FBA Small and Light helps reduce the cost of fulfilling orders for small and lightweight FBA inventory priced under £9 (including VAT).
When you join this programme, your participating offers will be available to Prime members with free delivery, and standard delivery for non-Prime customers, with free delivery on orders over £20. Non-Prime customers pay a £0.99 shipping fee for a basket spend of less than £20 .
This programme offers lower fulfilment fees versus standard FBA fulfilment fees on comparable products. However, it offers fewer additional services such as prep and labelling services in the fulfilment centre.
Small and Light is subject to the FBA Small and Light Terms and Conditions.
Only products in new condition that measure 30 x 22.4 x 2.4 cm or less, weigh 225 g or less, and are priced at £9 (including VAT) or less are eligible for Small and Light.
All products must have a single scannable barcode, placed on the outside of each shippable unit, which is registered in the Amazon catalogue and uniquely identifies the product. This may be an EAN/UPC/ISBN or an FBA FNSKU label. The barcode should also be printed in human-readable form. It should be positioned on the exterior of the product in a flat, easily accessible and scannable location (i.e., not positioned around a corner, curve or on a seam).
The product types listed below are not eligible (crushable products such as potato chips and glass are eligible as long as they are properly packaged).
Enrol eligible products through the Small and Light product enrolment page. Here are some tips:
For help creating new MSKUs see Start selling: List and manage inventory
FBA Small and Light has its own prep-and-packing requirements and uses specific fulfilment centres. See our Prep and packaging guide and ship your products to the fulfilment centre specified by Amazon. A minimum of 24 units per ASIN must be sent in each shipment.
We do not offer any preparation or labelling services in this fulfilment solution. 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. If you do not remove this inventory after 30 days of being identified as unfulfillable/unsellable, Amazon may dispose of it. For additional information, see required removals.
Except for the fees below, all standard Selling on Amazon fees and FBA fees apply to Small and Light.
Inventory items that have been in our fulfilment centres for more than 365 days will be charged a monthly long-term storage fee. Non-media items will be charged a monthly storage fee of £4.39 per cubic foot. Media items will be charged the greater of either a monthly long-term storage fee of £4.39 per cubic foot or a minimum long-term storage fee of £0.10 per unit. The inventory assessment date will be the 15th of every month.
See FBA long-term storage fees for more information
The fulfilment fees for the program are as follows:
|Fulfilment packaging type||Letter Dimensions||Item Dimensions||Item Weight||Outbound shipping weight* (g)||Fulfilment fee per unit|
|Small Letter (including packing material weight = 8 g)||23cm x 15.5cm x 0.4cm||0-92 g||0-100 g||£0.61|
|Large Letter (including packing material weight = 25 g)||30 x 22.4 x 2.4 cm||0-225 g||0-250 g||£0.82|
*Includes packaging weight of: Small Letter – 8g and Large Letter – 25g. All fees are exclusive of VAT and other taxes that are payable by the merchant.
*Outbound shipping weight (g) = your unit’s weight + our Packaging Weight. The outbound shipping weight total is rounded to the nearest 1g. The weight of the packaging (our Packaging Weight) will be: Small Letter – 8g, Large Letter – 25g, and Extra Large Letter (25g).
|Fee type||Fee per unit|
All fees are exclusive of VAT and other taxes that are payable by the seller.
To compare Small and Light fees with standard FBA fees, see FAQ 1 below.
You may see an error message when you try to enrol an item in Small and Light if your submission is missing information or if the product isn’t eligible.
See Small and Light error messages for more information about common errors and how to fix them.
The following table compares FBA Small and Light’s CEP fulfilment fees to the corresponding, standard FBA fulfilment fees:
|Fulfilment packaging type||FBA Small and Light||FBA (small standard)*|
You can preview FBA fees, including those for the Small and Light programme, by downloading a Fee Preview report. Fees are subject to change, so check back on this page for updates.
|Small and Light||FBA|
|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|
*If a customer purchases a Small and Light and standard FBA item but the overall basket is less than £20, the customer pays the Small and Light shipping fee for the Small and Light item and the standard FBA fee for the standard FBA item.
With an equal offer on both programs, standard FBA may provide a faster delivery promise which could impact Buy Box eligibility. For more information, see The Buy Box.
The product will remain enroled in FBA Small and Light, but standard FBA fulfilment fees will apply. If the price of your product later drops to £9 or lower, FBA Small and Light fulfillment fees will apply again.
Before disenroling offers, make sure there is no inventory left in Small and Light. Go to Remove products from the Small and Light programme to disenroll your offers.
For details on how to remove inventory, see Remove inventory from a fulfilment center.
Yes, you can have a Small and Light offer and a seller-fulfilled 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, see General Pricing Rule and The Buy Box.
To use an MSKU for Small and Light, you must have one that is based on an offer in FBA. Enrol your seller-fulfilled offer in Small and Light and then convert it to FBA.
If you want both Small and Light and seller-fulfilled offers, we recommend creating a separate offer for each so that you have two MSKUs: one for Small and Light and one for seller-fulfilled. Update or create multiple offers at once using the Inventory Loader tool.
Yes, Small and Light accepts expiration-dated products, but temperature-sensitive products, like chocolates, are not accepted from May 1 to October 14. Small and Light follows the standard FBA requirements for expiration-dated inventory .
Products sent to Amazon must have a remaining shelf life greater than 105 days from the time of receipt by Amazon. Units that are within 50 days of the expiration date will be removed for disposal by Amazon. Units subject to disposal will not be available for return.
When shipping expiration-dated products to Amazon, make sure that each box has only one expiration date per product. Multiple units of the same product can be shipped together if all units have the same expiration date and are bagged or bundled together.
Yes. When we receive an ASIN that fits in our packaging once folded, we will fold this for you a maximum of one time. You must place a label on the outside of the bag or 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 permission label the first time you send us a foldable ASIN. For more details, see our Packaging Requirements.
Yes, with Small and Light, Amazon provides fulfilment and customer service for your orders, including processing customer returns.
For information on how Small and Light refunds and reimbursements will be applied to your account, see FBA customer returns policy.
All refunds can be tracked in the Returns report.
You can create a Removal Order in Seller Central to remove your programme inventory, just as you normally would for your standard FBA inventory. Small and Light has a minimum removal fee of £0.25 a unit. Normally, removals (returns/disposals) can take 10-14 business days to pick, pack and process. However, removal times may increase to 30 days or more during peak removal periods, which occur in February, March, August and September. Please refer to Remove Inventory for more information.
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 program, we offer our customers the following shipping options:
At the launch of this programme, your offers enroled onto Small and Light will not be eligible for EU Export (except Export to Austrian customers with a delivery address in Austria that is enabled) , the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA. The customer will see the "not exportable" message on the Detail and Checkout pages. You are not allowed to cross list SKUs with other EU locales. You must ensure that your FBA Small and Light SKU is GB-only. If an SKU is inadvertently enabled for the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA after you have enroled it in the Small and Light programme, please deactivate it.
Yes, Multi-Channel Fulfilment works for FBA Small and Light. Please note that the regular FBA Multi-Channel fulfilment fees of the respective size and weight apply.
To track successfully-enroled Small and Light offers and Small and Light inventory levels in the warehouse, download the Small and Light inventory report. For sales and inventory data, see your FBA reports such as the Amazon Fulfiled 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 enroled 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.
No, currently there are no gift options available for FBA Small and Light items.
Please refer to Fulfilment by Amazon for more information.
Small and Light is available for Media products that meet the eligibility criteria.
No, the eligibility criteria are the same.