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Fees and Pricing

When your item sells, Amazon collects the amount paid by the buyer (including the item price and any shipping, gift wrap, or other charges).

Amazon deducts the greater of the applicable referral fee percentage or applicable per-item minimum referral fee calculated on the item price and any gift wrap charges, in each case excluding any taxes collected, plus a variable closing fee. Sellers who do not pay a monthly subscription fee also pay a per-item fee for each item sold.

Amazon shipping rates apply to all items sold. Only Professional sellers can offer gift wrap.

See Shipping Rates and Services for a table of shipping credits.

Here's how it works:

Item price
+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer
+ Gift wrap charges paid by the buyer
- Referral fee (calculated on the item price and any gift wrap charges paid by the buyer)
- Variable closing fee
- $1.49 per-item fee (waived for sellers who pay a subscription fee)
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= Total deposited to seller account

The tables below list the Referral Fees and Variable Closing Fees for each Marketplace product line.

Referral Fees:

Sellers pay a referral fee on each item sold. Items in several categories have a per-item minimum referral fee as listed below (i.e. sellers pay the greater of the referral percentage or the per-item minimum referral fee).

Product Type

Referral Fee Percentage

Applicable Minimum Referral Fee (applied on a per-item basis unless otherwise noted)
Automotive Parts & Accessories 12% CDN$ 1.00
Baby 15% CDN$ 1.00
Beauty 15% CDN$ 1.00
Books 15%
Camera & Photo1 8% CDN$ 1.00
Cell Phones1 8% CDN$ 1.00
Clothing & Accessories (including sunglasses)

15%

CDN$ 1.00
Consumer Electronics 8% CDN$ 1.00
DVDs 15%
Electronics Accessories
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN$ 100.00
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CDN$ 100.00
CDN$ 1.00
Grocery & Gourmet Food 15%
Health & Personal Care 15% CDN$ 1.00
Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies) 15% CDN$ 1.00
Jewelry 20%4 CDN$ 2.00
Kindle Accessories 25% CDN$ 1.00
Luggage & Bags 15% CDN$ 1.00
Music 15%
Musical Instruments 15% CDN$ 1.00
Office Products1 15%, except 8% for electronic office devices2 CDN$ 1.00
Personal Computers1 6% CDN$ 1.00
Shoes & Handbags

15%

CDN$ 1.00
Software & Computer Games 15%
Sports & Outdoors (excluding Sports Collectibles) 15% CDN$ 1.00
Sports Collectibles
  • 20% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN$ 100.00;
  • 10% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CDN$ 100.00 up to CDN$ 1,000.00; and,
  • 6% for any portion of the itotal sales price greater than CDN$ 1,000.00

Tools & Building Supplies 12% CDN$ 1.00
Toys & Games 15% CDN$ 1.00
Video Game Consoles 8%
Video Games 15%
Videos 15%
Watches 15%4 CDN$ 2.00
Any Other Products4 15% CDN$ 1.00

Per item minimum referral fee example 1: Effective October 30th, 2014, an item with a total sales price of CDN$ 6.00 with a current referral fee of 15% will have a referral fee amount of CDN$ 1.00 (i.e., greater of 15% of the total sales price, and the $1.00 minimum referral fee).

Per item minimum referral fee example 2: An item with a total sales price of CDN$ 20.00 with a current referral fee of 15% will have a referral fee amount of CDN$ 3.00 (i.e., 15% of the total sales price).

1 Accessory products fall in the Electronics Accessories category.

2 Electronic office devices include base devices such as printers, projectors, shredders, scanners, calculators, landline phones, copiers, fax machines, voice recorders, electronic reference devices, cash registers, bar code scanners, and VoIP phones. The referral fee for Electronics Accessories applies to accessory products for electronic office devices. For more information, see Selling Office Products.

3 The CDN$ 1.00 per item minimum referral fee does not apply to collectible cards products in the Toys & Games category.

4 The Everything Else category is available to sellers for products that do not clearly fit within existing categories. Do not list items in the Everything Else category that appropriately fall within another category.

Variable Closing Fees:

Product Type

Standard Domestic

Priority Domestic

United States

Other International

Automotive Parts & Accessories CDN$ 0.60 + 0.24/kg n/a n/a n/a
Baby CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Beauty CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Books CDN$ 0.24 CDN$ 0.24 CDN$ 1.99 CDN$ 5.98
Camera & Photo CDN$ 0.40 + 0.16/kg n/a n/a n/a
Cell Phones CDN$ 0.40 + 0.16/kg n/a n/a n/a
Consumer Electronics CDN$ 0.40 + 0.16/kg n/a n/a n/a
DVDs CDN$ 1.09 CDN$ 0.24 CDN$ 2.49 CDN$ 3.74
Electronics Accessories CDN$ 0.40 + 0.16/kg n/a n/a n/a
Grocery & Gourmet Food CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Health & Personal Care CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies) CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Jewellery CDN$ 1.00 + 0.40/kg n/a n/a n/a
Kindle Accessories CDN$ 0.40 + 0.16/kg n/a n/a n/a
Luggage & Bags CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Music CDN$ 1.09 CDN$ 0.24 CDN$ 2.49 CDN$ 3.74
Musical Instruments CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Office Products CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Personal Computers CDN$ 0.30 + 0.12/kg n/a n/a n/a
Software & Computer Games CDN$ 1.35 n/a CDN$ 1.35 CDN$ 1.35
Sports & Outdoors CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Sports Collectibles CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Tools & Building Supplies
CDN$ 0.60 + 0.24/kg n/a n/a n/a
Toys & Games CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Video Game Consoles CDN$ 1.35 n/a CDN$ 1.35 CDN$ 1.35
Video Games CDN$ 1.35 n/a CDN$ 1.35 CDN$ 1.35
Videos CDN$ 0.24 CDN$ 0.24 CDN$ 2.49 CDN$ 5.98
Watches CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a
Any Other Products CDN$ 0.75 + 0.30/kg n/a n/a n/a

Every 14 days, Amazon initiates a transfer of available funds to your bank account. See Getting Paid for details.

Pricing

You may list items at any price you feel is fair, regardless of the Amazon price or list price, within the limits set by Amazon, and so long as your price adheres to our General Pricing Rule.

Limits: Sellers on the Individual selling plan may not list items at a price in excess of CDN $10,000. Sellers on the Professional selling plan may not list items at a price in excess of CDN $300,000. These price limits do not apply to Collectibles listings. For more information about Collectibles category requirements, search for "collectibles" in seller Help. 

General Pricing Rule: You must ensure that the item price and total price of an item you list on Amazon are at or below the item price and total price at which you offer and/or sell the item via any other online sales channel.

Pricing definitions

The item price is the amount payable by a customer, excluding shipping and handling, as it appears when you list an item.

The total price is the amount payable by a customer as well as all terms of offer/sale. This includes all of the following:

  • Shipping and handling charges
  • Discounts, rebates, or special sales/promotions you offer/make with respect to purchases
  • Shipping method
  • Business practices, such as any reduction or elimination of shipping charges on an order, or of any other order-related fees and expenses
  • Low-price guarantees
The total price does not include discounts, sales, rebates, or other promotional offers you attempt to make available through the Amazon Marketplace but that we do not honour or support.

Seller Support

Please use the e-mail address associated with your Amazon.ca Seller account.