First, the program is only open to ASINs that meet the criteria, which are indicated in “Product eligibility” section above.
Second, FBA Prep Service and Unplanned Prep Services are not currently supported for ASINs enrolled to the program.
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.
|Fulfillment Fees (Per unit)|
|Fulfillment Packaging size||Small and Light program||FBA Fulfillment fees|
|1,000 JPY or less|
|25.0 cm x 18.0 cm x 2.0 cm||193 JPY||290 JPY|
|35.0 cm x 30.0 cm x 3.3 cm||205 JPY||381 JPY|
Fees above include consumption tax of 10%
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.
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.
Yes, you are able to enroll existing FBA offers that are tracked with manufacturer barcodes (i.e. Virtual Tracking inventory). In these cases, please enroll the existing FBA offers into the Small and Light program using the enrollment page. Once successfully enrolled, our system will automatically convert your existing FBA offers into Small and Light offer. The inventory information is tracked by manufacture barcode.
You can download the FBA Small and Light Program Prep and Packaging Guide for Sellers, which shows examples of properly and improperly prepared items.
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. 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.
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. When an inventory gets expired, it will automatically be added to unsellable inventory.
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.
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.
When you or Amazon removes the ASIN or offer from FBA Small and Light, fulfillment fees is charged as per FBA program instead of Small and Light program. The ASIN will not become unfulfillable.
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.
The program offers are Prime-eligible. The program is available with Free Shipping for Prime customers and Standard Shipping for non-Prime customers. Non-Prime customers also have the option of upgrading to Next Day Delivery shipping option for 510 JPY.
Yes. Items enrolled in the FBA Small and Light program can be fulfilled through Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF). MCF allows sellers to fulfill their inventory to any sales channel outside of Amazon, including their own brand website or ecommerce marketplace. To learn more about Multi-Channel Fulfillment, visit the Multi-Channel Fulfillment Help page.
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.
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.
We will provide fulfillment and customer service for your orders as we do for standard FBA.
Yes. We provide gift wrap and gift message services.
Please refer to Fulfillment by Amazon for more information.