FBA Small and Light is an additional fulfilment solution with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) for your fast-moving, small and light products that are priced at £9 or less (including VAT). The programme offers a competitive fulfilment solution for products that you currently fulfil through your own fulfilment network or FBA. When you join this programme, your participating offers will be available to Prime members with free 1-3 days delivery, and standard 3-5 days delivery for non-Prime customers with FREE delivery on orders over £20. This programme offers lower fulfilment fees versus standard FBA fulfilment fees on comparable products, however, it offers less additional services such as prep and labelling services in the fulfilment centre.
If you have products that meet all of the requirements listed below, you may enrol your products by visiting the Small and Light product enrolment page.
Your participation in FBA Small and Light (the “programme”) is subject to these programme policies, the terms of our Amazon Services Europe Business Solutions Agreement and all other applicable Amazon policies. For the purpose of these policies, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Amazon Services Europe Sarl.
FBA Small and Light is a fulfilment solution with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) for Amazon.co.uk for certain fast-moving, small and light products (ASINs) priced at £9 or less (including VAT) and meeting below listed eligibility criteria.
The programme is currently only open to sellers who meet certain selection and velocity eligibility criteria. Sellers may suggest qualified ASINs that they want to enrol on the programme for approval by visiting the Small and Light product enrolment page.
FBA Small and Light is only open to Amazon-approved ASINs that meet the following minimum criteria:
These product preparation requirements are specific to Small and Light and may not apply to other FBA shipments. We do not offer any preparation or labelling services in this fulfilment solution. Eligible inventory prepared according to the Small and Light requirements is typically received within 5 working days of delivery to the fulfilment centre.
We do not offer any preparation or labelling services in this fulfilment solution. We may refuse to receive or mark as unfulfillable any incorrectly packaged or prepped or ineligible unit and you will need to remove or dispose of those units. Units prepped according to the FBA Small and Light Prep Requirements are typically received within 5 days of delivery to the fulfilment centre. Failure to follow the Small and Light packaging and prep policies can result in your stock being moved to unfulfillable status. Unfulfillable or unsellable inventory will require a removal order where standard FBA removal fees apply.
The following fulfilment fees apply to eligible items fulfilled through the FBA Small and Light programme:
|Fulfilment packaging type||Item dimensions||Item weight (g)||Fulfilment fee|
|Small Letter (including Packing Material Weight = 8 g)||23.0 X 15.5 X 0.4 cm||0-92 g||£0.60|
|Large Letter (including Packing Material Weight = 25 g)||30 X 22.4 X 2.4 cm||0-225 g||£0.80|
Note: If your product’s package dimensions (any side) or weight exceed any of the maximum values listed, move to the next tier.
We may modify the fees, terms and policies that apply to the programme at any time.
You may terminate your participation in this programme or withdraw ASINs from the programme at any time by contacting your account manager or seller support. We may terminate your participation in and remove ASINs or offers from the programme or discontinue or modify the terms of the programme at any time. The programme is intended to provide sellers with an additional low-cost fulfilment solution to help deliver low prices to customers. If you choose to participate in the programme, we expect that you will price your products competitively.
Upon termination of this programme or ASIN or offer removal from this programme, units linked to affected ASINs will discontinue to be part of the programme and become unfulfillable. You may choose to remove or dispose of any remaining units and we will apply Amazon’s standard Fulfilment by Amazon fees. We cannot transfer any units to another fulfilment centre and make these available for standard FBA.
For general questions about the programme, refer to the "Frequently asked questions" section below. For additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Seller Support.
FBA Small and Light (the “programme”) is a fulfilment solution with fulfilment by Amazon for certain fast-moving, small and light products (ASINs) that are priced at £9 or less (including VAT). The programme is currently available for eligible ASINs listed on Amazon.co.uk either fulfilled by Amazon or via your own fulfilment. Inventory can only be stored in Amazon fulfilment centres in the U.K. as designated by Amazon.
FBA Small and Light is only open to ASINs that meet the following minimum criteria:
Amazon also determines ASIN eligibility based on other factors, such as time on marketplace, sales performance and product quality metrics.
FBA Small and Light requires different prep and packaging. FBA Prep Service, FBA Label Service, and Unplanned Prep Services are not currently supported for enrolled ASINs.
FBA Small and Light’s per-unit fulfilment fees are generally lower than FBA fulfilment fees. For each unit fulfilled with this programme, the seller will be charged a fee of £0.60 for small letter and £0.80 for large letter. These fees are specifically designed for small and light products.
Programme fees comparison:
The following table compares FBA Small and Light’s fulfilment fees to the corresponding, standard FBA fulfilment fees:
|Fulfilment packaging type||FBA Small and Light||FBA (small standard)*|
|Small Letter||£0.60 per unit||£1.27 per unit|
|Large Letter||£0.80 per unit||£1.54 per unit|
*The pricing above is approximate and will be subject to change based on product specifics.
|Dimensions||3.2 X 2.4 X 0.2 cm|
|Item weight||30 g|
|Fulfilment fee per unit||£0.60 (1 unit X £0.60)|
|Storage fee per month||£0.00002 (0.00005 cubic feet x £0.65)|
|Total fulfilment Fee||£0.60 (approx.)|
There are a few differences between the two programmes and we recommend that you keep selection in both programmes to target all types of customers. Main differences are:
|-||Small and Light||FBA|
|Delivery||Prime customers: 1-3 days; Non-Prime customers: 3-5 days||Prime customers: Next day; Non-Prime customers: 3-5 days|
|Add-on programme||Does not apply to Small and Light ASINs. ASINs are available to all customers without a minimum basket threshold.||Applies to FBA ASINs and requires a minimum basket threshold of £20|
|FREE standard delivery for non-Prime customers with basket spend above or equal to £20||Applies to Small and Light ASINs. Non-Prime customers pay a £0.99 shipping fee for a basket spend of less than £20.||Applies to FBA ASINs. Non-Prime customers pay a £4.49 shipping fee for a basket spend of less than £20.|
With an equal offer on both programmes, standard FBA may provide a faster delivery promise which could impact Buy Box eligibility. For more information, see The Buy Box.
