Antitrust watchdog in Japan searches Rakuten over free shipping policyChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 10, 2020
Japan's antitrust watchdog today searched Rakuten Inc. over the internet mall operator's plan to make marketplace tenants shoulder the cost of its proposed free shipping service, sources close to the matter said, Reuters reports.
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The probe came after a group of around 450 merchants filed a petition to the commission in January claiming that Rakuten is forcing them to bear the costs of shipping for all orders exceeding 3,980 yen ($36) starting March 18. ■