Amazon to Start Charging Sellers 5% ‘Fuel and Inflation’ Fee, Reports Say

Amazon has announced a new 5% “fuel and inflation surcharge” for sellers starting April 28.
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In response to rising costs, Amazon will begin levying a 5% “fuel and inflation surcharge” on third-party merchants who use its fulfillment services, according to media reports. The fee, a first for the e-commerce giant, will start being charged April 28.According to a notice to sellers, the fee will apply to all product types, including “non-apparel, apparel, dangerous goods and Small and Light items.” Merchants who use the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service — which stores, packs and ships their goods — …