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Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to add fuel and inflationary fee of about 5% to existing fees that it charges to the US foreign merchants who use the company’s services.

The fee will take effect in about two weeks and “may change,” according to a company statement for sellers reviewed by CNBC.

“The additional fee will apply to all types of goods, such as clothing, clothing, dangerous goods, as well as small and light items,” the statement said. “The surcharge will apply to all units shipped from execution centers starting April 28.”

With rising inflation and rising oil prices, Amazon is trying to recoup some of its own costs by passing fees to sellers

Amazon already charges fees from sellers who use Fulfillment by Amazon or the FBA. Vendors pay to keep their inventory in Amazon’s warehouses, as well as to use the company’s supply chains and delivery.

About 89% of the more than 2 million have used Amazon FBA sellers in 2021, according to a report Jungle Scout, which creates software products for research for Amazon sellers.

“In 2022 we were waiting for the return to normal life, since the restrictions COVID-19 around the world weakened, but fuel inflation and create additional problems,” – said the representative of the Amazon CNBC in an e-mail. “It remains unclear whether these inflationary costs rise or fall, or how long they will be stored, so we will be the first time instead of the constant change of the board to use the fuel, and the inflation premium – a mechanism that is widely used around the world. suppliers of the supply chain. “

Amazon said its fuel and inflation fees are 24 cents per unit, which is below the UPS fuel fee of 42 cents and the FedEx fee of 49 cents as of March 21, 2022.

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