January 2016 News

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Make 2016
your year

Amazon customers purchased more than 1 billion items from Fulfillment by Amazon sellers such as you in 2015. It was quite a year — and part of a “big growth spurt,” as Fortune recently wrote.

It gets better: FBA is here to help you make even more out of your business in 2016. Check out how:


Boost your sales: Discover FBA's advantages

New to FBA or just learning its ins and outs?

FBA helps you offer customers fast, free shipping while increasing your exposure to loyal Amazon Prime customers, allowing access to Amazon's leading fulfillment network and enabling you to benefit from Amazon's award-winning customer service.

Learn more in our Why FBA? white paper for Amazon.com.

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Video: Let us do the heavy lifting


Not all sellers have the same needs. But FBA is designed with sellers' core competencies in mind, allowing you to focus on what you do best.

See how sellers worldwide are using FBA to build upon their success.

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Extended returns window continues through January 31

The holiday gift season may be over. But gift-return season still may be in its home stretch.

Customers who return FBA items shipped by Amazon between November 1 and December 31, 2015, may receive a full refund until January 31, 2016, according to Amazon's Returns Policies.

When you sell a product with FBA, Amazon's Returns Policies determine if the item is eligible for return. Typically, the returns window for an item is 30 days. During the holidays, the returns window is extended.

To learn more about customer returns on FBA orders, visit the Customer Returns for Orders Placed on Amazon help page.

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Reminder: Long-Term Storage Fee assessed on February 15

The next Fulfillment by Amazon inventory cleanup is scheduled for February 15, 2016. On that day, units that have been in an Amazon fulfillment center in the U.S. for six to 12 months will be assessed a Long-Term Storage Fee of $11.25 per cubic foot. Units that have been in a U.S. or Canada fulfillment center for more than 12 months will be assessed a Long-Term Storage Fee of $22.50 per cubic foot.

Note: If your aged inventory is subject to the Long-Term Storage Fee and you have it returned to you before February 15, 2016, you may be unable to send in additional units of those ASINs until April 15, 2016. This applies to units returned to you via automated removal, as well.

To get a glimpse of your overall inventory status, check out your Inventory Health Report (sign-in required) in each marketplace.

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Preview your FBA fees today

As a reminder, Fulfillment by Amazon will be adjusting its Fulfillment Fees in the U.S. beginning on February 18, 2016. The Monthly Inventory Storage Fee for inventory storage will increase for Standard-Size and Oversize units effective March 1, 2016, as well.

Now is a great time to compare U.S. Fulfillment Fees using current rates and to preview what they will be after the fee changes take effect. You can do so by entering information for any product into the FBA Revenue Calculator. You can also view your estimated Fulfillment Fees using the Fee Preview under Manage Inventory (sign-in required), or the Fee Preview report (sign-in required).

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FBA in 2015: By the numbers



Increase in FBA sellers

who completed sales across borders using FBA in 2015, compared to 2014



Percent of countries in the world

in which customers received an item from an FBA seller



Growth in active sellers using FBA worldwide

in 2015 over 2014

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