Listed below are upcoming changes to Amazon’s program policies.
Effective January 17, 2022, all wand massagers and kegel/ben wa balls will be classified as adult products. These items will continue to be available for sale and discoverable to all customers searching for them within their current listing category. For more information, review the updates to the Adult products policies & guidelines that will go into effect on January 17, 2022.
Effective November 19, 2021, we will no longer allow the sale of any product that contains "strike anywhere" matches on Amazon. To learn more, see Strike anywhere matches.
Effective December 2, 2021, we are removing the 90-day dispute window requirement for referral fee reimbursement claims. We are adding additional clarification that we will consider claims to be invalid when the fee transaction is contrary to the Fee Category Guidelines in effect at the time of the fee transaction. For more information, go to Referral Fees Reimbursement Policy page.
Effective December 2, 2021, we are updating names of a few fee categories to provide more clarity. There are no rate changes associated with this update.
Effective October 26, 2021, all seller-fulfilled offers on Fashion items will feature a free return message and Selling Partners will no longer be able to deduct the return shipping fee for Fashion items listed under Apparel, Shoes, Jewelry, and Watches in the US. To learn more, see Free returns on Fashion items for seller–fulfilled orders.
Effective May 18, 2021, the following fee-related program policy pages will be updated in the US for clarity and the names will be changed where indicated:
There are no changes from the rates currently charged.
Further, effective on the same date mentioned above, new program policy pages dedicated to the “FBA disposal order fee”, “Lithium batteries fee”, and “Special handling fee” will be added in the US for clarity. There are no changes from the rates currently charged.
Since February 3, 2021, reimbursements for all FBA sellers that are determined based on sales now incorporate all sales over the past 18 months. The previous window was 90 days. We made this change to gather more data to help calculate accurate reimbursement values. We’ve also updated the descriptions of how we determine reimbursement value when sales history is unavailable. For example, listing price is another way that we determine this value.
For more information, go to FBA inventory reimbursement policy and scroll down to “How we calculate reimbursement value.”
The following change will enter into effect on March 19, 2021:
Effective November 6, 2020, our Communication Guidelines are being updated with additional information related to Buyer-Seller messages. See the updates here (link updated on 10/22/2020).
The Animals & Animal-Related Products page of our Restricted Products Policy was updated to include Veterinary Diets as an example of permitted listings on August 19, 2020.
The Sold by Amazon Terms & Conditions page will be removed from the Program Policies page on July 4th, 2020.
On January 24, 2020, the legal entity listed in the Amazon Vine Terms and Conditions was changed to Amazon.com Services LLC.
Our Tax Policies are being updated with additional information related to tax treatments that could apply based on your use of Amazon services and selling in Amazon stores.
The Referral Fees Reimbursement Policy page will be added to the Program Policies page on February 5, 2020.
Your continued use of Selling Services after February 5, 2020, constitutes your acceptance of the updated agreement.