EcomCrew Podcast

E545: Amazon Announces Delays to New Low Inventory Fees

Dave and I discuss the delays to the New “Low Inventory” fees, how you can be exempted from those fees, and the impending FTC Investigation into Amazon.

After months of complaints over the new fees, it seems like Amazon's heard (or read, in this case) the message that people aren't happy about being charged for having too little in FBA Warehouses. To gain some brownie points, they've decided to delay the effectivity date of these new fees. But what does this mean in the big picture? 

We all know that Amazon's being investigated by the FTC for their monopolistic practices. With that being said, why would Amazon choose to apply new fees that effectively erodes profit margin from third party sellers? 

We discuss that, and more in today's episode. Here's some timestamps below to get you started: 

  • Intro – 0:00 
  • Going to China and experiencing sandstorms – 0:31 
  • The Great Wall of China – 1:53
  • Big Amazon News & Official Announcement – 2:46 
  • Exceptions for AWD Users – 5:46 
  • “There are nuances to every business…” – 6:55 
  • Amazon's Monopoly – 8:59 
  • Investigating Overseas Sellers on Amazon – 10:52 
  • FTC's Investigation into Amazon – 13:03 
  • Why would Amazon announce new fees while being investigated by the FTC? – 16:32 
  • The FANG Companies vs. TikTok – 22:02
  • Making sure you're still profitable – 26:04

The big takeaway here is to make sure that you're still profitable

Go into your Amazon account, check out how much you are going to be charged in April for these fees, and adjust your pricing accordingly to make sure that you're still having a healthy and profitable business. 

If any listeners would like to have a discussion about this, let me know by emailing us directly at

Also, if you have any questions or any topics you’d like us to discuss on the podcast, you can email us directly as well! We would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review on iTunes

Thanks for listening!

Michael Jackness

Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.

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