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Amazon cutting shipping fees for small, flat items

Move is in response to competition from marketplaces that help Chinese merchants ship directly to US shoppers

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AMAZON.COM Inc is slashing fees it charges merchants to sell USB cables, smartphone screen protectors and other small, flat items that can fit in envelopes, posing a potential threat to competing marketplaces owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, eBay Inc and Wish.com that connect Chinese sellers with US shoppers.

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AMAZON.COM Inc is slashing fees it charges merchants to sell USB cables, smartphone screen protectors and other small, flat items that can fit in envelopes, posing a potential threat to competing marketplaces owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, eBay Inc and Wish.com that connect...

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