Understanding Amazon Storage Costs
Understanding Amazon storage fee charges is crucial to ensure that you don’t receive a nasty shock from Amazon and that you are correctly calculating your net profit correctly.
Amazon typically charges two types of storage fees. These are monthly and long term storage fees for products held in their fulfilment centre.
Sellers should be aware that in addition to the monthly Inventory Storage Fee, long-term storage fees may also be charged by Amazon if applicable.
Storage fees are based on the daily average volume (measured in cubic feet) for space your inventory occupies in Amazon fulfilment centres.
The volume measurement is based on unit size when properly packaged and ready to ship in accordance with FBA Policies and Requirements.
Amazon reserves the right to make its own measurement of the cubic feet or weight of packaged units or representative samples.
In the event of any conflict between an Amazon measurement and information provided by the seller, Amazon's measurement will govern.
Monthly Inventory Storage Fees
Monthly storage fees to keep your goods stored in Amazon fulfilment centres. In the UK & Europe are currently charged at the following rates:
|UK (per cubic foot)||DE (per cubic meter)||FR (per cubic meter)||IT (per cubic meter)||
ES (per cubic meter)
|January – September||£ 0.48||€ 20||€ 20||€ 20||€ 20|
|October – December||£ 0.68||€ 28||€ 28||€ 28||€ 28|
To find out about the latest Amazon.co.uk & Euro monthly storage fees visit login to your seller central and visit the current link here.
Whilst in the US monthly storage costs are typically charged at the following rates:
|January – September||$0.64 per cubic foot||$0.43 per cubic foot|
|October – December||$2.35 per cubic foot||$1.15 per cubic foot|
Monthly inventory storage fees are typically charged between the 7th and 15th day of the month. To find out about the latest Amazon.com monthly storage fees visit Amazon here.
Long-term Inventory Storage Fees
A semi-annual Long-Term Storage Fee applies to units that have been stored in an Amazon fulfilment centres for 6 months or longer. In the US this is currently charged on the inventory cleanup dates of February 15 and August 15 as follows:
➤ Units that have been in an Amazon fulfilment centre for 6 to 12 months as of the Inventory Cleanup date are charged $11.25 per cubic foot.
➤ Units that have been in an Amazon fulfilment centre for 12 months or more as of the Inventory Cleanup date are charged $22.50 per cubic foot.
To find out about the latest Amazon.com long term storage fees visit Amazon.com here.
While in the UK units that have been in an Amazon fulfilment centre for 12 months as of the Inventory Cleanup dates being 15 August / 15 February are charged £882.50 per cubic foot.
To find out about the latest Amazon.co.uk long term storage fees visit Amazon here.
Sellers should note that to avoid the long-term inventory fee charges you simply have to have made your request to remove your inventory from Amazon fulfilment centre by the above clean-up dates.
Does the removal have to be completed before the inventory cleanup date to avoid the long-term storage fee or just submit the removal request?
The removal request must be submitted to avoid the long-term storage fee, but it does not have to be complete. Inventory in sellable condition will be available for sale until the removal is complete.
You will not be charged for removed inventory until it has been returned to you or disposed of.
Is the long-term storage fee in lieu of the monthly inventory storage fee or in addition to it?
This fee is in addition to the monthly inventory storage fee.
The monthly inventory storage fee will continue to be charged each month. In addition to the monthly storage fee, the long-term storage fee is charged on February 15 and August 15 for inventory in our fulfilment centres for six months or longer.
If an item sells shortly after the long-term storage fee is charged, will a portion of the fee be refunded?
No. The long-term storage fee is charged up front.
From what date is inventory age calculated?
The fee is based on the date an item is received in the fulfilment centre.
Will items being processed for the long-term storage fee still be available for sale to customers?
Yes. While these items may be moved to a different physical location within a fulfilment centre, they will be available for purchase by customers and eligible for Amazon Prime and FREE Shipping.