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Amazon FBA Labels and Fulfillment Fee Codes Explained

Navigating the world of Amazon FBA can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to understanding the specific labels and fulfillment fee codes associated with the program. As a seller, mastering these codes is essential for optimizing your logistics operations and ensuring cost-effective shipping. In this article, we’ll dive into the intricacies of Amazon FBA labels and fee codes, providing you with the knowledge you need to succeed in the competitive e-commerce landscape.

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F-INOUT · F-EXP · F-WHS · F-PLZ · F-LABL
F-APPT · F-LOAD · IRSF · F-FLD · F-SPLZ · F-DL

What Are the Amazon FBA-Specific Fee Codes?

Amazon FBA fee codes are unique identifiers that represent various charges associated with fulfilling orders through the FBA program. Each code corresponds to a specific service or fee, allowing sellers to track and manage their costs effectively. Some of the most common Amazon FBA fee codes include:

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Fulfillment In&Out Fees (F-INOUT)

This fee code, also known as F-INOUT, is charged on a per-box basis for undoing a pallet and labeling it out. It can be complementary to palletization, so keep an eye out for this charge when you’re prepping your shipments.

Fulfillment Labeling Charges [FedEx/UPS] (F-EXP)

If you’re using FedEx or UPS labels on your boxes, you’ll see the F-EXP fee code on your invoice. This charge is applied on a per-box basis for placing these carrier labels on top of your packages. Make sure to factor this cost into your pricing strategy!

Fulfillment Warehousing Services (F-WHS)

The F-WHS fee code is all about the charges incurred for storing your items in Amazon’s fulfillment centers before they’re shipped out to customers. This fee is charged per box, so it’s essential to optimize your inventory management to minimize storage costs.

Fulfillment Palletizing/Shrink Wrap (F-PLZ)

If your products need to be repalletized, you’ll encounter the F-PLZ fee code. This charge is based on the cubic meter (CBM) of your shipment, with 1 CBM being equivalent to 1 pallet. Keep in mind that this fee can be complementary or replace the In&Out fee, depending on your specific case.

Fulfillment Labeling (F-LABL)

The F-LABL fee code is charged on a per-box basis for applying Amazon labels to your packages. This is a crucial step in the FBA process, as it ensures your products are properly identified and tracked throughout the fulfillment journey.

Fulfillment Appointment Fees (F-APPT)

When your shipment arrives at Amazon’s fulfillment center, you may be charged the F-APPT fee code. This fee covers the cost of meeting the trucking until it reaches the scheduled appointment with Amazon. It’s a flat fee per shipment, so be sure to factor this into your logistics budget.

Fulfillment Full Container Rework (F-LOAD)

If you’re shipping a full 20′ container that needs to be unloaded and reworked, you’ll be charged the F-LOAD fee code. This is a flat fee per container, so it’s important to carefully plan your shipments to minimize the need for container rework.

Importer of Record Service Fee (IRSF)

For non-US entities selling on Amazon.com, the IRSF fee code comes into play. This flat fee is charged for providing an Importer of Record service, which helps you navigate the complexities of international shipping and customs compliance.

Fulfillment Floor Loaded (F-FLD)

When you deliver a full, floor-loaded container of Amazon-ready boxes to Amazon, you’ll encounter the F-FLD fee code. This fee includes pre-pull, detention, and waiting time at Amazon’s facility, so make sure to account for these costs when planning your shipments.

Fulfillment Palletized by Supplier (F-SPLZ)

If your supplier prepares your goods on pallets ready for Amazon, you’ll be charged the F-SPLZ fee code. This rate covers the cost of delivering a container of pre-palletized goods directly to Amazon’s fulfillment center.

Fulfillment Delivery (F-DL)

The F-DL fee code represents an additional drayage charge for transporting your goods from the seaport to your vendor’s warehouse for full container rework before delivering to Amazon. This fee ensures your products are properly prepared for the FBA process.

Why Do I Need These Fulfillment Labels?

Accurate labeling and fee code assignment are crucial for the smooth operation of your Amazon FBA business. By ensuring that your products are properly labeled and associated with the correct fee codes, you can streamline your inventory management processes and avoid potential issues down the line.

Proper labeling also plays a significant role in customer satisfaction. When your products are correctly labeled, Amazon’s fulfillment centers can quickly and accurately process your orders, reducing the risk of delays or errors. This, in turn, leads to happier customers and a better overall selling experience.

For more information on optimizing your FBA processing times, check out our article on How to Reduce Long FBA Processing Times.

When Do I Use These Fee Codes?

Amazon FBA fee codes come into play in various scenarios throughout the fulfillment process. For instance, the Fulfillment Warehousing Services code is applied when your inventory is stored in Amazon’s fulfillment centers, while the Fulfillment Delivery code is used when an order is picked, packed, and shipped to a customer.

Other fee codes, such as the FBA Packing Fee and FBA Prep Fee, are applied in specific situations where additional services are required to process your orders. By understanding when each fee code is used, you can better plan your logistics strategy and make informed decisions about your FBA operations.

How Much Do These FBA Codes Cost?

The cost of Amazon FBA fee codes varies depending on several factors, such as the size and weight of your products, the chosen shipping method, and the specific services required. While some fees, like Fulfillment Warehousing Services, are based on the volume and duration of storage, others, like Fulfillment Delivery, are calculated based on the dimensions and weight of your items.

To get a better understanding of the potential costs associated with FBA fee codes, we recommend using our Amazon FBA Freight Rate Calculator. This free tool helps you estimate your FBA shipping costs, allowing you to make informed decisions about your pricing strategy and profit margins.

How Freightos Helps With Amazon FBA Fee Codes and Labels

At Freightos, we understand the complexities of managing Amazon FBA fee codes and labels. That’s why we offer a range of tools and services designed to simplify your FBA logistics and help you optimize your operations.

Our platform provides a seamless integration with Amazon FBA, allowing you to easily manage your inventory, track your shipments, and monitor your fee codes all in one place. With Freightos, you can streamline your FBA processes, reduce the risk of errors, and ultimately save time and money on your logistics operations.

In addition to our powerful software solutions, our team of expert freight professionals is always available to provide guidance and support. Whether you need help understanding a specific fee code or want advice on optimizing your labeling strategy, we’re here to help you succeed in the world of Amazon FBA.

By mastering Amazon FBA labels and fulfillment fee codes, you’ll be well on your way to building a thriving e-commerce business. With Freightos by your side, you can navigate the complexities of FBA logistics with confidence, ensuring that your products reach your customers efficiently and cost-effectively.

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