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 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.|
|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 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:
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.
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|
|Backpacks, Handbags, and Luggage||15%||$0.30|
|Base Equipment Power Tools||12%||$0.30|
|Beauty, Health and Personal Care||
|Business, Industrial, and Scientific Supplies||12%||$0.30|
|Clothing and Accessories||17%||$0.30|
|Grocery and Gourmet||
|Home and Kitchen||15%||$0.30|
|Lawn and Garden||15%||$0.30|
|Lawn Mowers and Snow Throwers||
|Media - Books, DVD, Music, Software, Video||15%||--|
|Musical Instruments and AV Production||15%||$0.30|
|Pet Products||15%, except 22% for veterinary diets||$0.30|
|Sports and Outdoors||15%||$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%||--|
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.
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|