Novelty SKU limit change and High-Volume Listing fee Overview
Based on seller feedback, we are making several changes to the Novelty SKU Limits programme. Effective immediately, for all sellers who currently have an inventory SKU limit assigned to their account, the cap is now 2 million active non-media SKUs. In addition, beginning on February 1, 2015, we are introducing a new High-Volume Listing Fee which will apply to all sellers who have more than 2 million active non-media SKUs.
Effective February 1, 2015, we will begin to calculate the monthly High-Volume Listing Fee based on the number of active non-media SKUs you offered for sale on Amazon.es. The High-Volume Listing Fee will only apply if you exceed 2 million SKUs in a given month and it will be applied to your highest number of SKUs above 2 million at any time during that month. For each active non-media SKU over 2 million, a fee of €0.0004 per SKU will apply. For example, if during the month a total of 3 million active non-media SKUs were made available by you, the fee applied for that month will be €400 (3,000,000 - 2,000,000 SKUs = 1,000,000 SKUs x €0.0004). The fee will be calculated monthly and it will be shown in the next month’s statement. For instance, if you incur the fee during February 2015, you will see the charge for the High-Volume Listing Fee in your March 2015 statement.
Please note: If you sell in multiple marketplaces, the 2 million non-media SKU limit will apply to each marketplace. For example, if you sell in Spain and Germany, you will have a 2 million non-media SKU limit for Amazon.es and a further 2 million non-media SKU limit on Amazon.de.
Does this policy apply to novelty product sellers only?
No. This new High-Volume Listing Fee will apply to all sellers who list non-media products on Amazon.
What products are considered non-media products?
Non-media products are any products that do not fall into the following categories: books, music, video, DVD, software, and video game products.
If I was previously assigned a SKU limit, does my previous limit still apply?
No. Your SKU limit is now 2 million active non-media SKUs. You can list above this limit starting on February 1, 2015 and the new High-Volume Listing Fee will apply for sellers who have more than 2 million active non-media SKUs.
When will the new High-Volume Listing fee be assessed and where will I see it?
The High-Volume Listing Fee will be assessed monthly (for the previous calendar month) and it will be displayed in your Payments report in Seller Central.
How should I monitor my SKU count?
You can monitor your SKU count using data provided in the Business Reports section of your Seller Central account. The "By Date - Sales and Traffic" report includes an "Average Offer Count" column with your total active SKUs for each day. The count includes both media and non-media products. (Note: Media products include books, music, video, DVD, software, and video game products). To calculate the count for non-media SKUs and determine whether you will be subject to the new fee, subtract your media SKUs from the total in the report.