Amazon Accused Of Cheating Customers Through Shipping Costs
Posted at 12:13PM Thursday 13 Mar 2014
Amazon claims that a $79 annual membership for Amazon Prime provides free two-day shipping on "millions" of items, but for some products, the company is accused of encouraging sellers to inflate shipping prices, according to two recent lawsuits.
"The bottom line is the free shipping that Amazon offered to its Prime members wasn't free," said Kim Stephens, attorney for one of the plaintiffs, adding that he was "shocked" by Amazon's alleged pricing practices.
Get book trade news by email
Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now
Find out more
More Book Trade News
PRH Canada Opens Toronto Bookstore
Penguin Random House Canada has opened a new "Penguin Shop" bookstore on the first floor of the tower that houses the company's offices in Toronto
Most Popular Stories
- Man Booker winner The Luminaries adapted for TV
- Vice Head: Prepare For Media Bloodbath
- How to Be Active on Social Media without Losing Your Mind
- Marilynne Robinson wins literary peace prize for tales 'of reconciliation and love'
- Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2016 Shortlist
- Donald Trump Used $55k Of Campaign Funds To Buy His Own Book
- Beijing Book Fair 2016: Positive Vibes And Surprising Growth
- Women in UK still far adrift on salary and promotion
- Meet the 'Human Google' at the New York Public Library
- 'Do a Bradbury' and 'bogan' among 6,000 new entries in Australian National Dictionary