When you’re an Amazon seller you don’t just have to worry about revenue. You also have to worry about your expenses like fees and income tax. By reducing your costs you can make more money, which is the goal of every business owner.
If you’re using the Fulfilment by Amazon program then you’ll need to know what the FBA fees will be for any product you plan to sell. Luckily, our FBA fee calculator allows you to quickly and easily calculate this for any item currently listed on Amazon.
With the help of this tool, you’ll be able to find products with the lowest fees and the best profit margins.
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How Does Our Amazon FBA Calculator Work?
The AMZScout FBA fee calculator is easy to use and allows you to quickly determine the fees for any product, along with other important financial information.
- To start, install the FBA calculator extension then go to Amazon.com and navigate to the item you’re interested in.
- Then, click the icon in the top right corner of your browser to open the calculator.
- From here, enter the product cost, the price you expect to sell it at, and any other additional costs you anticipate. This can include things like Amazon ads, shipping expenses, and giveaways.
Using this information, the calculator will be able to estimate the FBA fees you’ll pay for every sale, plus your monthly profit. It will also calculate your return on investment. This is important, as it states your profits compared to how much money you are investing in the product.
For example, it’s better to make a $20 profit from an item that cost you $20, than a $20 profit from an item that cost you $100. While the profit is the same there is more risk and more capital needed for the $100 item than the $20 item.
Finally, the calculator will also show you your estimated monthly storage costs, which is another expense you’ll need to consider. Amazon charges fees to hold your inventory in their warehouse, and these costs have been rising fairly consistently.
So consider this before sending a large number of items to them once. Be sure your products will sell quickly, as you don’t want Amazon to have to store them for too long.
Bonus Tip: Determine Sales Volume for a Product
While knowing that you’ll make a good chunk of profit every time you sell an item is important, it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t actually make any sales. So, it’s crucial that you check a product’s monthly sales volume to ensure it’s actually in demand.
- Install your free trial of the Pro Extension.
- Open the Amazon product page for the item you want to check.
- Click the AMZScout icon in the top right corner of your browser to open the extension.
- Check the sales column inside the extension to see the sales volume.
Note: You can also see FBA fees for products in the Pro Extension as well, along with plenty of other useful insights.Get Your Free Trial of the AMZScout Pro Extension Now
Is The Amazon FBA Calculator the Best Way to Determine Your Fees?
Sure, Amazon offers its own online FBA Revenue Calculator. It allows you to go to their website and calculate fees for a product by entering its ASIN number into the calculator. However, this can be fairly inconvenient, as you have to find the product on Amazon, find the ASIN, then navigate to a separate page to get your results.
Given that you may have to check hundreds of products in order to find one that’s profitable, this system is extremely inefficient.
On the other hand, AMZScout’s simple and easy-to-use tools save you time by speeding up the process. Instead of toggling between different web pages, you can open the widget right on Amazon’s website. This allows you to get the information you need a lot faster.
So, while Amazon is the best at many things, like eCommerce and web services, they fall a little short here.
One important thing to remember when using these calculators is that they’re based on the sizes and weights listed on Amazon’s product pages.
Unfortunately, many sellers ballpark these numbers or just outright lie about them, which can sometimes result in inaccurate estimates.
Plus, not every item that appears to be similar to your product will have the same weight or dimensions. This is why it’s always best to get these figures directly from your supplier or manufacturer.
So, if you want to know how to use these tools better, it’s good to have the exact size and weight of your item and enter that information into the calculator manually. This will lead to more accurate results.
If you’re serious about selling on Amazon, we recommend the AMZScout Pro Extension for estimating your FBA fees. This app is used by over 200,000 sellers and is generally preferred over the FBA calculator, as it also allows you to see
- and BSR in addition to FBA fees.
How to Calculate FBA fees and Revenue in Europe and Other Countries
Your FBA fees will vary based on the size and weight of the products you’re selling. However, they’ll also fluctuate based on where you’re selling them. Fulfillment by Amazon has different shipment rates around the world, so your fees could be higher or lower depending on which country your items are being sold in.
Amazon has different calculators for each country. Keep in mind though that if you don’t have a unified account you’ll only be able to calculate fees for your countries in your continent.
