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Amazon FBA: Fulfillment services for your ecommerce business

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What is Fulfillment by Amazon?

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a program that lets you outsource order fulfillment to Amazon. It’s part of a fully automated set services we call Supply Chain by Amazon. Sign up for FBA to send products to Amazon’s global network of fulfillment centers and offer customers free, two-day shipping through Prime. When a customer makes a purchase, Amazon fulfillment specialists can pick, pack, and ship the order. We can also provide customer service and process returns for those orders.
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Shipping with FBA costs 30% less per unit than standard shipping options offered by major U.S. carriers and 70% less per unit than their premium options comparable to FBA.
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Use FBA to deliver orders with the speed and reliability customers love. That can help you increase sales and repeat purchases.
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Our network includes hundreds of fulfillment centers worldwide and can help you reach customers around the globe.
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Instead of spending time processing orders, handling customer inquiries, and managing returns, use FBA to focus on developing products and delighting customers.
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Try FBA and get free shipping, returns, and more

Amazon's New Seller Incentives offer free promotional clicks on ads, free shipping to fulfillment centers, free storage, free liquidations, and free return processing. Conditions apply.

How FBA works

Amazon FBA can help decrease fulfillment headaches as you scale your business.

Step 1

Set up FBA

Create your Amazon selling account, and login to Seller Central to set up FBA. You can review FBA costs and get an estimate for each product you want to enroll in the program.

Step 2

Create product listings

Once you add products to the Amazon catalog, specify FBA inventory.

Step 3

Prepare products

Prepare the products for safe and secure transportation to a fulfillment center, according to Amazon packing guidelines and shipping and routing requirements.

Step 4

Ship products to Amazon

Create a shipping plan, print Amazon shipment ID labels, and send shipments to Amazon fulfillment centers. Learn more about sending inventory to Amazon.
Once Amazon receives products at the fulfillment center, the items are available for customers to buy. Visit Seller Central Help to learn about how to manage FBA orders.
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FBA costs

Costs for FBA depend on the products you sell and the exact services you use. Compare FBA to the cost of fulfilling customer orders yourself, then select the right fulfillment method for each product.

FBA fulfillment costs

The fulfillment cost per unit includes picking and packing your orders, shipping and handling, customer service, and product returns. Costs are based on the weights and dimensions of your product. Shipping weight is calculated based on the item’s unit weight or dimensional weight.

Size tier

Shipping weight

Feb 5 to April 14, 2024

Starting April 15, 2024

Small standard
2 oz or less
2+ to 4 oz
4+ to 6 oz
6+ to 8 oz
8+ to 10 oz
10+ to 12 oz
12+ to 14 oz
14+ to 16 oz
$3.22
$3.31
$3.40
$3.49
$3.58
$3.68
$3.77
$3.82
$3.06
$3.15
$3.24
$3.33
$3.43
$3.53
$3.60
$3.65
Large standard
4 oz or less
4+ to 8 oz
8+ to 12 oz
12+ to 16 oz
1+ to 1.25 lb
1.25+ to 1.5 lb
1.5+ to 1.75 lb
1.75+ to 2 lb
2+ to 2.25 lb
2.25+ to 2.5 lb
2.5+ to 2.75 lb
2.75+ to 3 lb
3+ lb to 20 lb
$3.86
$4.08
$4.32
$4.75
$5.19
$5.57
$5.75
$6.00
$6.10
$6.28
$6.45
$6.86
$7.25 + $0.08 per 4 oz interval above first 3 lb
$3.68
$3.90
$4.15
$4.55
$4.99
$5.37
$5.52
$5.77
$5.87
$6.05
$6.21
$6.62
$6.92 + $0.08 per 4 oz interval above first 3 lb
Large bulky
0 to 50 lb
$9.73 + $0.42/lb interval above first lb
$9.61 + $0.38/lb interval above first lb
Extra-large 0 to 50 lb
0 to 50 lb
$26.33 + $0.38/lb interval above first lb
$26.33 + $0.38/lb interval above first lb
Extra-large 50+ to 70 lb
50+ to 70 lb
$40.12 + $0.75/lb interval above 51 lb
$40.12 + $0.75/lb interval above 51 lb
Extra-large 70+ to 150 lb
70+ to 150 lb
$54.81 + $0.75/lb interval above 71 lb
$54.81 + $0.75/lb interval above 71 lb
Extra-large 150+ lb
150+ lb
$194.95 + $0.19/lb interval above 151 lb
$194.95 + $0.19/lb interval above 151 lb

