How much does it cost to sell in North America?

Limited Period Offer! Get Free 3 Months Subscription to sell in North America

Pay the first month's subscription fee to sell in North America (Amazon USA, Canada & Mexico) & we will waive the fee for the next 3 months.
Register & start selling on 3 Amazon marketplaces of North America with 1 account
Amazon USA (amazon.com)
Amazon Canada (amazon.ca)
Amazon Mexico (amazon.com.mx)
Monthly subscription fee, referral fee, and shipping costs are the major components of the cost to sell on Amazon globally. The shipping fee varies based on the type of fulfillment methods you have chosen. Below is the standardized cost structure to sell globally:
fee based on product selling price
Subscription Fee
Based on the region where you want to sell and the selling plan you choose.
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selling fee based on category
Referral Fee
Based on the product category. Most referral fees are between 8% and 15%.
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fee based on delivering orders to online shoppers
Shipping Cost
Based on whether you fulfill your own orders or use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).
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fee based on delivering orders to online shoppers
Other Costs
Additional fees based on optional programs your choose like advertising or premium account services.
Subscription Fees
As a seller, you have the freedom to pay per sale or choose a flat monthly fee. You can change or cancel your plan at any time. We recommend you to opt for a selling account with a professional plan (flat monthly fee). Refer to the details as follows:
Selling plan
Individual
Professional
*Recommended plan
Fees
$ 0.99/ item sold +Additional cost*
$ 39.99/ month+ Additional cost*
Selling Plan Features
Limited to
Sell 40 units/ month
Sell unlimited units/ month
Add new products to the Amazon catalog
Yes
Yes
Grow your business with Fulfillment by Amazon
Yes
Yes
Apply to sell in additional categories
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Yes
Save time creating listings in bulk
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Yes
Manage inventory with feeds, spreadsheets, and reports
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Yes
Qualify for top placement on product detail pages
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Yes
Increase selling efficiency with API integration
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Yes
Set your own shipping fees for non-media products (except Books, Music, Video, and DVD)
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Yes
Attract shoppers with on-site advertising tools
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Yes
Run promotions including free shipping
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Yes
Add multiple users to your account
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Yes
Referral Fees
For every item sold, sellers pay Amazon a percentage of the total price that includes unit price, shipping cost, and any gift-wrapping charges or a minimum amount (starting $0.30), whichever is greater. Referral fees are in addition to selling plan fees.
Category wise referral fees ▼
Product category
Referral fee percentage
Referral fee minimum
3D Printed Products
12%
$0.30
Amazon Device Accessories
45%
$0.30
Automotive & Powersports
12%, except 10% for tires and wheel products
$0.30
Baby Products (excluding Baby
Apparel)
· 8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and 15% for products with a total sales price greater than $10.00
$0.30
Beauty
· 8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and 15% for items with a total sales price greater than $10.00
$0.30
Books
15% + $1.80 closing fee
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Camera & Photo ¹
8%
$0.30
Cell Phone Devices *
8%
$0.30
Clothing & Accessories (excluding Shoes, Handbags, & Sunglasses)
17%
$0.30
Collectibles – Books
15%
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Collectibles – Coins
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $250 (with a minimum referral fee of $1.00)
· 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250 up to $1,000
· 6% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000
$0.30
Collectibles – Entertainment or Sports
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100
· 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100 up to $1,000
· 6% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,000
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Consumer Electronics
8%
$0.30
Electronics Accessories
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $100.00, and 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $100.00
$0.30
Fine Art
· 20% for the portion of Sales Proceeds up to $100 (with a minimum Referral Fee of $1.00);
· 15% for any portion of Sales Proceeds greater than $100 up to $1,000;
· 10% for any portion of Sales Proceeds greater than $1,000 up to $5,000; and 5% for any portion of Sales Proceeds greater than $5,000
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Furniture & Décor
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $200.00, and 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $200.00
Note: Mattresses will be charged 15% regardless of price point.
$0.30
Gift Cards
20%
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Grocery & Gourmet Food
· 8% for products with a total sales price of $15.00 or less, and 15% for products with a total sales price greater than $15.00
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Health & Personal Care (including
Personal Care Appliances)
· 8% for products with a total sales price of $10.00 or less, and 15% for items with a total sales price greater than $10.00
$0.30
Home & Garden (including Pet
Supplies)
15%
$0.30
Industrial & Scientific (including Food Service
and Janitorial & Sanitation)
12%
$0.30
Jewelry
· 20% for the portion of the total sales price up to $250.00, and 5% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $250.00
$0.30
Kitchen
15%
$0.30
Luggage & Travel Accessories
15%
$0.30
Major Appliances
· 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to $300.00, and 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $300.00
$0.30
Music
15% + $1.80 closing fee
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Musical Instruments
15%
$0.30
Office Products
15%
$0.30
Outdoors
15%
$0.30
Personal Computers
6%
$0.30
Shoes, Handbags, & Sunglasses
· 18% for products with a total sales price of $75.00 or les, and 15% for products with a total sales price above $75.00
$0.30
Software & Computer/Video Games
15% + $1.80 closing fee
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Sports (excluding Sports Collectibles)
15%
$0.30
Tools & Home Improvement
15%, except 12% for base equipment power tools
$0.30
Toys & Games ²
15%
$0.30
Unlocked Cell Phones
8%
$0.30
Video & DVD
15% + $1.80 closing fee
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Video Game Consoles
8% + $1.80 closing fee
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Watches
· 16% for the portion of the total sales price up to $1,500.00, and 3% for any portion of the total sales price greater than $1,500.00
$0.30
Everything else ³
15%
$0.30
¹ “Shipping Cost Per Sale” value will be $0 for users who select Fulfillment By Amazon.
² Return value will be $0 for users who select Fulfillment by seller.
³ The Everything Else category is available to sellers for products that do not clearly fit within existing categories. Do not list items in the Everything Else category that appropriately fall within another category.

* Approval is required to sell in these categories, to protect the customer experience and allow them to shop with confidence on Amazon.
Shipping Cost
The shipping cost varies based on the fulfillment method you choose. With Amazon, you can either choose to ship the products yourself (self-ship) directly to customer or use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). In case of self-ship, the shipping cost depends on the 3rd party logistics provider you choose. In case of FBA, the fee per unit includes picking and packing your orders, shipping and handling, customer service, and product returns. Fees are based on the weights and dimensions of your product.
Other Costs
Other costs include charges incurred on advertisements and promotions you run within Amazon to maximize your sales, costs associated with "Multi-Channel Fulfillment" i.e. shipping the products to customers if they have shopped offline or through your own ecommerce site or any other service/solution that you are availing from Amazon.
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