Amazon India has reduced the commission it charges from sellers in categories such as mobile phones and electronics. The new ‘referral fees’ will come into effect starting Friday, and sellers said they will likely pass on the savings to consumers.
Amazon had recently raised the commission fee for some categories in April. ET had reported that the commission on mobile phone accessories was raised by as much as 9 per cent, while that on luggage and shoes was increased by 2 per cent. In a communication shared with sellers on Wednesday, which ET reviewed, Amazon India said it was reducing referral fee for PCs from 4 per cent to 3 per cent, on mobile devices and tablets from 5 per cent to 3.5 per cent and on electronic devices from 5 per cent to 4 per cent.