Amazon fuel and inflation surcharge just announced – what it means for you

Amazon is trying to offset the rising cost of gas with a new fuel and inflation surcharge. The 5% surcharge will take effect April 28, according to a memo obtained by CNN. The e-commerce giant will collect it from third-party sellers who use its fulfillment services.

Third-party sellers who do not rely on Amazon fulfillment services will not be affected by the surcharge. Amazon’s fulfillment services include storing, packaging, and shipping products to consumers. A Jungle Scout report (PDF) shows that nearly 89% of Amazon’s 2 million third-party sellers used Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) services in 2021.

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