Fulfillment by Amazon is an incredible fulfillment method that most Amazon sellers use for their businesses. However, FBA often doesn’t make sense if you are selling a lower-priced product because of Amazon’s fulfillment costs.
The FBA Small and Light Program allows sellers to offer smaller, lighter, and cheaper products for a reduced fulfillment fee.
The reduced fulfillment fees give sellers more margin or the ability to pass the savings to their customers.
In the article, we’ll go over FBA Small and Light eligibility, why a seller would use the program, and how to enroll your products.
What is the FBA Small and Light program?
FBA Small and Light is a program created by Amazon that reduces fulfillment costs for products that meet certain criteria, including weight, size, and price. It allows sellers to offer small and lightweight products at an affordable price for customers.
If you sell low-priced products on Amazon, FBA feels will typically make selling them too expensive to be worth it. Small and Light will save you money on those fees to increase your margins.
Let’s review what makes your products eligible for the Small and Light program.
FBA Small and Light product eligibility
To be eligible for FBA Small and Light, your products must meet the following criteria:
- Measure 18 x 14 x 8 inches or less
- Weigh 3 lb or less
- Priced at $10 or less
- In New condition
The following product types are not eligible for Small and Light:
- Restricted products
- FBA prohibited products
- Adult products
- Dangerous goods (hazmat)
- Temperature-sensitive products (such as chocolates)
Crushable products, such as potato chips and glass, are eligible as long as they are properly packaged.
If your products meet the above criteria, you can enroll in the Small and Light program and save on fulfillment fees! If your product is enrolled and later priced above $10, they will automatically be removed from the program.
What are the fulfillment fees for FBA Small and Light?
Below are the fulfillment fees you will pay if your products are enrolled in the Small and Light program.
|Size tier||Shipping Weight||Dimensions||Small and Light fulfillment fee per unit||Surcharge||Fulfillment fee (including surcharge)|
|Small standard||6 oz or less||15 x 12 x 0.75 inches or less||$2.35||$0.12||$2.47|
|6+ to 12 oz||$2.49||$0.12||$2.61|
|12+ to 16 oz||$3.00||$0.15||$3.15|
|Large standard||6 oz or less||18 x 14 x 8 inches or less||$2.53||$0.13||$2.66|
|6+ to 12 oz||$2.80||$0.14||$2.94|
|12+ to 16 oz||$3.59||$0.18||$3.77|
|1+ to 2 lb||$4.21||$0.21||$4.42|
|2+ to 3 lb||$4.94||$0.25||$5.19|
Compare these fulfillment fees to the standard FBA fees you would pay if your product did not meet this criteria.
|Standard-size product tiers|
|Product type||Size tier||Shipping weight||Fulfillment fee per unit||Surcharge||Fulfillment fee (including surcharge)|
|Most products (non-dangerous goods, non-apparel)||Small standard||6 oz or less||$2.92||$0.15||$3.07|
|6+ to 12 oz||$3.07||$0.15||$3.22|
|12+ to 16 oz||$3.59||$0.18||$3.77|
|Large standard||6 oz or less||$3.54||$0.18||$3.72|
|6+ to 12 oz||$3.77||$0.19||$3.96|
|12+ to 16 oz||$4.52||$0.23||$4.75|
|1+ to 2 lb||$5.14||$0.26||$5.40|
|2+ to 3 lb||$5.79||$0.29||$6.08|
What are the benefits to enrolling in FBA Small and Light?
As you’ve probably gathered by now, the biggest benefit to enrolling in Small and Light is the discounted fulfillment fees. Other benefits include:
- Your products will still be eligible for Prime shipping
- There is no minimum purchase requirement for customers
- Amazon’s trusted fulfillment and customer services
Enrolling your products in the Small and Light Program
Enrolling products into the program is quick and easy. Simply navigate to the Small and Light page in Seller Central. You can access this page by searching for Small and Light in Seller Central.
You can choose to enroll one or more products at a time by entering the SKU or by uploading a bulk template file.
Enter the SKU of each product you want to enroll and Amazon will check the eligibility. You can click “Enroll selected products” if the product is eligible.
If approved by Amazon, your products will now save money on fulfillment fees. Before sending inventory to Amazon’s fulfillment centers, please check Amazon’s Small and Light prep and packaging guide.
Are your products eligible for FBA Small and Light?
If you sell small and low-priced products on Amazon, the FBA Small and Light program may benefit your Amazon business. Your savings will be significant if you sell many units of the products enrolled.
We hope this article helped you understand more about the program and how to enroll your products to save on fulfillment costs.
Do you have any questions or comments about FBA Small and Light? Let us know down in the comments!
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