The e-commerce giant Amazon is to forego the planned introduction of a two percent fee for Prime sellers, reports the news portal Bloomberg.
The fee was originally announced in August and would have affected Marketplace Partners participating in the Seller Fulfilled Prime program. These are retailers who ship their goods themselves.
The fees were intended to cover in-house costs, but Amazon ultimately decided against introducing them to “ensure that seller sentiment regarding the fee does not impact participation in the program,” according to a statement obtained by Bloomberg Amazon. The fee was initially planned for the USA.
The withdrawal comes at a time when Amazon is once again in the spotlight of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to Bloomberg, this is currently preparing a lawsuit against the e-commerce giant, in which the company is accused of forcing retailers to use its logistics services.