Effective May 12, 2022, we will implement a fuel and inflation surcharge of 4.3% on top of our current Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fulfillment fee per-unit rates in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have significantly invested in Amazon’s store and fulfillment operations to better support you and our customers. In Europe, we’ve more than doubled fulfillment capacity and opened more than 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations.
These investments enabled tremendous growth for sellers, who have increased sales in our stores by more than 70% during this time.
Like many, we have experienced significant cost increases, and we have absorbed them, wherever possible, to reduce the impact on our selling partners. When we did increase fees, we were focused on addressing permanent costs and ensuring that our fees were competitive with those charged by other service providers.
In 2022, we expected a return to normalcy as COVID-19 restrictions around the world eased, but fuel prices and inflation have presented further challenges. It’s still unclear if these inflationary costs will go up or down, or for how long they will persist. Rather than a permanent fee change, we will be employing a fuel and inflation surcharge for the first time, a mechanism broadly used across supply chain providers.
Beginning May 12, we will implement a fuel and inflation surcharge of 4.3% on top of our current Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fulfillment fee per-unit rates in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. In Germany, this will result in an average fulfillment fee increase of €0.13 per unit.
We know that changes to fees affect your business, and our teams are working each and every day to ensure that FBA remains a great value for the premium fulfillment and delivery service that it provides. For that reason, we have recently announced fee reductions and promotions and additional incentives on FBA New Selection.
For more information, go to 2022 FBA fulfillment fee changes.
The fuel and inflation surcharge of 4.3% is applied on top of the current FBA fulfillment fee per-unit rates.
FBA fulfillment fees are calculated and charged when shipments leave Amazon fulfillment centers. For example, if a product is ordered before May 12 but is shipped on or after that date, the surcharge will apply.
The surcharge will be applied only to fulfillment fees. Other FBA fees, such as return processing fees, are unaffected by this change.
Example fee calculation
If you're selling in Germany and the size and weight tier for your ASIN is large envelope 960 g, then your total fee as of May 12, 2022, will be calculated as follows:
Fulfillment fee: €2.60
Surcharge: €2.60 x 4.3% = €0.11
Total fee: €2.71