If you have products that meet all of the requirements listed above, you may enrol your products by visiting the FBA Small and Light product enrolment page.
For additional help, refer to our enrolment guide.
Yes, the programme offers will be available to all customers. Prime customers will benefit from a free Expedited Delivery (1-3 working days) option.
Yes, you can have an offer in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA. If you would like to have your ASINs in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA, follow the steps for Creating offers in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA . To increase your sales for these ASINs, we recommend having ASINs in both programmes to reach all customers and offer them the full range of Amazon’s delivery options. There is no shared inventory between FBA Small and Light and standard FBA and you will need to ensure that you have a different SKU for Small and Light ASINs. Amazon cannot convert any of the FBA Small and Light units to standard FBA or vice versa.
Yes, you can have a Small and Light offer and an MFN offer on the same product. However, please ensure that your programme offer is priced competitively relative to your MFN offer. Customers trust that they will find low prices on Amazon. Consistent with maintaining that trust, higher-priced FBA Small and Light offers may not win the Buy Box. For more information, please see General Pricing Rule and The Buy Box.
In order to use an MSKU for FBA Small and Light, the MSKU must be based on an offer in FBA. If you have an existing MFN offer, you can choose to convert the offer to FBA in order to use the MSKU for FBA Small and Light. If you intend to have offers in both FBA Small and Light and MFN, we need to create a separate offer so you have two MSKUs, one for FBA Small and Light and one for MFN, if the ASIN meets all programme criteria. In Seller Central, you can update/create multiple offers at once using the Inventory Loader tool. For more information, please see Inventory Loader Instructions. Please refer to Inventory Loader Instructions for more information.
Yes. When we receive an ASIN that fits in our packaging once folded, we will fold this for you a maximum of 1 time. You must fix a label on the outside of the bag/box containing the foldable ASINs that clearly states your permission to have this ASIN folded. We will mark this FNSKU in our system, so that you only have to include the approval label the first time you send us a foldable ASIN. For more details, please see our Packaging Requirements.
We will provide fulfilment and customer service for your orders, which includes handling customer returns. For more information on our FBA customer returns policy, please see FBA customer returns policy.
You can create a Removal Order in Seller Central to remove your programme inventory, just as you normally would for your standard FBA inventory. Normally, removals (returns/disposals) can take 10-14 working days to pick, pack and process. However, removal times may increase to 30 days or more during peak removal periods, which are February, March, August and September. Please refer to Create Removal Orders for more information.
If Amazon or you have removed the ASIN or offer from FBA Small and Light, the respective units will become unfulfillable and you need to remove or dispose of the remaining inventory. We cannot transfer these units to another Amazon fulfilment centre and make these available for standard FBA.
Sales for items in the FBA Small and Light programme are treated just like standard FBA sales, and proceeds will be distributed at the same frequency. For more information, please see Getting Paid.
For orders fulfilled through the FBA Small and Light programme, we offer our customers the following shipping options:
At the launch of this programme, your offers enrolled onto Small and Light will not be eligible for EU Export, the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA. You are not allowed to cross list SKUs with other EU locales. You must ensure that your FBA Small and Light SKU is U.K.-only. If an SKU is inadvertently enabled for the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA after you have enrolled it in the Small and Light programme, please deactivate it.
No. The programme is only eligible for on-Amazon orders.
To track successfully-enrolled Small and Light offers and Small and Light inventory levels in the fulfilment centre, download the Small and Light inventory report. For sales and inventory data, see your FBA reports such as the Amazon Fulfilled Shipments (AFSR) and Inventory Reports under the Reports tab in Seller Central.
The “Fee Preview” column in the Manage Inventory and Manage FBA Inventory pages shows fees based on the standard FBA programme. We hope to update this feature soon to reflect the correct fees for products that are enrolled in FBA Small and Light. You can see the correct fees for your enrolled products by downloading a Fee Preview report. The Fee Preview report can be found by visiting the Reports menu in Seller Central, selecting the “Fulfilment” link, and then selecting “Fee Preview” in the list of reports on the left.
We will provide fulfilment and customer service for your orders as we do for standard FBA.
Please refer to Fulfilment by Amazon for more information.
Small and Light is available for Media products that meet the eligibility criteria.
The Small and Light programme is intended to provide sellers with a low-cost fulfilment solution for fast moving small and light items priced at £9 or less (including VAT). If you choose to participate in the programme, we expect that you will continue to meet the Programme guidelines.
All items that are priced above the Small and Light programme pricing guidelines – £9 or less (including VAT) will be charged the standard FBA fee. Programme participants will continue to get the Small and Light customer experience.