This is a fee. The referral fee is a core fee, charged to all 3rd party sellers selling on Amazon. Amazon charges you a percentage of sales, and in exchange, they allow you to use their online marketplace. Amazon earns money on your sale in the form of a variable sales fee. This relates to gross sales and differs depending on the category. As a rule, it is 15% of gross sales.
FBAPerOrderFulfillmentFee (FBAPerUnitFulfillmentFee, FBAWeightBasedFee)
FBA stands for Fulfilment by Amazon. You pay an FBA fee if you store your products at Amazon warehouse, and Amazon ships them to your customers for you. This includes Shipping, refund management & support, inventory pick & pack, stocking, counting, delivering, loading, etc.
In exchange for the accelerated application of Sales Proceeds to your available balance, a processing fee of 1.5% will be applied to all related Sales Proceeds. This processing fee will be in addition to any other fees payable to Amazon or its Affiliates under your seller agreement and will be paid to Amazon Services LLC.
This is a credit note. If the customer has the item packaged as a gift, this amount will be credited to you initially. The net amount will be deducted from you later since Amazon provides the service.
This is a fee. If the item is packed as a gift by Amazon, the net amount that the buyer had to pay will be deducted here. So, in the end, it's a zero-sum game. See also GiftwrapCharge.
This is a credit note. This is the VAT portion of the gift wrap credit.
Goodwill is issued to your customer by Amazon when the customer is not entitled to this amount of refund. Goodwill concession is often granted to compensate for negative customer service experience, late deliveries, lost packages, and similar situations.
Low Value Goods
If you sell cheap products, the revenue generated is listed under "principal". "Shipping" is the amount the buyer pays. For the countries like Australia and New Zealand, GST is 15% and will be added to the total price or Shipping. This transaction item will show you the total tax that you have collected. If you do not factor this into your prices, you will lose a lot of money as you will owe money for each low-value good you sell.
Marketplace Facilitator Tax
- MarketplaceFacilitatorTax-Principal RetroCharge
As a marketplace facilitator, Amazon is responsible for calculating, collecting, remitting, and refunding state sales tax on sales of the third-party sellers for transactions destined to states where Marketplace Facilitator and/or Marketplace collection legislation is enacted.
These tax items come from Amazon, which withholds sales taxes to pay taxes due by states. Taxes are deducted from the sale amount (principal), regardless of whether you charge a restocking fee or charge shipping tax. Amazon then transfers the amounts to the states in which you are incorporated.
Amazon uses the term "principal" to mean the selling price of the item.
If you have given the buyer a discount, this discount is shown under the term PromotionMetaDataDefinitionValue. The name of the discount campaign is also included there.
This is a fee. This is the part of the sales commission that Amazon withholds back. Usually, this is 20% of the original sales commission.
This tax will be levied on an order that has a restocking fee, but not for all Marketplace Facilitator States.
If you choose to ship the item on your own, you'll pay the carrier when you ship your return. If the return results from an Amazon error, they'll refund your return shipping costs up to a maximum amount.
Now that Amazon automatically collects sales tax in many states, this is becoming less of an issue. But check your transactions to see if there is anything called "SalesTaxCollectionFee".
Amazon charges 2.9% per order to collect sales tax on your behalf for the states where marketplace facilitator is not set up, and you have defined it as a nexus in your tax settings.
This is a credit note. If the buyer has to pay shipping costs, the amount is shown separately next to the sales, either gross or - if you have activated the sales tax calculation service - as a net amount.
In this case, the tax portion is included in the ShippingTax item below. In an FBA delivery, the net amount will be deducted again since Amazon provides the service.
This is a fee. If Amazon carries out the shipment and the buyer has to pay shipping costs, the net amount will be deducted here again. So, in the end, it's a zero-sum game. See also ShippingCharge.
Shipping Holdback fee is a referral fee, charged on the Shipping that you completed, the seller (MFN). If Amazon is the one doing the Shipping, then Shipping Holdback Fee is not charged.
Previously, Amazon only charged one referral fee based on the price of an item, and sellers abused this. Some sellers charged around $ 0.50 per product and excessive shipping charges (e.g. $ 18).
This is how they avoided Amazon referral fees and were only getting charged a minimum referral fee of $0.15 based on the product price.
Eventually, Amazon caught up with it and implemented a fee similar to the referral fee for all Shipping Merchant-Fulfilled.
This is a credit note. This is the VAT portion of the shipping credit.
Tax is the amount of tax that Amazon customers are charged on their orders. The tax amount is directly dependant on your tax settings on Seller Central.
Dealers who are not on the "Professional" sales tariff pay a fixed sales commission per item. This is a fee. As a seller, you also pay a closing fee for each media item sold.
Amazon keeps changing the way they charge closing fees. It used to be based on the percentage of the price, and later it had minimums and maximums, then it became only one fixed charge.
Sometimes, they call it Variable, sometimes Fixed - but it's all about the same thing, a Closing Fee. Whatever the calculation formula Amazon uses, the Closing Fee is just an extra Referral Fee charged for media items.