Amazon this week announced it will be surcharge 5% the sellers because of fuel and inflation, starting on April 28.
Amazon says it has “experienced significant cost increases, and it is unclear if the inflationary costs will go up or down, or for how long they will persist, so rather than a permanent fee change, Amazon will employ a fuel and inflation surcharge for the first time - a mechanism broadly used across supply chain providers.”
The fuel and inflation surcharge of 5% applies on top of the current Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fulfillment fee per unit rates.
What are Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) fees?
Sellers selling on Amazon marketplace pay fees when they use the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service.
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service that enables sellers to use Amazon’s logistics network. Sellers have the products in Amazon fulfillment centers, and when a customer buys a product, Amazon will handle receiving, packing, shipping, customer service, and returns for those orders.
By using the FBA service, the products are eligible for Amazon Prime FREE Two-Day Shipping and FREE Shipping.