Pricing

Let's talk numbers

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.
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Selling plan

The Individual plan costs CAD $1.49 per unit sold, and the Professional plan costs CAD $29.99 per month no matter how many units you sell.

Referral fees

Amazon charges a referral fee for each item sold. The amount depends on the product category. Most referral fees are between 8% and 15%.

Fulfillment fees

The cost to ship your orders depends on whether you fulfill your own orders or use Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA).

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.

Plans

Individual

Professional

$

1.49

/ item sold
+ additional selling fees

$

29.99

/ month
+ additional selling fees

Overview

This plan might be right for you if...
• You sell fewer than 30 units a month
• You sell more than 30 units 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

Categories

Referral fee percentage

Applicable minimum referral fee
(applied on a per-item basis unless otherwise noted)

Amazon deducts the greater of the applicable referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum referral fee.
Amazon Device Accessories
45%
CAD $0.40
Baby
· 8% for products with a total sales price of CAD $15.00 or less, and
· 15% for products with a total sales price greater than CAD $15.00
CAD $0.40
Books
15%
Camera and Photo
8%
CAD $0.40
Cell Phones
8%
CAD $0.40
Consumer Electronics
8%
CAD $0.40
DVDs
15%
Electronics Accessories
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to CAD $100.00, and
· 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CAD $100.00
CAD $0.40
Furniture (including outdoor furniture)
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to CAD $250.00, and
· 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CAD $250.00

Note: Mattresses will be charged 15% regardless of price point.
CAD $0.40
Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies)
15%
CAD $0.40
Industrial and Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation)
12%
CAD $0.40
Music
15%
CAD $0.40
Office Products
15%
CAD $0.40
Personal Computers
6%
CAD $0.40
Software & Computer Games
15%
Sports & Outdoors (excluding Sports Collectibles)
15%, except 12% for base equipment power tools
CAD $0.40
Toys & Games
15%
CAD $0.40
Video Game Consoles
8%
Video Games
15%
Everything Else
15%
CAD $0.40
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. Fees are based on the weights and dimensions of your product.

Size tier 2

Shipping weight ¹

Fulfillment fee per unit

Envelope fulfilment fee per unit
First 100 g
Each additional 100 g
CAD $3.85
CAD $0.30
Standard fulfilment fee per unit
First 250 g
250+ to 500 g
500+ to1,000 g
1,000+ to 1,500 g
1,500+ to 9,000 g
CAD $5.64
CAD $6.08
CAD $6.92
CAD $7.68
First 1,500 g at CAD $8.30, and each additional 500 g at CAD $0.40
Small oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
Each additional 500 g
CAD $11.48
CAD $0.47
Medium oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
Each additional 500 g
CAD $27.85
CAD $0.55
Large oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
Each additional 500 g
CAD $69.28
CAD $0.55
Special oversize fulfilment fee per unit
First 500 g
Each additional 500 g
CAD $134.90
CAD $0.55
1 Shipping weight is the greater of the product’s actual weight and its dimensional weight, rounded up to the nearest 100 g for envelope shipments, 250 g for standard shipments and 500 g for oversize shipments.

2 For more information on product sizes, refer to Product size tiers.

FBA storage fees *

Inventory storage fees are charged monthly based on the daily average volume (measured in cubic metres) for the space your inventory occupies in Amazon fulfillment centers. The volume measurement is based on unit size when properly packaged and ready to ship.

Month

Standard size

Oversize

January - September
CAD $30.00 per cubic metre
CAD $21 per cubic metre
October - December
CAD $44 per cubic metre
CAD $30 per cubic metre
* Storage fees are based on the daily average volume (measured in cubic metres) for the space your inventory occupies in Amazon fulfilment centres.
Additional inventory storage fees apply to products classified as dangerous goods, and for units that have been stored in an Amazon fulfilment centre for more than 365 days (long-term storage fees).

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.
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 the total shipping costs, so it's important to price in a way that makes sure you'll earn a profit.
Just have a few items to sell?

Other costs

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

Additional selling fees

High-volume listing fees
We charge a monthly high-volume listing fee based on the number of active non-media SKUs you for sale on Amazon. The high-volume listing fee will only apply if you exceed 1.5 million SKUs in a given month, and will be applied to your highest number of SKUs above 1.5 million at any time during that month.

For each active non-media SKU over 1.5 million, a fee of CAD 0.001 per SKU will apply.
Refund administration fee
If you refund a customer for an order for which you 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 CAD $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 CAD $0.11 per-unit surcharge, in addition to the FBA fulfilment fee.

Optional programs

Fulfilment 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 Fulfilment help you remain competitive and pay only for the services you use.
Advertising
Attract customers from the time before they even realize they need your product, to the time they're buying it. Amazon Advertising uses 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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CDN $29.99 a month + selling fees
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