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Amazon Fuel-Inflation Fee Has Sellers Poised to Raise Prices

  • Surcharge is the first of its kind for the e-commerce company
  • ‘Consumers will lose,’ says consultant to Amazon merchants
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Amazon Fuel-Inflation Fee Pushes Sellers to Raise Prices
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Amazon.com Inc. will levy a 5% fuel and inflation fee on online merchants that use its shipping services, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg, putting pressure on sellers to raise prices. 

The surcharge, which is scheduled to kick in April 28, will apply to U.S. sellers who use the Fulfillment by Amazon service that stows, packs and ships products.