FBA Small and Light helps reduce the cost of fulfilling orders for small and lightweight FBA inventory priced under €10 (including VAT).
When you join this program, your participating offers will be available to Prime members with free delivery, and standard delivery for non-Prime customers, with free delivery on orders over €29. Non-Prime customers pay a €0.99 shipping fee for a basket spend of less than €29.
This program offers lower fulfillment fees versus standard FBA fulfillment fees on comparable products, however, it offers fewer additional services such as prep and labeling services in the fulfillment center.
Small and Light is subject to the FBA Small and Light Terms and Conditions.
Only products in new condition that measure 33.5 cm x 23 cm x 4.6 cm or less, weigh 225g or less, and are priced at €10 (including German VAT) or less are eligible for Small and Light.
The product types below are not eligible. (Crushable products, such as potato chips and glass, are eligible as long as they are properly packaged)
Enrol eligible products through the Small and Light product enrolment page. Here are some tips:
For help creating new MSKUs see Start selling: List and manage inventory
FBA Small and Light has its own prep-and-packing requirements and uses specific fulfillment centers. See our Prep and packaging guide and ship your products to the fulfillment center specified by Amazon. A minimum of 24 units per ASIN must be sent in each shipment.
We do not offer any preparation or labelling services in this fulfillment 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.
Except for the fees below, all standard Selling on Amazon fees and FBA fees apply to Small and Light.
Inventory items that have been in our fulfillment centers for more than 365 days will be charged a monthly long-term storage fee of €170 per cubic meter or minimum fee of €0.10 per unit. The greater of the applicable long-term storage fee (based on the packaged volume of one unit) or per-unit minimum long-term storage fee of €0.10 will be charged. The inventory assessment date will be the 15th of every month.
See FBA long-term storage fees for more information
The fulfillment fees for the program are as follows:
Small and Light CEP:
Fulfillment Network Expansion (Central Europe Program) lets you use Amazon's fulfillment centers in Poland and the Czech Republic for inventory that would otherwise be stored in Germany.
Once you have joined this program, you will be asked to ship your FBA inventory to an address in Germany (see information below). Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) then handles the distribution to Amazon's fulfillment centers in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic at Amazon's discretion. There are no additional fees to use this service.
|Fulfillment packaging type||Letter Dimensions||Item Dimensions||Item Weight||Outbound shipping weight* (g)||Fulfillment fee per unit (CEP)|
|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||€0.80|
|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||€1.05|
|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||€1.40|
Sellers who do not participate in the Fulfillment Network Expansion (Central Europe Program) authorizing Amazon to store and process German FBA inventory in Amazon's fulfillment network including Poland and the Czech Republic, are charged an additional €0.30 of fulfillment fee per Small and Light unit shipped from German fulfillment centers. For more information, see the FBA Pricing page .
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|Fulfillment packaging type||Letter Dimensions||Item Dimensions||Item Weight||Outbound shipping weight* (g)||Fulfillment fee per unit (Non-CEP / storaging in DE-only)||Fulfillment fee per unit (CEP)|
|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||€0.80|
|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||€1.05|
|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||€1.40|
1Sellers with German FBA inventory who do not participate in the Fulfilment Network Expansion (Central Europe Program) authorizing Amazon to store and process German FBA inventory in Amazon‘s fulfillment network including Poland and the Czech Republic, are charged an additional €0.30 of fulfillment fee per FBA unit shipped from German fulfillment centers. Sellers who are part of the Pan-European FBA program are not charged this fee.
*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.
*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|
All fees are exclusive of VAT and other taxes that are payable by the seller.
To compare Small and Light fees with standard FBA fees, see FAQ 1 below.
You might receive an error message when you try to enrol an item in Small and Light if your submission is missing information or the product isn’t eligible.
See Small and Light error messages for more information about common errors and how to fix them.
The following table compares FBA Small and Light’s CEP fulfillment fees to the corresponding, standard FBA fulfillment fees:
|Fulfillment packaging type||FBA Small and Light CEP||FBA (small standard)*|
|Small Letter||€0.80 per unit||€1.54 per unit|
|Large Letter||€1.05 per unit||€1.82 per unit|
|Extra Large Letter||€1.40 per unit||€2.34 per unit|
You can preview FBA fees, including those for the Small and Light program, by downloading a Fee Preview report. Fees are subject to change, so check back on this page for updates.
|Small and Light||FBA|
|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.
The product will remain enrolled in FBA Small and Light, but standard FBA fulfillment fees will apply. If the price of your product later drops to €10 or lower, FBA Small and Light fulfillment fees will apply again.
Before disenrolling offers, make sure there is no inventory left in Small and Light. Go to Remove products from the Small and Light program to disenroll your offers.
For details on how to remove inventory, see Remove inventory from a fulfillment center.
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 .
Yes, you can have a Small and Light offer and a seller-fulfilled 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.
To use an MSKU for Small and Light, you must have one that is based on an offer in FBA. Enroll your seller-fulfilled offer in Small and Light and then convert it to FBA.
If you want both Small and Light and seller-fulfilled offers, we recommend creating a separate offer for each so that you have two MSKUs: one for Small and Light and one for seller-fulfilled. Update or create multiple offers at once using the Inventory Loader tool.
Yes, Small and Light accepts expiration-dated products, but temperature-sensitive products, like chocolates, are not accepted from May 1 to October 14. Small and Light follows the standard FBA requirements for expiration-dated inventory .
Products sent to Amazon must have a remaining shelf life greater than 105 days from the time of receipt by Amazon. Units that are within 50 days of the expiration date will be removed for disposal by Amazon. Units subject to disposal will not be available for return.
When shipping expiration-dated products to Amazon, make sure that each box has only one expiration date per product. Multiple units of the same product can be shipped together if all units have the same expiration date and are bagged or bundled together.
Yes. When we receive an ASIN that fits in our packaging once folded, we will fold this for you a maximum of one time. You must place a label on the outside of the bag or 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, see our Packaging Requirements.
Yes, with Small and Light, Amazon provides fulfillment and customer service for your orders, including processing customer returns.
For eligible customers some orders below €7 can qualify for a return-less refund. In such cases, we debit the seller account for all or part of the value of the refund when Amazon refunds a customer for a Small and Light order. Because the refund is return-less, the seller doesn’t get the item back.
For information on how Small and Light refunds and reimbursements will be applied to your account, see FBA customer returns policy.
All refunds can be tracked in the Returns Report.
You can create a Removal Order in Seller Central to remove your program inventory, just as you normally would for your standard FBA inventory. Small and Light has a minimum removal fee of €0.25 a unit. Normally, removals (returns/disposals) can take 10-14 business days to pick, pack and process. However, removal times may increase to 30 days or more during peak removal periods, which occur in February, March, August and September. Please refer to Remove Inventory for more information.
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.
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.
For orders fulfilled through the FBA Small and Light program, we offer our customers the following shipping options:
At the launch of this program, 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.
No. The program is only eligible for on-Amazon.de orders. Thus, Multi-Channel Fulfilment does not work for FBA Small and Light.
To track successfully-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.
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.
We will provide fulfillment and customer service for your orders as we do for standard FBA.
No, currently there are no gift options available for FBA Small and Light items.
Please refer to Fulfillment by Amazon for more information.
Small and Light is available for Media products that meet the eligibility criteria.
No, the eligibility criteria are the same.