Amazon announced that it would postpone plans to increase storage and transportation costs for independent sellers until June next year, courting businesses dissatisfied with rising costs. In a blog post to sellers, outgoing Amazon retail CEO Jeff Wilke pointed out that other logistics companies have announced price increases. “In normal years, we do the same,” he wrote. “But this year is not a normal year. We decided to postpone the annual order fulfillment fee adjustment plan and continue to absorb the cost for you.” < / P > < p > Amazon encourages many businesses to use the company’s fulfillment by Amazon service, which is responsible for the storage, packaging and home delivery of products. Amazon said the expansion of its distribution network and services is good for sellers, making it easier for them to reach more customers. < / P > < p > but businesses complain to us and EU regulators that they are unilaterally constrained by the world’s largest online retailer. In addition to paying Amazon freight, many sellers feel they have to buy ads to make their products stand out on Amazon. Last year, it was reported that in general, the cost of these can sometimes account for 40% of each sale. < / P > < p > Amazon usually announces the fee adjustment in December and takes effect at the beginning of the next year. Over the past four years, this has led to increased costs for many U.S. sellers using the company’s storage and delivery services. A spokesman for Amazon said the company also occasionally reduces the cost of some services. < p > < p > at the beginning of 2020, the cost of Amazon’s most common items increased to 1.9%. The monthly rent for storing items in Amazon’s warehouse has increased by 8.7% for most of the year (storage costs have not changed during the holiday season) The suspension will last until June 1, for sellers in the US, Europe and Japan. < / P > < p > both ups and FedEx announced that they will generally increase the package delivery rate by 4.9% in 2021, which is consistent with the previous increase. In addition, the surge in residential distribution caused by the epidemic will continue until 2021. The two express companies also plan to levy surcharges on some types of packages indefinitely from mid January. < / P > < p > the two express delivery companies hope to make up for the current situation of commercial express and residential express by increasing prices. Because commercial customers tend to gather, each station will receive more, so the profit of commercial express is also higher. < / P > < p > Amazon’s Wilke said the company will share more details about the charging plan in the spring. “We do this because we expect to face a challenging winter before the vaccine starts to be distributed, so we hope to create a stable environment and provide some support for you during this time.” He said. SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract