Selling on Amazon fees for Canadians

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Selling on Amazon fees for Canadians

Professional Selling Plan: CDN$ 29.99 per month (More than 20 items listed)

Sellers pay a referral fee for each item sold. (depending on the category and price)

You will also pay the shipping costs according to the shipping method you chose.  These fees are passed on in your price at checkout to your customer.

CategoriesAmazon deducts the greater of the applicable referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum referral fee.See “Referral Fees” notes above.
Referral Fee PercentagesApplicable Minimum Referral Fee  Only paid if the percentage fee is less than (applied on a per-item basis)
Baby15%CDN$ 1.00
Books515%
Camera and Photo¹8%CDN$ 1.00
Cell Phones¹8%CDN$ 1.00
Consumer Electronics¹8%CDN$ 1.00
DVDs515%
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 & Decor15%CDN$ 1.00
Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies)15%CDN$ 1.00
Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service and Janitorial & Sanitation)12%CDN$ 1.00
Kindle Accessories25%CDN$ 1.00
Music515%
Musical Instruments15%CDN$ 1.00
Office Products¹15%, except 8% for electronic office devices²CDN$ 1.00
Personal Computers¹6%CDN$ 1.00
Software & Computer Games515%
Sports & Outdoors (excluding Sports Collectibles)15%CDN$ 1.00
Tools & Building Supplies12%CDN$ 1.00
Toys & Games15%CDN$ 1.00³
Video Game Consoles58%
Video Games515%
Videos515%
Any Other Products 415%CDN$ 1.00
Categories Requiring ApprovalContact us for approval
Automotive & Powersports12%, except 10% for tires and wheels productsCDN$ 1.00
Beauty15%CDN$ 1.00
Clothing & Accessories (including sunglasses)15%CDN$ 1.00
Grocery & Gourmet Food15%
Health & Personal Care15%CDN$ 1.00
Jewellery20%CDN$ 2.00
Luggage & Bags15%¹CDN$ 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 & Handbags15%CDN$ 1.00
Sports CollectiblesSee 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

if you want Amazon to store your product packaging and ship it. the main advantage is being free shipping for your customer. 2-day prime shipping.

All fees payable to Amazon do not include taxes. You will be responsible for paying any applicable taxes on these fees.

Rates below apply to Standard-Size1 Books, Music, Video Games, DVDs, and Software.

ServiceOn-Amazon Fulfilment2 for orders placed on Amazon.caMulti-Channel Fulfilment for orders placed through other sales channels
Pick & Pack
per unit
CDN $0.95CDN $1.35
Weight Handling
per envelope3 shipment
How is the weight calculated?
First 100g
Each additional 100g
CDN $1.90
CDN $0.25
Not available
Not available
Weight Handling
per standard shipment
How is the weight calculated?
First 500g
Each additional 500g
CDN $4.00
CDN $0.40
As low as CDN $4.50 Rates vary by shipping method and weight
Inventory Storage
per cubic metre per month
As low as CDN $16.00 Rates vary by time of yearAs low as CDN $16.00 Rates vary by time of year

Rates below apply to all Standard-Size1 products other than Books, Music, Video Games, DVDs, and Software.

ServiceOn-Amazon Fulfilment2 for orders placed on Amazon.caMulti-Channel Fulfilment for orders placed through other sales channels
Pick & Pack
per unit
CDN $1.60CDN $3.15
Weight Handling
per envelope3 shipment
How is the weight calculated?
First 100g
Each additional 100g
CDN $1.90
CDN $0.25
Not available
Not available
Weight Handling
per standard shipment
How is the weight calculated?
First 500g
Each additional 500g
CDN $4.00
CDN $0.40
As low as CDN $4.50 Rates vary by shipping method and weight
Storage
per cubic metre per month
As low as CDN $16.00 Rates vary by time of yearAs low as CDN $16.00 Rates vary by time of year

Rates below apply to any Oversize1 product.

ServiceOn-Amazon Fulfilment2 for orders placed on Amazon.caMulti-Channel Fulfilment for orders placed through other sales channels
Pick & Pack
per unit
CDN $2.65CDN $4.65
Weight Handling
per standard shipment
How is the weight calculated?
First 500g
Each additional 500g
CDN $4.00
CDN $0.40
As low as CDN $4.50 Rates vary by shipping method and weight
Special Handling
Applies to large-screen televisions4 and other items that:

  1. Exceed 270 cm on the longest side; or
  2. Exceed 419 cm for the longest side + 2x height + 2x width; or
  3. Exceed an outbound shipping weight of 69 kg.
CDN $125.00CDN $125.00
Storage
Per cubic metre per month
As low as CDN $16.00 Rates vary by time of yearAs low as CDN $16.00 Rates vary by time of year

Calculating the Outbound Shipping Weight for the Weight Handling fee

  • For orders on Amazon.ca, the Outbound Shipping Weight is calculated for each individual unit by adding the Packaging Weight to the Unit Weight. The total for each unit is rounded up to the nearest 100 g for Envelope shipments and to the nearest 500 g for Standard and Oversize shipments. The Outbound Shipping Weight is then multiplied by the Weight Handling fee.
  • For Multi-Channel Fulfilment orders: The Outbound Shipping Weight is calculated by adding a dunnage factor of 10% to the combined total of the individual unit weight of each unit in the shipment, then rounding up to the nearest 500g.
  • Dimensional Weight: Following industry practices, the billable product weight will be the greater of the product’s actual weight and its dimensional weight where dimensional weight is calculated as the product’s volume (length x width x height) in centimetres cubed divided by 6,000. This provides the dimensional weight in kilograms. This calculation is used by both UPS and Canada Post for ground shipments. In accordance with local standards, shipment weight will be calculated by adding all of the weights of the seller’s products in a shipment, adding the weight of the box, and then rounding up to the nearest 100 g for Envelope shipments and 500 g for Standard shipments.

Multi-Channel Fulfilment Standard-Size Shipping Methods

Shipping Method
Standard
Expedited
Priority
Weight Handling
per g
First 500g
Each additional 500g
More than 9kg
CDN $4.50CDN $6.75CDN $13.75
CDN $0.37CDN $0.37CDN $1.00
See Oversized Shipping Methods

Multi-Channel Fulfilment Oversize Shipping Methods

Shipping Method
Standard
Expedited
Priority
Weight Handling
per g
First 500g
Each additional 500g
CDN $4.50CDN $6.75CDN $13.75
CDN $0.37CDN $0.37CDN $1.00

Monthly Inventory Storage Fee

MonthCost per m3 per month (m3 = 35.31 ft3)
January – SeptemberCDN $16.00
October – DecemberCDN $23.00
  • Other fees may apply, such as prep service fees, processing fees for customer returns in specific categories, and long-term storage fees.