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FBA Small and Light

FBA Small and Light is an additional fulfillment solution with fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for your fast-moving, small and light products that are priced at 10,- € (including German VAT) or less. The program offers a competitive fulfillment solution for products that you currently fulfil through your own fulfillment network or FBA. When you join this program, your participating offers will be available to Prime members with free 1-2 days delivery, and standard 3-5 days delivery for non-Prime customers with free delivery on orders over 29,- €. This program offers lower fulfillment fees versus standard FBA fulfillment fees on comparable products, however, it offers less additional services such as prep and labeling services in the fulfillment station.

Your participation in FBA Small and Light (the “program”) is subject to these program policies, the terms of our Amazon Services Europe Business Solutions Agreement and all other applicable Amazon policies. For the purpose of these policies, "we", "us", and "our" refer to Amazon Services Europe Sarl.

If you have products that meet all of the below requirements please visit the Small and Light enrollment page.


  1. The Small and Light program

    FBA Small and Light is a fulfillment solution with fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for Amazon.de for certain fast-moving, small and light products (ASINs) priced at 10,- € (incl. German VAT) or less and meeting below listed eligibility criteria.

  2. Seller eligibility

    The program is currently only open to sellers who meet certain selection and velocity eligibility criteria. Selection is checked against eligibility criteria at enrollment stage and then sellers are responsible for sending in eligible ASINs. Seller is responsible to ensure that all ASINs that go through enrollment are eligible and meet the following minimum criteria.

  3. ASIN eligibility

    FBA Small and Light is only open to Amazon-approved ASINs that meet the following criteria:

    • weigh less than 225 g;
    • have dimensions less than 33.5 cm x 23 cm x 4.6 cm;
    • are priced at 10,- € (including German VAT) or less;
    • have sold in the last 4 weeks (or are expected to sell in the next 4 weeks if the ASIN was created in the last 90 days) more than or equal to 10 units;
    • are listed on Amazon.de;
    • are in new condition;
    • are not Hazardous products, including items that contain lithium batteries or magnetised material (for more information, refer to the Dangerous goods identification guide);
    • are not Adult products;
    • are not FSK18 or USK18 products;
    • are not e-cigarettes or related products (whether or not they contain nicotine);
    • are not products that require sign-on delivery or other age verification process;
    • are not classified FBA Prohibited Products;
    • are not temperature sensitive products during 1st May to 14th October due to the summer break for products containing chocolate;
    • Please keep in mind that you need to send minimum 24 units per SKU when sending your shipment to a Small and Light logistic station.
    • if you have inventory in standard FBA, you must create a new offer for that ASIN to enrol it in Small and Light. Otherwise you must have fewer than 30 units of the same offer in standard FBA before enrolling in Small and Light.

  4. Shipping inventory to us
    • Enrolling selection: Enrol your selection that meets our FBA Small and Light program eligibility requirements here
    • Preparing your shipment: When shipping your Small and Light inventory to a specified Small and Light fulfilment station, please follow these guidelines:
      • Bundle same-ASINs together using a clear plastic bag or manufacturer/seller case pack (i.e. boxed or shrink-wrapped);
      • Any product made of cloth or fabric that can be damaged by tearing, dirt, dust or liquid during the fulfilment process must be individually wrapped in shrink-wrap or placed in a sealed poly bag (for more information, see Textiles);
      • Clearly mark the total quantity of sellable units on the outside of each bag/package;
      • You do not need to label individual units with FBA labels when inbounding your items as Amazon will take care of labelling the items. As commingling is not allowed, it has to be disabled when enrolling new items to the programme. Please find more information on the inbounding process in the prep and packaging guide;
      • On the outside of each bag/pack, you must apply a unique, scannable FBA label which contains the FNSKU. For more information on printing FBA labels, see: Use an Amazon barcode to track inventory and How to print item labels from the Manage Inventory page;
      • Each ASIN to be shipped must have at least 24 units;

      These product preparation requirements are specific to FBA Small and Light and may not apply to other FBA shipments. We do not offer any preparation or labelling services in this fulfilment solution. Failure to follow the Small and Light packaging and prep policies can result in your stock being moved to unfulfillable status. Unfulfillable or unsellable inventory will require a removal order where standard FBA removal fees apply. If you do not remove this inventory after 30 days of being identified as unfulfillable/unsellable, Amazon may dispose of it. For additional information, see required removals.

