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Fees and Pricing

When your item sells, Amazon collects the amount paid by the buyer (including the item price and any shipping, gift wrap, or other charges).

Amazon deducts as a referral fee a percentage of (i) the item price, and (ii) any gift wrap charges, in each case excluding any taxes collected through Amazon tax collection services, plus a variable closing fee. Sellers who do not pay a monthly subscription fee also pay a per item fee for each item sold.

Amazon platform shipping rates apply to all items sold. Only Professional sellers can offer gift wrap.

See Shipping Rates and Services for a table of shipping credits.

Here's how it works:

Item price
+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer
+ Gift wrap charges paid by the buyer
- Referral fee (applicable percentage of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer)
- Variable closing fee
- $0.99 per item fee (waived for sellers who pay a subscription fee)
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= Total deposited to seller account

Referral Fees

The table below describes the referral fees and variable closing fees by category.

Product Type

Referral Fee Percentage

Amazon Kindle

15%

Automotive & Powersports

12%1

Baby Products (excluding Baby Apparel)

15%1

Beauty 15% (with a minimum referral fee of $1.00 per item)

Books

15%

Camera and Photo

8%1

Clothing & Accessories

15%1

Consumer Electronics

8%1

Electronics Accessories

  • 15% for the portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, up to $100 (with a minimum referral fee of $1.00 per item2); and
  • 8% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, greater than $100

Entertainment Collectibles

  • 20% for the portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, up to $100 (with a minimum referral fee of $1.00)3;
  • 10% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, greater than $100 up to $1,000; and
  • 6% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, greater than $1,000
Health & Personal Care (including Personal Care Appliances) 15% (with a minimum referral fee of $1.00 per item)

Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies)4

15%1

Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation)

12%1

Jewelry

20% of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer (with a minimum referral fee of $2.00 per item)

Kindle Accessories and Amazon Fire TV Accessories

25%

Kitchen 15%1

Luggage & Travel Accessories

15%1

Major Appliances
  • 15%1 for the portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, up to $300; and
  • 8% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, greater than $300

Music

15%

Musical Instruments

15%1

Office Products

15%1

Outdoors

15%1

Personal Computers

6%1

Shoes, Handbags and Sunglasses 15%1

Software & Computer/Video Games

15%

Sports

15%1

Sports Collectibles

  • 20% for the portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, up to $100 (with a minimum referral fee of $1.00)3;
  • 10% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, greater than $100 up to $1,000; and
  • 6% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, greater than $1,000
Tires & Wheels

10%1

Tools & Home Improvement

12%1

Toys

15%1

Unlocked Cell Phones

8%1

Video & DVD

15%

Video Games

15%

Video Game Consoles

8%

Watches

15% of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer (with a minimum referral fee of $2.00 per item)5

Everything Else6

15%

1 Effective May 16, 2014, products in the categories in the table below will have a new minimum referral fee of $1.00 per item. This minimum referral fee only affects items below a certain total sales price (item price + gift wrap), as shown in the table below:

Categories Total Sales Price (Item Price + Gift Wrap) Referral Fee Prior to May 16, 2014 Referral Fee Effective May 16, 2014
  • Baby Products (excluding Baby Apparel)
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Electronics Accessories2
  • Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies)
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage & Travel Accessories
  • Major Appliances
  • Musical Instruments
  • Office Products
  • Outdoors
  • Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses
  • Sports (excluding Sports Collectibles)
  • Toys & Games
Below $6.67 15% $1.00
  • Automotive & Powersports
  • Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation)
  • Tools & Home Improvement
Below $8.33 12% $1.00
  • Tires & Wheels
Below $10.00 10% $1.00
  • Camera & Photo
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Unlocked Cell Phones
Below $12.50 8% $1.00
  • Personal Computers
Below $16.67 6% $1.00


Example 1: Effective May 16, 2014, an item with a total sales price of $6.00 with a current referral fee of 15% will have a referral fee of $1.00 (i.e. greater of 15% of the item price, including gift wrap, and the $1.00 referral fee).

Example 2: An item with a total sales price of $20.00 with a current referral fee of 15% will continue to have a referral fee of $3.00 (i.e. 15% of the item price, including gift wrap).

