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Fees and Pricing
When your item sells, Amazon Payments collects the amount paid by the buyer (including the item price and any shipping, gift wrap, or other charges).
Amazon Payments deducts the greater of the applicable referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum referral fee calculated on (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:
Sellers pay a referral fee on each item sold. Items in several categories have a per-item minimum referral fee as listed below (i.e., sellers pay the greater of the referral fee percentage or the per-item minimum referral fee).
The table below describes the referral fees and variable closing fees by category.
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1 Prior to May 16, 2014, the $1.00 per item minimum referral fee for Electronics Accessories products only applied 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.
2 Effective October 23, 2014, the Tools & Home Improvement category will have a referral fee of 15% (with a per-item minimum referral fee of $1.00), except for base equipment power tools, which will remain at 12% (with a per-item minimum referral fee of $1.00). To see a list of base equipment power tool products, please see Selling Tools and Home Improvement Products.
3 The $1.00 per item minimum referral fee does not apply to Collectible Cards products in the Toys & Games category.
4 Effective January 16, 2014, until January 15, 2015, the Watches category will have the following referral fee structure:
See examples below:
5 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.
6 Effective 5/20/2015, the referral fee for Independent Design will change to 40% with a $1.00 per item minimum referral fee.
Variable Closing Fees
Media products (per item):
Other products (per item plus per weight):
Every 14 days, Amazon Payments initiates a transfer of available funds to your bank account. See Getting Paid for details.
For information about fees for other programs, use the links below.
High Volume Closing Fee
$0.0005 per active SKU
Effective February 1, 2015, we will begin to calculate the monthly High-Volume Listing Fee based on the number of active non-media SKUs you offered for sale on Amazon.com. The High-Volume Listing Fee will only apply if you exceed 2 million SKUs in a given month, and will be applied to your highest number of SKUs above 2 million at any time during that month. For each active non-media SKU over 2 million, a fee of $0.0005 per SKU will apply.
For example, if during the month a total of 3 million active non-media SKUs were made available by you, the fee applied for that month will be $500 (3,000,000 - 2,000,000 SKUs = 1,000,000 SKUs x $0.0005).
The fee will be calculated monthly and shown in the next month’s statement.
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:
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.
Please use the e-mail address associated with your Amazon.com Seller account.
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