For example, if you sell in the United States, you’ll only be able to use the FBA revenue calculators for the US, Canada, and Mexico. However, if you create a European Account and connect it to your North American account with a unified account you’ll be able to use all of the following calculator apps.
There are calculators available for the USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, India, and Japan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an FBA Fee?
When you sell on Amazon you’re going to have to pay them fees for using their platform. For example, every time you sell an item on Amazon you’ll pay them a 15% referral fee. This is essentially their commission.
If you plan to use the Fulfilment by Amazon program you’ll also have to pay FBA fees. With this program, you’ll send your products to Amazon and they’ll provide you with storage for your items at their warehouses. Any time you make a sale they’ll package your products up and ship them to your customers. It’s extremely convenient but you have to pay additional fees for this service.
However, if you’re selling a lot of items on a monthly basis it’s more than worth it as it will save you a lot of time. In fact, depending on your sales rank, what you’re selling, and your pricing it could actually lead to even more profitability.
For one, if your products are small Amazon fees might be the same or less than your fees would be if you were shipping them yourself. Also, when you use the FBA program you’ll get the very important Prime badge on your listing, which has been proven to increase conversions.
The fees you’ll pay depend on the size and weight of your products. The bigger and heavier they are, the more you’ll pay Amazon to hold them and fulfill your orders.
There are six product size tiers on Amazon, with costs going up substantially between each tier.
Below are the costs associated with each tier:
As you can see, the costs can get extremely high for larger and heavier items. This is why we recommend selling smaller products. Not only are they cheaper to ship, but they also greatly reduce your FBA fees. You’ll be able to track all of your fees in your Seller Central Account.
This is why it’s important to know the weight of the item before you calculate your FBA fees. If you’re looking for an easy way to figure out what your FBA fees will be, we recommend the AMZScout Pro Extension.Try the AMZScout Pro Extension for Free
How Does FBA Compare to FBM?
When it comes to fulfilling orders, sellers have two options.
You can choose FBA, where you send your products to Amazon and they store and ship them for you. It’s extremely convenient, however, you do pay a fee for this service.
Or you can choose Fulfilled by Merchant, where you store and ship all of your products yourself. This might end up being cheaper, depending on what you’re selling. However, it’s also a lot more time-consuming.
- If you’re selling products that are small and light you may find that your FBA fees are the same or even less than the cost to ship the items yourself.
- FBA sellers automatically become Prime shippers, which often improves conversions.
- It’s a lot easier to automate your business with FBA, since you don’t have to deal with packing and shipping your items. Amazon FBA shipment services mean you just need to order your products and then send them to Amazon.
Do your research and be sure to calculate accurate margins for both options. However, if you’re a small independent seller you’ll likely find that FBA is the best option for your business.
Note: Before checking the FBA fees of a product, make sure the product’s sales are trending upward. The easiest way to do that is to take advantage of the free trial of our Pro Extension, which will give all kinds of sales data and historical trends.
Tips to Reduce Your FBA Fees
As you can see, FBA fees can fluctuate wildly depending on what you’re selling. Reducing your expenses means there will be more profit left over for you, so you want to keep your fees as low as possible. Here are a few tips to help you do that:
- Know the Different Pricing Tiers: Make sure to familiarize yourself with the different pricing tiers for FBA, as this will be extremely important when you choose your product. Costs increase between tiers quite a bit, so the last thing you want is to start selling a product only to find out it’s a tier higher than you thought it was.
- Small and Light Program: If your product is small enough it might qualify for Amazon’s Small and Light program. This program offers reduced FBA fees for smaller low-cost items.
- Seller Fulfilled Prime: If you plan on selling larger items you’ll likely have to fulfill the order yourself in order to reduce your fees and make it profitable. If this is the case, consider signing up for Seller Fulfilled Prime. This will allow you to have the Prime badge on your listing while fulfilling your orders yourself and avoiding costly FBA fees.
Calculating your FBA fees is an important part of running a successful Amazon business, and AMZScout’s tools make it super easy. Our FBA fee calculator quickly estimates fees (click on the widget to download). But if you’re a serious seller and want to estimate fees along with additional info like sales, rank, RPR, and more, we recommend our Pro Extension.Try the AMZScout Pro Extension for Free