Fulfillment By Amazon 2017 Updates
Now, FBA Business is becoming extremely popular. The number of Amazon sellers doing business under the FBA business increases annually. Therefore, it is important for them to keep up-to-date with any FBA new and recent changes. These include the following:
- Changes in Fulfillment Fees
Fulfillment fees in United States are being adjusted. According to Amazon, this is being modified to reflect on the changing costs of storage, fulfillment, transportation, and customer service. The Order Handling, Pick and Pack, and Weight Handling fees are combined into a single unit price. This modification took effect on February 22, 2017. Aside from this, other fulfillment fee changes are:
- October Fulfillment Fees
Fulfillment fees for the month of October are lowered in price. The effectiveness of the October Fulfillment find starts on October 1, 2017. This is consistent with the November and December fulfillment fees. (Tip: To pay lower FBA fulfillment fee for the month of October, try to find ways in reducing your storage space used.)
- Media Products
Fulfillment fees for media products will be higher to match the increase in non-media products. Media and non-media products are joined together in a single standard-sized tier. The change in rate has been effective since last February 22, 2017.
- Zero-Fee Fulfillment
Also effective last February 22, 2017, the Zero-Fee Fulfillment was discontinued. Zero-Fee fulfillment refers to discounts for standard-sized items that only sell for $300 or more. Fees based on the product size tier will apply.
- Changing Seller Shipment Requirement
When creating a shipping plan, you are tasked to send items to a number of destinations. Effective last July 19, 2017, Amazon increased how often you have will be asked about it. For the shipping plan, you can either choose to follow Amazon’s guidance or use the Inventory Placement Service. The Inventory Placement Service gives you the choice to ship to fewer destinations, and a per-item service fee applies. The fee is dependent on the number of destinations you are going to choose.
- Changes in Monthly Inventory Storage Fees
The Inventory Storage Fee for the month of October will be increased for the standard-sized and oversize items. The said changes were made so that October inventory storage fees are consistent with the storage fees for November and December.
The following changes mentioned above are based off of the announcement made by Amazon. These are only effective within the United States.