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Amazon FBA Calculator: Revenue, Costs and Amazon Fees Explained

The Amazon FBA Calculator is a handy tool to use if you’re selling Amazon FBA. It helps you calculate fees, shipping costs and other expenditures in order to calculate profits. In this post, we’ll show you how to use Amazon’s FBA Calculator and explain the fees and expenses you need to take into account.

How to Use the Amazon FBA Revenue Calculator

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Types of Costs Included in Amazon’s FBA Calculator

Amazon Referral Fee

This is pretty much what they charge for having your product listed on Amazon. They call it ‘referring’ customers to your listing. Generally, this fee is a percentage of the sale or retail price (usually around 15%), which varies by category. The minimum referral fee is usually one dollar – check out the referral fee details by category here.

Order Handling

This isn’t explained very well in the Amazon FBA calculator. We’re assuming it’s the charge for receiving your FBA items and placing them into the warehouse storage. On their help page here they charge a $1 fee for each ‘standard-size non-media’ item.

Pick & Pack

The cost of retrieving your item in the warehouses, packing it (including the packing materials) and getting it ready for shipping. That includes labor costs as well.

Weight Handling

Amazon calculates shipping costs (from warehouse to the buyer) based upon weight. ‘Free shipping’ isn’t really free; You as the FBA merchant foot the bill, but for customers it looks quite attractive. You usually don’t cover 100% of the costs, however, as a portion of Prime membership fees are included in offsetting Amazon shipping costs.

Monthly Storage

Hence the name, this is the cost for storing your product each month in the Amazon warehouse. It’s calculated on a monthly basis (obviously) and per cubic foot. Note: FBA Storage fees changed on Oct 1, 2016. Check here for changes.

Prep Service

This cost is also included in the Amazon FBA calculator. It’s charged per item for preparing your goods before shipment, such as applying UPC code labels or shrink wrapping items.

Amazon Seller Fees

You can find an overview of Amazon seller fees here.

When to Use the Amazon FBA Calculator For Best Results

The free calculator that Amazon offers is really only built for estimation of Amazon fees, not calculation of profit margins. Amazon’s FBA calculator is a good way to compare bottom-line profit estimations between Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) or Merchant (FBM) if you haven’t yet started selling on Amazon. However once you’ve started selling on Amazon with FBA, you will need more sophisticated tools to help you manage and track your sales in real time.

Profit Dashboard for Amazon sellers

Use the Sellics Profit Dashboard to track your daily profit and loss in real time, and it will calculate your profit margins down to the individual product after your expenses (import taxes, Amazon fees, FBA fees, PPC, etc) are taken out. You will receive live sales data for individual ASINs; allowing you to make decisions in real time rather than waiting for outdated information. Watch an overview of how our Profit Dashboard works here.

 

Sellics profit overview more than Amazon FBA calculator

 

You can try it for free here.

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