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How are referral fees calculated? How are referral fees calculated?

Individual and Professional sellers pay a referral fee on each item sold.

  • For media products, sellers pay a variable closing fee for each media product sold. (Media products consist of Books, Music, Video, and DVDs.)
  • For both media and non-media products, Amazon deducts a percentage of the total sales price (including any shipping or gift wrap charges) as a referral fee. The referral fee percentage varies by category.

For a list of referral fees by category, search the help page with the keyword, "selling fee".

Examples

These examples show how fees are calculated:

Media products

Sales price of the item
+ Shipping costs
+ Gift wrap costs
- Referral Fee (applicable percentage of the item sales price)
- Variable Closing Fee
- JPY 100 per item fee (Individual sellers only)
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= Total deposited to seller account

Non-media products

Sales price of the item
+ Shipping costs
+ Gift wrap costs
- Referral Fee (applicable percentage of the item sales price)
- JPY 100 per item fee (Individual sellers only)
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= Total deposited to seller account

Note: Sellers on the Professional selling plan can download a Referral Fee Preview report with information about estimated referral fee amounts based on current listed item prices. Estimates do not account for shipping or gift wrap charges applied at the time of purchase. For more information, see How to Read a Referral Fee Preview Report.
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