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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:

Item price
+ Shipping charges paid by the buyer
+ Gift wrap charges paid by the buyer
- Referral fee (applicable percentage of 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:

Product Type

Referral Fee Percentage

Automotive Parts & Accessories 12%1
Baby 15%1
Beauty 15%1
Books 15%
Camera & Photo2 8%1
Cell Phones2 8%1
Consumer Electronics 8%1
DVDs 15%
Electronics Accessories
  • 15% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN$ 100.00 (with a minimum referral fee of CDN$ 1.003); and,
  • 8% for any portion of the total sales price greater than CDN$ 100.00
Grocery & Gourmet Food 15%
Health & Personal Care 15%1
Home & Garden (including Pet Supplies) 15%1
Jewellery 20%6
Kindle Accessories 25%1
Luggage & Bags 15%
Music 15%
Musical Instruments 15%1
Office Products2 15%, except 8% for electronic office devices1,4
Personal Computers2 6%1
Software & Computer Games 15%
Sports & Outdoors (excluding Sports Collectibles) 15%1
Sports Collectibles
  • 20% for the portion of the total sales price up to CDN$ 100.00 (with a minimum referral fee of CDN$ 1.00);
  • 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%1
Toys & Games 15%1,5
Video Games 15%
Videos (VHS) 15%
Watches 15%6
Any Other Products7 15%1

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:

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 Games CDN$ 1.35 n/a CDN$ 1.35 CDN$ 1.35
Videos (VHS) 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 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.

Seller Support

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