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FBA Small and Light

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 Small and Light, your participating offers are available to Prime members with free delivery. Non-Prime customers get standard delivery, with free delivery on orders over €29.

The program is subject to the FBA Small and Light Terms and Conditions.

Product eligibility

Only products in new condition that measure 33.5 cm x 23 cm x 4.6 cm or less, weigh 225 g or less, and are priced at €10 (including VAT) or less, are eligible for Small and Light.

The product types listed below are not eligible (crushable products such as potato chips and glass, are eligible as long as they are properly packaged).

  • Category, Product and Content Restrictions
  • FBA Prohibited Products
  • Adult products
  • FSK18 or USK18 products
  • E-cigarettes or related products (whether or not they contain nicotine)
  • Hazardous products, including items that contain lithium batteries or magnetised material (for more information, refer to the dangerous goods identification guide)
  • Products that require sign-on delivery or other age verification process
  • Temperature-sensitive products (such as chocolates) during May 1 to October 14 due to the summer break for products containing chocolate
  • Products with existing FBA offers that use manufacturer barcodes for tracking instead of Amazon barcodes.
  • Slow-selling products—either ASINs offered on Amazon for more than four weeks that have sold fewer than 10 units in the last four weeks. Or ASINs that are not expected to sell at least 10 units in the next four weeks, if the ASIN was created in the last 90 days. Not included are new items (items that have never been introduced to or sold on Amazon) or items that have only been seller-fulfilled. These items enjoy a 90-day trial period in Small and Light while they onboard and up level in terms of sales velocity required to participate in the program.

Product enrolment

Enrol eligible products through the Small and Light product enrolment page. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure that package dimensions and weights have been entered in Seller Central before enrolment.
  • Remove extra spaces before and after your MSKUs to prevent upload errors.
  • Make sure that you have entered MSKUs, not ASINs, into the enrolment file.
  • Always review your processing reports for errors (for Professional selling plans only).
Important: The Small & Light program is a domestic fulfillment program. To use Small & Light Program on different Amazon Marketplaces, you need to create a distinct offer (FNSKU) per marketplace and send your inventory in each country. The enrollment of an existing FBA offer on the Small and Light programme on one marketplace will automatically deactivate this offer on the other European Marketplaces. Check the shipping fees for each European Marketplace here

For help in creating new MSKUs go to Start selling: List and manage inventory

Shipping Small and Light Inventory to Amazon

FBA Small and Light has the same prep-and-packaging requirements as standard FBA. Review our Small and Light 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.

Each individual unit has an Amazon barcode. Units cannot be bundled and must comply with standard FBA packaging and prep requirements.

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 when standard FBA removal fees apply. If you do not remove this inventory after 30 days of being identified as unfulfillable or unsellable, Amazon may dispose of it. For more information, go to required removals.

Important: Through the FBA Label Service, we'll apply an Amazon barcode to your Small and Light products for free. To be eligible for the FBA Label Service, each individual unit must have a single scannable barcode that uniquely identifies the product. In addition, you can use the FBA Prep Service to have us package and prep your Small and Light products for a per-unit fee.

Program fees

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.

Go to FBA long-term storage fees for more information

The fulfillment fees for the program are as follows:

Small and Light Central Europe Program (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). 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 for this service.

Note: VAT registration in Poland and the Czech Republic is required for program participation. You also must observe distance selling and Intrastat thresholds. For more information, go to Tax and reporting requirements for the Fulfillment Network Expansion (Central Europe Program).
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

If you who do not participate in the Central Europe Program an additional €0.30 of fulfillment fee will be charged per Small and Light unit that is shipped from German fulfillment centers . For more information, go to the FBA Pricing page.

Small and Light in Germany

Fulfillment packaging type Letter dimensions Item dimensions Item weight Outbound shipping weight* (g) Fulfillment fee per unit (non-CEP storage in Germany 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

If you don’t participate in the Central Europe Program, an additional €0.30 fulfillment fee will be charged per Small and Light unit that is shipped from German fulfillment centers. If you participate in Pan-European FBA, this fee will not be charged.

*Includes packaging weight of a small letter (8g) and large letter (25g). All fees exclude VAT and other taxes that the seller pays.

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) and large letter (25g), and extra large letter (25g).

Fee type Fee per unit
Removal fee €0.25

All fees exclude VAT and other taxes that the seller pays.

To compare Small and Light fees with standard FBA fees, see FAQ 1 below.

Troubleshooting

You may see an error message when you try to enroll an item in Small and Light if your submission is missing information or if the product isn’t eligible.

See Small and Light error messages for more information about common errors and how to fix them.

Frequently asked questions

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

Program fees comparison:

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 €1.63 per unit
Large letter €1.05 per unit €1.93 per unit
Extra large Letter €1.40 per unit €2.40 per unit
*The pricing above is approximate and will be subject to change based on product specifics.

You can preview FBA fees, including those for Small and Light program, by downloading a Fee Preview report. Fees are subject to change, so check back on this page for updates.

2. What is the customer proposition difference between FBA Small and Light and standard FBA?

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. Applies to FBA ASINs.

*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.

3. What happens if the price of one of my FBA Small and Light enrolled products increases above €10?

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.

4. How do I disenroll offers from Small and Light?

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.

5. How do I add or 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. Can I offer an ASIN for both FBA Small and Light and also fulfill it myself?

Yes, you can have a Small and Light offer and a seller-fulfilled offer on the same product. However, make ensure that your program offer is priced competitively relative to your self-fulfilled 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, see General Pricing Rule and The Buy Box.

7. Can I use my existing MSKU when shipping units to a fulfillment center in the program?

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.

8. Are expiration-dated products allowed in Small and Light?

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.

9. 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 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.

10. Does the program offer customer returns?

Yes, with Small and Light, Amazon provides fulfillment and customer service for your orders, including processing customer returns.

For information on how Small and Light refunds and reimbursements will be applied to your account, see FBA customer returns policy.

Note: To ensure a great customer experience, we may accept returns beyond the time frame stated in these policies.

All refunds can be tracked in the Returns Report.

11. 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. 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. Go to Remove inventory for more information.

12. When will I get paid for my sales?

Sales for items in Small and Light program are treated just like standard FBA sales, and proceeds will be distributed at the same frequency. For more information, go to How Amazon transfers payments.

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

At the launch of this program, your offers enrolled onto Small and Light will not be eligible for EU Export (except Export to Austrian customers with a delivery address in Austria that is enabled) , 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 Germany 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.

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

Yes, Multi-Channel Fulfilment works for Small and Light. Note that the regular FBA Multi-Channel fulfillment fees of the respective size and weight apply.

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

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, review your FBA reports such as the Amazon Fulfilled Shipments and Inventory reports under the Reports tab in Seller Central.

16. 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 by Amazon and then selecting “Fee Preview” in the list of reports on the left.

17. 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.

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

Yes. For Small and Light, we provide gift wrap and gift message services

19. 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.

20. Can I sell media products on Small and Light?

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

21. Are there different eligibility criteria for enrollment into Small and Light vs. the bulk file upload tool?

No, the eligibility criteria are the same.

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