2 The $1.00 per item minimum referral fee already applies to sellers on the Professional selling plan. Effective May 16, 2014, the $1.00 per item minimum referral fee for Electronics Accessories products will also apply to sellers on the Individual selling plan.

3 The minimum referral fee of $1.00 will not apply to orders placed between November 26, 2013, and December 31, 2013.

4 The Home & Garden store includes seasonal Lawn and Garden products such as Pool Supplies, Landscaping Equipment and Supplies, Snow Removal Equipment, and Generators.

5 Effective January 16, 2014, until October 30, 2014, the Watches category will have the following referral fee structure:

15% for the portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer, up to $800.00 (with a minimum referral fee of $2.00 per item)*;
12% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer from $800.01 up to $2,000.00;
9% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer from $2,000.01 up to $5,000 .00; and
6% for any portion of the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer greater than $5,000.00

* After October 30, 2014, the referral fee of $2.00 per item will continue to apply.

See examples below:
Example 1: An $8.00 watch will have a referral fee of $2.00 (greater of 15% of the item price, including gift wrap, and $2.00).
Example 2: A $200.00 watch will have a referral fee of $30.00 (15% of the item price, including gift wrap).  
Example 3: A $7,000 watch will have a referral fee of $654.00. A 15% referral fee of $120.00 will apply to the portion of the item price (including gift wrap) up to $800.00. A 12% referral fee of $144.00 will apply to the portion of the item price (including gift wrap) from $800.01 up to $2,000.00. A 9% referral fee of $270.00 will apply to the portion of item price (including gift wrap) from $2,000.01 up to $5,000.00. Finally, a 6% referral fee of $120.00 will apply to the portion of the item price (including gift wrap) between $5,000.01 and $7,000.00.

6 The Everything Else category is available to sellers for products that do not clearly fit within existing categories. Do not list items in the Everything Else category that appropriately fall within another category.

Variable Closing Fees

Media products (per item):

Product Type Domestic Standard Domestic Expedited International
Books
$1.35
$1.35
$1.35
DVD
$1.35*
$1.35*
$1.35*
Music
$1.35*
$1.35*
$1.35*
Software & Computer/Video Games
$1.35
$1.35
Not available
Video
$1.35*
$1.35*
$1.35*
Video Games
$1.35
$1.35
Not available
Video Game Consoles
$1.35
$1.35
Not available
* Through April 23, 2014, the variable closing fee is $0.80 for these product types in Fulfillment by Amazon orders.

Other products (per item plus per weight):

Product Type Domestic Standard Domestic Expedited International

Non-media products

$0.45 + $0.05/lb.
$0.65 + $0.10/lb.
Not available

Every 14 days, Amazon initiates a transfer of available funds to your bank account. See Getting Paid for details.

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Pricing

Individual sellers may not list items at a price in excess of $10,000 (US Dollars). Individual sellers approved to list in the Collectible Books category are not subject to this limitation.

You may list items at any price you feel is fair, regardless of the Amazon.com price or list price, within the limits set by Amazon, and so long as your price adheres to our General Pricing rule. However, only items priced at or above the list price (MSRP) or $10, whichever is greater, are eligible for listing as Collectible music or other media products. Collectible books may be listed at any price. Music and other media items priced below $10 or list price may not be listed as Collectible.

General Pricing Rule: By our General Pricing rule, you must always ensure that the item price and total price of an item you list on Amazon.com are at or below the item price and total price at which you offer and/or sell the item via any other online sales channel.

Our pricing terms are defined below:

The item price is the amount payable by a customer, excluding shipping and handling, as it appears when you list an item.

The total price is the amount payable by a customer as well as all terms of offer/sale. This includes all of the following:

  • Shipping and handling charges
  • Discounts, rebates, or special sales/promotions you offer/make with respect to purchases
  • Shipping method
  • Business practices, such as any reduction or elimination of shipping charges on an order, or of any other order-related fees and expenses
  • Low-price guarantees

The total price does not include discounts, sales, rebates, or other promotional offers you attempt to make available through Amazon Marketplace but which we do not honor or support.

Seller Support

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