Ingram Micro has warned that rising fuel costs are forcing it to nix its previous policy of not charging freight costs to its customers.
The firm said that because of the speed that prices were rising, it was no longer economically viable for it to continue absorbing costs.
Speaking in a statement, Ingram Micro's EMEA executive vice president and president Jay Forbes said: "As the market leader, Ingram Micro EMEA will tackle the difficult issue of freight costs to ensure our future success and sustainability. Rapidly rising costs, especially energy costs, require that we address the matter of shipping costs related to our products.
"Accordingly, Ingram Micro EMEA will implement policies and processes to recover the full cost of shipping products to our customers. We understand this decision will be challenging for our customers, and will work with them to make the transition as smooth as possible."