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Cycling Accessories FAQ

What is changing in Sports & Outdoors?

Effective April 1, 2021, Amazon will carve out Cycling Accessories into a new fee category. For DE, NL, SE and PL, Amazon will lower the referral fee on Cycling Accessories to 8% and keep the referral fee unchanged for Sports & Outdoors.

Category Referral fee

Applicable minimum referral fee

(applied on a per-item basis unless otherwise noted)

Cycling Accessories 8% €0.30 / 3 kr / 1 PLN
Sports & Outdoors 15% €0.30 / 3 kr / 1 PLN
Note: The 8% referral fee rate for Cycling Accessories is a permanent fee change.

Effective April 1, 2021, Amazon will carve out Cycling Accessories into a new fee category. For FR, IT and ES, Amazon will lower the referral fee on Cycling Accessories to 8.24% and keep the referral fee unchanged for Sports & Outdoors.

Category Referral fee

Applicable minimum referral fee

(applied on a per-item basis unless otherwise noted)

Cycling Accessories 8.24% €0.30
Sports & Outdoors 15.45% €0.30
Note: The 8.24% referral fee rate for Cycling Accessories is a permanent fee change.

Effective April 1, 2021, Amazon will carve out Cycling Accessories into a new fee category. For the UK, Amazon will lower the referral fee on Cycling Accessories to 8.16% and keep the referral fee unchanged for Sports & Outdoors.

Category Referral fee

Applicable minimum referral fee

(applied on a per-item basis unless otherwise noted)

Cycling Accessories 8.16% £0.25
Sports & Outdoors 15.3% £0.25
Note: The 8.16% referral fee rate for Cycling Accessories is a permanent fee change.

Why is Amazon making this change?

We are making this change to help sellers improve their margins and bring in new selection at lower prices for our customers.

Which product types are included under Cycling Accessories?

Amazon has identified a subset of accessories that are specific to cycling. ASIN’s listed under these categories will be included under the Cycling Accessories category.

  • Bike Backpacks, Bags, & Panniers
  • Bike Bells
  • Bike Covers
  • Bike Mirrors
  • Bike Pumps
  • Bike Racks & Stands
  • Bike Trainers
  • Bike Locks (Cable, Chain, Combination, Folding, Mount)
  • Bottle Cages
  • Fenders
  • Quick Releases
  • Rim Bands
  • Saddle Covers
  • Training Wheels
  • Valve Caps

What cycling-related categories are excluded from Cycling Accessories?

The following sub-categories related to cycling are not classified as Cycling Accessories, and will remain under the broader Sports & Outdoor category:

  • Bike Tools & Equipment (e.g. tool kits, repair kits, workstands, cleaners, greases, hand tools)
  • Bikes
  • Clothing
  • Bike Components & Parts (e.g. wheels, pedals, brakes, batteries, handlebars, grips, etc.)
  • Glasses
  • Helmets & Helmet Accessories
  • Lights & Reflectors (e.g. headlights, taillights, helmet lights)
  • Protective Gear
  • Cycling Shoes

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