Listed below are upcoming changes to Amazon’s program policies.
Effective August 11, 2022, we are launching the Unsuitable Inventory Investigations policy. We prohibit the sale of counterfeit products or other illegal goods at Amazon. We may require additional information regarding the affected FBA inventory. If the requested information is not provided, or we find after investigation that the inventory constitutes unsuitable Units, we may dispose of the inventory.
Effective April 29, 2022, we are updating the fees for the Apparel and Shoes category. The referral fee percentage for products sold under this category (namely, under the Clothing, Garments, Underwear, Coats and Accessories and Footwear, Slippers, Shoes, Sandals categories) will be 8%. See the fee schedule in Selling on Amazon fee schedule.
Effective March 11, 2022, we are not accepting registrations from Russia or Belarus. For more information, see Countries accepted for seller registration.
Effective January 17, 2022, all wand massagers and kegel/ben wa balls will be classified as adult products. These items will continue to be available for sale and discoverable to all customers searching for them within their current listing category. For more information, review the updates to the Adult products policies & guidelines that will go into effect on January 17, 2022.
We are making some changes to the Selling Policies and Seller Code of Conduct. The changes are being made to ensure consistency worldwide, provide sellers with more details about the policies and make the formatting clearer. See the updates here.
These changes will enter into effect on November 20, 2021.
We ask you to review the updates carefully. Your continued use of Selling Services after November 20, 2021, constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy.
Effective September 22, 2021, we are launching the Product Bundling policy to help ensure consistency in the way product bundling is handled worldwide. The policy sets out requirements that sellers must comply with, when creating product bundles. The policy will help customer more easily locate product bundles, as well as help sellers prevent duplicate or near-duplicate listings.
To review the policy, go to Product Bundling Policy.
Effective August 1, 2021, we amended the Selling on Amazon Fee Schedule to add a clarification that the monthly subscription fee for the Professional Selling Plan shown in the Fee Schedule may be different if you sell in other countries or regions using merged accounts.
We are making a change to the FBA lost and damaged inventory reimbursement policystarting May 14, 2021, to simplify your lost and damaged reconciliation process when you file claims.
We are removing the limitation of waiting 30 days from the date inventory is lost or damaged in an Amazon fulfilment centre to file a claim. With our updated Inventory Adjustments report, lost or damaged FBA inventory adjustments will be displayed only when they have been reconciled or are eligible for a reimbursement claim. For any lost FBA inventory that has not been reimbursed or found and damaged inventory that has not been reimbursed, a claim may be filed with Amazon immediately.
To review the changes, go to FBA lost and damaged inventory reimbursement policy after May 14, 2021.
We are making changes to the Amazon Marketplace Fair Pricing Policy. These changes will go into effect in 15 days, that is, April 24, 2021.
The key changes are summarised below:
Your continued use of Selling Services after April 24, 2021, constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy.
As always, our goal is to help you and all our selling partners continue to succeed with Amazon and grow your businesses around the world. Thank you for being an Amazon Selling Partner.
Effective 19 March, 2021, we are launching Product Detail Page Rules to ensure consistency worldwide. Review these rules prior to launch, which are available here.
Effective October 15, 2020, we are updating our Supply Chain Standards page to provide details about our existing policy and help you adhere to these guidelines. Our standards include the Amazon supplier code of conduct, which requires that products be manufactured in safe, healthy, and inclusive work environments. The Supply Chain Standards page also provides information about why standards are important, how we implement them, and the potential consequences for violations. We are not changing our supplier code of conduct as part of this update. See the updates here.
From November 19, 2020, our Communication Guidelines are being updated with additional information related to Buyer-Seller messages. See the updates here (link updated on 04/11/2020).
Effective May 20, 2021, we are updating the fees on certain categories. If a product is part of Everything Else category, it will no longer have a minimum fee. Music and DVD will have a media closing fee. See the updates here.