Top 4 Amazon Selling Fees and Features for Media Sellers

Posted by Jimi Patel | February 20, 2017

In the world of Amazon, media sellers are the online sellers who deal in books, music CDs and DVDs and Video game consoles. The online marketing giant, Amazon, kept selling fees and options untouched for this category for the last few years together, but from March 1 2017, there will be some major shift in Amazon selling fees and features. Will they affect you? Well, you have to read it to find it out.

From the next month onwards, many sellers and customers will experience a different buying and selling experience altogether. Now, sellers of media products or BMVD (books, music, video, DVDs and Video consoles), can easily compete for Amazon ranking service and other visibility and sales boosting options.

Compete for Buy Box: Amazon sellers dealing in BMDV can easily compete for ‘Buy Box’. It is an Amazon jargon, which means an online seller winning the “Buy Box” will be able to highlight his product as a default buying option for a product. Once this new rule is implemented, it is sure to boost the sale of Media products, especially, the books.

Same Rule Applicable: Even though, Amazon’s ‘buy box’ rule for book sellers is not exhaustively spoken about or explained, but it is anticipated that the same buy box rule will apply here that is already applied to other items as well during Amazon Product Optimization for other products category.

Higher Amazon Selling Fees: Until now, Amazon booksellers had to pay $1.35 per BMDV item sale. Moreover, the seller had to pay 15% of the selling price for each item. But from March this year, the rate will change. Instead of the old $1.35 per item, a seller will now have to pay $1.80 per item. In addition to it, BMD seller will have to pay 15% of the selling price while 8% will be charged from a sale of Video Game Consoles. Hence, a seller will have to pay more to Amazon for each BMDV item sale from next month onwards. However, the difference will be fractional and will not affect the book and media sellers on Amazon much.

Personalized Shipping Prices: Amazon media sellers will now have the liberty to set their own shipping prices. No longer, they have to set the standard shipping price around $3.99 for each sale. Sellers will increase or decrease this shipping rate as per their costing and delivery location of the customers. Amazon Marketing Agency suggests that setting your shipping and delivery charges to zero will help you earn some quick bucks by enhancing your sales.

These days, Amazon changes its policies frequently. So, as a word of caution, Amazon media sellers should take the help of eStore Factory, one of the best Amazon Consultants, to stay abreast of the latest Amazon policy changes and norms. The company also undertakes product optimization for Amazon sellers to make sure that your item gets appropriate visibility on the website.

Published by Jimi Patel

Jimi Patel, is a Co-founder and CEO at eStore Factory, an Amazon SPN certified agency that serves as a one-stop solution for all your Amazon business needs. Having helped countless brands increase sales and grow their footprint on Amazon, Jimi provides the most practical and effective solutions for your business. He is highly skilled in developing and executing plans that align with your specific business goals and objectives. When not working, Jimi enjoys practicing yoga and traveling to new places. He is an avid reader and enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the e-commerce industry.

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