Nothing makes selling on Amazon better than new fees…
And for some of you, they soon will get higher.
New Year, New Fees
From April 15, 2018, eligible items in Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses as well as in Clothing & Accessories will see higher referral fees.
In Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses category sellers will pay 15% referral fee of total sales up to $75 and 18% if a total sales price is higher than $75. Minimum fee will be $1.00 per item.
For Clothing & Accessories, the new referral fee will be 17% of the total sales price.
On the other hand, if you sell Jewelry you might see a fee reduction.
From February 22, 2018, for eligible jewelry items, the new referral fee will be 20% on the portion of sales up to $250, and 5% for the portion of total sales higher than $250, with the minimum fee of $2 per item.
But that’s not all…
USPS is changing their rates too, so if you use Buy Shipping Services, it’s good to get familiar with the changes. More info can be found on the USPS Price Change page.
The full message from Amazon below:
We will be making three important Referral fee changes on Amazon.com:
1. For a limited time, the Referral fee will be reduced for eligible Jewelry items. Sellers will pay 20% on the portion of the total sales price up to $250, and 5% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250, with a minimum fee of $2.00 per item. This fee reduction will take effect on February 22, 2018 (midnight PST), and last until February 21, 2019 (11:59 PM PST). Starting on February 22, 2019 (midnight PST), the Referral fee will go back to 20% of the total sales price, with a minimum fee of $2.00.
2.The Referral fee will be increased for eligible products in Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses. Sellers will pay 15% on items with a total sales price up to $75, and 18% on items with a total sales price greater than $75, with a minimum fee of $1.00 per item. This change will take effect on April 15, 2018 (midnight PST).
3. The Referral fee will be increased for Clothing & Accessories items. Sellers will pay 17% of the total sales price, with a minimum fee of $1.00 per item. This change will take effect on April 15, 2018(midnight PST).
For all products, Amazon deducts the greater of the applicable Referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum Referral fee. Referral fees are calculated on the total sales price excluding any taxes calculated through Amazon tax calculation services. The total sales price is the total amount paid by the buyer, including the item price, and any delivery or gift wrapping charges.