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Shipping Fee Guidelines

Once the buyer has made a purchase, the item will need to be shipped to the specified location for a nominal shipping fee. Shipping fees can vary based on a wide range of variables, and there is much room for flexibility in terms of charging the buyer these fees.

The seller can see a list of shipping fees that have been accrued for services such as UPS or Stamps.com in the Order Details Page or on the Payment Transaction Report.

Shipping Fee Guidelines

Amazon extracts a shipping fee from each buyer according to the purchase. This is then paid forward to the seller to help allay the costs of delivery. The seller is required to deliver the items regardless of whether or not the reimbursements are enough to cover the costs. See the chart below for a complete list of shipping fees collected per item sold:

Category Domestic Standard* Domestic Expedited* Domestic Two Day Domestic One Day International Standard International Expedited
Books $3.99 $6.99 $14.95 $19.99 $16.95 up to 1lb.,$24.95 over 1lb. $46.50
Music $3.99 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
Videos $3.99 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
DVDs $3.99 $6.19 $14.95 $19.99 $14.95 $46.50
Video Games $3.99 $6.99 Not available Not available Not available Not available
Software & Computer Games $3.99 $6.99 Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronics $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Kindle Accessories $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Camera & Photo $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Tools & Hardware $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Kitchen & Housewares $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Outdoor Living $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Computer $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Sports & Outdoors $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Cell Phones & Service $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Musical Instruments $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Office $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Products $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Toy & Baby $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available
Everything Else $4.49 + $0.50/lb.** $6.49 + $0.99/lb.** Not available Not available Not available Not available

Chart originally from Amazon’s Shipping Rates and Services page.

* Total inclusive of APO, FPO and US Protectorate addresses.

** All weight references are in terms of the actual purchased item weight. This does not include the weight of any packing supplies used to ship or protect the products.

In the event of a refund, shipping fees may be returned to the seller depending on circumstances of the refund. Each carrier has different criteria to approve a refund, and Amazon does not guarantee any approvals.

Amazon Webstore Seller Shipping Rates

Unlike standard seller regulations, Amazon Webstore sellers can choose the shipping fees on their own on certain items such as music and books. See the Webstore section for more information on this service and its benefits.

Unique Amazon Shipping Requirements

While the responsibility and burden of delivering goods to the buyer rests solely on the seller, Amazon requires all books and entertainment items including DVDs, videos and CDs to be shipped within 48 hours from receiving a purchase request. This does not mean that the buyer must receive the item within 48 hours, only that the item be shipped within that timeframe. The time it takes for the package to arrive will depend on the type of shipping method that the buyer selects. Varying shipping fees will apply depending on the method of choice. (Explore possible shipping options here.)

FBA Shipping Information

Sellers who choose to work via the Fulfillment By Amazon service do not need to worry about shipping fees because Amazon personnel will handle the shipping and delivery of all purchases. Read a complete breakdown of all of the services that are included in a FBA account on the FBA page.

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