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Selling on Amazon Fee Schedule

Note: The Fee Schedule for selling on Amazon.com is available on this page: Amazon.com Fee Schedule.

You can also view more details about your fees with the Detailed Fee Explainer.

Monthly subscription fee

  • Professional Selling Plan: CDN$ 29.99 per month
  • Individual Selling Plan: No subscription fee

Selling fees

When your item sells, Amazon collects the amount paid by the buyer (including the item price and any shipping, gift wrap, or other charges). Amazon shipping rates may apply to media products (book, music, video and DVD products) sold by Professional sellers, and to all products sold by Individual sellers. Only Professional sellers can offer gift wrap.

See Shipping Rates for BMVD for a table of Amazon shipping credits for media products. For a table of Amazon shipping rates for all products sold by Individual sellers, see Shipping Credits for Individual Sellers.

Per-item fees

  • Professional sellers: No per-item fee
  • Individual sellers: CDN$ 1.49 fee for each item sold

Referral fees

Sellers pay a referral fee on each item sold.

Items in some categories have a per-item minimum referral fee as listed below (for example, sellers pay the greater of the referral fee or the per-item minimum referral fee).

For all products, Amazon deducts the applicable referral fee percentage calculated on the total sales price, excluding any taxes calculated through Amazon tax calculation services. The total sales price is the total amount paid by the buyer, including the item price and any delivery or gift wrapping charges.

Referral fees vary by category, as listed below.

Categories Amazon deducts the greater of the applicable referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum referral fee.

See "Referral Fees" notes above.

Referral Fee Percentages Applicable Minimum Referral Fee

(applied on a per-item basis unless otherwise noted)

Amazon Device Accessories 45% CDN$ 1.00
Baby 15% CDN$ 1.00
Books5 15% --
Camera and Photo¹ 8% CDN$ 1.00
Cell Phones¹ 8% CDN$ 1.00
Consumer Electronics¹ 8% CDN$ 1.00
DVDs5 15% --
Electronics Accessories
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN$ 100; and
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CDN$ 100
CDN$ 1.00
Furniture & Decor 15% CDN$ 1.00
Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies) 15% CDN$ 1.00
Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation) 12% CDN$ 1.00
Music5 15% --
Musical Instruments 15% CDN$ 1.00
Office Products¹ 15%, except 8% for electronic office devices² CDN$ 1.00
Personal Computers¹ 6% CDN$ 1.00
Software & Computer Games5 15% --
Sports & Outdoors (excluding Sports Collectibles) 15% CDN$ 1.00
Tools & Home Improvement6 12% CDN$ 1.00
Toys & Games 15% CDN$ 1.00³
Video Game Consoles5 8% --
Video Games5 15% --
Videos5 15% --
Any Other Products 4 15% CDN$ 1.00
Categories Requiring Approval Contact us for approval
Automotive & Powersports 12%, except 10% for tires and wheels products CDN$ 1.00
Beauty 15% CDN$ 1.00
Clothing & Accessories (including sunglasses) 15% CDN$ 1.00
Grocery & Gourmet Food 15% --
Health & Personal Care 15% CDN$ 1.00
Jewellery 20% CDN$ 2.00
Luggage & Bags 15%¹ CDN$ 1.00
Major Appliances
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $300; and
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $300
CDN$ 1.00
Shoes & Handbags 15% CDN$ 1.00
Sports Collectibles See Category Requirements for referral fees.
Watches
  • 16% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN$ 1,500; and
  • 3% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CDN$ 1,500.
CDN$ 2.00

1Accessory products fall in 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, bar code scanners and VoIP phones. The referral fee for Electronics Accessories applies to accessory products for electronic office devices. For more information, see Selling Office Products.

3The CDN$ 1.00 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.

5Beginning May 1, 2017, referral fees for media products are calculated on the total sales price of a product, rather than the item price.

6Beginning September 20, 2018, referral fees for the Tools & Home Improvement category will be changing to 15%, except for base equipment power tools, which will remain at 12%. The minimum referral fee will remain CDN$ 1.00 per item.

Closing fees

Sellers also pay a closing fee of CDN $1.00 per media item that is sold. Media categories are Books, DVD, Music, Software & Computer/Video Games, Video and Video Game Consoles.

High-volume listing fee

We charge a monthly High-Volume Listing Fee based on the number of active non-media SKUs you offered for sale on Amazon. The High-Volume Listing Fee will only apply if you exceed 2 million SKUs in a given month, and will be applied to your highest number of SKUs above 2 million at any time during that month.

For each active non-media SKU over 2 million, a fee of $0.0005 per SKU will apply.

For example, if during the month a total of 3 million active non-media SKUs were made available by you, the fee applied for that month will be $500 (3,000,000 - 2,000,000 SKUs = 1,000,000 SKUs x $0.0005).

The fee will be calculated and charged monthly and shown in the next month's statement.

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(s), minus the applicable Refund Administration Fee, which is the lesser of $5.00 or 20% of the applicable Referral Fee.

For example, if you refund a customer the $10.00 total sales price of an item in a category with a 15% Referral Fee, your Refund Administration Fee will be $0.30 ($10.00 x 15% Referral Fee = $1.50).

Examples of referral fee calculations

Media products

Individual selling plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

- Closing fee of CDN $1.00

- CDN $1.49 per item fee

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= Total deposited to seller account

Professional selling plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

- Closing fee of CDN $1.00

- Variable closing fee for media items

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= Total deposited to seller account

Examples for Watch products

Examples of referral fee calculations for Watches products:

Sales Price Example 1: Referral fee for a CDN $8.00 watch Example 2: Referral fee for a CDN $1,500.00 watch Example 3: Referral fee for a CDN $7,000.00 watch
For the portion of the total sales price up to CDN $1,500.00 CDN$ 2.00 CDN$ 240.00 CDN$ 240.00
For any portion of the total sales price from CDN $1,500.01 and above CDN$ 0.00 CDN$ 0.00 CDN$ 165.00
Referral Fee CDN$ 2.00 CDN$ 240.00 CDN$ 405.00

Examples for other products

Individual selling plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

- CDN $1.49 per item fee

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= Total deposited to seller account

Professional selling plan example:

Item price

+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer

+ Gift wrap charges paid by the buyer

- Referral fee

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= Total deposited to seller account


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