TLDR: Tesco will charge suppliers an additional fee for selling their products online, according to an email seen by the BBC. The supermarket said the fee was necessary to cover the increased costs of increased sales online. Although Tesco did not specify the amount of its proposed fees, suppliers could be charged 12p per item sold if they were branded goods and 5p for own-label items. The move has been criticised by retail consultant Ged Futter, who called it “outrageous”, and some manufacturers have indicated they will refuse to pay the charge. The scheme is understood to commence next week.