Yep, you are! And convincing you of the serious and major current issue affecting hundreds of US-small business sellers on the US-marketplace, with regards to US-sellers vs China-sellers, probably no one can help you understand at this point. I bet, if you were directly affected on this issue, your thoughts on it may yield different responses.
Failing business has nothing to do with it!
Did amazon make a headline announcement that they (themselves) were heavily recruiting thousands of Chinese sellers to sell here? NO!
Were they supposed to? NO!
Should they have!? YES!
Did US-sellers get blindsided by this action! YES!
US-sellers were just supposed to guess that this would happen and then change their business accordingly!? Nah, market trends on this massive scale are not something any business can foresee. Unless they had insider info on amazons business decisions. (which most don’t)
Most sellers have a great niche that is in demand. However, most sellers facing direct competition with hundreds of ghost brands and Chinese companies, are down 40-70% in revenue since the Chinese were recruited to sell here in massive numbers. This is not an indication of a failing business, this is the US-sellers’ ability to compete with extremely low-prices and multiple ‘ghost brands’ flooding their categories and pushing them waaaaayyyyy back on page 2,3,4,5,6.
And this statement - completely irrelevant.
I yield back.