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The cost to sell on Amazon depends on your selling plan, product category, fulfillment strategy, and other variables. The options are flexible, so you can find the combo that works best for you and your goals.
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Referral fees

Amazon charges a referral fee for each item sold. The amount depends on the product category. Most referral fees are between 4% and 15%.

Fulfillment fees

The cost to ship your orders depends on whether you Easy ship your orders using Amazon logistics, use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), or self-ship your orders on your own.

Other costs

Some sellers may incur additional fees (such as long-term storage fees) or pay for optional programs like advertising or premium account services.

Getting paid and paying fees

When you set up a seller account, you’ll provide a credit card number and a bank account. Amazon proceeds from any sales will be deposited into your bank account (pre-deducting the fees). Any additional charges not covered by seller balance will be charge on the credit card.

Amazon Selling Fee Structure

The fee rates for selling on Amazon vary based on the category & fulfillment channel you are using to deliver orders.
Easy Ship Fees
selling fee based on category
Starting from 4% or min 3 AED,
varies by category
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Shipping Fee
Starts at 11.5 AED per shipment, varies by size of shipment*
*Sellers can collect a shipping charge from customers up to 10 AED per shipment
Self Ship Fees & Shipping Cost
selling fee based on category
Starting from 4% or min 3 AED,
varies by category
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fee based on product selling price
Shipping Cost
Cost you will incur for shipping your order through a 3rd party carrier of your choice
Fulfillment by Amazon Fees
selling fee based on category
Starting from 4% or min 3 AED, varies by category
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fee based on product selling price
0 AED effective Sept 1st 2020
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fee based on delivering orders to online shoppers
Starts at 4 AED per unit, varies by size of unit
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FBA specific fees special offer
Storage fees based on the daily average volume you use to store in cubic foot per month
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fee based on delivering orders to online shoppers
Inventory that has been in our fulfillment centers for 365+ days incurs a long-term storage fee (LTSF)
Note: All listed fees are displayed excluding applicable VAT. We will additionally apply VAT to all fees displayed above.
PLANS

Selling plans

You are eligible for Professional selling plan at no monthly subscription fees, for limited time only.*
Find out more

Plans

Individual

Professional

Overview

This plan might be right for you if...
• You sell fewer than 40 units a month
• You sell more than 40 units a month
• You're still deciding what to sell
• You want to advertise your products
• You don't plan to advertise or use advanced selling tools
• You want to qualify for top placement on product detail pages
• You want to use advanced selling tools, like APIs and reports
• You want to sell products in restricted categories

Selling plan features

Cost
For a limited time only, Professional accounts are now available with no monthly subscription fee
Add new products to the Amazon catalog
Grow your business with Fulfillment by Amazon
Apply to sell in additional categories
Save time creating listings in bulk
Manage inventory with feeds, spreadsheets, and reports
Qualify for top placement on product detail pages
Increase selling efficiency with API integration
Set your own shipping fees for non-media products *
Attract shoppers with on-site advertising tools
Run promotions including free shipping
Add multiple users to your account
* Books, Music, Video, and DVD

Amazon jargon:

Referral fees

For every item sold, sellers pay Amazon a percentage of the total price—including item price, shipping cost, and any gift-wrapping charges—or a minimum amount, whichever is greater. Referral fees are in addition to selling plan fees.
FEES

Category Referral Fees

Fees Table

Category

Referral fee percentage

Categories with fixed referral fees
Apparel
15%
Automotive
10%
Baby
8% for products with a total sales price of 50 AED or less, and 11% for products with a total sales price greater than 50 AED
Beauty
9%
Books
10%
Camera
6%
Consumer Electronics
5%
Electronics Accessories
10% for the portion of the total sales price up to 250 AED, and 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than 250 AED
Furniture
10%
Gift Cards
5%
Grocery
3% for products with a total sales price of 25 AED or less, and 9% for products with a total sales price greater than 25 AED
Health & Personal Care
8% for products with a total sales price of 50 AED or less, and 11% for products with a total sales price greater than 50 AED
Home
10%
Jewelry
15% for the portion of the total sales price up to 1000 AED, and 5% for any portion of the total sales price greater than 1000 AED
Kitchen
10%
Luggage
15%
Major appliances
6%
Mobile Phones
4%
Music
10%
Music instruments
Referral fee on FBA is 11 % and for other products it remains at 15%
Office products
11%
Outdoor
12%
PC store
5%
Perfumes
15%
Personal care Appliances
9%
Pet Products
9%
Shoes
15%
Small Appliances
10%
Sports
11%
Stamps collectibles
10%
Tools
11%
Toys
11%
Video & DVD
10%
Video Game Consoles
5%
Video Games
10%
Watches
15% for the portion of the total sales price up to 5000 AED, and 5% for any portion of the total sales price greater than 5000 AED
All Other Categories
10%
Note: Referral fee promotion for FBA: the Referral Fee will be decreased for FBA selection during the promotional period starting 1st September, 2020 to 31st August, 2021.
FEES

Fulfillment or Shipping Fees

Fulfillment fees depend on whether you plan to ship products yourself, or use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to handle your logistics and offer shipping for your products.

Self-Ship fulfillment fees

Amazon does not charge any Self-ship fulfillment fees, but you will incur cost for shipping for your orders through a 3rd party carrier of your choice.

