FILE PHOTO: the Amazon boxes are seen piled up for the delivery, in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, on the 29th of January, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo
(Ap) – Amazon.com Inc. plans to increase the fees it charges merchants for the storage and shipment of their goods in the United States, with an average of 3% in the next year, the company said on Friday, as it faces higher costs of infrastructure and programs, such as one-day delivery.
The e-commerce business handles delivery for the majority of US orders using the in-house logistics arm, and is expected to decline to about $1.5 billion this season, only half of the performance time on the day before the Prime loyalty of the customers. The delivery was faster than some retail competitors are able to offer is the key to Prime is a paid subscription program that will turn on to its 100-plus million of us to do more of their shopping on Amazon.
In an e-mail, by Friday, to merchants who sell on ebay, Amazon said it has invested more than $15 billion this year and is in the resources, infrastructure, and programs such as Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is to assist sales reps.
“Powered by a FREE One-Day Delivery, it was the largest one-year investment that we’ve made in the FBA. However, by 2020, we will have only a moderate increase (about 3%) in performance fees, is below the average for the sector, as we continue to strive for your continued success, ” said the email, seen by Reuters.
Costs of the traders are known as the fees will go down, in some cases, the e-mail said.
In a statement, an Amazon spokeswoman, adding that the investment will help the sellers to boost sales, and that the company is “to be the most competitively priced option for businesses to reach out to customers with a quick delivery.”
Carriers on a routine basis to increase delivery rates. FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service, Inc., will increase the particular AMERICAN soil and in the air, compared with an average of 4.9 per cent in the next few weeks, depending on the fares, but customers are able to negotiate a discount.
Amazon’s changes will be largely in force Dec. 18.
Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco; additional reporting by Lisa Baertlein