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TheBigDave
11-02-11, 07:46 AM
Anybody else using Fulfillment By Amazon?

Lately I've been using FBA to sell-off old DVDs and Blus. It's very convenient because I just sent them the box, and they handle all the packing and shipping. And the items qualify for free Prime shipping, which customers love.

Unfortunately, Amazon has just announced they're raising Pick & Pack and Weight Handling fees. This is gonna kill profit margin on lower priced items.

On a media item, Pick & Pack jumps from $0.60 to $1. And the Shipping Weight will be rounded up to the nearest pound.

So on a Standard DVD, these fees will increase from $0.74 to $1.37.

I hope no one's selling oversize items. Those P&P fees are jumping from $3 to $6.

Here's all the details:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200789180

Kwad Guy
11-02-11, 02:37 PM
Anybody else using Fulfillment By Amazon?

Lately I've been using FBA to sell-off old DVDs and Blus. It's very convenient because I just sent them the box, and they handle all the packing and shipping. And the items qualify for free Prime shipping, which customers love.

Unfortunately, Amazon has just announced they're raising Pick & Pack and Weight Handling fees. This is gonna kill profit margin on lower priced items.

On a media item, Pick & Pack jumps from $0.60 to $1. And the Shipping Weight will be rounded up to the nearest pound.

So on a Standard DVD, these fees will increase from $0.74 to $1.37.

I hope no one's selling oversize items. Those P&P fees are jumping from $3 to $6.

Here's all the details:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200789180

The price increase sucks, as do all price increases. But I feel that if your margins are so slim that this is gonna kill you, you are probably in the wrong biz anyway.

The exception is the oversize stuff (which comes down to > 8" in the most narrow dimension). That's a killer increase for inexpensive stuff...Fortunately, nothing I sell via FBA is oversize...

TheBigDave
11-02-11, 02:49 PM
The price increase sucks, as do all price increases. But I feel that if your margins are so slim that this is gonna kill you, you are probably in the wrong biz anyway.

This isn't my main business. I use FBA to sell-off my unwanted DVDs. On a lot of discs, I'm only making around $1 each. So I might get $50-$100 a shipment. Not a lot of money, but better than nothing. But if I'm only getting $0.35 a disc, it won't be worth the time.

g
11-02-11, 10:20 PM
Why don't you just rush all your stuff to them and get in before the price increase. It seems to say that it doesn't start to Feb 2012.