At the beginning of the month, the fulfillment fees in all European Amazon shops were adjusted. This resulted in increases from € 0.10 to just under € 1.50 per item sent. However, there were also reductions in fulfillment surcharges.
Antonia KlattLast Updated on 23 July 2021
New fulfillment surcharges for goods stored in Germany
On July 8, 2021, some of the fulfillment costs for sellers who store goods in Germany and have them shipped through Amazon were reduced. Retailers who do not participate in Amazon’s expansion of the logistics network or the Central Europe or CEE program and who do not store their goods in Poland and the Czech Republic currently pay a surcharge for each unit sent by Amazon. This surcharge was reduced from € 0.50 to € 0.35 at the beginning of July.
Adjustment of the surcharges in the “Small and Light” program
The same applies to sellers who ship goods with the “Small and Light” FBA program from Amazon. Previously, they paid a surcharge of € 0.30 per small product. From July 8th the new surcharge of € 0.25 will apply.
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In addition to lowering the surcharge, Amazon has made a few other changes to its FBA programs this year. Adjustments to the fulfillment fees due to the weight of the packaging were abolished in July and the weight limits for the individual size levels were adjusted accordingly. However, this does not change the basic fees per unit shipped. Since April, heavy and bulky products weighing more than 31.5 kg or 175 cm in length can still be shipped domestically as part of the “Heavy and Bulk” FBA program. A minimum fee of € 15 per item shipped is due for this.
What changes for hellotax clients?
With regard to value added tax, hellotax customers do not have any obligations due to the price changes in the “fulfilled-by-Amazon” program. Any price differences are taken into account by us and our software and appear directly or indirectly in reports and the VAT return. There is no need for action for hellotax customers. If you still have any questions, our support team will be happy to take care of them.