Amazon has announced changes to Multi-Channel Fulfillment fees effective January 19, 2023 and introduced a new free MCF app for BigCommerce, Wix, and Adobe (Magento).
In 2023, we’ll update Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF) fees and launch improvements, including faster shipping, free integrator apps, and enhanced shipment tracking functionality.
2023 MCF fee update
On January 19, 2023, US MCF fees will be adjusted to reflect the significant investments that we’ve made to improve our shipping speeds and add new features. MCF will continue to provide best-in-class fulfillment services – which are, on average, priced lower than alternatives – with up to 50% discounts on multi-unit orders, and unbranded packaging at no additional cost.
For more information, go to 2023 US Multi-Channel Fulfillment fee changes.
MCF improvements: Faster shipping speeds and new features
We’re excited to announce that we're improving our standard shipping speed from 7 days (from “click to deliver”) to 5 days. We'll also continue to offer expedited three-day shipping and priority two-day shipping.
In addition, we have recently launched new MCF features, including free-to-install MCF app experiences for BigCommerce, Wix, and Adobe (Magento), and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification of our IT security systems.
We welcome your feedback
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It looks like what Amazon has done is increase the bands for the different rates, so this change will most negatively impact any packages that were previously in lower weight/size bands.
Details of the new rates:
Current Standard Rates:
New Standard Rates:
Current 2 Day Rates:
New 2 Day rates:
Current 1 Day Rates:
New 1 Day rates:
Sellers in the Amazon community expressed their thoughts on the changes:
37% price hike for my items - 5oz large standard. Was $5.35 and will now be $7.35.
37%! I thought Amazon wanted expand their 3PL, but clearly not.
Wow, at some point the shipping cost increases for a products will be so high that people will actually start going back to buying from stores as online will be too expensive.
The next biggest improvement you can make is allowing us to design the packing slips. No mini 4"x4" scrap piece of paper with a bunch of Amazon lingo and the tiniest font used for the Seller message. I would like to put my brand logo on the packing slip, and make it READABLE to someone.
What do you think of the new rates? Let us know in the comments below!