You Just Lost Some More Money

Do you smell something? Smells like your money is on fire… again.

If you smell it too it’s because Amazon FBA has gotten back into your bank account and is burning all your money. Why you ask? Amazon multi-channel fulfillment fees(MCF) are going up again.

Fulfilling your orders from Shopify thru FBA is still a great deal, with Amazon taking about 15% of your sales price to pick, pack and ship. It’s still way better than selling directly on Amazon where total commissions can run as high as 35%. But prices are going up, and you’ll need to do some serious research to determine exactly how much, and for which products. As the structure of the oversize rates are changing, and supposedly being simplified, but I’ll leave that determination up to you.

Good news is that if you already have FBA Shipping by ByteStand then we have you covered, in real-time no less. All our rates are instantly updated for any changes Amazon might throw your way. If you don’t have FBA Shipping yet, then what are you waiting for? Get FBA Shipping in the Shopify app store today and stop worrying about constantly changing Amazon MCF fees.

Below is all the details from Amazon, including tables and plenty of corporate speak.


Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF) fees in the U.S. will be adjusted to reflect the changing costs of fulfillment and to better align with Fulfillment by Amazon’s fee structure. The new rates will take effect on August 30, 2017. We’re notifying you in advance so you can plan for these changes.

We’re introducing the following updates to MCF fees:

  • Consolidation of Fulfillment Fees: The Order Handling, Pick & Pack, and Weight Handling fees will be consolidated into a single, per-unit Fulfillment Fee.
  • New Product Size Tiers: The current product size tiers will be segmented into the following tiers: Small Standard-Size, Large Standard-Size, Small Oversize, Medium Oversize, Large Oversize, and Special Oversize. Media will no longer be a separate category.
  • Discounted Fees for Multi-Unit Orders: We will offer discounted, per-unit fulfillment fees based on the number of units in a customer order for the following product size tiers: Small Standard-Size, Large Standard-Size, and Small Oversize.
  • Changes to Unit and Dimensional Weight: We will change the way we calculate unit weight and dimensional weight to match the calculations used by Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for orders placed on Amazon.com. Unit weight will be calculated by adding individual unit weight to a standard packaging weight and then rounding up to the nearest pound. Dimensional weight will be calculated by taking the unit volume and dividing by 166.

Fulfillment Fees: Standard-Size Products (per unit)

Standard Shipping (3-5 business days)
Size 1 Unit Order 2 Unit Order 3 Unit Order 4 Unit Order 5+ Unit Order
Small Standard-Size: 1 lb. or less $5.85 $3.75 $3.35 $3.25 $2.20
Large Standard-Size: 1 lb. or less $5.90 $3.90 $3.40 $3.30 $2.80
Large Standard-Size: 1 to 2 lb. $5.95 $3.95 $3.45 $3.35 $2.95
Large Standard-Size: Over 2 lb. $5.95 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $3.95 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $3.45 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $3.35 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $2.95 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Expedited Shipping (2 days)
Size 1 Unit Order 2 Unit Order 3 Unit Order 4 Unit Order 5+ Unit Order
Small Standard-Size: 1 lb. or less $7.90 $4.65 $3.55 $3.40 $2.41
Large Standard-Size: 1 lb. or less $8.30 $4.80 $3.80 $3.55 $2.99
Large Standard-Size: 1 to 2 lb. $8.35 $5.35 $5.15 $4.95 $4.18
Large Standard-Size: Over 2 lb. $8.35 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $5.35 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $5.15 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $4.95 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $4.18 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Priority Shipping (next day)
Size 1 Unit Order 2 Unit Order 3 Unit Order 4 Unit Order 5+ Unit Order
Small Standard-Size: 1 lb. or less $12.80 $7.30 $6.30 $5.80 $4.30
Large Standard-Size: 1 lb. or less $13.80 $7.80 $6.80 $5.90 $4.80
Large Standard-Size: 1 to 2 lb. $13.85 $7.85 $6.85 $5.95 $4.85
Large Standard-Size: Over 2 lb. $13.85 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $7.85 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $6.85 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $5.95 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $4.85 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.

Fulfillment Fees: Oversize products (per unit)

Standard Shipping (3-5 business days)
Size 1 Unit Order 2 Unit Order 3 Unit Order 4 Unit Order 5+ Unit Order
Small Oversize $12.30 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $6.80 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $5.80 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $4.80 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $3.80 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Medium Oversize $15.30 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Large Oversize $78.30 + $0.80/lb. above first 90 lb.
Special Oversize $143.30 + $0.92/lb. above first 90 lb.
Expedited Shipping (2 days)
Size 1 Unit Order 2 Unit Order 3 Unit Order 4 Unit Order 5+ Unit Order
Small Oversize $13.30 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $7.80 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $7.30 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $7.15 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $6.85 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Medium Oversize $16.80 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Large Oversize $78.30 + $0.80/lb. above first 90 lb.
Special Oversize $143.30 + $0.92/lb. above first 90 lb.
Priority Shipping (next day)
Size 1 Unit Order 2 Unit Order 3 Unit Order 4 Unit Order 5+ Unit Order
Small Oversize $20.80 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $11.30 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $8.20 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $7.70 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb. $7.30 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Medium Oversize $31.30 + $0.39/lb. above first 2 lb.
Large Oversize $78.30 + $0.80/lb. above first 90 lb.
Special Oversize $143.30 + $0.92/lb. above first 90 lb.

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