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The cost to sell in Amazon Canada stores depends on which selling plan you choose, which category of products you sell, and how you plan to fulfill orders. The options are flexible, so you can find the combo that works best for you and your goals.
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Selling plan

The Individual plan costs CDN $1.49 per unit sale. The Professional plan costs CDN $29.99 per month no matter how many units you sell.

Referral fee

In addition to the cost of your selling plan, Amazon charges a referral fee for each item sold. The referral fee for a lot of product categories is between 8% and 15%.

Fulfilment fees

You can ship your own orders, or you can use Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) and let us handle shipping, customer service, and returns.

Other costs

Some sellers may incur additional fees (such as long-term storage fees) or pay for optional programs like advertising or premium account services.

Getting paid and paying fees

When you set up a seller account, you’ll provide credit card and bank account information. Amazon will charge the credit card to cover your fees, and proceeds from any sales will be dispersed into your bank account every two weeks.

Selling plans

Our selling plans give you the freedom to pay per sale or stick to a flat monthly fee. You can change or cancel your plan at any time.






/ item sold
+ additional selling fees



/ month
+ additional selling fees


This plan might be right for you if...
• You sell fewer than 30 items a month
• You sell more than 30 items a month
• You're still deciding what to sell
• You want to advertise your products
• You don't plan to advertise or use advanced selling tools
• You want to qualify for top placement on product detail pages
• You want to use advanced selling tools, like APIs and reports
• You want to sell products in restricted categories

Selling plan features

Add new products to the Amazon catalog
Grow your business with Fulfilment by Amazon
Apply to sell in additional categories
Save time creating listings in bulk
Manage inventory with feeds, spreadsheets, and reports
Qualify for top placement on product detail pages
Increase selling efficiency with API integration
Set your own shipping fees for non-media products *
Attract shoppers with on-site advertising tools
Run promotions, including free shipping
Add multiple users to your account
* Books, Music, Video, and DVD

Amazon jargon:

Referral fees

For every item sold, sellers pay Amazon a percentage of the total price—including item price, shipping cost, and any gift-wrapping charges—or a minimum amount, whichever is greater. Referral fees are in addition to selling plan fees.

Category Referral Fees

Fees Table


Referral fee percentage

Referral fee minimum

Categories with fixed referral fees
Amazon Device Accessories
CDN $0.40
· 8% for products with a total sales price of CDN $15.00 or less, and
· 15% for products with a total sales price greater than CDN $15.00
CDN $0.40
Camera & Photo¹
CDN $0.40
Cell Phone Devices *
CDN $0.40
Consumer Electronics¹
CDN $0.40
Electronics Accessories
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN $100.00, and
· 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CDN $100.00
CDN $0.40
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN $250.00, and
· 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CDN $250.00
Note: Mattresses will be charged 15% regardless of price point.
CDN $0.40
Home & Garden (including Pet
CDN $0.40
Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service
and Janitorial & Sanitation)
CDN $0.40
Musical Instruments
CDN $0.40
Office Products¹
15%, except 8% for electronic office devices2
CDN $0.40
Personal Computers¹
CDN $0.40
Software & Computer/Video Games
15% + $1.80 closing fee
Sports & Outdoors (excluding Sports Collectibles)
CDN $0.40
Tools & Home Improvement
15%, except 12% for base equipment power tools
CDN $0.40
Toys & Games 3
CDN $0.40
Video Game Consoles
Video Games
Everything else 4
CDN $0.40
1 Accessory products fall into the Electronics Accessories category.

2 Electronic office devices include base devices such as printers, projectors, shredders, scanners, calculators, landline phones, copiers, fax machines, voice recorders, electronic reference devices, cash registers, barcode scanners, and VoIP phones. The referral fee for Electronics Accessories applies to accessory products for electronic office devices.

3 The CAD $0.40 per item minimum referral fee does not apply to Collectible Cards products in the Toys & Games category.

4 The Everything Else category is available to Sellers for products that do not clearly fit within existing categories. Do not list items in the Everything Else category that appropriately fall within another category.

Fulfilment Fees

Fulfilment fees depend on whether you plan to ship products yourself, or use Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) to handle your logistics and offer Prime shipping for your products.

