FBA Small and Light helps reduce the cost of fulfilling orders for small and lightweight FBA inventory priced under £9 (including VAT).
When you join Small and Light, your participating offers are available to Prime members with free delivery. Non-Prime customers get standard delivery, with free delivery on orders over £20.
The programme is subject to the FBA Small and Light Terms and Conditions.
Only products in new condition that measure 30 x 22.4 x 2.4 cm or less, weigh 225 g or less, and are priced at £9 (including VAT) or less are eligible for Small and Light.
The product types listed below are not eligible (crushable products such as crisps and glass are eligible as long as they are properly packaged).
Enrol eligible products through the Small and Light product enrolment page. Here are some tips:
For help in creating new MSKUs, refer to Start selling: List and manage inventory
FBA Small and Light has the same prep-and-packaging requirements as standard FBA. Review our Small and Light prep and packaging guide and ship your products to the fulfilment centre specified by Amazon. A minimum of 24 units per ASIN must be sent in each shipment.
Each individual unit has an Amazon barcode. Units cannot be bundled and must comply with standard FBA packaging and prep requirements.
Failure to follow the Small and Light packaging and prep policies can result in your stock being moved to unfulfillable status. Unfulfillable or unsellable inventory will require a removal order when standard FBA removal fees apply. If you do not remove this inventory after 30 days of being identified as unfulfillable or unsellable, Amazon may dispose of it. For more information, refer to required removals.
Except for the fees below, all standard selling on Amazon fees and FBA fees apply to Small and Light.
Inventory items that have been in our fulfilment centres for more than 365 days will be charged a monthly long-term storage fee. Non-media items will be charged a monthly storage fee of £4.39 per cubic foot. Media items will be charged the greater of either a monthly long-term storage fee of £4.39 per cubic foot or a minimum long-term storage fee of £0.10 per unit. The inventory assessment date will be the 15th of every month.
Refer to FBA long-term storage fees for more information
The fulfilment fees for the programme are as follows:
|Fulfilment packaging type||Letter dimensions||Item dimensions||Item weight||Outbound shipping weight* (g)||Fulfilment fee per unit|
|Small letter (including packing material weight = 8 g)||23cm x 15.5cm x 0.4cm||0-92 g||0-100 g||£0.61|
|Large letter (including packing material weight = 25 g)||30 x 22.4 x 2.4 cm||0-225 g||0-250 g||£0.82|
*Includes packaging weight of a small letter (8g) and large letter (25g). All fees exclude VAT and other taxes that the seller pays.
*Outbound shipping weight (g) = your unit’s weight + our packaging weight. The outbound shipping weight total is rounded to the nearest 1g. The weight of the packaging (our packaging weight) will be small letter (8g) and large letter (25g), and extra large letter (25g).
|Fee type||Fee per unit|
All fees exclude VAT and other taxes that the seller pays.
To compare Small and Light fees with standard FBA fees, refer to FAQ 1 below.
You may see an error message when you try to enrol an item in Small and Light if your submission is missing information or if the product isn’t eligible.
See Small and Light error messages for more information about common errors and how to fix them.
The following table compares FBA Small and Light’s fulfilment fees to the corresponding standard FBA fulfilment fees:
|Fulfilment packaging type||FBA Small and Light||FBA (small standard)*|
You can preview FBA fees, including those for Small and Light programme, by downloading a Fee Preview report. Fees are subject to change, so check back on this page for updates.
|Small and Light||FBA|
|Add-on programme||Does not apply to Small and Light ASINs. ASINs are available to all customers without a minimum basket threshold.||Applies to FBA ASINs and requires a minimum basket threshold of £20|
*If a customer purchases a Small and Light and standard FBA item but the overall basket is less than £20, the customer pays the Small and Light shipping fee for the Small and Light item and the standard FBA fee for the standard FBA item.
With an equal offer on both programmes, standard FBA may provide a faster delivery promise which could impact Buy Box eligibility. For more information, refer to The Buy Box.
The product will remain enrolled in FBA Small and Light, but standard FBA fulfilment fees will apply. If the price of your product later drops to £9 or lower, FBA Small and Light fulfilment fees will apply again.
Before unenrolling offers, make sure there is no inventory left in Small and Light. Go to Remove products from the Small and Light programme to unenrol your offers.
