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Amazon’s Small and Light Program: A Solution to High Fees?

Hello dear Amazon sellers!

We continue bringing to your attention both news and facts concerning FBA businesses on Amazon. That’s because FBA is one of the best and, at the same time, the fastest ways to build a powerful business on Amazon. However, most sellers are afraid to start selling through FBA, since they do not want to face high fees that Amazon charges for selling several types of products.

The Amazon Small and Light program allows sellers to pay lower FBA fees and gain the advantages provided by FBA. Interested? Then keep reading our blog, since we are going to tell you everything about Amazon’s Small and Light program, and try to understand whether this program is worth it or not.

What Is It?

The Amazon FBA Small and Light Program is the best solution for sellers who specialize in selling small and light goods. However, if you intend to take the advantages provided by this program, you should strictly understand that, in this case, you have to sell large quantities of products in the fastest period of time. Additionally, this method has comparably longer shipping times than the standard FBM fulfilment one.

Who Is Eligible for Amazon’s FBA Small and Light Program?

If your Amazon business is located outside the United States, then you cannot enjoy the benefits provided by this program. The main reason is that currently this program is available in the United States. However, even if you run your Amazon business in the United States, it does not necessarily mean that you are allowed to sell what you want through Amazon FBA.

If you are an Amazon seller, you should probably know that there are several categories of products that Amazon restricts to sell through its platform. Once Amazon finds out that you are selling such kinds of products through its platform, it immediately starts taking actions against you. Therefore, before sourcing goods from your suppliers, you have to figure out whether you are allowed to sell them on Amazon or not. You can find lots of useful information concerning Amazon’s restricted products by reading our partners blog from Got Suspended Client’s team.


That’s because the Small and Light FBA Program provides its customers with longer Prime delivery timeline. Amazon charges comparably small amount of fees from the sellers. Additionally, you should not overpay Amazon for long-term storage fees. Hence, if you want your goods to be stored for a long period of time, you have to pay $0.50 for per unit. However, we strictly recommend that you check your fees with Amazon before prepping your inventory to send to its warehouse.


There are also several requirements that you should keep in mind concerning Amazon’s Small and Light Packaging and Prep Requirements. That’s because it has different requirements compared to standard FBA. Here are the main requirements that you have to meet as a member of the program:

  • Products must have individual packaging, manufacturer information with clearly labeled quantities.
  • Same-ASIN units in a box should be grouped in a plastic bag or manufacturer bag.
  • Each product must include a scannable barcode linking to the Amazon FNSKU or a single ASIN.
  • Each product which is sent to the FBA warehouse must be intact and without damages; otherwise, they will be rejected by Amazon.
  • Shipping contents must 100 percent match the shipping plan.
  • You cannot send more than 24 units per ASIN during each shipment.
  • Each shipping box should not exceed 25 inches or weigh more than 50 pounds.

Once you make sure that you meet all the requirements concerning the Small and Light Program, it’s time to act. Given the fact that most sellers don’t have enough experience in launching the FBA business, Jerome Basilio’s team is always open to help sellers make one giant step toward a powerful and profitable FBA business which will not leave anyone indifferent.

You can visit our website, since there is a lot of information concerning the services provided by Jerome Basilio’s team. By working with us, you can be sure that you put your money in the right direction; which means that success will not be long in coming.

Jerome Basilio

Assisting businesses with Wholesale and Multimarket Management services is a passion of mine and that is why I formed Basilio Corporation, providing such services for 84 companies as of today. Basilio Corporation has sold a total of 52 stores for seven figures, in open digital exit broker companies. The company has partnered with Khachaturov Group, a leader in multiple industries, which has strengthened its resources. Over the years, I have used my experience to consult top players in the business, and mentored minds which became influential millionaires in the eCommerce sphere.