Amazon Fulfillment

FBA Fee Increases for 2022

Amazon Fulfillment
May 2, 2022
5 min read

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) has undergone notable changes in 2022, including increased fees across several services. This guide contains everything you need to know about FBA fee increases so far in 2022 and increases soon to come.

FBA Fees Increases: 2022 Timeline

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fee increases have come frequently since the start of 2022, and more increases could be on the horizon. Below is a brief overview of the fee increases Amazon has announced so far this year.

January 18, 2022: Labeling and Package Prep Services

Prep services and label services for all FBA products increased for both standard-sized and oversized products

February 1 2022: Monthly Storage Fees

Despite doubling their US fulfillment capacity, Amazon still increased their monthly FBA storage fees. Off-peak monthly inventory storage fees (January-September) increased by $0.08 per cubic foot for standard-sized products and $0.05 per cubic foot for oversize products

April 28 2022: US Fuel Surcharge

Amazon announced in April 2022 that starting on April 28th, 5% fuel and inflation surcharge will be applied to FBA fulfillment fees.

May 15 2022: FBA Aged Inventory Surcharge

Amazon will introduce an aged inventory surcharge for units that have been stored in fulfillment centers for 271 to 365 days. They will continue to charge an aged inventory surcharge (previously known as the long-term storage fee) for units that are stored more than 365 days.

Additional FBA Program Changes

In addition to fee increases, FBA has made changes to product weight classes and added incentives to encourage new product listings through the FBA New Selection Program.

Small and Light Fee Changes

Amazon Small and Light storage and fulfillment services are on a different fee schedule than standard sized and small standard size products. On January 18th, 2022, the weight limit for small and light products was increased from 12 ounces to 3 pounds. However, the 5% fuel surcharge will still affect Small and Light Fees.

New Selection Program Changes

To encourage new third-party sellers to join the marketplace and existing sellers to introduce new products, FBA has also added program enhancements to its New Selection Program, including:

  • A 5% rebate on sales of newly listed FBA parent ASINs for Brand Registered Sellers.
  • Free liquidation to recoup expenses on dead stock and aged inventory.
  • Global Enrollment so sellers no longer have to enroll individual stores separately.

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Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM)

Ware2Go’s Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM) offering is the best way to avoid FBA while maintaining your keyword rankings & sales volume. All orders dropped by 3:00pm local warehouse time are fulfilled same-day, which enables a zero day default handling time. With 99% on-time fulfillment rates, Ware2Go’s FBM premium offering helps you take control of your Amazon.

Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP)

Ware2Go’s Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) offering allows you to grow your business on Amazon and off without diluting your brand or handing over valuable customer data to Amazon. The offering features:

  • A network of 14 SFP warehouses with Saturday fulfillment
  • Custom network configuration to get the best coverage with the fewest warehouses
  • All orders placed before 3:00pm fulfilled same-day
  • Preferred UPS pickups
  • 99% on-time fulfillment
  • A dedicated SFP support team

To learn more about how Ware2Go’s Amazon fulfillment programs can help you avoid FBA fee increases and grow your business, reach out to one of our Amazon fulfillment experts today.

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