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.
“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.”
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