stored. The storage fees are typically higher during the peak holiday season (October through December) than they are during the rest of the year.
- Pick and pack fees: These fees are charged for picking and packing your products for shipment. The pick and pack fees are based on the size and weight of the products being shipped. Amazon has a tiered pricing structure for pick and pack fees, with different fees for small, medium, and large products.
- Return processing fees: These fees are charged for processing returns of your products. The return processing fees are based on the size and weight of the products being returned. Like the pick and pack fees, the return processing fees have a tiered pricing structure based on the size of the products.
- Outbound shipping fees: These fees are charged for shipping your products to customers. The outbound shipping fees are based on the size and weight of the products being shipped and the destination of the shipment. Amazon has a separate fee schedule for outbound shipping fees, which includes different fees for domestic and international shipments.
In addition to these fees, there may also be other charges such as referral fees (fees that Amazon charges for selling your products on its platform) and long-term storage fees (fees that Amazon charges for storing products in its fulfillment centers for more than 365 days).
You can find more detailed information about the FBA fees and how they are calculated in the FBA Fee Schedule, which is available on the Amazon website.
To check if Amazon is applying the correct FBA fees for your products, you can follow these steps:
- Log in to your Seller Central account on the Amazon website.
- Go to the "Reports" tab and select "FBA Inventory Fees" from the list of available reports.
- Review the report to see the FBA fees that have been charged for each of your products. The report will list the fees by product and will show the total fees charged for each product.
- Check the fees listed in the report against the fees listed in the FBA Fee Schedule to ensure that the fees being charged are correct. The FBA Fee Schedule is available on the Amazon website and provides detailed information about the different fees that Amazon charges for its fulfillment services.
- If you notice any discrepancies in the fees being charged, you can contact Amazon through the "Contact Us" form on the Amazon website or through the Seller Central portal. In your request, provide detailed information about the fees you believe are incorrect and why you think they are incorrect. Amazon may be able to review the fees and make any necessary adjustments.
It's important to regularly review the FBA fees being charged for your products to ensure that you are not being overcharged. By keeping track of the fees, you can also make informed decisions about which products to sell on Amazon and can help you avoid any unexpected fees.