• The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Postal Service (USPS) "plans to add new fees onto commercial packages starting in October as it looks to offset the increased expenses from coronavirus and surge in volume expected from online shoppers during the holidays."
It is said to be the first time the USPS has imposed these fees, which have been used in the past by FedEx and UPS.
The Journal writes that "the proposed fees, which still need approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission, come as carriers have been overwhelmed with shipping volume during the coronavirus pandemic. Now they are trying to offset costs and manage capacity with new fees and higher rates."
• The Washington Post reports that "Canada’s competition regulator is looking into Amazon.com Inc. over concerns the e-shopping giant’s practices hurt local companies and consumers. The Competition Bureau of Canada said Friday in an emailed statement it is examining allegations of 'potential abuse of dominance'."
Specifically said to be at issue are "Amazon practices that may discourage third-party sellers from offering products at a lower price or force them to use its fulfillment services to sell their products in Canada."
• Reuters reports that Tesco is dealing with Amazon's decision to break into the UK online grocery business by offering free grocery delivery to Clubcard Plus subscribers.