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Set your shipping rates

We recommend that you simplify your shipping rates as much as possible. For example, you can offer free shipping to help increase sales and improve your chances of winning the Buy Box.

You can set your shipping rates in three ways:

Item/weight-based shipping

When a buyer purchases your products, Amazon applies the flat per-shipment rate and the appropriate per-weight or per-item shipping rate for the order.

Weight-based example:

  • You set a per-shipment rate of $4.00 and a per-pound rate of $0.50.
  • A buyer purchases two products from you, a 25-pound television and a 1-pound DVD player.
  • Amazon calculates the total shipping charge to the customer as follows: $4.00 + $0.50 x (25 lb. + 1 lb.) = $17.00.

Item-based example:

  • You set a per-shipment rate of $4.00 and per-item rate of $1.00.
  • A buyer orders two products from you.
  • Amazon calculates the total shipping charge to the buyer as follows: $4.00 + $1.00 x 2 items = $6.00.

Price-banded shipping

Price-banded shipping lets you create ranges or bands of order prices. Each price band has its own shipping rate. When a buyer purchases your products, Amazon reviews the total order value, identifies the band the total falls into, and then applies the shipping rate you specified for the price band.

Price-banded example:

  • You create price bands, such as:
Revenue band Shipping fee
$0.00 - 50.00 $10.00
$50.01 - 80.00 $5.00
$80.01 - up $0.00
  • A buyer places an order for a total of $75
  • Amazon calculates the total shipping charge to the buyer to be $5.00, based on your price-banding rates.

See how to use these options with shipping templates.

Weight-tiered shipping

Weight-tiered shipping lets qualified sellers create tiers by order weight for freight shipping. Each weight tier has its own shipping rate. When a buyer purchases your products, Amazon identifies the tiers from the total order weight and then applies the flat per-shipment rate and the shipping rate for each weight tier that you have specified.

How weight-tiers work:

  • You create weight tiers, such as:
    Weight tier Shipping fee
    0-100 lbs. $0.50/lb.
    Greater than 100 lbs. $0.25/lb.
    Flat rate $5
  • Example: A buyer places an order with a total weight of 200lbs.

    $5 + (100 lbs. * $0.50) + (100 lb.* $0.25)

    Amazon calculates the total shipping charge to the buyer to be $80 based on your tiered rates.

See how to use shipping options with shipping templates.

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