What does everyone else think?
I also think Amazon hasn’t read the thread about what we all expect from the holiday season this year. ‘another big holiday season’ isn’t exactly the consensus.
sellers have continued to thrive.
We have? I wonder what Amazon is basing that on?
US-based sellers sold more than 3.8 billion products, or 7,400 products per minute, in Amazon stores alone
Please be transparent about exactly what you mean. What is ‘in Amazon stores’? Also, please gather this data and then report how many of those 3.8 billion products were sold at a profit and how many were sold at the money-losing price Amazon constantly tries to shove sellers into? Does that 3.8 billion include items that were ‘sold’ through the FBA program that lets you turn over your unwanted/unmoving product to Amazon for pennies on the dollar? Can’t remember what it’s called, since I don’t do FBA, but I bet Amazon is counting those as “sales”.
and we welcomed more than 200,000 new third-party sellers to our US store
Note that this does not say welcomed 200,000 new US-based sellers. I bet at least 195,000 of them were Chinese accounts scamming customers and selling counterfeits.
We are proud to have supported you
You didn’t support ME. You only got in my way. Stupid pesticide bots, bogus fair pricing violations, obstacles, obstacles, obstacles. WHERE WAS THE SUPPORT??? All I saw (and ever see) is interference.
with significant investments in our fulfillment and delivery network
And yet, the performance has gotten worse. Interesting.
across our fulfillment network to help keep employees safe
Funny. I haven’t seen a single news story bragging on how Amazon workers are so happy they have a safe workplace. Only stories about how dangerous working at Amazon is and how Amazon management doesn’t care.
to ensure we are able to quickly receive your inventory
Throughout the pandemic we have worked to support you—reducing or eliminating select fees like those for customer returns
I’m sorry, but what??? I’m doing nothing but PAYING FALSE FEES for customer returns. We lost the ability to recoup expenses through withholding outbound shipping costs and charging restocking fees easily. Please someone show me where Amazon reduced or eliminated ANY of our costs associated with returns.
I’ve got no gripe about Amazon raising their fees, although I haven’t looked at the details yet. But it really galls me how they lie and promote a bunch of BS nonsense, trying to spin this as if they’re doing us some giant favor by charging us more.