Tariffs and fees for Amazon sellers

On Amazon you may sell brand new or even used products. All you need is a seller account that comes in two variants. If you plan with less than 40 orders per month, the basic account is absolutely suitable. If your sales will exceed 40 sales you want to get a professional account.

The Pros and cons of a basic account

The basic account is suitable for individual products. There is no basic monthly fee. The fee is payed, whenever you make a sale. Every sale is charged with 0.99 €. In addition Amazon charges a certain percentage of the sales price. The rate depend on the product category. Below I set up a list with all product categories and the according rate. The basic seller account also comes with a number of other limitations. So it will not be possible to sell in all product categories. Customers will not be able to use the 1-click-buy function. Finally Amazon provides professional sellers with pretty advanced statistics. These are only in part available to owners of a basic seller accounts.

The Pros and cons of a professional account

If you are planning to generate more than 40 sales per month, you should opt for a professional account as it has a much better cost/benefit ratio. With a monthly fee of 39.00 € per month you avoid the 0.99 € fee per sale that comes with the basic seller account.

Still, on top of the monthly fee Amazon will deduct a category related fee as with the basic seller account. With the professional seller account you will be able to sell in all product categories. Also, your customers can use the 1-click-buy function. Finally you have full access to the advanced statistics provided by Amazon.

Category related sales feel

When you build your listing on Amazon you want to be mindful with placing them in the correct category which is relevant for the product search. The product category also defines the additional sales fee. The fee ranges between 7% and 45 % of the total sales price and will be deducted from it. The table below applies to Amazon’s German marketplace Amazon.de. Please be aware that rates for the other European marketplaces Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.nl may deviate slightly.

Category

Fee in % of sales price

Computer

7 %

Electronic

7 %

White goods

7 %

Tires

7 %

Baby products

8 %; 15 % for products > 10,00 €*

Beauty & cosmetics

8 %; 15 % for products > 10,00 €*

Drugstore & toiletry

8 %; 15 % for products > 10,00 €*

Groceries & gourmet food

8 %; 15 % for products > 10,00 €*

Video consoles

8 %

Beer, wine, liquor

10 %

Bycicles

10 %

Additives

12 %

Hardware store

12 %

Computer accessories

12 %

Flow control

12 %

Electronic accessories

12 %

Transfer of liquids

12 %

Handmade

12 %

Industrial electric installation

12 %

Industrial tools & instruments

12 %

Materials handling transport

12 %

Abrasives & finishing products

12 %

Musical instruments & DJ-equipment

12 %

Renewable energy accessories

12 %

Farming equipent accessories

12 %

Furniture

15 % up to 200 €;10 % for the share beyond 200,00 €*

Car & motorcycle

15 %

Books, music, videos and DVDs

15 %

Electronic devides for toiletry

15 %

Educational material

15 %

Sports und leisure

15 %

Software

15 %

Equipment and accessories for catering franchises

15 %

Videogames, games & accessories

15 %

Accessories for business & industry

15 %

Watches

15% up to 250€; 5% for the share beyond 250 €

Other Products

15 %

Jewelry

20% up to 250 €; 5% for the share beyond 250 €

*Total sales price

For the category “Accessories for Amazon devices” an additional fee of 45 % is deducted.

Calculate your fees

You can calculate your fees with Amazon’s fee calculator to understand the total sales fee that will apply for your sales and find out, what will be credited to your account. For the calculation you need to enter the product category, number of items and the sales price. This will give an overview of the fees and the revenue for your sales.

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