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Amazon Services Australia launch with Professional selling plan
The Amazon Services Australia website has launched and if you are considering selling on the marketplace now is the time to sign up as they are offering 50% off your subscription for the first two months.
Amazon Australia’s monthly selling subscription fee for merchants has been set at AUS$49.95 (excluding GST) per month. Below we summarise the main things you need to know about fees for Amazon Services Australia
Amazon Australia Professional Selling Plan Features
- Add new products to the Amazon catalog
- Have Amazon handle customer service, shipping and fulfilment with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service for Amazon.com.au orders
- Use bulk listing and reporting tools from Amazon Marketplace Web Service
- Customise your shipping rates.
- Offer special promotions and gift wrap options for your products.
- Eligible for top placement on product detail pages
Amazon Selling Fees
Amazon category fees in Australia are more attractive than in the UK. Many of the percentages are lower although there is the odd category where fees are higher to sell in Australia (e.g. Consumer Electronics 9% instead of 7% in the UK). For those used to selling at 15%, 20% or 45% selling fees in the UK, you’ll be pleased to hear that fees in Australia vary from 6% for computers up to a maximum of 12% in the most expensive categories.
Amazon hate the term ‘Gated Categories’, but we know that’s the term merchants use for categories where Amazon insist on them getting ‘prior approval’ before listing inventory on the marketplace.
The only fully gated category on Amazon Australia is Video, DVD & Blu-Ray.
Baby, Beauty, Health and Personal Care, Home, Outdoors, Sports, and Toys & Games are categories where certain product types require prior approval to list.
Minimum Product Data Required by Amazon Australia
Merchants listing on any other Amazon marketplace around the world will have already have the product data needed to list on Amazon Australia. All you’ll need to is set your price in Australian Dollars.
- EAN, UPC, or ISBN code
- Product title
- Product description
- Image of the product
- Available stock
Amazon Services Australia FBA
FBA has opened in Australia and as usual there are Fulfilment fees and storage fees.
Storage fees are based on the daily average volume in cubic metre per month and vary so January to September you’ll pay $19.40 and October to December the cost rises to $26.50.
Fulfilment fees are available here and have a limited time discount.
Amazon Australia is invitation-only at the moment it seems.