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FBA Small and Light

Note: For the past years, we have adjusted the Fees for the Fulfilment by Amazon services on Amazon.co.jp. For Small and Light program, we are considering to implement the next fee changes March 2019 or later. Once the schedule and the details of the fee changes are determined, we will inform you of the changes at least 60 days prior to the change.

FBA Small and Light is an additional fulfillment solution with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for your fast-moving, small and light products that are priced at 1,400 JPY or less. The program offers are Prime-eligible. The program is available for next day delivery same as FBA prime delivery rule (Small and Light does not offer same day nor scheduled delivery). This program offers lower fulfillment fees versus standard FBA fulfillment fees on comparable products.

If you have products that meet all of the requirements listed below, you may enroll your products by visiting the Small and Light product enrollment page.

Program policies

Your participation in the FBA Small and Light program (the "program") is subject to these program policies, as well as the terms of your Seller Agreement and all other applicable Amazon policies. Amazon may modify these policies by posting updates to them.


  1. The program

    FBA Small and Light is a fulfillment solution with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for Amazon.co.jp for certain fast-moving, small and light products (ASINs) with a price of 1,400 JPY or less, and meeting below listed eligibility criteria. The program offers are Prime-eligible. The program is available for next day delivery same as FBA prime delivery rule (Small and Light does not offer same day nor scheduled delivery). For non-Prime members, 100 JPY for standard shipping and 200 JPY for expedited shipping will be charged when the total price of an order that is shipped by Amazon.co.jp is less than 2,000 JPY. However, these shipping fees will not be charged if the shopping cart contains items that are not eligible for the program.

    The same ASIN may be sold through both the program and standard FBA (see FAQ #7 below). However, fulfillment through the program and through standard FBA will require separate inbounding processes as described in the Creating offers in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA help page.

  2. Eligibility

    The program is only open to Sellers/ASINs approved for this program by Amazon. ASINs must meet the following criteria at the minimum:

    • weigh less than or equal to 950g (including packaging weight, see Program Fees for more details);
    • have dimensions less than or equal to 2.3 x 23.5 x 30.0cm or 3.3 x 17.0 x 20.0cm;
    • are priced 1,400 JPY or less;
    • are not adult products;
    • are nor registered as commingle;
    • are not FBA prohibited products
    • are not hazmat products (including lithium batteries and products that ship with lithium batteries);
    • are not alcohol products;
    • are not temperature-sensitive (such as chocolates);
    • are not used condition products;
    • have sold in the last 4 weeks (or are expected to sell in the upcoming 4 weeks) more than 25 units.

    In addition, Amazon will also determine Seller/ASIN eligibility based on other factors including sales performance and product quality metrics. Sellers may suggest qualified ASINs that they want to enroll in the program for approval by visiting the Small and Light product enrolment page.

  3. Shipping products to Amazon

    Sellers must ship their products to the fulfillment center specified by Amazon. ASINs are eligible for this program but those shipped to an Amazon fulfillment center that does not support this program are subject to standard FBA fees. For more information, please see our FBA Pricing page.

    • Each unit successfully enrolled to this program must be individually stickered with our specific FBA labels available in Seller Central and each ASIN to be shipped must have at least 24 units.
    • All same-ASIN units within a box must be bundled together using a clear plastic bag or manufacturer/seller case pack (i.e. boxed ).
    • All units must also be prepared according to the FBA Small and Light manual.
    • On the outside of each same-ASIN bag or pack, the total quantity of sellable units must be clearly stated. For expiration-dated products, use the same expiration date, and include specific dates in addition to the quantity.

    We do not offer any preparation or prep and labelling services in this fulfillment solution. We may refuse to receive or mark as unfulfillable any incorrectly packaged or prepped or ineligible unit and you will need to remove or dispose of those units through Seller Central. Units prepped according to the FBA Small and Light Prep Requirements. Failure to follow the packaging and prep policies applicable to the program may result in your stock being moved to unfulfillable and will require a removal order where standard FBA removal fees apply.

  4. Program Fees

    The items enrolled to Small and Light program will be applied with the below Pick & Pack fee, and no charge will be made for weight & handling fee. Standard FBA fee will apply for any other fees including Selling on Amazon fees.

