Shipping Costs Continue to Rise for Amazon

Amazon’s shipping and fulfillment costs have skyrocketed over the past decade, according to Statista. Shipping costs for Amazon totaled $27.7 billion in 2018, with fulfillment costs (their costs of operating and staffing fulfillment centers) taking $34 billion more. Despite Amazon’s revenue growth, the company’s shipping and fulfillment costs now represent a larger percentage of net sales than ever before — from 16.6 percent of net sales in 2007, to over 26 percent and rising since 2017.

Amazon Shipping and Fulfillment Costs