FBA fulfilment fees

Fee per unit includes picking and packing your orders, shipping and handling, customer service, and product returns.

Product size tier

Shipping weight ¹

Fulfilment fee

Envelope fulfilment fee per unit
First 100 g
CDN $3.41
Each additional 100 g
CDN $0.37
Standard fulfilment fee per unit
First 250 g
CDN $5.50
250-500 g
CDN $5.68
500-1,000 g
CDN $6.49
1,000-1,500 g
CDN $7.17
Each additional 500 g
CDN $0.46
Small oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
CDN $9.90
Each additional 500 g
CDN $0.47
Medium Oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
CDN $20.35
Each additional 500 g
CDN $0.55
Large Oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
CDN $53.44
Each additional 500 g
CDN $0.55
Special Oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
CDN $134.90
Each additional 500 g
CDN $0.55
¹ Shipping weight is calculated by adding the packaging weight to the unit weight

FBA storage fees *

Inventory storage fees are based on the daily average volume for the space your inventory occupies in Amazon fulfilment centres. The volume measurement is based on unit size when properly packaged and ready to ship.


Standard size


January - September
CDN $24 per cubic metre
CDN $17 per cubic metre
CDN $33 per cubic metre
CDN $23 per cubic metre
* Storage fees are based on the daily average volume (measured in cubic feet) for the space your inventory occupies in Amazon fulfilment centres.
Additional FBA options exist for non-standard items, like small and light products and dangerous goods.
When you fulfill orders yourself, Amazon charges shipping rates based on the product category and shipping service selected by the customer, and then passes the amount on to you in the form of a shipping credit.
Sellers with the Professional plan set their own shipping rates (except for books, music, video, and DVD products). When a customer buys your product, you receive a credit from Amazon that matches the shipping rate. Keep in mind that the referral fee is calculated from the total sale price, including the item price, shipping cost, and any gift-wrapping charges.
Sellers with the Individual plan use Amazon’s set shipping rates for all products. Individual sellers have to ship orders at the set rates even if the shipping credit is less than total shipping costs, so it’s important to price items in a way that makes sure you'll earn a profit.

Estimate your FBA fees

Enter your fulfilment costs and see profitability comparisons between your fulfilment method and FBA. Fees are calculated based on the standard FBA storage and fulfilment fees, as outlined above.

Product examples


Size tier


Unit weight

Shipping weight ¹

Fulfillment fee per unit

19.4 cm x 13.8 cm x 1.6 cm
81 g
100 g
CDN $3.41
Glass jars
42.2 cm x 33.8 cm x 19.6 cm
2.99 kg
6.00 kg
CDN $11.31
Large oversize
152.4 x 97.8 x 12.1 cm
44.23 kg
45 kg
CDN $57.29

Other costs

As you think about the full cost of selling in Amazon stores, be sure to consider additional selling expenses you may incur. These expenses can include other optional programs designed to help you increase sales.

Additional selling fees

High-volume listing fees
When you have a high volume of active, non-media listings that have not sold in 12 months, we charge a monthly fee of $0.005 per eligible listing to cover cataloging costs. We waive this fee for the first 100,000 listings.
Refund administration fee
If you refund a customer for an order for which you have already received payment, Amazon will refund you the amount of the referral fee you paid for the item or items. This is minus the applicable refund administration fee, which is the lesser of $5.00 or 20% of the referral fee.
Lithium batteries and dangerous goods fee surcharge
Lithium batteries, items that contain or are sold with them, as well as dangerous goods (also known as hazmat) will incur a $0.10 per-unit surcharge, in addition to the FBA fulfilment fee.

Optional programs

Fulfillment by Amazon
Amazon takes care of your shipping, returns and customer service. Specialty FBA programs like Subscribe & Save for FBA, FBA Dangerous Goods and Multi-Channel Fulfillment help you remain competitive and pay only for the services you use.
Attract customers from the time before they even realize they need your product to the time they’re buying it. Amazon Advertising use a cost-per-click, auction-based pricing model, which means you set the maximum amount you’re willing to pay when a shopper clicks your ad.
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