The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has set maximum charges for e-marketing and products delivery to curb the unjustified price hike due to the pandemic spread of coronavirus.
The decision was issued to bring down the unjustified rise in e-marketing and products delivery charges, deter monopolistic practices and commercial fraud, and ensure the consumer’s right to obtain these services at affordable prices.
MOCI outlined maximum service charges to be imposed by marketing and delivery platforms on the supplier and consumer.
“The maximum service price is 19 per cent of the order value imposed by marketing and delivery platforms on the supplier when it comes to marketing and delivery services. The maximum service price is 10 percent of the order value imposed by marketing and delivery platforms on the supplier when it comes to marketing services only.”
MOCI also confirmed that the maximum delivery charge for consumers is QR10 for delivery services only.
According to the decision, marketing and delivery platforms must maintain the percentages and sums collected from suppliers and consumers prior to the date which appears on the notification letters.