      Eligible inventory prepared according to the FBA Small and Light requirements is typically received within 5 business days of delivery to the fulfilment station.

      Sending your FBA Small and Light inventory to a fulfilment station: Your enrolled products must be shipped to a designated Amazon fulfilment station. These may be different to the fulfilment centers for standard FBA inventory. ASINs registered for FBA Small and Light that are shipped to an Amazon fulfilment center not specified for this program, are subject to standard FBA fees. For more information, see the FBA Pricing page. When shipping to a designated FBA Small and Light fulfilment station, you can use a carrier of your choice or an Amazon Partnered Carrier.

  5. Program fees

    The following fulfillment fees apply to eligible items fulfilled through the FBA Small and Light program:

    Fulfillment packaging type Letter Dimensions Item Dimensions Item Weight Outbound shipping weight* (g) Fulfillment fee per unit
    Small Letter 23.5 cm x 12.5 cm x 1 cm 21.5 cm x 10,5 cm x 0.6 cm 0-42 g 0-50 g 1.10 €
    Large Letter 35.3 cm x 25 cm x 3.2 cm 33.5 cm x 23 cm x 2.8 cm 0-225 g 0-250 g 1.35 €
    Extra Large Letter 35.3 cm x 25 cm x 5 cm 33.5 cm x 23 cm x 4.6 cm 0-225 g 0-250 g 1.70 €

    *Includes packaging weight of: Small Letter – 8g and Large Letter – 25g. All fees are exclusive of VAT and other taxes that are payable by the merchant.

    Note: If your product’s package dimensions (any side) or weight exceed any of the maximum values listed, move to the next tier.

    *Outbound shipping weight (g) = your unit’s weight + our Packaging Weight. The outbound shipping weight total is rounded to the nearest 1g. The weight of the packaging (our Packaging Weight) will be: Small Letter – 8g, Large Letter – 25g, and Extra Large Letter (25g).

    Fee type Fee per unit
    Removal fee 0.25 €

    All fees are exclusive of VAT and other taxes that are payable by the seller.

  6. Changes to fees, terms and policies

    We may modify the fees, terms and policies that apply to the program at any time.

  7. Withdrawal and termination; participation in the program

    You may terminate your participation in this programme or withdraw ASINs from the programme at any time by using the same process, which you use for enrollment just for disenrollment. We may terminate your participation in and remove ASINs or offers from the programme or discontinue or modify the terms of the programme at any time. The programme is intended to provide sellers with an additional low-cost fulfilment solution to help deliver low prices to customers. If you choose to participate in the programme, we expect that you will price your products competitively by means of a maximum selling price of 10,- € (including German Value Added Tax).

    For general questions about the program, refer to the "Frequently asked questions" section below. For additional information, please contact Seller Support.

Product enrollment

Enroll eligible products through the Small and Light product enrollment page. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure that package dimensions and weights have been entered in Seller Central before enrollment.
  • Remove extra spaces before and after your MSKUs to prevent upload errors.
  • Make sure that you have entered MSKUs, not ASINs, into the enrollment file.
  • Save your enrollment/removal template as a tab-delimited text file.
  • Always review your Processing reports for errors (for Professional selling plans only).

For help creating new MSKUs for Small and Light, see our offer creation guide. For more information about product enrollment, see our enrollment guide. Amazon may decline or cancel the enrollment of any product in the FBA Small and Light program at any time, for any reason.

