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FBA fee reimbursement policy for sellers with replicated inventory

Effective from December 01, 2020, there is a change in the FBA fee reimbursement policy in the method used to determine the reimbursement amount for weight handling fee for sellers who replicate inventory across regions. As per the revised methodology, Amazon will reimburse INR 20 (plus 18% GST) computed for every shipment instead of units, shipped nationally. This change is in-line with our Weight Handling Fee Changes which were effective from December 01, 2020. On the basis of the new policy, seller needs to have replicated sellable inventory available in the same region (as classified below) as of the customer delivery location for all the ASINs (in the shipped quantity) in that shipment.

Region 1

Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab,

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh-Zone A*, Uttarakhand

Region 2 Dadra and Nagar, Diu and Daman, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
Region 3

Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry,

Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep

Region 4

Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya,

Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh-Zone B**, West Bengal

**Uttar Pradesh-Zone B: The following administrative divisions will be considered as part of 'Uttar Pradesh-Zone B' - Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Basti, Devipatan, Gorakhpur, Mirzapur, Prayagraj and Varanasi.

*Uttar Pradesh-Zone A: All administrative divisions in the state of Uttar Pradesh that are not part of 'Uttar Pradesh-Zone B'.

Note: All the ASINs (in the shipped quantity) in the shipment will need to be present in the Customer delivery location for it to be eligible for reimbursements. This policy is applicable at a Seller shipment level.

Revised method is illustrated through the following example:

On December 21, 2020, 120 shipments of a seller were shipped nationally and accordingly you were charged a National Weight Handling Fee for these shipments. If 100 shipments where all the ASINs in these shipments are available (quantity as per the shipment size) in regions corresponding to the delivery location at the time of shipment, then we will reimburse you for these 100 shipments, at INR 20 per shipment amounting to INR 2,360 (Indian Rupees Two Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty only) including 18% GST. This amount is calculated using the formula given below:

Weight Handling Fee Reimbursement Amount = 100 x 20 + 100* (20*18%)

= 2000 + 360

= INR 2360

The reimbursement will be processed by February 28, 2021 for shipments shipped in December 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1. What is covered under this policy?

Weight Handling Fee Reimbursements for shipments shipped nationally, when sellable inventory for those shipments were available in the same region as the Customer delivery location.

Q.2. What is not covered under this policy?

Weight Handling Fee Reimbursements for any reasons other than the one mentioned in Q.1 are not covered under this policy.

Q.3. When will I receive the reimbursement?

For a given month, you will receive the reimbursement within 60 days of the shipment ship month. For example, the reimbursement for the shipments shipped during the month of Jaunuary 2021 will be processed by March 31, 2021.

Q.4. Which fees components are eligible for reimbursement?

FBA Weight Handling Fee (inclusive of GST) for FBA and Seller Flex.

Q.5. Will I receive intimation for the reimbursement?

The intimation for reimbursement will be sent on the registered e-mail ID. In case there is a change in the e-mail ID, please update the e-mail ID details on Seller Central and the e-mail intimation will be sent to the new e-mail address from next reimbursement cycle. Sellers can update the e-mail address by going to: Seller Central > Settings > Account Information

We reserve the right to amend or change the policy as per our sole discretion.

For more information, please contact Seller Support.

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