Size tier

Shipping weight

Feb 5 to April 14, 2024

Starting April 15, 2024

Small standard
4 oz or less
4+ to 8 oz
8+ to 12 oz
12+ to 16 oz
$3.43
$3.58
$3.87
$4.15
$3.27
$3.42
$3.72
$3.98
Large standard
4 oz or less
4+ to 8 oz
8+ to 12 oz
12+ to 16 oz
1+ to 1.5 lb
1.5+ to 2 lb
2+ to 2.5 lb
2.5+ to 3 lb
3+ lb to 20 lb
$4.43
$4.63
$4.84
$5.32
$6.10
$6.37
$6.83
$7.05
$7.17 + $0.16 /half-lb above first 3 lb
$4.25
$4.45
$4.67
$5.12
$5.90
$6.14
$6.60
$6.81
$6.92 + $0.16 /half-lb above first 3 lb
Large bulky
0 to 50 lb
$9.73 + $0.42/lb interval above first lb
$9.61 + $0.38/lb interval above first lb
Extra-large 0 to 50 lb
0 to 50 lb
$26.33 + $0.38/lb interval above first lb
$26.33 + $0.38/lb interval above first lb
Extra-large 50+ to 70 lb
50+ to 70 lb
$40.12 + $0.75/lb interval above 51 lb
$40.12 + $0.75/lb interval above 51 lb
Extra-large 70+ to 150 lb
70+ to 150 lb
$54.81 + $0.75/lb interval above 71 lb
$54.81 + $0.75/lb interval above 71 lb
Extra-large 150+ lb
150+ lb
$194.95 + $0.19/lb interval above 151 lb
$194.95 + $0.19/lb interval above 151 lb

Size tier

Shipping weight

Feb 5 to April 14, 2024

Starting April 15, 2024

Small standard
2 oz or less
2+ to 4 oz
4+ to 6 oz
6+ to 8 oz
8+ to 10 oz
10+ to 12 oz
12+ to 14 oz
14+ to 16 oz
$2.45
$2.54
$2.63
$2.72
$2.81
$2.91
$3.00
$3.05
$2.29
$2.38
$2.47
$2.56
$2.66
$2.76
$2.83
$2.88
Large standard
4 oz or less
4+ to 8 oz
8+ to 12 oz
12+ to 16 oz
1+ to 1.25 lb
1.25+ to 1.5 lb
1.5+ to 1.75 lb
1.75+ to 2 lb
2+ to 2.25 lb
2.25+ to 2.5 lb
2.5+ to 2.75 lb
2.75+ to 3 lb
3+ lb to 20 lb
$3.09
$3.31
$3.55
$3.98
$4.42
$4.80
$4.98
$5.23
$5.33
$5.51
$5.68
$6.09
$6.48 + $0.08 per 4-oz interval above first 3 lb
$2.91
$3.13
$3.38
$3.78
$4.22
$4.60
$4.75
$5.00
$5.10
$5.28
$5.44
$5.85
$6.15 + $0.08 per 4-oz interval above first 3 lb
Large bulky
0 to 50 lb
$8.96 + $0.42/lb-interval above first lb
$8.84 + $0.38/lb-interval above first lb
Extra-large 0 to 50 lb
0 to 50 lb
$25.56 + $0.38/lb-interval above first lb
$25.56 + $0.38/lb-interval above first lb
Extra-large 50+ to 70 lb
50+ to 70 lb
$39.35 + $0.75/lb-interval above 51 lb
$39.35 + $0.75/lb-interval above 51 lb
Extra-large 70+ to 150 lb
70+ to 150 lb
$54.04 + $0.75/lb-interval above 71 lb
$54.04 + $0.75/lb-interval above 71 lb
Extra-large 150+ lb
150+ lb
$194.18 + $0.19/lb-interval above 151 lb
$194.18 + $0.19/lb-interval above 151 lb

