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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2533 - May 02, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 5

Amazon Raises FBA Fees on Media, Oversized Units and TVs

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
May 02, 2011




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Amazon.com is raising certain fees for merchants who use its fulfillment service. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) will raise Pick & Pack fees for standard-size media from 50 cents to 60 cents. The adjusted Pick & Pack per Unit fee will apply to Standard-Size books, music, video games, DVDs and software with a selling price of less than $25 that are sold on Amazon.com.

The Pick & Pack per Unit fee for Multi-Channel Fulfillment orders placed through other sales channels will not be affected. Learn more about Standard-Size Media Order Fulfillment Fees on this page

FBA is also raising rates for Multi-Channel Fulfillment Weight Handling fees for Oversize Units for Standard and Expedited (Two-Day) shipping - items sent Priority (Next-Day) shipping are not affected by the rate change. Multi-channel fulfillment charges do not affect orders placed on Amazon.com.

Learn more about Oversize Media and Non-Media order fulfillment fees on this page.

FBA is also instituting a new Special Handling fee for large-screen televisions because, "some large, delicate products require special handling for delivery." For On Amazon.com Fulfillment, the Special Handling fee will be $50 per order. For Multi-Channel Fulfillment, the Special Handling fee will be $75 per order.

According to the letter Amazon.com sent FBA sellers, "Our goal is to provide a world-class fulfillment and customer-service solution for sellers. As we have not modified our rates in several years, it is necessary for us to adjust these fees at this time."

The new FBA fees take effect May 19, 2011.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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