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2020 Amazon.ca referral fee changes

We provide tools and programs to help you access more customers worldwide through Amazon’s marketplace. We also simplify your business with additional benefits, such as processing credit cards, monitoring transaction risk, and providing customer support. Our referral fees cover some of the costs associated with these programs, while reflecting broader industry trends. To help minimize your upfront costs, we only charge referral fees when you make a sale. Our referral fees are based on the total sales price, which includes the item price and any shipping or gift wrap charges.

Referral fee changes

Each year, we assess our referral fees to ensure that they reflect changing industry dynamics and costs, as well as the feedback that we receive from sellers like yourself. We invest in tools and programs to increase access to more customers, and to help you grow your business on Amazon. The full list of changes is below:

Outdoor furniture

Starting on September 1, 2020, we will consolidate outdoor furniture products into the Furniture category, which will reduce the referral fee percentage from 15% to 10% on any portion of the total sales price above CAD $250.00.

Personal care appliances

Starting on September 1, 2020, we will consolidate personal care appliances into the Health & Personal Care category, which will lower the referral fee percentage for personal care appliances from 15% to 8% for items with a total sales price of CAD $15.00 or less. Items with a total sales price above CAD $15.00 for that category will remain 15%.

Electronic office devices

Starting on September 1, 2020, we will align electronic office devices into the Office Products category, which will increase the referral fee percentage from 8% to 15% for office electronic devices. 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.

Ring accessories

Starting on September 1, 2020, we will consolidate Ring accessories into the Amazon Device Accessories category, which has a referral fee percentage of 45%.

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