Let’s be clear: As a seller, calculating revenue on your items is the key to your whole business. In other words, how could you be sure if your business is worth the time, effort and money you’re putting into it. Amazon has recently changed its fee structure, so if you’re willing to start a business on Amazon, let’s see how much Amazon fees you’ll need to pay as a seller.
1. Subscription Charges
It’s $39.99 per month if you’re planning on selling more than 40 items a month (Professional Account). If you sell less than that, you won’t have any subscription charges to pay (Individual Account).
2. Per item fee
There is a per item fee of $0.99 if you’re selling via Individual Account. Professional sellers don’t have a per item fee.
3. Referral fee
The referral fee could be either between 5% to 50% of your selling price (depending on the category in which you’re listing your items) or $1 – $2, whichever is the highest. Please find the table showing fee under each category at the end of this article.
4. Closing fee
It is $1.80 per media item that is sold. Media categories includes Books, DVD, Music, Software & Computer/Video Games, Video, and Video Game Consoles.
Table: Category wise referral fee – Listing categories that don’t require approval from Amazon
|Category||Referral Fee||Minimum Fee|
|Baby Products (excluding Baby Apparel)||15%||$1.00|
|Camera and Photo||8%||$1.00|
|Cell Phone Devices||8%||$1.00|
|Electronics Accessories||• 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100; and
• 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100
|Furniture & Decor||15%||$1.00|
|Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies)||15%||$1.00|
|Major Appliances||• 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $300; and
• 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $300
|Software & Computer/Video Games||15%||—|
|Sports (excluding Sports Collectibles)||15%||$1.00|
|Tools & Home Improvement||15%, except 12% for base equipment power tools||$1.00|
|Toys & Games||15%||$1.00|
|Unlocked Cell Phones||8%||$1.00|
|Video & DVD||15%||—|
|Video Game Consoles||8%||—|