Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service allows sellers to store their products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, where they are then packed and shipped to customers when an order is placed. When a seller’s product is stored in an Amazon fulfillment center, the seller may be charged fees for the storage, handling, and other services provided by Amazon.
Here are some of the fees that sellers may incur when using Amazon’s FBA service:
- Storage fees: Sellers are charged a monthly fee for each cubic foot of space that their products occupy in an Amazon fulfillment center. The storage fee varies depending on the time of year and the size and type of the product.
- Handling fees: Sellers are charged a handling fee for each unit that is received at an Amazon fulfillment center. The handling fee covers the cost of receiving, inspecting, and storing the product.
- Return processing fees: If a customer returns a product that was fulfilled by Amazon, the seller may be charged a return processing fee. The fee covers the cost of inspecting, testing, and repackaging the returned product.
- Disposal fees: If a seller’s product is not sellable or is unclaimed after a customer return, Amazon may dispose of the product. In this case, the seller may be charged a disposal fee.
It’s important for sellers to carefully review the fees associated with Amazon’s FBA service, as they can significantly impact the profitability of a product. Sellers can use Amazon’s FBA Fee Calculator to estimate the fees they will incur when using the service.