Listed below are upcoming changes to Amazon’s program policies.
On August 25, 2022, we are renaming a number of fee categories on the Amazon fee schedule to improve clarity. For example, “Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation)” will become “Business, Industrial and Scientific Supplies.” There are no rate changes associated with these updates.
Effective August 9, 2022, with the launch of additional features to the Account Health Rating, we are making the following updates to the Monitor Your Account Health program policy:
To learn more, please see the following:
Effective July 26, 2022, our adult products policies and guidelines will be updated with clarifications about adult products and explicit sexual imagery.
Effective January 17, 2022, all wand massagers and kegel/ben wa balls will be classified as adult products. These items will continue to be available for sale and discoverable to all customers searching for them within their current listing category.
For more information, go to Adult products policies and guidelines.
Effective July 21, 2022, the eligibility criteria in the FBA inventory reimbursement policy will be updated. For an item to be eligible under this policy, the following must be true:
For more information, go to FBA inventory reimbursement policy.
As part of our efforts to make fee categories easier to understand, we are introducing fee category guidelines. These guidelines provide detailed lists of products mapped to each fee category, allowing you to quickly find the fee category for a specific item. In addition, we are adding the referral fees reimbursement policy as a new program policy to provide additional clarity around claiming a reimbursement for disputed referral fee categorization.
This change will go into effect on June 30, 2022. For more information about fee categories, go to Understanding fee categories.
Effective March 11, 2022, we are not accepting registrations from Russia or Belarus. For more information, see Countries accepted for seller registration.
We are making changes to the Amazon Marketplace Fair Pricing Policy. These changes will go into effect in 15 days, that is, April 24, 2021.
The key changes are summarized below:
Your continued use of Selling Services after April 24, 2021 constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy.
As always, our goal is to help you and all our selling partners continue to succeed with Amazon and grow your businesses around the world. Thank you for being an Amazon selling partner.
The following change will enter into effect on 19 March 2021:
From November 19, 2020, our Communication Guidelines are being updated with additional information related to Buyer-Seller messages. See the updates here (link updated on 04/11/2020).
Tax rules and legislation are constantly evolving worldwide and seller feedback helped us recognize that these tax rules can sometimes be confusing or difficult to relate to the services Amazon makes available to you. To help, we are publishing an informational help page “Canadian sales taxes on Amazon.ca seller fees” to help you better understand the taxes charged.
Fulfilment fees have had applicable tax applied and collected by Amazon as required by Canadian tax rules since 2012 while QST has been charged on Selling on Amazon fees to sellers in Quebec without a QST number since 2019. The help page “Canadian sales taxes on Amazon.ca seller fees” is being created for sellers based on seller feedback and is purely informational.
Our Tax Policies are being updated with additional information related to tax treatments that could apply based on your use of Amazon services and selling in Amazon stores.
Effective November 15, 2019, the Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers Terms and Conditions will be changed as follows:
We may make changes to Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers and these terms and conditions and solely at our discretion. Any changes (a) for legal, regulatory, fraud and abuse prevention, or security reasons; (b) to change existing features or add additional features to the Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers (where this does not materially adversely affect your use of Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers); or (c) to restrict products or activities that we deem unsafe, inappropriate or offensive will be effective upon the posting of such changes on your Amazon seller account or on the Amazon Site. Any changes will be effective 15 days after the posting of such changes on your Amazon seller account or on the Amazon Site. You are responsible for reviewing these locations and information yourself of all applicable changes or notices. You should refer regularly to your Amazon seller account and the Amazon Site respectively to understand the current terms and conditions related to Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF AMAZON CURRENCY CONVERTER FOR SELLERS AFTER ANY SUCH CHANGES HAVE BECOME EFFECTIVE WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES TO AMAZON CURRENCY CONVERTER FOR SELLERS AND/OR THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT CONTINUE TO USE AMAZON CURRENCY CONVERTER FOR SELLERS. You will be subject to the terms and conditions in force at the time that you use Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers, unless any change to these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or government authority (in which case it will apply to all orders as required by that law or government authority). If any of these terms and conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable by a court, that term or condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.
We may terminate your use of Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers for convenience with 30 days’ advance notice. We also retain the right to immediately suspend or terminate your use of Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers if we determine that (a) you have materially breached an applicable agreement with us and failed to cure within 7 days of a cure notice unless your breach exposes us to liability toward a third party, in which case we are entitled to reduce, or waive, the aforementioned cure period at our reasonable discretion; (b) your account has been, or our controls identify that it may be, used for deceptive or fraudulent, or illegal activity; or (c) your use of Amazon Currency Converter for Sellers has harmed, or our controls identify that it might harm, other Sellers, customers, or Amazon’s legitimate interests.