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.
|Time of charge||When customer order is shipped|
|Fee structure||Per unit sold, as a percentage of total sales price. Rate based on product category and total sales price.|
|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.|
Suggested articles: The following terms and help articles are helpful to review as a foundation to understand the details of how this fee is calculated.
Referral fees vary by category, as listed below. Prior approval may be required to offer products in the categories listed under Categories requiring 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|
|Baby Products (excluding Baby Apparel)||
|Books (including Collectible Books)||15%||--|
|Camera and Photo1||8%||$0.30|
|Cell Phone Devices2||8%||$0.30|
|Furniture (including outdoor furniture)||
|Home & Garden||15%||$0.30|
|Compact Appliances (including parts and accessories)||
|Lawn Mowers & Snow Throwers||
|Software & Computer/Video Games||15%||--|
|Sports (excluding Sports Collectibles)||15%||$0.30|
|Tools & Home Improvement||15%, except 12% for base equipment power tools||$0.30|
|Toys & Games3||15%||$0.30|
|Video & DVD||15%||--|
|Video Game Consoles||8%||$0.30|
|Categories requiring approval||Referral fee percentages||$0.30|
|3D Printed Products||12%||$0.30|
|Automotive & Powersports||12%, except 10% for tires and wheel products||$0.30|
|Clothing & Accessories (including activewear)||17%||$0.30|
|Grocery & Gourmet Food||
|Health & Personal Care (including Personal Care Appliances)||
|Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation)||12%||$0.30|
|Luggage & Travel Accessories||15%||$0.30|
|Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses||15%||$0.30|
1 Bundles within the Camera category and Accessory products are classified under the Electronics Accessories category.
2 Certain cell phone devices may require approval. Please see here to learn more.
3 The $0.30 per item minimum referral fee does not apply to Collectible Cards products in the Toys & Games category.
4 The Everything Else category is available to sellers for products that do not clearly fit within existing categories.
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
Giftwrap charges = $3.50
Total sales price = Item price + delivery charges + giftwrap charges = $33.00
Referral fee = Higher of (15% * $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, 3% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,500.00
|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||$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|