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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 as a referral fee a percentage of 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 platform 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:
The tables below list the Referral Fees and Variable Closing Fees for each Marketplace product line.
1 Effective October 30, 2014, these categories will have a CDN$ 1.00 per item minimum referral fee.
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).
2 Accessory products fall in the Electronics Accessories category.
3 Currently, the CDN$ 1.00 per item minimum referral fee for Electronics Accessories products only applies to sellers on the Professional selling plan. Effective October 30, 2014, the CDN$ 1.00 per item minimum referral fee for Electronics Accessories products also applies to sellers on the Individual selling plan.
4 Effective August 14, 2014, the referral fee for electronic office devices (excluding accessories) is 8%. 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 will continue to apply to accessory products for electronic office devices. The referral fee of 15% will continue to apply to office supply products. Also see footnote 1 above regarding new minimum per item referral fees that will take effect on October 30, 2014. For more information, see Selling Office Products.
5 The CDN$ 1.00 per item minimum referral fee does not apply to collectible cards products in the Toys & Games category.
6 Effective October 30, 2014, these categories will have a CDN$ 2.00 per item minimum referral fee.
7 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:
Every 14 days, Amazon initiates a transfer of available funds to your bank account. See Getting Paid for details.
You may list products at any price you feel is fair, regardless of the Amazon.ca price or list price. However, Individual sellers may not list products at a price in excess of CDN$ 10,000.
Please use the e-mail address associated with your Amazon.ca Seller account.