Shopee, Lazada plan to raise commission fees


Increases on two dominant e-commerce platforms will be the third in two years

A buyer shops for items on Lazada. (File photo)

The two leading e-marketplaces in Thailand plan to raise their sales commission fees next month for goods sold on their platforms.

Shopee and Lazada have hiked fees three times in the past two years to improve profitability, noted Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, a local e-commerce pioneer.

Mr Pawoot said Shopee would increase the fee it charges non-mall sellers in mid-October from 4.28% to 5.35%, the second increase in seven months. In April, it doubled the…

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