Amazon have moved several of their fee structures around which most are effective from today and the big hike for electronic accessories from 7% to 12% is delayed until the 4th April.
A new category has been added just for electronic accessories to be able to charge this higher value, along with the minimum fee per unit. Amazon is not daft, they know which lines are more profitable than others and the hike in fees doesn’t surprise me as we already know that Amazon charge 25% for jewellery products.
New Amazon fee Structures
|Amazon Fee Decreases|
|UK, DE, IT & ES||Video Game Consoles||15%||8%||6 month promotion|
|FR||Video Game Consoles||10.44%||8%||6 month promotion|
|FR||PC Hardware, PC Peripherals and TV||7%||5%||6 month promotion|
|Amazon Fee Increases|
|UK, DE, FR, IT & ES|| Electronics Accessories
|7%||12%||Now has a min 0.50 GBP or EUR fee
Effective 4th April 2013
|FR||Books, Music, Video VHS, DVDs||10.44%||15%||+ new VCF from 0.44 EUR|
|FR||Video Games, Software||10.44%||15%||(mentioned but no value specified)|
Seller Central Notice
If you check your Amazon Seller Central account you’ll see the following notice:
On 5th February 2013, we are launching a new category and a new store for Electronics Accessories. The Electronics Accessories category will have the following referral fees on the UK, German, French, Italian and Spanish Amazon Marketplaces: 12% or 0.50 GBP/EUR minimum fee per unit, whichever is higher.
Your current Electronics Accessories listings will be automatically moved to the new category when it launches on 5th February 2013, but the new category fees will not take effect until 4th April 2013. Learn more
How Will You be Affected?
How will the new fee structures impact your business?