    Item Ordered price 801 - 1,400 JPY 601 - 800 JPY 401 - 600 JPY 400 JPY or less
    Fulfillment packaging size Letter A (30.0 x 23.5 x 2.3cm) 179 JPY 159 JPY 139 JPY 119 JPY
    Letter B (20.0 x 17.0 x 3.3cm) 199 JPY 169 JPY 149 JPY 129 JPY
    Note: Regular FBA fees will be charged if item price exceeds 1,400 JPY.
  5. Changes to Fees, Terms and Policies

    We may modify the fees, terms and policies that apply to the program at any time without any notice to you.

  6. Withdrawal and Termination; Participation in the program

    You may terminate your participation in this program or withdraw ASINs from the program at any time. We may terminate your participation and remove ASINs or offers from the program, and we may discontinue the program or modify the terms of the program at any time.

    Upon termination of this program; ASIN or offer removal from this program, pick & pack fees will be charged according to FBA program instead of the Small and Light program. The ASIN will not become unfulfillable. You can also choose to remove or dispose of any remaining units through Seller Central. In this case, removal and dispose fee will be charged as per FBA program.

    For general questions about the program, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions, please contact Seller Support.

Frequently asked questions


  1. What is FBA Small and Light?

    FBA Small and Light (the “program”) is a fulfillment solution with Fulfillment by Amazon for certain fast-moving, small and light products (ASINs) that are priced at 1,400 JPY or less and meet listed eligibility criteria (see FAQ #2 below). The program is currently available for eligible ASINs listed on Amazon.co.jp either fulfilled by Amazon or through your own fulfillment. Inventory can only be stored in Amazon fulfillment centers in the JP as designated by Amazon. The program offers are Prime-eligible. The program is available for next day delivery same as FBA prime delivery rule (Small and Light does not offer same day nor scheduled delivery). For non-Prime members, 100 JPY for standard shipping and 200 JPY for expedited shipping will be charged when the total price of an order that is shipped by Amazon.co.jp is less than 2,000 JPY. However, these shipping fees will not be charged if the shopping cart contains items that are not eligible for the program.

  2. How is FBA Small and Light different from standard FBA?

    First, the program is only open to ASINs that meet the following criteria at the minimum:

    • weigh less than or equal to 950g (including packaging weight, see Program Fees for more details);
    • have dimensions less than or equal to 2.3 x 23.5 x 30.0cm or 3.3 x 17.0 x 20.0cm;
    • are priced 1,400 JPY or less;
    • are not adult products;
    • are nor registered as commingle;
    • are not FBA prohibited products
    • are not hazmat products (including lithium batteries and products that ship with lithium batteries) ;
    • are not alcohol products;
    • are not temperature-sensitive (such as chocolates);
    • are not used condition products;
    • have sold in the trailing 4 weeks (or are expected to sell in the upcoming 4 weeks) more than 25 units.

    In addition, Amazon will also determine ASIN eligibility based on other factors including sales performance and product quality metrics.

    Second, the program requires different prep and packaging. FBA Prep Service, FBA Label Service and Unplanned Prep Services are not currently supported for ASINs enrolled to the program.

    • All units that are enrolled to the program must be individually labelled according to the standard guidelines for Labelled Inventory and be packaged and prepared by sellers according to the FBA Small and Light manual.
    • All same-ASIN units within the same parcel sent to our fulfillment centers must be bundled together using a clear plastic bag or manufacturer or seller case pack (i.e. boxed or shrink-wrapped).
    • On the outside of each same-ASIN bag or pack, the total quantity of sellable units must be clearly stated. For expiration-dated products, use the same expiration date, and include specific dates in addition to the quantity.
    • Any inbound shipment containing units that have not been properly packaged, prepared or labelled may be rejected or marked as unfulfillable and require removal by the seller or disposal.
    • Any inbound shipment containing ineligible ASINs may be rejected by our fulfillment centers or units may be set to unfulfillable and require removal or disposal by the seller. You may use a carrier of your preference to inbound products to our fulfillment center.

    You may use a carrier of your preference to inbound products to our fulfillment center.

    Third, the program’s per-unit fulfillment fees are generally lower than the comparable standard FBA fulfillment fees. For each unit fulfilled with this program, the seller will be charged a fee based on program fees. These fees are specifically designed for small and light products.

