I am trying to work out if this is worth the hassle on smaller cheaper items - say a pair of scissors.
for example I sell a pair of scissors for £1.99 and charge £1 P&P = total sale £2.99
amazon take their cut - say 17% which gives me £2.48 in my hand
from that I take off 7p for the jiffy, 1p for the franking label and 58p for the franking
that now leaves me with £1.82.
if i had gone FBA
pick and pack = 80p
standard envelope under 100g = 41p
size is small so monthly storage is going to be around 1p (based on 20cm x 10cm x 2cm = 0.0004m2 x £14.12)
that gives an fba fee of £1.22
add on the amazon selling fee of 51p (based on 17% fee) and i am left with a total deduction of £1.73
if i charge the original £2.99 i get left with £1.26
thats 56p worse off per sale
can someone confirm my sums are correct - if they are then FBA doesnt work for the lower priced items.