Size tier

Shipping weight

Feb 5 to April 14, 2024

Starting April 15, 2024

Small standard
4 oz or less
4+ to 8 oz
8+ to 12 oz
12+ to 16 oz
$2.66
$2.81
$3.10
$3.38
$2.50
$2.65
$2.95
$3.21
Large standard
4 oz or less
4+ to 8 oz
8+ to 12 oz
12+ to 16 oz
1+ to 1.5 lb
1.5+ to 2 lb
2+ to 2.5 lb
2.5+ to 3 lb
3+ lb to 20 lb
$3.66
$3.86
$4.07
$4.55
$5.33
$5.60
$6.06
$6.28
$6.40 + $0.16/half-lb interval above first 3 lb
$3.48
$3.68
$3.90
$4.35
$5.13
$5.37
$5.83
$6.04
$6.15 + $0.16/half-lb interval above first 3 lb
Large bulky
0 to 50 lb
$8.96 + $0.42/lb-interval above first lb
$8.84 + $0.38/lb-interval above first lb
Extra-large 0 to 50 lb
0 to 50 lb
$25.56 + $0.38/lb-interval above first lb
$25.56 + $0.38/lb-interval above first lb
Extra-large 50+ to 70 lb
50+ to 70 lb
$39.35 + $0.75/lb-interval above 51 lb
$39.35 + $0.75/lb-interval above 51 lb
Extra-large 70+ to 150 lb
70+ to 150 lb
$54.04 + $0.75/lb-interval above 71 lb
$54.04 + $0.75/lb-interval above 71 lb
Extra-large 150+ lb
150+ lb
$194.18 + $0.19/lb-interval above 151 lb
$194.18 + $0.19/lb-interval above 151 lb

FBA storage costs

Inventory storage costs are charged monthly based on the daily average volume (measured in cubic feet) 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

Through March 30, 2024

January - September
$0.87 per cubic foot
$0.56 per cubic foot
October - December
$2.40 per cubic foot
$1.40 per cubic foot

Starting April 1, 2024

January - September
$0.78 per cubic foot
$0.56 per cubic foot
October - December
$2.40 per cubic foot
$1.40 per cubic foot
Additional inventory storage costs apply to products classified as dangerous goods and for sellers who have a high volume of inventory stored relative to the volume of their recent weekly sales.

Other FBA costs

Aged inventory

Charged monthly for all items stored in a fulfillment center for more than 181 days. Maintaining sound inventory health can help you avoid this cost.

Returns processing

Charged on orders when Amazon provides a customer with free return shipping.

Removal, disposal, and liquidation orders

You can have Amazon return, dispose of, or liquidate your inventory in a fulfillment center for a per-item charge.

FBA Inbound placement service

Placing inventory closer to customers in multiple fulfillment centers across the country is critical to delivering products faster and at a lower cost. The cost for the FBA inbound placement service for standard and large bulky sized products reflects the cost of distributing inventory to fulfillment centers close to customers. When you create a shipping plan, you’ll see a cost estimate for each available inbound placement option (Premium or Discounted Service). You’ll be charged for the FBA inbound placement service 45 days after your shipment is received based on inbound location and quantities received. Go to FBA Inbound placement service for more information.
Revenue Calculator

Estimate your FBA costs

You can use our Revenue Calculator to compare estimates for FBA and your own fulfillment method.
  1. Search the Amazon catalog for a product or define one using dimensions, weight, category, price, and shipping charges.
  2. Review and adjust inputs for Amazon Fulfillment and Your fulfillment to calculate—and recalculate— fees, costs, and revenue.
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Product examples

Product

Size tier

Dimension

Unit weight

Shipping weight range

Feb 5 to April 14, 2024

Starting April 15, 2024

T-shirt
Large standard size (Apparel, 12+ to 16 oz)
14" x 10" x 0.76"
12.32 oz
12+ to 16 oz
$5.32
$5.12
Baby Cot
Small oversize
24" x 7.5" x 6"
7.90 lb
7+ to 8 lb
$12.67 ($9.73 for first 1 lb plus $0.42 for each additional 1-lb interval)
12.27 ($9.61 for first 1 lb plus $0.38 for each additional 1 lb interval)
Monitor
Large oversize
54" x 35" x 3.5"
41 lb
47+ to 48 lb1
$44.19 ($26.33 for first 1 lb plus $0.38 for each additional 1-lb interval)
$44.19 ($26.33 for first 1 lb plus $0.38 for each additional 1-lb interval)
1Based on a dimensional weight of 47.59 lb, which is greater than the unit weight.

