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2020 Amazon.ca Fulfilment by Amazon fee changes

We are adjusting our rates in order to reflect the rising costs of labour, storage, fulfilment, transportation, and customer service. To give you time to plan, the fee changes will go into effect on 1 September, 2020.

We are introducing the following updates to our fees:

  • Fulfilment fees: We will implement moderate increases in fulfilment fees, just over 3% on average.
  • Removal and disposal fees: For removal and disposal fees, we will charge per-unit fees by weight.
  • Long-term storage fees: Starting in September 2020, we will charge long-term storage fees on a monthly basis at a rate of CAD $150 per m3. This fee only applies to items aged over 365 days. For media items only, a minimum fee of CAD $0.15 per unit will apply. Prior to this change, we charged long-term storage fees in February and August at a higher rate. We will not charge long-term storage fees in August 2020.

Fulfilment fees

The following fee schedules show the current and new fulfilment fees and the dates that they take effect:

FBA fulfilment fees for orders placed on Amazon.ca

Prior to 1 September, 2020

Starting 1 September, 2020
Envelope1 fulfilment fee per unit First 100 g CAD $3.37

First 100 g CAD $3.37
Each additional 100 g CAD $0.20

Each additional 100 g CAD $0.31
Standard2 fulfilment fee per unit 0-250 g CAD $5.48

0-250 g CAD $5.44
250-500 g CAD $5.48 250-500 g CAD $5.57
500-1,000 g CAD $6.08

500-1,000 g CAD $6.40
1,000-1,500 g CAD $6.50

1,000-1,500 g CAD $7.06
Each additional 500 g CAD $0.42

Each additional 500 g CAD $0.43
Oversize fulfilment fee per unit First 1,000 g CAD $8.05

First 1,000 g CAD $9.71
Each additional 500 g CAD $0.43

Each additional 500 g CAD $0.44

1 Envelopes can hold packaged units with the following weight and dimensions: 500 g or less, 38 cm or less on its longest side, 27 cm or less on its median side, 2 cm or less on its shortest side.

2 Standard size includes any packaged unit that is 9 kg or less with its longest side 45 cm or less, its shortest side 20 cm or less, and its median side 35 cm or less. A unit exceeding any of these dimensions or weight is oversize.

Special handling fee of CAD $125 (unchanged) applies to large-screen televisions and other items that:

a) Exceed 270 cm on the longest side; or
b) Exceed 419 cm for the combined length + 2x height + 2x width; or
c) Exceed an outbound shipping weight of 69 kg

Removal and disposal fees

The following fee schedules show the current and new FBA removal and disposal fees and the dates that they take effect:

FBA removal fees Prior to 1 September, 2020 Starting 1 September, 2020
Standard 0-200 g CAD $0.50 CAD $0.30
200-500 g CAD $0.50 CAD $0.50
500-1,000 g CAD $0.50 CAD $0.80
More than 1 kg CAD $0.50 CAD $1.00
Each additional kg above 1 kg N/A CAD $0.40
Oversize 0-200 g CAD $1.25 CAD $0.50
200-500 g CAD $1.25 CAD $0.70
500-1,000 g CAD $1.25 CAD $0.90
1-2 kg CAD $1.25 CAD $1.10
2-5 kg CAD $1.25 CAD $1.30
More than 5 kg CAD $1.25 CAD $1.50
Each additional kg over 5 kg N/A CAD $0.20
FBA disposal fees Prior to 1 September, 2020 Starting 1 September, 2020
Standard 0-200 g CAD $0.15 CAD $0.30
200-500 g CAD $0.15 CAD $0.50
500-1,000 g CAD $0.15 CAD $0.80
More than 1 kg CAD $0.15 CAD $1.00
Each additional kg above 1 kg N/A CAD $0.40
Oversize 0-200 g CAD $0.50 CAD $0.50
200-500 g CAD $0.50 CAD $0.70
500-1,000 g CAD $0.50 CAD $0.90
1-2 kg CAD $0.50 CAD $1.10
2-5 kg CAD $0.50 CAD $1.30
More than 5 kg CAD $0.50 CAD $1.50
Each additional kg over 5 kg N/A CAD $0.20

Long-term storage fees

The following fee schedule shows the current and new long-term storage fees and the dates that they take effect:

FBA long-term storage fees (cost per m3)

Items in Amazon fulfilment centres for more than 365 days Inventory assessment dates
Prior to 15 August, 2020 CAD $800 per m3 Billed in February and August
Beginning 15 September, 2020 CAD $150 per m3 Billed monthly

For media items only, a minimum long-term storage fee of CAD $0.15 per unit will apply, beginning 15 September, 2020.

