Effective August 1, 2020, overage fees are charged when your inventory in Amazon’s fulfilment centres exceeds your storage limit during any day of the month. These are in addition to monthly inventory storage fees and, if applicable, long-term storage fees. We strongly encourage you to avoid the overage fees by taking action to lower your inventory and remain within your storage limit.
If you have a Professional selling account in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, or France, overage fees apply if you have exceeded your current volume limits for a given storage type by the end of the day for any day in a given month. This charge will occur even if your inventory was subsequently reduced to a level below your storage limits allocated for that month. Refer to the overage fee calculation example for more details.
The overage fee is based on how many days your storage limits are exceeded. This charge will occur even if your inventory was subsequently reduced below your storage limits allocated for that month. It will be charged monthly at £7.80 per cubic feet (excluding taxes) based on the daily average volume (measured in cubic feet) for any space your inventory occupies in Amazon fulfilment centres beyond your storage limits.
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 measure or weigh packaged units or representative samples and to determine the storage type. In the event of any conflict between an Amazon measurement and information provided by the seller, Amazon's measurement will govern.
The following example illustrates how the overage fee is assessed and charged (all the fees below exclude taxes):
|Event (with dates)||Sample values|
|Seller’s inventory exceeds their volume limit on August 1|
|Inventory Performance Index||280|
|Original standard-size storage limit||1,100 cubic feet|
|New standard-size storage limit||1,000 cubic feet|
|Inventory storage overage fee accrues (August 1)|
|The seller’s inventory currently exceeds their standard-size storage limit by 100 cubic feet. An overage fee of £7.80 per cubic foot, or £780 total, will be incurred if no action is taken. (The overage fee will be assessed and charged in September.)||Standard-size storage limit||1,000 cubic feet|
|Space taken by existing standard-size inventory||1,100 cubic feet|
|Current standard-size overage||100 cubic feet|
|Potential overage fee:||£780|
|Seller reduces inventory exceeding limit (August 5)|
|The seller creates a removal order for 80 cubic feet of standard-size inventory on August 5. No other standard-size inventory is sold or removed during August.||
August 1 – 4
|100 cubic feet|
|80 cubic feet|
August 5 – 31
|20 cubic feet|
|Inventory storage overage fee billed (September 5)|
|The seller’s average overage for the month was 30.3 cubic feet. They will be charged £7.80 per cubic foot for an August total of £236.||August average standard-size overage||30.3 cubic feet|
|Storage overage fee per cubic feet||£7.80|
|Total August storage overage fee||£236|
In the example above, if the seller does not remove or sell through their inventory that exceeds the standard-size limit by September 1, they will begin accruing storage overage fees for September.
Current usage is a real-time representation of your in-stock inventory minus any pending removals. FBA Inventory Age provides a list of all of your active FBA listings, along with their storage type (standard-size, oversize, apparel, footwear, flammable, or aerosol) and how much volume the ASIN is taking up (available units x volume per unit = cubic feet). This information is also available via the Inventory Age report.
While the Inventory Age data is a good way to approximate current usage, it may not match your current usage value displayed in the storage monitor for a few reasons:
The Inventory storage overage fees report provides the inventory storage overage fees for each storage type and day your inventory in Amazon fulfilment centres exceeded your storage limits. This month-end report is available for download starting the second day of the following month.
You can download this report by following these steps:
|Download header||Description||Example value|
|charged_date||Date the usage exceeded the limit and when the estimated fee applies. The format is month-day-year.||8/1/2020|
|country_code||Country in which the overage usage occurred.||DE|
|storage_type||Type of storage for which the usage exceeded the limit and an estimated fee applies. Note that sortable is the same as standard-size.||Sortable or Non_Sortable|
|charge_rate||Monthly inventory storage overage fee rate for a storage type.||10.00|
|storage_usage_volume||Storage usage on the charge date. This applies to the storage type for which usage exceeded the limit and an estimated fee applies.||600|
|storage_limit_volume||Storage limit for the storage type that exceeded its limit and for which an estimated fee applies.||500|
|overage_volume||The volume of storage usage that exceeded the storage-type limit on the charged date.||100|
|volume_unit||Unit of measurement for the storage limit, usage, and overage.||cubic feet or cubic meters|
|charged_fee_amount||Amount of the inventory storage overage fee that was incurred by this storage type on the charged date.||46.25|
|currency_code||Currency of the overage fee.||EUR or GBP|
You will be charged applicable storage overage fees after the end of the month in which the fees were incurred. For example, let’s say that you exceeded your storage limit on August 1 and removed inventory to a level below your limit by August 5. On September 1, you would be charged for the four days that you were over the limit in August.
Inventory for which you created a removal order will not be subject to an overage fee, even if the removal is paused or delayed.
You receive one daily storage limit that applies across the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany marketplaces. For example, if your storage limit is 968 cubic meters for standard-size items (sortable), this represents your storage type limit for all five marketplaces combined. If the total storage type usage for a given day exceeds the network-wide storage type limit, you will be charged an overage fee for the inventory usage that exceeds your storage limit.
In the example below, the seller has standard-size (sortable) on-hand inventory in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany, with a daily storage limit of 968 cubic meters (UK is shown in cubic feet). To calculate the daily overage usage, convert to the volume unit you are most comfortable with.
Cubic meters to cubic feet conversion: 1 cubic meter equals approximately 35.315 cubic feet. To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, multiply the cubic meter value by 35.315.
Cubic feet to cubic meters conversion: 1 cubic foot equals approximately 0.028 cubic meters. To convert cubic feet to cubic meters, multiply the cubic foot value by 0.028, or divide by 35.315.
Below, the total overage usage is calculated using the values in the table.
If your existing inventory exceeds your storage limits for a given month, you will be charged an inventory storage overage fee. Storage limits are calculated based on available fulfillment center capacity, historical IPI scores, and your sales volume. For more information about how storage limits are determined, go to FBA inventory storage limits.
Excess (overstock), inventory is calculated based on a different set of rules. To learn more about excess inventory, go to Manage Excess Inventory. If you are over your storage volume limits but you do not have excess inventory, we suggest you reduce or remove your oldest or slowest moving inventory as soon as possible.
You can submit disputes if you believe that you have been charged incorrectly, up to 90 days from the dispute date the fee was applied to your account.
To be eligible for an overage fee reimbursement due to dimension disputes, go to Weight and dimensions policy.