For details on how to remove inventory, refer to Remove inventory from a fulfilment centre.
Yes. You can have a Small and Light offer and a seller-fulfilled offer on the same product. However, make ensure that your programme offer is priced competitively relative to your self-fulfilled offer. Customers trust that they will find low prices on Amazon. Consistent with maintaining that trust, higher-priced FBA Small and Light offers may not win the Buy Box. For more information, refer to General Pricing Rule and The Buy Box.
To use an MSKU for Small and Light, you must have one that is based on an offer in FBA. Enrol your seller-fulfilled offer in Small and Light and then convert it to FBA.
If you want both Small and Light and seller-fulfilled offers, we recommend creating a separate offer for each so that you have two MSKUs: one for Small and Light and one for seller-fulfilled. Update or create multiple offers at once using the Inventory Loader tool.
Yes. Small and Light accepts expiry-dated products, but temperature-sensitive products, like chocolates, are not accepted from May 1 to October 14. Small and Light follows the standard FBA requirements for expiry-dated inventory .
Products sent to Amazon must have a remaining shelf life greater than 105 days from the time of receipt by Amazon. Units that are within 50 days of the expiry date will be removed for disposal by Amazon. Units subject to disposal will not be available for return.
When shipping expiry-dated products to Amazon, make sure that each box only has one expiry date per product. Multiple units of the same product can be shipped together if all units have the same expiry date and are bagged or bundled together.
Yes. When we receive an ASIN that fits in our packaging once folded, we will fold this for you a maximum of one time. You must place a label on the outside of the bag or box containing the foldable ASINs that clearly states your permission to have this ASIN folded. We will mark this FNSKU in our system, so that you only have to include the permission label the first time you send us a foldable ASIN. For more details, refer to our packaging requirements.
Yes. With Small and Light, Amazon provides fulfilment and customer service for your orders, including processing customer returns.
For information on how Small and Light refunds and reimbursements will be applied to your account, refer to FBA customer returns policy.
All refunds can be tracked in the Returns Report.
You can create a removal order in Seller Central to remove your programme inventory, just as you normally would for your standard FBA inventory. Small and Light has a minimum removal fee of £0.25 a unit. Normally, removals (returns and disposals) can take 10 to14 business days to pick, pack and process. However, removal times may increase to 30 days or more during peak removal periods, which occur in February, March, August and September. Refer to Remove inventory for more information.
Sales for items in Small and Light programme are treated just like standard FBA sales, and proceeds will be distributed at the same frequency. For more information, refer to How Amazon transfers payments.
At the launch of this programme, your offers enrolled onto Small and Light will not be eligible for EU Export (except Export to Austrian customers with a delivery address in Austria that is enabled), the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA. The customer will see the ‘not exportable’ message on the Detail and Checkout pages. You are not allowed to cross-list SKUs with other EU locales. You must ensure that your FBA Small and Light SKU is Germany only. If an SKU is inadvertently enabled for the European Fulfilment Network or Pan-European FBA after you have enrolled it in the Small and Light programme, please deactivate it.
Yes. Multi-Channel Fulfilment works for Small and Light. Note that the regular FBA Multi-Channel fulfilment fees of the respective size and weight apply.
To track successfully-enrolled Small and Light offers and Small and Light inventory levels in the warehouse, download the Small and Light inventory report. For sales and inventory data, review your FBA reports such as the Amazon Fulfilled Shipments and Inventory reports under the Reports tab in Seller Central.
The ‘Fee Preview’ column in the Manage Inventory and Manage FBA Inventory pages shows fees based on the standard FBA programme. We hope to update this feature soon to reflect the correct fees for products that are enrolled in FBA Small and Light. You can see the correct fees for your enrolled products by downloading a Fee Preview report. The Fee Preview report can be found by visiting the Reports menu in Seller Central, selecting the Fulfilment by Amazon and then selecting ‘Fee Preview’ in the list of reports on the left.
We will provide fulfilment and customer service for your orders as we do for standard FBA.
No, currently there are no gift options available for FBA Small and Light items.
Please refer to Fulfilment by Amazon for more information.
Small and Light is available for media products that meet the eligibility criteria.
No. The eligibility criteria are the same.