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Fri July 7 2017 20:56:44

Amazon Changes FBA Fees Effective August 30th

By: Ina Steiner

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It's time to get the calculators and spreadsheets out - Amazon is raising the fees on certain fulfillment services as of August 30, 2017, and sellers aren't in agreement about just how bad the changes are.

There are different rates for using Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) service depending on whether the sale comes from the Amazon.com marketplace or from the seller through another channel, known as Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF). And it's the latter fees that are increasing. According to the letter Amazon sent to sellers:

"Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF) allows you to have Amazon fulfill orders from your other sales channels with the same fast, efficient delivery that powers Amazon Prime and your FBA business. This includes build-in integrations with website providers such as Shopify and 3dcart. MCF fees in the U.S. will be adjusted to reflect the changing costs of fulfillment and to better align with Fulfillment By Amazon's fee structure for orders placed on Amazon.com. The new rates will go into effect August 30, 2017. We're notifying you now to give you time to plan for these changes."

One of the things that's changing: Media will no longer be a separate category. One media seller said they currently pay $2.95/unit and will pay $5.90/unit once the changes take effect.

If you use Amazon FBA's multi-channel fulfillment service, let us know how these fees impact you.




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by: shut1968 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Jul 8 04:16:12 2017

Push, push, push.... keep pushing those small business competitors off your site or forcing them out of Amazon Prime fulfillment. The Prime not so "Free shipping" bubble is getting closer to bursting.

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 10 10:13:59 2017

Amazon is the new piranha monopoly.

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by: mcposty This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 10 10:42:44 2017

Amazon will eventually implode unless they change something.

Third party sellers still make 50 percent of their income so they need to be a little more respectful

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Mon Jul 10 16:00:45 2017

I think most small sellers don't use FBA.  To FBA financially attractive you'd have to have the inventory to make it pay.  I don't think most small sellers have that.  

With that said, the FBA fees seem pretty steep to me.

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by: TomH This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 10 18:29:50 2017

@ Marie

I believe that a good many of the FBA sellers are small sellers (depending on your definition of small, of course. lol)

FBA feeds are high, I agree, but that does bring X multiples of sales compared to mostly feeble sales for FBM (fulfillment by merchant).  

As always the above is a general statement and individual product and availability will govern the outcome.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Tue Jul 11 10:37:13 2017

I wish they'd implode but organizations that deserve it most never seem to.



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