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FBA long-term storage fees

On the 15th of each month, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) conducts an inventory cleanup. On these dates, items that have been in JP fulfillment centers for more than 365 days on the inventory cleanup date incur a long-term storage fee (LTSF) of 17.773 JPY per cubic (10cm x 10cm x 10cm).

Table 1. Long-term storage fees
Inventory cleanup dates Items in fulfillment centers for more than 365 days
Monthly (15th of every month) 17.773 JPY (per 10cm x 10cm x 10cm)

Fees above include consumption tax of 10%

Minimum per-unit long-term storage fees for Media Items

Media items that have been in a fulfillment center for more than 365 days will be subject to a minimum per-unit long-term storage fee of 10 JPY per unit per month. Either the long-term storage fee or the minimum per-unit long-term storage fee will apply, whichever is greater.

Inventory cleanup date Items in fulfillment centers for more than 365 days
Monthly (15th of every month) 10 JPY per unit

Fees above include consumption tax of 10%

Long-term storage costs

There is a cost for long-term storage space, and that cost is not built into our monthly storage cost structure. That is why we have the long-term storage fee. Any inventory that sells before they've been in our fulfillment centers for 365 days, or that sell after they've been in our fulfillment centers for 365 days or more but before the inventory cleanup dates (15th of every month), will not be charged the long-term storage fee. Likewise, any inventory for which you submit a removal request prior to the inventory cleanup dates will not be charged the long-term storage fee.

How to identify inventory subject to fees

Use the Recommended Removals report and the Inventory Dashboard to identify the inventory that is subject to a long-term storage fee at the next inventory cleanup. Affected inventory appears in the Recommended Removals report six weeks prior to the cleanup date.

To find the Inventory Age page, click Inventory Planning under the Inventory tab in your seller account. For the Inventory Health and Recommended Removal reports, click Fulfillment under the Reports tab.

Note: FBA accounts for inventory on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis when calculating the long-term storage fee. In practice, however, items shipped to fill customer orders are optimized for cost and speed of delivery, not on a FIFO basis.

Long-term storage fee examples

Table 2. Inventory cleanup date: 15th of each month
Item Dimensions Storage duration Application LTSF Applicable minimum LTSF Effective LTSF
Toy 25 cm x 18 cm x 2 cm More than 365 days 16 JPY n/a 16 JPY
Book 19 cm x 12.5 cm x 2 cm More than 365 days 8 JPY 10 JPY 10 JPY
CD 15 cm x 13 cm x 1.4 cm More than 365 days 5 JPY 10 JPY 10 JPY
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