Frequently asked questions


  1. What is FBA Small and Light?

    FBA Small and Light (the “program”) is a fulfillment solution with fulfillment by Amazon for certain fast-moving, small and light products (ASINs) that are priced at 10,- EUR or less (including VAT). The program is currently available for eligible ASINs listed on Amazon.de either fulfilled by Amazon or through your own fulfillment. Inventory can only be stored in Amazon fulfillment stations in Germany as designated by Amazon.

  2. How is FBA Small and Light different from standard FBA?

    FBA Small and Light is only open to ASINs that meet the following minimum criteria:

    • Weigh less than 225g per item
    • Have dimensions less than 33.5 x 23 x 4.6 cm;
    • are priced at €10 or less;
    • If ASINs are more than 90 days old, they must have sold in the last four weeks (or are expected to sell in the next four weeks if the ASIN was created in the last 90 days) more than or equal to 10 units.
    • If ASINs are new-to-website (less than 90 days old) they are eligible for immediate enrolment.
    • are listed on Amazon.de;
    • are in new condition;
    • are not Hazardous products, including items that contain lithium batteries or magnetised material (for more information, please refer to the Dangerous goods identification guide);
    • are not Adult products;
    • are not FSK18 or USK18 products
    • are not e-cigarettes or related products (whether or not they contain nicotine);
    • are not products that require sign-on delivery or other age verification process;
    • are not classified FBA Prohibited Products;
    • if you have inventory in standard FBA, you must create a new offer for that ASIN to enrol it on Small and Light. Otherwise you must have fewer than 30 units of the same offer in standard FBA before enrolling on Small and Light.
    • are not temperature sensitive products during 1st May to 14th October due to the summer break for products containing chocolate;

    FBA Small and Light requires additional prep and packaging. FBA Prep Service, FBA Label Service, and Unplanned Prep Services are not currently supported for enrolled ASINs.

    • Bundle same-ASINs together using a clear plastic bag or manufacturer/seller case pack (i.e. boxed or shrink-wrapped);
    • Any product made of cloth or fabric that can be damaged by tearing, dirt, dust or liquid during the fulfilment process must be individually wrapped in shrink-wrap or placed in a sealed poly bag (for more information, see Textiles);
    • Clearly mark the total quantity of sellable units on the outside of each bag;
    • You do not need to label individual units with FBA labels;
    • On the outside of each bag/pack, you must apply a unique, scannable FBA label which contains the FNSKU. For more information on printing FBA labels, see: Use an Amazon barcode to track inventory and How to print item labels from the Manage Inventory page;
    • Please keep in mind that you need to send minimum 24 units per SKU when sending your shipment to a Small and Light fulfilment station.
    • Shipments containing ineligible ASINs or that do not comply with Amazon packaging and prep requirements can result in items being moved to unfulfillable status. Unsellable items will require removal or disposal where standard FBA fees apply. If you do not remove this inventory after 30 days of being identified as unfulfillable/unsellable, Amazon may dispose of it. For additional information, see Required removals.

    FBA Small and Light's per-unit fulfillment fees are generally lower than FBA fulfillment fees. For each unit fulfilled with this program, the seller will be charged a fee of 1,10 EUR for small letter and 1,35 EUR for large letter. These fees are specifically designed for small and light products.

    Program fees comparison:

    The following table compares FBA Small and Light’s fulfillment fees to the corresponding, standard FBA fulfillment fees:

    Fulfillment packaging type FBA Small and Light FBA (small standard)*
    Small Letter 1,10 € per unit 1,54 € per unit
    Large Letter 1,35 € per unit 1,82 € per unit
    Extra Large Letter 1,70 € per unit 2,34 € per unit

    *The pricing above is approximate and will be subject to change based on product specifics.

    Example:

    Item SD Card
    Dimensions 3,2 cm x 2,4 cm x 0,2 cm
    Item weight 30 g
    Fulfillment fee per unit 1,10 € (1 unit x 1,10 €)
    Storage fee per month 0,000039936 €/0,000055296 €(0,032 x 0,024 x 0,002 x 26 € (Jan-Sep) / x 36 € (Oct-Dec))
    Total fulfillment Fee 1,10 € (approx.)
  3. What is the customer proposition difference between FBA Small and Light and standard FBA?