    Table 1. Program Fees Comparison. The following tables compare FBA Small and Light’s fulfillment fees to the corresponding standard FBA fulfillment fees for non-media standard-size products fulfillment:
    Pick & Pack Fees (Per unit)
    Fulfillment Packaging size Small and Light program FBA Fullfilment fees
    801 - 1,400 JPY 601 - 800 JPY 401 - 600 JPY 400 JPY or less Small Standard 1 Standard 2
    Letter A (30.0 x 23.5 x 2.3cm) 179 JPY 159 JPY 139 JPY 119 JPY 252 JPY 354 JPY 397 JPY
    Letter B (20.0 x 17.0 x 3.3cm) 199 JPY 169 JPY 149 JPY 129 JPY
  3. What is the customer proposition difference between FBA Small and Light and standard FBA?

    There are a few differences between the two programs and we recommend that you keep selection in both programs to target all types of customers. Main differences are:

    Small and Light FBA
    Promised delivery date Prime members: 1–4 days, Non-Prime members: 2–4 days Prime members: Next day, Non-Prime members: 1–4 days
    Add-on program Does not apply to Small and Light ASINs. ASINs are available to all customers without a minimum shopping cart threshold Applies to FBA ASINs
    Free shipping by Amazon shopping cart threshold for non-Prime customers (2,000 JPY) Applies to Small and Light ASINs Applies to FBA ASINs
    Shipping charge to non-Prime members when the total price of an order that is shipped by Amazon.co.jp is less than 2,000 JPY

    Standard shipping: 100 JPY, Expedited shipping: 200 JPY

    Standard shipping: 400 JPY to Honshu, Shikoku and 440 JPY to the other area

    Expedited shipping: 500 JPY to Honshu, Shikoku, 540 JPY to the other area

    With an equal offer on both programs, standard FBA may provide a faster delivery promise which could impact Buy Box eligibility. For more information, see the Buy Box.

  4. I'd like to participate in FBA Small and Light. How can I enroll my MSKUs?

    If you have products that meet all of the requirements listed above, you may enroll your products by visiting the FBA Small and Light manual.For additional help, refer to our enrolment guide.

  5. How do I add/remove MSKUs from FBA Small and Light?

    To add products to the program, use the Small and Light product enrolment page. To remove products, use the Small and Light product removal page.

  6. Will FBA Small and Light offers be available to Prime customers?

    Yes, the program offers will be available to all customers including Prime customers.

  7. Can I offer an ASIN for both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA?

    Yes, you can have an offer in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA. If you would like to have your ASINs in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA, follow the steps for Creating offers in both FBA Small and Light and standard FBA. To help increasing your sales for these ASINs, we recommend having ASINs in both programs to reach all customers and offer them the full range of Amazon’s delivery options. You cannot share inventory between Small and Light program and standard FBA program. However, you can register SKU and swap inventories only if the inventory quantity for the standard FBA is less than the minimum quantity required for the Small and Light program.

  8. Can I use my existing Merchant SKU (MSKU) when shipping units to a fulfillment center in the program?

    In order to use an MSKU for FBA Small and Light, the MSKU must be based on an offer in FBA. If you have an existing MFN offer, you can choose to convert the offer to FBA in order to use the MSKU for FBA Small and Light. If you intend to have offers in both FBA Small and Light and MFN, we need to create a separate offer so you have two MSKUs, one for FBA Small and Light and one for MFN, if the ASIN meets all program criteria. In Seller Central, you can update/create multiple offers at once using the Listing Loader tool and Inventory Loader tool. For more information, please see Listing Loader Instructions.

  9. Why are my existing FBA offers that use manufacturer barcodes for tracking (i.e. commingled) not eligible for enrollment?

    We currently do not allow commingling in the Small and Light program. Therefore, you are unable to enroll existing FBA offers that are tracked with manufacturer barcodes (i.e. commingled). In these cases, please create a new seller-fulfilled MSKU and enroll the MSKU into the Small and Light program using the enrollment page. Once successfully enrolled, our system will automatically convert your MSKU into a non-commingled Small and Light offer. Each unit must have a scannable barcode (UPC/EAN/FNSKU) or be individually stickered (if no barcode is available or if the barcode applies to more than one ASIN).

  10. Where can I find help preparing and packaging my products?

    You can download the FBA Small and Light manual, which describes the specific prep and packaging requirements for your Small and Light units. The document also shows examples of properly and improperly prepared items.

