It appears Amazon may also be offering smaller limited time fulfillment fee rebates for meeting minimum quantity thresholds as well.
Some Amazon sellers report receiving offers for fulfillment fee rebates from May 4 to July 13 in exchange for sending their FBA shipments to Texas or Northwest region in what appears to be an effort to alleviate a backup in West-region receiving centers.
Amazon Sellers group ASGTG posted the explaination for the rebate offers on Twitter:
We’re offering you a limited-time opportunity to earn fulfillment fee rebates on eligible products.
From May 4, 2023, to July 13, 2023, we're offering you the option to ship your products to receive centers outside of the West region, as we’re currently experiencing a long lead time in our West-region receive centers. This enables your products to be in stock sooner, be placed closer to customers, and delivered more quickly.
Beginning May 4, when you create a shipment on Send to Amazon, you’ll be presented with one or more shipping options, allowing you to choose between shipping to a receive center in the West or outside of the West region, such as Texas or Northeast. You’ll earn a fulfillment fee rebate when you choose to ship your products outside the West region.
We're offering you this option based on the products and freight that you ship to Amazon. Start planning today to ship to receive centers outside the West region and earn your rebates.
For more information on product eligibility, go to Amazon recommended shipment options.
The Fulfillment by Amazon team
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