    There are a few differences between the two programs and we recommend that you keep selection in both programs to target all types of customers. Main differences are:

    - Small and Light FBA
    Delivery Prime customers: 1-2 days; Non-Prime customers: 3-5 days Prime customers: Next day; Non-Prime customers: 3-5 days
    Add-on program Does not apply to Small and Light ASINs. ASINs are available to all customers without a minimum basket threshold. Applies to FBA ASINs and requires a minimum basket threshold of 29 €
    FREE standard delivery for non-Prime customers with basket spend above or equal to 29 € Applies to Small and Light ASINs. Non-Prime customers pay a 0,99 € shipping fee for a basket spend of less than 29 €. Applies to FBA ASINs. Non-Prime customers pay a 3,99 € shipping fee for a basket spend of less than 29 €.

    *If a customer purchases a Small and Light and standard FBA item but the overall basket is less than 29 €, the customer pays the Small and Light shipping fee for the Small and Light item and the standard FBA fee for the standard FBA item.

    With an equal offer on both programs, standard FBA may provide a faster delivery promise which could impact Buy Box eligibility. For more information, see The Buy Box.

  4. I would like to participate in FBA Small and Light. How can I enroll my MSKUs?

    If you have products that meet all of the requirements listed above, you may enrol your products by visiting the FBA Small and Light product enrollment page.

    For additional help, refer to our enrollment guide.

  5. How do I add/remove MSKUs from FBA Small and Light?

    To add products to the program, use the Small and Light product enrollment page. To remove products, use the Small and Light product removal page.

  6. Will FBA Small and Light offers be available to Prime customers?

    Yes, the program offers will be available to all customers. Prime customers will benefit from a free Expedited Delivery (1-2 working days) option.

  7. Can I offer an ASIN for both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA?

    Yes, you can have an offer in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA. If you would like to have your ASINs in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA, follow the steps for Creating offers in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA . To increase your sales for these ASINs, we recommend having ASINs in both programs to reach all customers and offer them the full range of Amazon’s delivery options. There is no shared inventory between FBA Small and Light and standard FBA and you will need to ensure that you have a different SKU for Small and Light ASINs. Amazon cannot convert any of the FBA Small and Light units to standard FBA or vice versa.

  8. Can I offer an ASIN for both FBA Small and Light and the Merchant-Fulfilled Network (MFN)?

    Yes, you can have a Small and Light offer and an MFN offer on the same product. However, please ensure that your program offer is priced competitively relative to your MFN offer. Customers trust that they will find low prices on Amazon. Consistent with maintaining that trust, higher-priced FBA Small and Light offers may not win the Buy Box. For more information, please see General Pricing Rule and The Buy Box.

  9. Can I use my existing Merchant SKU (MSKU) when shipping units to a fulfillment center in the program?

    In order to use an MSKU for FBA Small and Light, the MSKU must be based on an offer in FBA. If you have an existing MFN offer, you can choose to convert the offer to FBA in order to use the MSKU for FBA Small and Light. If you intend to have offers in both FBA Small and Light and MFN, we need to create a separate offer so you have two MSKUs, one for FBA Small and Light and one for MFN, if the ASIN meets all program criteria. In Seller Central, you can update/create multiple offers at once using the Inventory Loader tool. For more information, please see Inventory Loader Instructions. Please refer to Inventory Loader Instructions for more information.

  10. Once folded, my item complies with the Small and Light criteria. Will you fold items to make them fit?

    Yes. When we receive an ASIN that fits in our packaging once folded, we will fold this for you a maximum of 1 time. You must fix a label on the outside of the bag/box containing the foldable ASINs that clearly states your permission to have this ASIN folded. We will mark this FNSKU in our system, so that you only have to include the permission label the first time you send us a foldable ASIN. For more details, please see our Packaging Requirements.

