Question: How Are Amazon FBA Fees Calculated?

The Amazon seller fee is made up of two parts, the referral fee and variable closing fee (where applicable).

It is calculated as a percentage of the sale price or a minimum dollar amount, whichever is greater.

The percentage of sale price varies by category and is typically 8-15%.

How are FBA fees calculated?

Voila, the FBA calculator in this example shows me that the:

  • Selling on Amazon fee is: $1.00.
  • Fulfillment By Amazon fee is: $5.20.
  • The fee for me to ship the Item to Amazon is: $5.00.
  • Total fulfillment cost (Selling on Amazon fee + FBA + My shipping cost) is: $11.20.
  • Net profit is: $42.50.
  • Net margin is: 85%

How much does it cost to start Amazon FBA?

The average product sold on Amazon FBA costs around $20 and can usually be manufactured for less than $5 each. Ordering a batch of 500 for your initial inventory means costs of $2,500 to start your FBA business. That means producer testing and inventory will cost you around $3,000 to get started.

How can I reduce my Amazon FBA fees?

Check our our 3 ways to lower your Amazon FBA fees.

  1. Listen to the Inventory Performance Dashboard. Thankfully, Amazon isn’t completely leaving its sellers out in the cold on this one.
  2. Be Selective About Which Items You Store with Amazon. FBA fees hit some products harder than others.
  3. Combo Packs.