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Amazon FBA storage fee waiver due to Coronavirus
There is a two week FBA storage fee waiver due to the Coronavirus impact where Amazon pushed out delivery dates by up to a month for many products stored in their warehouses. This applies to products stored in Amazon UK, EU and US warehouses.
“COVID-19 has impacted millions of people and businesses around the world. We thank you for your understanding as we have focused on providing a vital service by delivering high priority items to customers, while implementing extensive health and safety measures for our employees across the network to support their well-being.
In light of the evolving COVID-19 crisis, we will waive two weeks of your inventory storage fees for products stored in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and the Czech Republic.”
The two week Amazon FBA storage fee waiver comes on top of other measures announced to support merchants though this challenging time:
- Waiving the 15th of April long-term storage fees for inventory stored in the US and Europe.
- Pausing repayments and interest until the 30th of April for sellers with direct loans from Amazon Lending.
- Waiving Strategic Account Management Services and Amazon Launchpad program fees for April
“We are committed to helping our selling partners during the crisis. As the pandemic continues, we will continue to evaluate the situation and work to reduce the impact on our selling partners, while meeting the essential needs of our customers and protecting the health and safety of our associates.
We are inspired to see many of you providing high priority health and household products to people around the world, especially the elderly and most vulnerable. We are working directly with some of you to get medical supplies to healthcare providers, first responders, and government agencies. In addition, many sellers are making donations and contributions to their communities on their own, such as the glassware company making hand sanitizer or the sleep pillow seller donating thousands of pairs of compression socks to healthcare workers. Amazon selling partners are helping meet peoples’ critical needs in this unprecedented time.
Thank you for your partnership”