  11. What is the customer returns policy for FBA Small and Light?

    We will provide fulfillment and customer service for your orders, which includes handling customer returns. For more information on our FBA customer returns policy, please see FBA customer returns policy.

  12. How do I remove my inventory under FBA Small and Light?

    You can create a Removal Order in Seller Central to remove your program inventory, just as you normally would for your standard FBA inventory. Normally, removals (returns/disposals) can take 10-14 working days to pick, pack and process. However, removal times may increase to 30 days or more during peak removal periods, which are February, March, August and September. Please refer to Create Removal Orders for more information.

  13. What happens if an ASIN or my offer has been removed from the FBA Small and Light program and I have stock in the fulfillment center?

    If Amazon or you have removed the ASIN or offer from FBA Small and Light, the respective units will become unfulfillable and you need to remove or dispose of the remaining inventory. We cannot transfer these units to another Amazon fulfillment center and make these available for standard FBA. If the ASINs became unfulfillable due to price above 10,- € (including German VAT), adjust pricing to make it eligible.

  14. When will I get paid for my sales?

    Sales for items in the FBA Small and Light program are treated just like standard FBA sales, and proceeds will be distributed at the same frequency. For more information, please see Getting Paid.

  15. What ship options are available to customers for my orders in the program?

    For orders fulfilled through the FBA Small and Light program, we offer our customers the following shipping options:

    • Prime customers: Premium Delivery (1-2 working days)
    • Non-Prime customers: Standard paid delivery (0,99 €) for orders under 29,- € and free delivery (3-5 working days) on orders over 29,- €

  16. Can my offers be enabled for EU Export, the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA?

    At the launch of this programme, your offers enrolled onto Small and Light will not be eligible for EU Export, the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA. The customer will see the "not exportable" message on the Detail and Checkout pages.You are not allowed to cross list SKUs with other EU locales. You must ensure that your FBA Small and Light SKU is DE-only. If an SKU is inadvertently enabled for the European Fulfillment Network or Pan-European FBA after you have enrolled it in the Small and Light program, please deactivate it.

  17. Can I use FBA Small and Light for products that I sell on services and channels other than Amazon?

    No. The programme is only eligible for on-Amazon.de orders. Thus, Multi-Channel Fulfilment does not work for FBA Small and Light.

  18. What reports are available to track my inventory and sales?

    To track sucessfully-enrolled Small and Light offers and Small and Light inventory levels in the warehouse, download the Small and Light inventory report. For sales and inventory data, see your FBA reports such as the Amazon Fulfilled Shipments (AFSR) and Inventory Reports under the Reports tab in Seller Central.

  19. How do I preview the Small and Light program fulfillment Fees?

    The “Fee Preview” column in the Manage Inventory and Manage FBA Inventory pages shows fees based on the standard FBA program. We hope to update this feature soon to reflect the correct fees for products that are enrolled in FBA Small and Light. You can see the correct fees for your enrolled products by downloading a Fee Preview report. The Fee Preview report can be found by visiting the Reports menu in Seller Central, selecting the “Fulfillment” link, and then selecting “Fee Preview” in the list of reports on the left.

  20. What about customer service for my orders in the program?

    We will provide fulfillment and customer service for your orders as we do for standard FBA.

  21. Are there gift options available for FBA Small and Light items?

    No, currently there are no gift options available for FBA Small and Light items.

  22. I am also interested in learning more about standard FBA services. Where can I find more information?

    Please refer to Fulfillment by Amazon for more information.

  23. Can I sell Media products on Small and Light?

    Small and Light is available for Media products that meet the eligibility criteria.

  24. What happens if my items are priced above 10,- € (including German Value Added Tax)?

    The Small and Light program is intended to provide sellers with a low-cost fulfillment solution for fast moving small and light items priced at 10,- € (including German Value Added Tax) or less. If you choose to participate in the program, we expect that you will continue to meet the Program guidelines.

    All items that are priced above the Small and Light program pricing guidelines (>10,- €) will be charged the standard FBA fee. Program participants will continue to get the Small and Light customer experience.

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