An Amazon Prime delivery truck is parked beside a shopping center in San Ramon, California, January 31, 2022. Photo courtesy Tech Trends. (Photo by Gado/Getty Images)

KTLA says Amazon is adding a new fee to deliveries called the  “Holiday Peak Fulfillment Fee.” A fee of 35 cents per item will be charged on goods sold via Amazon’s warehouse and logistics network in the United States and Canada from Oct. 15 through Jan. 14, the company said in an emailed statement. Amazon says the average surcharge will be 35 cents per item although heavier and larger packages will cost more.  The United States Postal Service, FedEx and UPS have all announced similar holiday surcharges.


15 December 2021, Hessen, Ober-Ramstadt: A parcel from the online retailer Amazon stands in a DHL transporter for parcel delivery. In the background, a DHL employee sorts his packages for delivery. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa (Photo by Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images)

“We have previously absorbed these cost increases, but seasonal expenses are reaching new heights,” Amazon said. The company added that even with the increase, its fulfillment fees during this peak period “will remain an average of 30% less expensive for slower standard shipping methods than other major third-party logistics providers, and an average of 70% less expensive than comparable two-day shipping alternatives.”


Amazon boxes are seen inside a delivery truck in Krakow, Poland on April 20, 2022. (Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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