Please note we have posted an update about the FBA Small and Light Program. Check all the details here.
Selling small, low-cost and light products under $10 and 8oz.? Amazon has now just the thing for you – FBA Small and Light is a new low-cost fulfillment solution. It’s available for ASINs offered on Amazon.com
FBA Small and Light is available for items that generally:
•Weigh less than or equal to 8 ounces;
•Have dimensions less than or equal to 9x6x2 inches; and
•Priced under $10.
The FBA Small and Light program offers:
Lower fulfillment costs
The per-unit fulfillment fees are generally lower than regular FBA fulfillment fees.
|Fulfillment Fee||FBA Small and Light||FBA (Small Standard-Size Non-Media)|
|Order Handling||$0.00||$1.00 per order|
|Pick & Pack||$1.72 per unit||$1.04 per unit|
(Unit Weight + Packaging Weight*)
|$0.09 per ounce (up to 8 oz.)
(Round up to the nearest whole ounce)
|$0.50 per lb. (up to 1 lb.)
(Round up to the nearest whole pound)
Free Shipping for all customers
Offers will be available to Prime/ non-Prime customers with free shipping.
No minimum order requirements
Customers do not have to meet a minimum order amount to earn Free Shipping on products fulfilled through the program.
Amazon’s customer service and returns
Amazon provides fulfillment and customer service, which includes handling customer returns.
How to start
Sellers may join the program based on an invitation from an Amazon representative, or they can email their Seller ID/ name to firstname.lastname@example.org and Amazon will get back to them with the next steps. The email address is no longer valid as the program is no longer invitation-only.
The program is only eligible for on-Amazon orders.
Changes in your work flow
There are specific prep and packaging requirements for the FBA beta program for small and light selection (downloadable at FBA Small and Light Prep Requirements). The document covers information for China-based vendors, manufacturers, and warehouse partners as well.
Can you still list these small and light items as before while also trying the new option?
No, the same ASIN cannot be offered under two FBA programs. If an ASIN is enrolled in the Small and Light program, the same ASIN cannot be offered in standard FBA. However, you can have a Small and Light program offer and an MFN offer of the same product.
Who will the FBA Small and Light Program help?
This program will be of great help to people usually buying at stock-outs and sales and it looks like with Small and Light Amazon aims to encourage merchant-fulfilled sellers to try out FBA. It is indeed tempting to try it when there is no order handling fee and you only send in a small parcel.
We’ll see if Amazon uses the same price threshold when implementing this on other venues as well; they might decide that 10 gbp items in the UK are not considered as cheap as 10 usd items in the US.
Update on FBA Small and Light Program here