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Referral fees

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 charges or gift wrapping charges. The referral fee varies by category, as listed below.

Fee details

Time of charge When the buyer's order is shipped
Fee structure Per unit sold, as a percentage of total sales price. Rate is based on product category and total sales price.

Values used to calculate fee

Price The selling price of the item
Delivery charges The amount you charge for shipping, if you fulfill this item yourself
Gift wrapping charges The amount charged for gift wrapping service
Product category The category the product is sold under

For more information, go to Overview of categories and Categories and products that require approval.

Referral fee category guidelines

For a detailed, searchable list of products in each category, go to our fee category guidelines. This list allows you to quickly determine which fee category pertains to a specific product. To learn more, go to Understanding fee categories.

To find the fee category of a product, go to Manage Inventory and do the following:

  • Enter the SKU or ASIN of the product into the Search box.
  • Click the value in the Estimated fees per unit sold column.
  • Click the info icon next to the Referral fee value to view the fee category of the product.

Referral fee rates

Referral fees vary by category, as listed below. Prior approval may be required to offer products in the categories listed in Categories and products that require approval.

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-unit basis unless otherwise noted)

Amazon Device Accessories 45% $0.30
Amazon Explore 30% for Experiences $2.00
Automotive and Powersports 12% $0.30
Baby Products
  • 8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and
  • 15% for products with a total sales price greater than $10.00
$0.30
Backpacks, Handbags, and Luggage 15% $0.30
Base Equipment Power Tools 12% $0.30
Beauty, Health and Personal Care
  • 8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and
  • 15% for items with a total sales price greater than $10.00
$0.30
Business, Industrial, and Scientific Supplies 12% $0.30
Clothing and Accessories 17% $0.30
Collectible Coins
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $250.00,
  • 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250.00 up to $1,000.00, and
  • 6% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000.00.
$0.30
Compact Appliances
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $300.00, and
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $300.00
$0.30
Computers 8% $0.30
Consumer Electronics2 8% $0.30
Electronics Accessories1
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100.00, and
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100.00
$0.30
Entertainment Collectibles
  • 20% for the portion of total sales price up to $100.00,
  • 10% for the portion of total sales price greater than $100.00, up to $1,000.00, and
  • 6% for the portion of total sales price greater than $1,000.00
--
Everything Else3 15% $0.30
Eyewear 15% $0.30
Fine Art
  • 20% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100.00,
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price greater than $100.00 up to $1,000.00,
  • 10% for the portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000.00 up to $5,000.00, and
  • 5% for the portion of the total sales price greater than $5,000.00
--
Footwear 15% $0.30
Full-Size Appliances 8% $0.30
Furniture
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $200.00, and
  • 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $200.00
$0.30
Gift Cards 20% --
Grocery and Gourmet
  • 8% for products with a total sales price of $15.00 or less, and
  • 15% for products with a total sales price greater than $15.00
--
Home and Kitchen 15% $0.30
Jewelry
  • 20% for the portion of the total sales price up to $250.00, and
  • 5% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250.00
$0.30
Lawn and Garden 15% $0.30
Lawn Mowers and Snow Throwers
  • 15% for products with a total sales price of up to $500.00
  • 8% for products with a total sales price greater than $500.00
$0.30
Mattresses 15% $0.30
Media - Books, DVD, Music, Software, Video 15% --
Musical Instruments and AV Production 15% $0.30
Office Products 15% $0.30
Pet Products 15%, except 22% for veterinary diets $0.30
Sports and Outdoors 15% $0.30
Sports Collectibles
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100.00
  • 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100.00 up to $1,000.00
  • 6% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000.00
--
Tires 10% $0.30
Tools and Home Improvement 15% $0.30
Toys and Games 15% $0.30
Video Game Consoles 8% --
Video Games and Gaming Accessories 15% --
Watches
  • 16% for the portion of the total sales price up to $1,500.00, and
  • 3% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,500.00
$0.30

1 Bundles containing both a camera device and accessory products are classified under the Electronics Accessories category. For a detailed, searchable list of products in each category, go to our fee category guidelines.

2Certain cell phone devices may require approval. For more information, go to Selling cell phones and cell phone accessories.

3 The Everything Else category is for products that do not clearly fit within existing categories.

Fee examples

The formula for calculating the referral fee is as follows:

Referral fee = [(Item price + delivery charges + giftwrap charges) multiplied by the category referral fee rate] OR [applicable minimum referral fee], whichever is greater.

Example 1: Referral fee calculations for a toy product

Current rate: 15% of total sales price or an applicable per-item minimum referral fee of $0.30

Item price = $25.00

Delivery charges = $4.50

Gift-wrap charges = $3.50

Total sales price = Item price + delivery charges + giftwrap charges = $33.00

Referral fee = Higher of (15% multiplied by $33.00) or $0.30 = $4.95

Example 2: Referral fee calculations for watches of varying value

Current rate: 16% for the portion of the total sales price up to $1,500.00, and 3% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,500.00

Sales price Example 1: Referral fee for an $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 $1.28 $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 $1.28 $240.00 $405.00
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