Amazon has revealed a change to its Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) program, introducing a 2% fulfillment fee for members (before, participation in the program was free). The tech giant cites the need to offset the costs of developing and managing the SFP program as the reason behind this fee implementation. In addition to the new fee, Amazon has announced that it will reopen new seller enrollment for the SFP program in the US on October 1, 2023.
This move comes after refining the program to ensure it aligns with the high-quality experience that Prime customers expect. Eligible sellers must meet certain criteria, including shipment performance and reliability, to qualify for the program.
Here are the pre-qualifications you must meet to start the SFP trial:
- Have a domestic US address as your default shipping address
- Have an Amazon Professional selling account
- Meet the following criteria over the past 90 days:
- Self-fulfilled at least 100 packages
- Cancellation rate less than 2.5%
- Valid tracking rate greater than 95%
- Late shipment rate less than 4%