If you sell on Amazon, you know that there are a lot of fees involved. Since the fees vary based on a number of factors, they can be easily miscalculated and you could end up making less money than you expected. Even worse, miscalculating fees can lead to you LOSING money. So, using an Amazon FBA fee calculator is critical.
Hopefully, you've already heard about the free Fulfillment by Amazon Revenue Calculator and you're using a product sourcing app to estimate your fees when you're not at your computer, but there are other desktop FBA calculators you can try out.
7 Free Amazon FBA Fee Caclulators
Here are the free ones I've found.
Side Note: Ok, maybe this aren't "secrets" but I bet you haven't heard of a few of them.
#1 Jungle Scout FBA Fee Estimator [.XLS FILE]
Jungle Scout definitely knows how to get visitors to their website. They offer a lot of great content and free resources like their FBA Calculator worksheet.
This is the only resources that is downloadable. Some of you may like that since you can customize the spreadsheet however you want.
Unfortunately, since this is a downloadable file, over time it will become inaccurate when fees inevitably change. Hopefully they email everyone who downloaded it when updates happen.
Viral Launch couldn't be out done by their competitors over at JungleScout so they created a tool of their own that allows you to see up to 3 ASINs side by side to calculate profitability.
This one is pretty straightforward. It doesn't calculate total sales volume but it is a decent tool for being free.
#4 Ship Bob
This one is pretty much just a way to get you to join ShipBob. Clever marketing but not a great resource compared to some of the others.
It's not easy on the eyes and you need to enter a lot of data manually compared to some of the others (looking at you Viral Launch) but hey, it's free!
I was really excited when I saw the "import .csv" button (I was gonna use Tactical Expander Lite on it to test) but then it prompted me to subscribe. Again, good marketing but the tool isn't much to write about.
The only free Chrome extension mentioned, you can use AMZ Specty on single products or multiple by uploading a list.
So, Which Amazon FBA Fee Calculator Is The Best?
Amazon's native FBA calculator comes in first and viral launch comes in as the best free option.
Paid Tools that Calculate Amazon Fees
There are a number of other options for calculators that aren't free. The two big ones are RevSeller and Tactical Arbitrage. They both do much more than calculate fees but many sellers use them as their default fee calculators.
Are Amazon Fee Calculators Even Accurate?
The answer is no, they are not all perfectly accurate all the time. Even Amazon's own calculator has a disclaimer stating that you shouldn't rely on the data 100%.
Here is the disclaimer in their own words...
Disclaimer: This Fulfillment by Amazon Revenue Calculator should be used as a guide in evaluating FBA only. Amazon does not warrant the accuracy of the information or calculations in this Fulfillment by Amazon Revenue Calculator. Independent analysis of the output of this Fulfillment by Amazon Revenue Calculator should be conducted to verify the results. Please consult the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement for up-to-date costs and fees. The New Amazon Fulfillment option reflects your current Selling on Amazon fees and FBA fulfillment fees.