  11. How many units per ASIN should I ship?

    Once we have finished enrolling your ASINs in the program, you will receive a confirmation email from us (see FAQ #4). In the email, we share some inbound quantity recommendations for the program with you based on the ASIN’s sales history, pricing and other variables, in consideration of minimum inbound units (24 units). We recommend taking into consideration inventory you already have on hand in our fulfillment centers for FBA offers of that ASIN when making inventory decisions. Also, please bear in mind that a wide range of variables impact the recommended inventory levels including, but not limited to, changes in customer demand and competitive offerings. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the right levels of stock.

  12. Are expiration-dated products allowed in FBA Small and Light program?

    Yes,expiration-dated products are allowed, except for liquors. However, requirements for eligible products (except for liquors) include complying with the requirements of the standard FBA expiration-dated products. Please make sure to see here and comply with them. When shipping expiration-dated products to Amazon, please ensure that each box only has one expiration date for all products contained. In addition, expiration dates for inventories in VJUN and VJU1(Fulfillment center dedicated to Small and Light program) cannot be referenced from expiration date report. When an inventory gets expired, it will automatically be added to unsellable inventory.

  13. What is the customer returns policy for FBA Small and Light?

    We will provide fulfillment and customer service for your orders, which includes handling customer returns. For more information on our FBA customer returns policy, please see Service for Orders Placed on Amazon.

  14. How do I remove my inventory under FBA Small and Light?

    You can create a Removal Order in Seller Central to remove your program inventory, just as you normally would for your standard FBA inventory. Normally, removals (returns/disposals) can take 10–14 working days to pick, pack and process. However, removal times may increase to 30 days or more during peak removal periods. FBA removal fee will apply.

  15. What happens when an ASIN or my offer has been removed from the FBA Small and Light program and I have stock in the Fulfillment Center?

    When you or Amazon removes the ASIN or offer from FBA Small and Light, pick & pack fees is charged as per FBA program instead of Small and Light program. The ASIN will not become unfulfillable.

  16. When will I get paid for my sales?

    Sales for items in the program are treated just like standard FBA sales, and proceeds will be distributed at the same frequency. For more information, please see Getting Paid.

  17. What ship options are available to customers for my orders in the program?

    The program offers are Prime-eligible. The program is available for next day delivery same as FBA prime delivery rule (Small and Light does not offer same day nor scheduled delivery). Non-Prime customers also have the option of upgrading to Next Day Delivery shipping option for 360 JP.

  18. Can I use FBA Small and Light for products that I sell on channels other than Amazon?

    No. The program is only eligible for on-Amazon orders.

  19. Can I use FBA Small and Light for products that I sell on websites other than Amazon?

    No. The program is only eligible for on-Amazon orders.

  20. What reports are available to track my inventory and sales?

    For sales and inventory data, consult your FBA reports such as the Amazon Fulfilled Shipments (AFSR) and Inventory Reports. You can find these reports under the Reports tab in Seller Central.

  21. How do I preview the Small and Light program Fulfillment Fees?

    You can see the fees for your enrolled products by downloading a Fee Preview report but the displayed fees are based on standard FBA program. The Fee Preview report can be found by visiting the Reports menu in Seller Central, selecting the “Fulfillment” link, and then selecting “Fee Preview” in the list of reports on the left. The “Fee Preview” column in the Manage Inventory and Manage FBA Inventory pages shows fees are as well (based on the standard FBA program). We hope to update this feature soon to reflect the correct fees for products that are enrolled in FBA Small and Light.

  22. What about customer service for my orders in the program?

    We will provide fulfillment and customer service for your orders as we do for standard FBA.

  23. Are gift wrap and gift messages available for FBA Small and Light offers?

    No. For this particular program, we do not provide gift wrap and gift message services, and a "Gift options not available" message will be shown on the checkout pages. The gift wrap and gift message options will be automatically disabled when you create an FBA Small and Light offer. Please note that if you opt out from the program and convert an FBA Small and Light offer to a standard FBA or seller-fulfilled offer, the gift wrap and gift message options will be reset to default. You can modify these settings to your desired state in Seller Central.

  24. I am also interested in finding out more about standard FBA services. Where can I find more information?

    Please refer to Fulfillment by Amazon for more information.

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