On 15 August, 2020, we will not charge long-term storage fees. The next long-term storage fee assessment date is 15 September, 2020.

FBA fees are subject to Canadian taxes, such as GST/HST (Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax). The amounts shown on the FBA fee schedule on Seller Central do not include these taxes. Please be aware that we automatically collect tax for FBA fees in Canada. See your Payments reports for the amounts of tax collected. You are responsible for all applicable taxes on FBA fees.

Product examples

The following product examples help illustrate the new FBA fee structure:

Envelope

DVD

Dimensions: 19.4 cm x 13.8 cm x 1.6 cm

Unit weight: 81 g

Dimensional weight: 85 g

Outbound shipping weight: 200 g

Prior to 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $3.57

Starting 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $3.68
Standard

Mobile device case

Dimensions: 20.6 cm x 19.9 cm x 2.4 cm

Unit weight: 222 g

Dimensional weight: 196 g

Outbound shipping weight: 500 g

Prior to 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $5.48

Starting 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $5.57
Standard (dimensional weight is greater than unit weight)

Glass jars

Dimensions: 42.2 cm x 33.8 cm x 19.6 cm

Unit weight: 2.99 kg

Dimensional weight 5.59 kg

Outbound shipping weight: 5.75 kg

Prior to 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $10.28

Starting 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $10.93
Oversize

Television

Dimensions: 152.4 cm x 97.8 cm x 12.1 cm

Unit weight: 44.23 kg

Outbound shipping weight: 45 kg

Prior to 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $45.89

Starting 1 September, 2020
Fulfilment fee CAD $48.43

Calculating the outbound shipping weight

The outbound shipping weight is calculated for each individual unit by adding the packaging weight to the greater of the unit weight or the dimensional weight. The total for each unit is rounded up to the nearest 100 g for envelope shipments, 250 g for standard shipments, and 500 g for oversize shipments. The outbound shipping weight is then used to calculate the weight handling fee based on the rate card. A packaging weight of 25 g is used for envelope shipments and 500 g is used for oversize shipments. For standard shipments, a packaging weight of 40 g is used for items less than 250 g, 60 g for items between 250 and 500 g, and 125 g for packages over 500 g.

FBA packaging weight for orders placed on Amazon.ca

Prior to 1 September, 2020 Starting 1 September, 2020
Envelope All envelope shipments 25 g All envelope shipments 25 g
Standard First 250 g 125 g First 250 g 40 g
250-500 g 250-500 g 60 g
500-1,000 g 500-1,000 g 125 g
1000-1,500 g 1000-1,500 g
Above 1,500 g Above 1,500 g
Oversize All oversize shipments 500 g All oversize shipments 500 g

Frequently asked questions

When do these changes take effect?

Changes to fulfilment fees, removal orders, and disposal orders will take effect on 1 September, 2020.

Long-term storage fees charged in September (for August storage) will be based on the updated rates shown in this page. Starting from September, long-term storage fees will be assessed monthly. Long-term storage fees will not be charged on 15 August, 2020.

How do I determine what product size tier my product belongs to?

Use the product size tier table to determine your product’s size tier.

Will this fee change affect Multi-Channel Fulfilment?

Rates for the Multi-Channel Fulfilment program will not change at this time.

I have questions not addressed here. How can I get help?

If you’ve reviewed these fee change details and have additional questions, please contact Seller Support. If you do not have questions but would like to send the FBA team your feedback on this fee change, please email ca-fba-fee-announce-feedback@amazon.com. The Fulfilment by Amazon team will review feedback sent to this address.

For more information, see FBA fulfilment fees for Amazon.ca orders.

Glossary

Envelope size

Envelopes can hold packaged units with the following weight and dimensions:

  • 500 g or less
  • 38 cm or less on its longest side
  • 27 cm or less on its median side
  • 2 cm or less on its shortest side

Standard-size

Standard-size includes any packaged unit with the following weight and dimensions:

  • 9 kg or less
  • 45 cm or less on its longest side
  • 35 cm or less on its median side
  • 20 cm or less on its shortest side

Oversize

Packaged units exceeding any of the standard-size dimensions or weights are considered oversize.

Oversize special handling

An additional fee of CAD $125 will be applied to large-screen televisions* and other packaged products that:

  • Exceed 270 cm on the longest side
  • Exceed 419 cm for the longest side + 2x height + 2x width
  • Exceed an outbound shipping weight of 69 kg

*Large-screen televisions are TVs with screens 106.7 cm or larger. However, smaller televisions may qualify for the special handling surcharge based on other factors such as weight and how fragile the TV is.

Median side

The dimension of a product that is neither the longest nor the shortest side.

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