What is Small and Light?
Small and Light is a Amazon only program where Amazon will reduce the fulfillment fees for an item that meets all of Amazon's requirements. This allows items to be sold at improved margins/profits due to the reduction in fulfillment costs.
It is important to note that each eligible Amazon marketplace (US, DE, UK, and JP) has their own set of requirements for the Small and Light program:
- Small and Light Requirements - Amazon US
- Small and Light Requirements - Amazon DE
- Small and Light Requirements - Amazon UK
- Small and Light Requirements - Amazon JP
Once an item has been enrolled and qualifies your specified marketplace requirements your discounted fees will take affect, no further actions needs to be taken!
Informed will display indicating if a listing is currently enrolled, eligible for enrollment, or enrolled but not qualified on the Pricing Summary page for each listing. You can navigate to this page via your Listings page by clicking on the SKU (highlighted in blue); once here, simply scroll to the Fees section of your Pricing Summary.
Qualified items that are not enrolled
It is possible for items to qualify for the Small and Light program without yet being enrolled. If an item meets all of the marketplace requirements and qualifies for the Small and Light program, it simply needs to be enrolled by the Seller to receive fulfillment fee discounts.
As shown below, Informed will show a specific message letting you know that items are qualified but have yet to be enrolled; simply click the "Enroll your product" button and follow Amazon's steps to get this item enrolled.
Enrolled items that do not qualify
Items can be Enrolled in the Small and Light program but not qualify due to a variety of reasons. In these circumstances, you will see the message in the image below.
Once these items are updated accordingly, this message will automatically change to show that the item is both "Enrolled and Qualified. Fees reflected on FBA Fees".
Below are various reasons why an item may not qualify for the Small and Light program and what needs to be done:
“Enrolled but item is priced too high to qualify” - This indicates that your listing is currently priced too high to qualify. Setting up your min pricing accordingly will help avoid this.
“Enrolled but item is too large (or heavy) to qualify” - In this instance, we recommend reviewing the marketplace requirements for the Small and Light item and making any necessary adjustments
"Enrolled but item's sales velocity is too low to qualify” - Amazon requires an item to sell a specific amount of units through the course of a certain amount of weeks, depending on the marketplace you are selling on.
“Enrolled but Amazon has not provided us with enough information about this product's attributes” - Information lacking within Amazon’s reporting which results in our system not being able to calculate Small and Light fees for the item.
“Enrolled but this product's weight is missing from the Amazon listing” - This usually means the weight has not been entered within your seller central account for the item and are not being included within Amazon’s reporting.
“Enrolled but this product is missing one or more dimensional attributes from the Amazon listing” - This usually means the dimensional attributes have not been entered within your seller central account for the item and are not being included within Amazon’s reporting.
“This marketplace is not supported” - Amazon will support Small and Light items under the US, UK, DE, & JP marketplaces only.
Below are some additional helpful links created by Amazon regarding this program: