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FBA Small and Light

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FBA Small and Light is an Amazon fulfilment solution for fast-moving, small, light-weight products priced £9 or less (including VAT).

Small and Light can help reduce the costs of fulfilling orders for eligible items, especially if you are currently fulfilling these orders yourself. Signing up for FBA is easy, and so is enrolling in Small and Light.

The programme is subject to the FBA Small and Light Terms and Conditions.

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Benefits of Small and Light

  • Reduced fulfilment costs improve your margins and make your offers more competitive.
  • Prime eligibility makes your products stand out to Prime customers with free Standard Shipping.
  • Amazon’s trusted fulfilment and customer services provide cross-language phone and email support, day and night.

How it works

With these quick and easy steps, Small and Light can help you simplify fulfilment and scale your business:

  1. Register for FBA.
  2. Enrol your eligible offers in FBA Small and Light. For more information, see the product eligibility requirements below.
  3. Send us your inventory.

Follow our prep and packaging guide and send inventory to the fulfilment centres that Amazon specifies. Each shipment must contain at least 24 units per ASIN.

Product eligibility

Products must be in new condition, measure 33 x 23 x 5 cm or less, weigh 225 g or less and be priced at £9 or less (including VAT).

The product types listed below are not eligible. Crushable products such as crisps and glass are eligible if they are properly packaged.

Programme fees

Except for the fees below, all standard Selling on Amazon fees and FBA fees apply to Small and Light.

Small and Light programme fulfilment fee (per unit, sold on Amazon)

UK (£) Germany* (€) France (€) Italy (€) Spain (€)

Small envelope 80 g or less

20 X 15 X 1 cm or less

£0.60 €1.00 €1.40 €1.45 €1.35

Standard envelope 60 g or less

33 X 23 X 2.5 cm or less

£0.80 €1.15 €1.60 €1.60 €1.52

Standard envelope 210 g or less

33 X 23 X 2.5 cm or less

£0.85 €1.32 € 2.10 €1.85 €1.65

Large envelope 225 g or less

33 X 23 X 5 cm or less

£1.42 €1.95 €3.45 €2.60 €2.18

* Sellers with FBA inventory in Germany who do not participate in the Fulfilment Network Expansion (Central Europe programme) authorising Amazon to store and process German FBA inventory in Amazon's fulfilment network, including Poland and the Czech Republic, are charged an additional €0.25 fulfilment fee per unit shipped from German fulfilment centres.

Note: If your product’s package dimensions (any side) or weight exceed any of the maximum values listed, move to the next tier.

Frequently asked questions

How is FBA Small and Light different from standard FBA?

FBA Small and Light is an Amazon fulfilment solution for fast-moving, small, light-weight products priced £9 or less (including VAT). This program offers lower fulfilment fees versus standard FBA fulfilment fees on comparable products when shipped locally. You can find more details about FBA fees, including those for the Small and Light programme, by downloading the rate card for each of our stores: UK, Germany, France, Italy Spain. Fees are subject to change and should be regularly reviewed.

What happens if the price of one of my FBA Small and Light enrolled products increases above £9?

The product will remain enrolled 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 fulfilment fees will apply again.

How do I unenrol offers?

Before unenrolling offers, make sure there is no inventory left in Small and Light. Go to Remove products from the Small and Light programme to unenrol your offers.

For details on how to remove inventory, see Remove inventory from a fulfilment centre.

How do I add or remove MSKUs?

To add products to Small and Light, use the Small and Light product enrolment page. To remove products, use the Small and Light product removal page.

Are expiry-dated products allowed?

Yes. Small and Light accepts expiry-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 expiry-dated inventory.

Does the programme offer customer returns?

Yes, with FBA 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, refer to FBA customer returns policy. All refunds can be tracked in the Returns Report.

Note: To ensure a great customer experience, we may accept returns beyond the time frame stated in these policies.

How do I remove my inventory under Small and Light?

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 (including returns and disposals) can take 10 to 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. For more information, go to Remove inventory.

When will I get paid for my sales?

Sales for Small and Light are treated just like standard FBA sales, and proceeds will be distributed at the same frequency. For more information, go to Getting paid.

What reports are available to track my inventory and sales?

To track successfully enrolled Small and Light offers and inventory levels in the fulfilment centre, download the Small and Light inventory report. For sales and inventory data, see your FBA reports including Amazon Fulfilled Shipments (AFSR) and Inventory under the Reports tab.

Are my existing FBA offers that use manufacturer barcodes for tracking, eligible for enrollment?

If you have offers that use manufacturer barcodes for tracking, create a new seller-fulfilled MSKU and enroll the MSKU into Small and Light using the enrollment page. For help in creating a new offer, visit Start selling: List and manage inventory.

Once the MSKU is enrolled, our system will automatically convert your MSKU into a Small and Light offer. Each unit must be individually sitckered with an Amazon barcode. Visit Small and Light prep and packaging guide.

Will I get customer service for my orders?

We provide the same fulfilment and customer service for your Small and Light orders as we do for standard FBA.

Are there gift options available for Small and Light items?

No, gift options are not currently available for Small and Light items.

Where can I learn more about standard FBA services?

For more information, go to Fulfilment by Amazon.

Can I sell Media products on Small and Light?

Small and Light is available for Media products that meet the eligibility criteria.

Are there different eligibility criteria for enrolment into Small and Light vs. the bulk file upload tool?

No. The eligibility criteria are the same.

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