BIG Amazon News: Black Friday 2018 Deadline & Amazing FBA Deal!

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Amazon made some big announcements this weekend, including things about Black Friday 2018, Cyber Monday 2018, and special promotional deal Amazon is offering to sellers with new products during this holiday season!

Deadlines for Cyber Monday and Black Friday 2018

Are you gearing up for Black Friday 2018 sales yet?

Q4 often brings the most lucrative time for most Amazon sellers due to the back-to-back holiday season of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday sales. However, as most sellers know, the caveat for using Amazon FBA is that Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and holiday inventory needs to be in by a certain date to be accepted and processed by fulfillment centers.

Amazon has released its FBA deadlines for Black Friday 2018 and the holiday season:

Key Shopping Dates Inventory Deadline
For Black Friday 2018 November 5th, 2018
For Cyber Monday 2018 November 5th, 2018
For Christmas/Holidays 2018 December 5th, 2018

Amazon has confirmed these dates in sending out a notice:

black friday 2018 deadline

If you haven’t begun ordering your inventory for these big Q4 days, now is the time!

Special Amazon FBA Deal for New Products

Amazon loves to bring new products to its marketplaces and is now offering a great offer for sellers who offer new products via FBA.

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The Amazon message reads, “When we receive your new-to-Amazon ASINs in qualifying categories by December 5th, we’ll reimburse you for any long-term storage fees on those ASINs for up to six months.”

If there was ever a good time to launch a product via Amazon FBA, it is now!

As many sellers know, Amazon raised its long-term storage fees this year, which some found discouraging. In wanting to keep new and innovative products gracing its platform, Amazon is willing to virtually wave storage fees of new products. This move could be a way to encourage new sellers to make the move to Amazon or prompt existing sellers to start offering more.

Be sure to keep an eye on your Amazon Seller Central account for more updates on this deal and product requirement criteria to be eligible.

2 thoughts on “BIG Amazon News: Black Friday 2018 Deadline & Amazing FBA Deal!

  1. Do you know how to reduce Amazon fees? When I introduced absolutely brand new products to Amazon with new ASIN numbers a few months ago, the FBA fee was shown at around $6.66. In FBA roster, one of my products showed at around $7.80 and another – the same product with a different flavor- at around $8.60. I contacted Amazon and they brought the other one up to $8.60 instead of lowering it down. Is there any cure for that?

    1. Hey Aza. I found this on Crazy Lister:

      “If you sell items every now and again then you have no leverage to bargain with but if you ship in serious quantities then I would recommend you pick up the phone to UPS or Fedex and ask them at what volume do they offer customers discounts and special rates. You may very well be able to chop a few percentage points off of your shipping costs.”

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