The Easter holidays are hardly over and there is already interesting news from the Amazon universe: On the one hand, there are changes for new Amazon FBA products that can be advantageous for sellers. On the other hand, the pro-rata sales fee for bicycle accessories was reduced at the beginning of the month. We would therefore like to dive into the details of these innovations with you!
Since the beginning of April, there have been some changes that Amazon has set for new FBA products. In order for you to benefit from them, you should get an idea of the updates. At this point, however, we would first like to present some of the benefits of the programme so far: The first benefit is a real gamechanger - free storage. Alongside this, with FBA you benefit from free returns and can have unlimited returns processed in all sizes.
But now to the changes: Previously, sellers in the shoes, clothing and bags category could only have 50 units stored and returned free of charge. Now this service is doubled to 100 units! In addition, the storage fee is no longer waived for 90 days, but even for 120 days. The new period for waiving the handling fee for returns of up to 20 units is even longer. The previous 120 days have been extended to a full 180 days. The countries in which the innovations are being introduced include Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. You can find more information about the Amazon FBA programme in this article.
Amazon has recently introduced the new sales category "Bicycle Accessories". To help sellers sell products in this category, the percentage sales charge was directly reduced from 15% to 8%. The product types that are assigned to the new category include backpacks, shoulder bags and bicycle bags, bicycle bells, bicycle covers, bicycle locks, bicycle mirrors, bicycle pumps, bicycle stands, bicycle trainers, bottle cages, mudguards, quick release skewers, rim straps, saddle covers, training wheels and valve covers. However, some items, such as cycle clothing, cycle glasses or cycle helmets, do not belong to the new category. Feel free to write to us without obligation if you are unsure whether you can benefit from the reduced sales charge when selling your products.
That was the most important Amazon news this week. Do you have any further questions about the changes for Amazon FBA products or for bicycle accessories? We will be happy to provide you with advice and support in this regard. Simply send us a message - without obligation, of course.
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