What is the cost to sell on Amazon?


There are many fees involved in selling on Amazon, especially for beginners. Before you start with your account, it is important to fully understand the fees involved.

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There are many fees involved in selling on Amazon, especially for beginners. Before you start with your account, it is important to fully understand the fees involved.

Amazon takes all applicable fees out of your sales proceeds every 2 weeks. Amazon will deposit the balance in your bank account and notify you by email whenever you receive a new payment.

Despite this, Amazon's fees are often variable and it can be difficult to know the exact cost of selling on Amazon. The following will help you decide if investing your time and effort in selling on Amazon is worthwhile based on its cost.

Seller Fees: 

You will always have to pay some seller fees. You'll have to pay the $39.99 monthly subscription fee if you are a professional seller. If you are an individual seller, the $0.99 per item fee will be charged.

To learn more about amazon’s individual seller account check out this SellerApp’s amazon individual seller blog.

Referral fees: 

You will always be required to pay a fee for referring customers. You'll need to take into account the product type you are selling and the associated referral fee. In general, however, you will not have to pay more than 15% of the product's sales price as a referee fee.

Processing fee:

Amazon charges sellers a return processing fee for certain product categories.

Shipping costs: 

You can use FBA to ship your products, or you can do it yourself. However, you should consider the cost of any shipping services. To compare the potential cost of FBA and the cost of shipping materials, you might want to research the costs of shipping companies and packing materials.

Inventory costs: 

You should consider how much it will cost to purchase and find the products that you want to sell on amazon. If you make your product, what it would cost to manufacture it. It is important to ensure that your products can be sold for more than what you paid, especially when you consider the Amazon fees.

  • Stock Removal Fees: Amazon charges FBA sellers a fee to remove stock that they have not sold.
  • FBA sellers are charged additional inventory placement fees if they want to have more control over the fulfillment centers that Amazon ships their inventory from.
  • FBA Export Fees - Amazon may charge export fees to ship products internationally.
  • Amazon charges pick and pack fees. These fees are based on the product's weight and dimensions. They can be used to pack and ship your products and answer customer service questions. For smaller items, this fee is as low as $2.41 per item. However, it can go up significantly for larger items.
  • Monthly Storage Inventory Fees - If you store inventory in Amazon's warehouses, you will be charged a monthly storage fee based on how much space you use.