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Selling on Amazon Fee Schedule

Note: The Fee Schedule for selling on Amazon.ca is available on this page: Amazon.ca Fee Schedule.

Amazon collects the lower of the applicable fees stated below and any fees communicated to you by Amazon (such as promotional fees that Amazon may provide from time to time). This does not apply to certain sellers, such as warranty providers and other service providers, who will continue to pay selling fees in accordance with the rates provided in their program agreements.

You can also view more details about your fees with the Detailed Fee Explainer.

Monthly subscription fee

  • Professional Selling Plan: USD$ 39.99 per month
  • Individual Selling Plan: No subscription fee

Selling Fees

When your product sells, Amazon collects the amount paid by the buyer (including the price and any shipping, gift wrap, or other charges). Amazon shipping rates may apply to media products (book, music, video, and DVD products) sold by Professional sellers, and to all products sold by Individual sellers. Only Professional sellers can offer gift wrap.

See Shipping Rates for BMVD for a table of Amazon shipping credits for media products. For a table of Amazon shipping rates for all products sold by Individual sellers, see Shipping Credits for Individual Sellers.

Per-item fees

  • Professional sellers: No per-item fee
  • Individual sellers: USD$ 0.99 fee for each item sold

Referral fees

Sellers pay a referral fee on each item sold.

Items in some categories have a per-item minimum referral fee as listed below (for example, sellers pay the greater of the referral fee or the per-item minimum referral fee).

For all products, Amazon deducts the applicable referral fee percentage 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.

Referral fees vary by category, as listed below.

For sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon, please see the FBA Features and Fees.

Registered Amazon Business sellers should refer to the Selling on Amazon Business Fee Schedule for applicable referral fees.

Prior approval may be required to offer products in the categories listed under "Categories Requiring Approval." Learn more

Categories Amazon deducts the greater of the applicable referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum referral fee.

See "Referral fees" notes above.

Referral fee percentages Applicable minimum referral fee

(applied on a per-item basis unless otherwise noted)

Amazon Device Accessories 45% $1.00
Baby Products (excluding Baby Apparel) 15% $1.00
Books4 15% --
Camera and Photo¹ 8% $1.00
Cell Phone Devices* 8% $1.00
Consumer Electronics 8% $1.00
DVD4 15% --
Electronics Accessories
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100; and
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100
$1.00
Furniture & Decor 15% $1.00
Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies) 15% $1.00
Kitchen 15% $1.00
Major Appliances
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $300; and
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $300
$1.00
Music4 15% --
Musical Instruments 15% $1.00
Office Products 15% $1.00
Outdoors 15% $1.00
Personal Computers 6% $1.00
Software & Computer/Video Games4 15% --
Sports (excluding Sports Collectibles) 15% $1.00
Tools & Home Improvement 15%, except 12% for base equipment power tools $1.00
Toys & Games² 15% $1.00
Unlocked Cell Phones 8% $1.00
Video & DVD4 15% --
Video Game Consoles4 8% --
Everything Else³ 15% --
Categories Requiring Approval Referral fee percentages Applicable minimum referral fee
3D Printed Products 12% --
Automotive & Powersports 12%, except 10% for tires and wheels products $1.00
Beauty 15% $1.00
Clothing & Accessories 17% $1.00
Collectible Books 15% --
Collectible Coins See Category Requirements for referral fees.
Entertainment Collectibles See Category Requirements for referral fees.
Fine Art See Category Requirements for referral fees.
Gift Cards 20% --
Grocery & Gourmet Food** 15% --
Health & Personal Care (including Personal Care Appliances) 15% $1.00
Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation) 12% $1.00
Jewelry*** 20% $2.00
Luggage & Travel Accessories 15% $1.00
Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses
  • 15% for products with a total sales price of up to $75
  • 18% for products with a total sales price above $75
$1.00
Sports Collectibles See Category Requirements for referral fees.
Watches
  • 16% for the portion of the total sales price up to $1,500; and
  • 3% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,500
$2.00

*Certain cell phone devices may require approval. Please see here to learn more.

**Beginning 10/15/2017 through 10/14/2018, referral fees for Grocery & Gourmet products with a total sales price of $15 or less will be 8%, instead of 15%. Grocery & Gourmet products with a total sales price above $15 will be 15%.

***Beginning 2/22/2018 through 2/21/2019, referral fees for Jewelry products will be 20% for the portion of the total sales price up to $250 and 5% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250. The $2.00 minimum fee will still apply.

1Accessory products fall in the Electronics Accessories category. Bundles within the Camera category will be included in the Electronics Accessories category effective February 9, 2018.

2The $1.00 per item minimum referral fee does not apply to Collectible Cards products in the Toys & Games category.

3The 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.

4Beginning March 1, 2017, referral fees for media products are calculated on the total sales price of a product, rather than the item price.

Rental Book Service Fee

For each textbook rental that is sold, sellers pay a rental book service fee of USD $5.00.

Closing fees

Sellers also pay a closing fee of $1.80 per media item that is sold. Media categories are Books, DVD, Music, Software & Computer/Video Games, Video, and Video Game Consoles.

High-Volume Listing Fee

We charge a monthly High-Volume Listing Fee based on the number of active offers for non-media ASINs you list on Amazon. We identify non-media ASINs where: (i) you have an active offer, (ii) the ASIN was created more than 12 months ago, and (iii) the ASIN has not had a sale from any seller in the past 12 months. Your first 100,000 ASINs that meet these criteria will not be charged the High-Volume Listing Fee. For each additional ASIN (above the first 100,000) that meets these criteria, you will be charged a monthly High-Volume Listing Fee of $0.005 per ASIN. The High-Volume Listing Fee will be charged monthly and will be applied to your highest number of applicable ASINs above 100,000 at any time during that month.

For example, if during a month, you had active offers on 300,000 non-media ASINs that have not had a sale by any seller in the previous 12 months and have been listed on Amazon for at least 12 months, the fee applied for that month would be $1,000. This is calculated as 300,000 minus the 100,000 that are not charged this fee, which equals 200,000 ASINs that would be charged $0.005 each.

The fee will be calculated and charged monthly and shown in the next month's statement.

Refund administration fee

If you refund a customer for an order for which you have already received payment, Amazon will refund you the amount of the referral fee you paid for the item(s), minus the applicable Refund Administration Fee, which is the lesser of $5.00 or 20% of the applicable referral fee.

For example, if you refund a customer the $10.00 total sales price of an item in a category with a 15% referral fee, your Refund Administration Fee will be $0.30 ($10.00 x 15% referral fee = $1.50).

Examples of referral fee calculations

Media products

Individual Selling Plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

- Closing fee of $1.80

- $0.99 per item fee

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= Total deposited to seller account

Professional Selling Plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

- Closing fee of $1.80

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= Total deposited to seller account

Examples for Watch products

Examples of referral fee calculations for Watches products:

Sales Price Example 1: Referral fee for a $8.00 watch Example 2: Referral fee for a $1,500.00 watch Example 3: Referral fee for a $7,000.00 watch
For the portion of the total sales price up to $1,500.00 $2.00 $240.00 $240.00
For any portion of the total sales price from $1,500.01 and above $0.00 $0.00 $165.00
Referral fee $2.00 $240.00 $405.00

Examples for other products

Individual Selling Plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

- $0.99 per item fee

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= Total deposited to seller account

Professional Selling Plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

+ Gift wrap charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

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= Total deposited to seller account


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