Easy Ship fulfillment fees

You will be charged a weight handling fee starting 11.5 AED for products delivered by Easy Ship based on the size of the item. Sellers can collect shipping charge from customer up to 10 AED.

You will be charged a weight handling fee for products delivered by Easy Ship based on the size of the item. First determine the size tier for your product (standard or oversize). Once you know the product’s size tier, use the fee tables below to determine which fee will apply.

Product Size Tiers

Standard-size versus Oversize: A standard-size item is one that, when fully packaged, weighs 12 kg or less and does not exceed:
· 45 centimeters on its longest side
· 34 centimeters on its median side
· 26 centimeters on its shortest side
Any item exceeding these dimensions is considered oversize. Any item not exceeding these dimensions, but weighs more than 12kg will also be considered oversize.

Fee for Standard-size parcel

Fee effective 1st September, 2020 (AED per shipment)

Weight Handling Shipping Fee (First 10 kg)
11.5
Weight Handling Shipping Fee (Incremental 1 kg)
1

Fee for Oversize parcel

Fee effective 1st September, 2020 (AED per shipment)

Weight Handling Shipping Fee (First 10 kg)
13
Weight Handling Shipping Fee (Incremental 1Kg)
1

FBA fulfillment fees

The Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fee is a flat fee starting 4 AED per unit, based on the size and weight of the item. You may also incur in addition Storage fees and long term storage fees in FBA.
FBA New Selection Program - To make it easier to offer new products through Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), FBA New Selection offers free storage for eligible new-to-FBA ASINs for a limited time. Once you enroll in the program, you can use these benefits for an unlimited number of new parent ASINs per year.

Tier

Length (cm)

Width (cm)

Height (cm)

Packaging Weight (g)

Maximum Outbound Shipping Weight – when fully packaged (g)

Small Envelope
≤ 20
≤ 15
≤ 1
20
100
Standard Envelope
≤ 33
≤ 23
≤ 2.5
40
500
Large Envelope
≤ 33
≤ 23
≤ 5
40
1000
Standard Parcel
≤ 45
≤ 34
≤ 26
100
12000
Oversize
> 45
≤ 34
≤ 26
240
30000

Item

Size Tier and Weight

Fee (AED per unit)

Small Envelope
≤ 0.1kg
4
Standard Envelope
≤ 0.1kg
≤ 0.25kg
≤ 0.5kg
4.5
4.7
5.0
Large Envelope
≤ 1kg
5.5
Standard Parcel
≤ 0.25kg
≤ 0.5kg
≤ 1kg
≤ 1.5kg
≤ 2kg
≤ 3kg
≤ 4kg
≤ 5kg
≤ 6kg
≤ 7kg
≤ 8kg
≤ 9kg
≤ 10kg
≤ 11kg
≤ 12kg
5.7
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.5
8.5
9.5
10.5
11.5
12.5
13.5
14.5
15.5
16.5
17.5
Oversize
≤ 1kg
≤ 2kg
≤ 3kg
≤ 4kg
≤ 5kg
≤ 6kg
≤ 7kg
≤ 8kg
≤ 9kg
≤ 10kg
≤ 15kg
≤ 20kg
≤ 25kg
≤ 30kg
8.0
9.0
10.0
11.0
12.0
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
17.0
22.0
27.0
32.0
37.0
Oversize: 30 kg+
+Additional 1 AED per kg

FBA Monthly Inventory Storage fee

Storage fees are charged for all units stored in an Amazon fulfilment center based on calendar month and your daily average volume (measured in cubic feet). The cubic feet of any unit will be based on the unit's size as properly packaged and ready for dispatch to customers in accordance with the FBA Program Policies. Amazon will be entitled to make its own measurement of the cubic feet or weight of any packaged unit or representative sample thereof and in the event of any conflict between such measurement and information provided by the seller, Amazon's measurement will govern.

Inventory Storage fees are charged on a monthly basis and are typically charged sometime between the 7th and 15th day of the month following the month the fee applies to. For example, if you want to see the Inventory Storage fee you paid for January, refer to the February settlement report that includes the transactions from 7-15 February.
Cost per cubic foot per month
2 AED
Calculating Cubic Feet from Centimeters
Multiply length x width x height in centimeters to get the volume. Divide the volume by 28,316.84 cubic centimeters (30.48cm x 30.48cm x 30.48cm = 28,316.84), which is the equivalent of 1 cubic foot. Example: A Unit measuring 47cm x 12cm x 10cm divided by 28,316.84 = 0.199 cu. ft.
Additional inventory storage fees apply to products classified as dangerous goods, and for units that have been stored in an Amazon fulfillment center for more than 365 days (long-term storage fees).

Other costs

As you think about the full cost of selling in Amazon stores, be sure to consider additional selling expenses you may incur, and other optional programs designed to help you increase sales.

Additional selling fees

Inventory fees
If you store inventory in an Amazon fulfillment center—available to sellers who use FBA—in addition to monthly inventory storage fees, you may incur other fees, such long-term storage fees and removal order fees.

Optional programs

Advertising
Attract customers from the time before they even realize they need your product to the time they’re purchasing it. Amazon Advertising use a cost-per-click, auction-based pricing model, meaning you set the maximum amount that you’re willing to pay when a shopper clicks your ad.

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