FBA inventory management

Use the tools in your seller account to list products, create shipping plans, send in shipments, track and monitor your shipments, and remove inventory from Amazon fulfillment centers.

Inventory Performance Dashboard

Your Inventory Performance Dashboard displays your Inventory Performance Index (IPI) score, along with key influencing factors. Be sure to check your IPI score regularly—a low score could lead to overage costs and limit your ability to send more inventory.

Manage excess inventory

Optimize your inventory levels by knowing when to mark down or remove your products. Monitor detailed information about storage costs, opportunities to drive sales, and suggestions to help improve returns on your inventory.

Track inventory age

Improve sell-through rates and avoid additional costs for aged inventory. Use Inventory Age tools to understand how much inventory you’re holding, and see how long it’s been in fulfillment centers.

Fix stranded inventory

Keep your listings active by including necessary pricing and condition information and resolving errors. If your inventory is in fulfillment centers without an associated active listing, it’s not available for purchase.

Restock inventory

Maintaining your FBA inventory at the right level is key to offering fast delivery to Prime customers. Amazon’s free tools on Seller Central can help you:
  • Get more one day and same day orders
  • Reduce out-of-stocks
  • Protect your sales rank
  • Minimize excess inventory
The tools offer recommendations based on your sales history, demand forecast and seasonality, and your inputs to help you determine how much inventory to send and when to send it. They are free to use, and directly integrated into Seller Central’s shipment creation workflow.

Save time and help grow your business with FBA

You sell it, we ship it. Amazon has one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world. With FBA, you store products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we pick, pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. FBA can help you scale your ecommerce business and reach more customers.
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FAQ: Amazon FBA

What is Amazon FBA?
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a program that lets you to outsource order fulfillment to Amazon. This ecommerce fulfillment option is part of a fully automated set services we call Supply Chain by Amazon. With FBA, Amazon stores, picks, packs, ships, and delivers the products to customers.
How does Amazon FBA work?
You can enroll products in FBA and ship inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers for storage. When products sell, Amazon personnel can pick, package, and ship the orders to customers for you. Amazon fulfillment specialists can also process returns and exchanges, in addition to handling customer service. You can also track deliveries and sales via the Seller Central dashboard.
How to sell using Amazon FBA?
You can get started in three steps:
  • Sign up for a selling plan
  • List products
  • Prep and ship inventory to Amazon
Do I need a Professional selling plan to use FBA?
You can use FBA with either an Individual or a Professional selling plan. However, FBA might be a more cost-effective choice if you sell 40 items or more per month with a Professional plan.

To determine whether FBA is right for you, calculate your margins by taking storage and fulfillment costs into account. You might also want to consider upgrading to a Professional selling plan if you’d like to use advanced features like Sponsored Brands product listing ads and brand analytics. Learn more in this guide to selling on Amazon.
How much does FBA cost per item?
Costs vary per item and include fulfillment and storage. Use our Revenue Calculator to compare estimated costs for FBA and your own fulfillment method.
What is an FBA seller?
An FBA seller is an ecommerce business that sells in Amazon’s store and outsources inventory management to Amazon through the FBA program. The seller sends products to Amazon warehouses for order fulfillment. Amazon stores the inventory until a customer places an order. Then Amazon picks, packs, and ships the order.
How can I become an Amazon FBA seller?
If you’re already selling on Amazon, you can enroll products in FBA through Seller Central. Choose to register as little as a single product, or outsource your entire inventory to FBA. Then, package and ship inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers, and we can take care of the rest.

If you’re new to Amazon, sign up for a selling plan and create product listings. Then you can send inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers.
What to sell with Amazon FBA?
Generally speaking, most products for sale in Amazon’s store are eligible for FBA. You can sell virtually anything—from teas to quirky T-shirts or surfboards. Some products require prior approval before you can sell them. In addition, certain products are either not eligible for FBA or must meet specific requirements before qualifying for FBA.
What is "fulfillment"?
Fulfillment is the process of storing, packing, and shipping orders, as well as handling returns and exchanges. Some businesses manage fulfillment in-house, while others use a service like Fulfillment by Amazon or some combination of in-house and third-party options. Effective, reliable fulfillment delights customers.

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