Promotions

Referral Fee Discount
Promotion

Clothing & Accessories, Shoes & Bags and Jewelry categories are discounted!

Promotion details

Period: 00:00, March 1, 2022 (Sun) to 23:59, February 28, 2023 (Sun)

Amazon.co.jp has launched a promotion reducing referral fee rates in several categories to help sellers expand their product lines.

Clothing & Accessories category:
Referral fee rates reduced from 15% to 12% for products with unit price of 3,000 yen or less, and 8% for the part exceeding 3,000 yen.

Shoes & Bag category:
Referral fee rates reduced from 15% to 12% for products with unit price of 7,500 yen or less, and 6% for the part exceeding 7,500 yen.

Jewelry category:
Referral fee rates reduced from 15% to 10% for products with unit price of 10,000 yen or less, and 6% for the part exceeding 10,000 yen.

Program Examples

Clothing & Accessories category
In the case of total sales of 8,000 yen
360 yen
(3,000 yen x 12%)
+
400 yen
(5,000 yen x 8%)
=
Total referral fee:
760 yen
Shoes & Bags category
In the case of total sales of 18,000 yen
900 yen
(7,500 yen x 12%)
+
630 yen
(10,500 yen x 6%)
=
Total referral fee
1,530 yen
Jewelry category
In the case of total sales of 26,000 yen
1000 yen
(10,000 yen x 10%)
+
960 yen
(16,000 yen x 6%)
=
Total referral fee
1,960 yen

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the discount apply to purchases of more than one item?
Discounts are set and applied on a per-product-category basis. If a buyer purchases multiple products at the same time, each product will be eligible for the discount set for its product category.
Are the referral fee changes applied based on order date, or based on shipping date?
The basis is the date when confirmation of shipment is sent for the ordered product. Accordingly, if confirmation of shipment is sent during the promotion period, the discount will be applied.
How do I check the categories registered for my listings? What should I do if they are incorrect?
You can check categories in Seller Central, in the Manage Inventory -> Sales Rank section. If the Sales Rank column is not displayed, you can add it from Manage Inventory -> Settings. If a category is incorrect, please go to Manage Inventory -> Edit Details -> Important Information or Details -> Recommended Browse Node to change it. If you cannot edit it, contact technical support.
Where can I check whether the promotion was applied to the referral fees I am charged?
You can check from the payment transaction.
Referral fee promotion for Watch category is not mentioned on Seller News or Help Pages. Does this mean the promotion ended on February 28, 2022 as described on Help Page Selling on Amazon fee schedule?
Yes. For categories not included in the page 2022 Fulfillment by Amazon and referral fee changes summary (Amazon.co.jp), the promotions have ended as stated in Selling on Amazon fee schedule .
The new referral fee promotion for Shoes & Bags is lowering the standard rate from 15% to 12% for the portion of the total sales price per unit up to 7,500 JPY and to 6% for the portion greater than 7,500 JPY. However, the previous Shoes & Bags fee promotion had a rate of 5% for the portion greater than 7,500 JPY. Isn’t this an increase for the portion over 7,500 JPY?
All fee promotions should be compared to the standard rate, which for Shoes & Bags is 15%. The previous fee promotion for Shoes & Bags consisting of a 15% rate for the portion of the total sales price per unit up to 7,500 JPY and 5% for the portion greater than 7,500 JPY expired on February 28, 2022.
The new referral fee promotion for Jewelry is lowering the standard rate from 15% to 10% for the portion of the total sales price per unit up to 10,000 JPY and to 6% for the portion greater than 10,000 JPY. However, the previous Jewelry fee promotion had a rate of 5% for the portion greater than 10,000 JPY. Isn’t this an increase for the portion over 10,000 JPY?
All fee promotions should be compared to the standard rate, which for Jewelry is 15%. The previous fee promotion for Jewelry consisting of a 15% rate for the portion of the total sales price per unit up to 10,000 JPY and 5% for the portion greater than 10,000 JPY expired on February 28, 2022.
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