Amazon will soon be refiguring their fee structure, resulting in fees being doubled.
Amazon is planning on doubling their fees for webstores and merchants who sell on their website, and through Amazon webstores. The current $39.99 monthly fee for webstores and pro-merchants will be $79.99 starting February 4th. Webstores that also had a merchant page on Amazon.com used to pay a 1% transaction fee, that fee will also double to 2% after February 4th. Webstore only merchants will also have a reworked fee structure with a $0.30 per transaction fee and a 2.9% fee on all transactions.
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Some merchants have expressed their desire to leave Amazon’s marketplace after the fee rise. However, due to the amount of traffic Amazon brings in, the number of merchants deciding to leave is lower than one would expect with a 100% increase in rates. Those who use Amazon’s Ecommerce platform for their own webstores are suspected to suffer the most as they do not enjoy traffic generated by Amazon, but are still going to pay more than before.
There is no word yet if Amazon is planning on increasing the fees for those who use their Pay with Amazon and shopping-cart services. Our guess is the transaction fees will double on those platforms as well similar to the webstores and Amazon merchant stores.