(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc plans to raise the fees it charges merchants for warehousing and shipping their goods in the United States of America by an average 3% next year, the company said Friday, as it faces higher costs from infrastructure and programs such as one-day delivery.
“Driven by FREE One-Day Delivery, this was the largest one-year investment we have ever made in FBA.
Nevertheless, in 2020, we will make only moderate increases (about 3%) in fulfillment fees, below industry average, because we remain committed to your continued success,” said the email, seen by Reuters.
Carriers routinely raise delivery rates. FedEx Corp and United Parcel Service Inc will increase certain U.S. ground and air fees an average 4.9 percent in the coming weeks, according to their published rates, though customers can negotiate discounts.