Increase your positive reviews by up to 37%!Would you believe it if I told you that you could run your business on Amazon and sell goods for free? Probably not. However, the thing is that it’s true. The Amazon platform now provides free removals, free storage, and free return operations, with a few exceptions. For new items and for a limited time only. Let’s delve deeper and investigate the Amazon FBA new selection program carefully. 

What Are the Advantages of the FBA New Selection Program?

The New Amazon Selection Program is developed to help sellers make product launches more cost-effective and straightforward. Thus, it will encourage companies to introduce new items to the platform and allow merchants to try out the FBA program without investing additional money immediately. 

If you are new to FBA, you must know that it’s a great service that provides merchants access to the platform’s widespread storage facilities and fulfilment network. With Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), users can offer better customer service and enhance their profits by outsourcing regular fulfilment tasks. The Amazon operators will pick, store, pack, and deliver your products and deal with the returns and customer service processing for you. 

Although it’s an incredible opportunity, FBA fees can add up very fast — mainly when your inventory stays in storage for a while. 

Here’s where the Amazon FBA New Selection Program enters in. Below we provide the comprehensive list of benefits you can get:

No new ASIN limit

As soon as you join the Amazon selection program, you will be able to use the fee removal advantages for an unlimited number of parent ASINs that you launch that are new to FBA. It means that even when you create 100 new goods a month, they will all be eligible for this program. 

Free removals and monthly storage for units of each eligible standard size ASINs 

You won’t need to pay monthly storage fees for your first 50 units of every newly created parent ASIN for 90 days after receiving your first one at an Amazon fulfilment center. Sellers can remove each of those units within 180 days after the date of receipt of the first inventory without any removal fees. 

Each inventory unit sent after those first 50 ones will be subject to regular FBA fees on Amazon. 

Free removals and storage for oversize ASINs

Similarly, there are no monthly storage charges for your first 30 units of every newly launched parent ASIN within 90 days after your first unit is received at a fulfilment center. In addition, sellers can remove each of those 30 units six months after receipt of the first inventory receipt without any removal fees. 

Each inventory unit sent after those first 30 ones will be subject to regular FBA fees on Amazon. 

Extra pros for apparel and shoes

Such products have no monthly storage charges for the first 100 units of every new parent ASIN of standard size for four months after the first one is delivered to the fulfilment center. In addition, sellers can withdraw any of those units within six months after receipt of the first inventory without any removal fees. 

Amazon will offer free return processing for 20 units of every parent ASIN of standard size. Returned products must be delivered to the fulfilment center six months after the first date when the inventory was received. One must deliver returned products to the fulfilment center six months after the first inventory-received date.

$200 bonus in sponsored ads promotional clicks

(for new Fulfillment by Amazon sellers only)

In case you are new to the FBA program, and you are going to register in the program, it will offer a $200 bonus in sponsored advertising, promotional clicks and free ad campaign creation. Sellers will get their first $100 once they enroll and start a campaign without the end date for their FBA ASIN. Then, they will receive their second $100 part when they advertise their ASIN for at least a month. Items shouldn’t be newly created on FBA to benefit from this offer. Besides, all the unused promo clicks will expire a month after they have been applied.

$100 discount on product shipping 

(for new Fulfillment by Amazon sellers only)

If you are new to the FBA program and are going to enroll in the Amazon Selection program, the platform will waive your first $100 in commission for partnered carrier shipping. Such a discount is applicable not only for newly launched products.

One of the most significant advantages here is that you can launch as many new-to- FBA goods as you wish! The marketplace used to set limitations on this program to only 500 items (that is still a significant number). So in case, your brand is introducing new ASINs every month, it’s an efficient way to launch them to the Amazon market and try out your sales.

What Are the Terms and Conditions of Amazon FBA New Selection Program? 

You should be a Professional seller to participate in the Amazon selection program and have IPI or Inventory Performance Program Index at 400 and above. However, if you are a new seller or do not have such a score yet, you can still join the program and benefit from it. For this, you must keep the eligibility level that is updated daily. If you have enrolled items, however, are still not eligible because of the low IPI rate, you will become eligible when it is increased to 400 and more on the next date of daily assessments.

Suitable standard size ASINS must meet the following criteria

  • Be new to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
  • Be of a standard size or oversize. It includes large, medium, or small oversize (except for a special oversize)
  • Not be a used or media product. 
  • Be received at a fulfilment center after the launch of the Amazon selection program (April 1, 2021)
  • Eligible items don’t include new child items created under a particular parent ASIN already present on FBA. Besides, you can’t register new items launched by bundling different or the same ASINs existing on FBA.

How Can I Enroll in the FBA Selection Program? 

Participating in the FBA new selecting program is very simple for users with a professional seller account. However, if you don’t have one, you will need to upgrade your profile to benefit from everything the program offers. 

For that, visit the Amazon FBA New Selection page and click on the “Enroll now” button.

Well done! The pros will automatically take effect if your goods meet the program’s requirements.

Why Wait? Use the Amazon Selection Program Today!

To sum up, this program is very beneficial if you are a private label seller or a particular brand. The waived removal and FBA storage fees provide a low-risk way to try out stocking a new item at fulfilment centers on Amazon. Besides, saving costs on fees helps you focus more on advertising and building your brand’s reputation.

Nevertheless, don’t forget about delivering top-notch customer service and collecting feedback from your customers. Well, it’s a tedious task, but it does pay off.

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