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What are the costs of shipment through Amazon FBA?

22. February 2022

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Ever thought about Amazon FBA shipment cost? As a seller, this topic is quite important, we would say. Therefore, we want to inform you about the basics. And which advantages there are if you make use of the FBA shipment. So, let’s dive into this topic…

First, Amazon shipping makes everything so easy for you: You just sell and Amazon cares for the rest. And you can rely on their knowledge because Amazon might have the most developed delivery networks on the whole planet. That’s an announcement!

But what other advantages are there?

As a seller, you can focus on increasing your sales. Because you have the headspace to do so. And you no longer have a bad feeling in your stomach as soon as you think about sending it.

Benefit of prime shipping

Sounds nice, or?

And the best thing is: You simply can have this advantage as soon as you let Amazon take over your shipping process. But now we come to the most important question: How high are Amazon FBA shipment costs?

Yes, we know there are only some things in the world for free. But services and products basically cost something. Otherwise, they wouldn’t exist… And we have good news for you because the Amazon FBA shipment cost is not as expensive as you might think.

Moreover, the payment is made after service. Amazon charges you for the storage space and the orders Amazon ships. The Amazon FBA shipment cost is included in your fees, with no additional charge for Amazon Prime free premium shipping, and free shipping for eligible orders.

But keep in mind that, independent of the Amazon FBA shipment cost, fees for Amazon sales and optional services may apply.

Overview of various fees

If you want that Amazon takes over the shipping process for you, keep also in mind that there is not only one type of Amazon FBA shipment cost… There is a subdivision of fees.

So, there are normal fees, which includes the following Amazon FBA shipment cost:

  • Inventory Charges
  • Shipping Charges

When it comes to inventory charges, Amazon calculates all items stored in an Amazon logistics center, and the charge is based on the average daily inventory volume in cubic feet.

When we take a look at the other category of Amazon FBA shipment cost, there are the shipping charges. It means: Charge per unit for picking and packing your orders, handling, customer service, shipping, and returns.

But this is not all, when it comes to Amazon FBA shipment cost, because there are four occasional fees:

  • Long-term storage fees
  • Fees for return orders
  • Merchandise return processing fees
  • Charges for unscheduled service

The first point is really simple. It’s the monthly assessment for all items which are stored in a logistics center for more than one year. If you sell your items within one year, you can avoid those long-term storage charges. And, as a result, lower your Amazon FBA shipment cost.

Secondly, fees for return orders are about instructing Amazon to return or dispose of your inventory at logistics centers for a per-item fee.

The merchandise return processing fee on the other hand is about the charge for orders when Amazon offers a customer a free return.

Charges for unscheduled service come up when inventory arrives at a logistics center without preparation or labeling. This requires unscheduled services and increases your Amazon FBA shipment cost.

Optimize your FBA shipment cost by optimizing your packaging size when you produce or update it. Keep in mind that Amazon also implemented a small and light program where you can benefit from unbeatable low shipping fees.

Standard FBA Shipment fees

If you store your products in Germany, Poland, and the Czech republic you benefit from a €0.35 discount.

Pricing as of January 21, 2022:

SizeMaximal WeightUK localDE/PL/CZ localDE local
Currency£
Small envelope≤ 20 X 15 X 1 cm80g1.461.732.08
Standard envelope:≤ 33 X 23 X 2,5 cm60g1.561.882.23
Standard envelope: Standard envelope:≤ 33 X 23 X 2,5 cm210g1.662.012.36
Standard envelope: Standard envelope:≤ 33 X 23 X 2,5 cm460g1.772.162.51
Large Envelope:≤ 33 X 23 X 4 cm960g2.212.522.87
Small Package:≤ 35 X 25 X 12 cm3.9kg
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm150g2.192.663.01
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm400g2.332.953.3
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm900g2.53.383.73
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm1.4kg2.663.994.34
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm1.9kg2.914.34.65
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm2.9kg4.144.775.12
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm3.9kg4.535.355.7
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm4.9kg4.625.525.87
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm5.9kg5.125.956.3
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm6.9kg5.285.956.3
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm7.9kg5.426.116.46
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm8.9kg5.476.116.46
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm9.9kg6.236.396.74
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm10.9kg6.246.46.75
Standard Package:≤ 45 X 34 X 26 cm11.9kg6.36.616.96
Oversize:≤ 61 X 46 X 46 cm760g4.165.656
Oversize:≤ 61 X 46 X 46 cm1.01kg4.645.786.13
Oversize:≤ 61 X 46 X 46 cm1.26kg5.015.826.17
Oversize:≤ 61 X 46 X 46 cm1.51kg5.15.826.17
Oversize:≤ 61 X 46 X 46 cm1.76kg5.165.96.25
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm760g5.075.716.06
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm1.76kg5.45.956.3
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm2.76kg5.516.957.3
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm3.76kg5.547.017.36
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm4.76kg5.587.017.36
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm5.76kg6.597.247.59
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm6.76kg6.657.347.69
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm7.76kg6.687.397.74
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm8.76kg6.687.397.74
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm9.76kg6.717.437.78
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm14.76kg7.148.058.4
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm19.76kg7.58.568.91
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm24.76kg8.39.710.05
Standard Oversize5:≤ 120 X 60 X 60 cm29.76kg8.39.710.05
Oversize:> 120 X 60 X 60 cm4.76kg8.438.188.53
Oversize:> 120 X 60 X 60 cm9.76kg10.169.449.79
Oversize:> 120 X 60 X 60 cm14.76kg10.7410.0910.44
Oversize:> 120 X 60 X 60 cm19.76kg11.2510.6711.02
Oversize:> 120 X 60 X 60 cm24.76kg12.2511.8112.16
Oversize:> 120 X 60 X 60 cm31.50kg12.2811.8412.19

Small and light shipment rates

You need to register your product in the program to benefit from the discounted rates.

Pricing as of January 21, 2022:

SizeMaximal WeightUK localDE/PL/CZ localDE local
Currency£
Small envelope≤ 20 X 15 X 1 cm≤80g0,611,25
Standard envelope:≤ 33 X 23 X 2,5 cm≤60g0,81,151,4
Standard envelope:≤ 33 X 23 X 2,5 cm≤210g0,851,321,57
Large envelope:≤ 33 X 23 X 5 cm≤225g1,421,952,2

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