December 3, 2021

Small and Light shipping with Amazon: Advantages, specifications and fees

Over the past few months, we've reported several times on Small and Light shipping with Amazon. For example, it was about the fee changes in June 2021. However, to give you a complete overview of the shipping option, we have compiled the most important features for this post. First, we clarify what Small and Light actually is. Then, we'll go over the benefits of the program. In addition, we'll go over how to get an authorization for shipping and for your products. In addition, we take a look at the program fees. Finally, we look at some recent news about Small and Light shipping with Amazon.

What is small and light shipping with Amazon?

As the name suggests, Small and Light is about shipping small products with Amazon. The price cap for the products concerned is 10 euros. Sellers benefit mainly by being able to save on shipping costs.

What are the advantages of Small and Light

The aforementioned lower shipping costs ensure that you have a larger profit margin on Small and Light products. Accordingly, you can also better compete against your competitors who may not be part of the program. The likelihood of sales is also increased by the fact that the products can be shipped using Prime and therefore free of charge for your customers. By being part of the FBA program, you can also rest assured that Amazon support is always there for you and your buyers.

How to get started with the program

To get started with small and light shipping with Amazon, you only need to follow three simple steps: First, sign up for Amazon FBA. Then you can register the listings that are eligible for Small and Light. Now you can get started and ship your goods to an Amazon logistics center.

Product authorization

Your products must meet a few specifications to be eligible for Small and Light. First of all, the items must not be used. You may not exceed the minimum dimensions of 33 x 23 x 5 cm. As mentioned at the beginning, the maximum price is 10 euros. Also prohibited are fragile items or otherwise restricted products. In addition, you may not send erotic articles or products with an age restriction of 18 via Small and Light. Furthermore, e-cigarettes are prohibited. Temporary restrictions apply to chocolate, for example. You are not allowed to sell this between May and October, as it is a temperature-sensitive product.

Charges for Small and Light Shipping with Amazon

Below you will find the fees for Small and Light shipping with Amazon. We have only included the prices for Germany in our overview. If you are interested in the prices in other countries like the UK or France, feel free to drop us a line!

  • Small envelope up to 80 g (<20 x 15 x 1 cm)
    • 1,00 Euro
  • Standard envelope up to 60 g (<33 x 23 x 2.5 cm)
    • 1,15 Euro
  • Standard envelope up to 210 g (<33 x 23 x 2.5 cm)
    • 1,32 Euro
  • Large envelope up to 225 g (<33 x 23 x 5 cm)
    • 1,95 Euro


Finally, we would like to inform you about some important innovations in Small and Light shipping with Amazon. First, you can now register Small and Light products for the European Shipping Network. Through pan-European shipping, you can store your inventory centrally and shorten the transport route in Europe. In addition, you can reach Prime customers and save a lot on shipping costs. Just recently, three more countries were added to the program. On the other hand, since October there is no longer a minimum turnover speed and also the minimum number of units per ASIN when shipping to Amazon logistics centers is dropped from now on.

That was our post on Small and Light shipping with Amazon. Do you also have questions about the program or would you like to register for it yourself? We are happy to help you in this regard with words and deeds. Just send us a message - of course, without any obligation.

MadeByBrain - Agency for Amazon Sellers

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