On Amazon, referral comes with a finder’s fee, which makes up the bulk of your seller fees. The fee estimate is displayed when you list a product on Amazon.
But you’ll ultimately be charged based on your selling price, not your listing price, so factor that in when you tweak your prices.
Depending on the venue and category, you’re charged anywhere from 8% to 45% of the total sale price, minus taxes calculated through Amazon’s Tax Calculation Service.
But then there’s the minimum referral fee (usually $0.3). Amazon might charge this instead.
How do you know what Amazon will charge? It’s always the higher of the two.
So, if you sell a stationery item for less than $2, (15% of which is $0.3), Amazon will still charge you $0.3, the minimum referral fee for office products.
Most sellers give Amazon a percentage cut of the item price, shipping charge, and gift-wrapping cost, as soon as they make a sale. But this year, some referral rates are different.
It costs more to sell PCs and entertainment collectibles, but less to sell full-size appliances, shoes, and handbags.