Amazon has decided to start allowing the sale of returned or used products on its massive online platform! Do you know why? It’s a way to fight waste! At the same time, of course, some additional changes are made.
After all, the e-commerce giant was destroying 200,000 products a week at its Dunfermline warehouse in Scotland. In short, an incredible waste, when we consider that roughly half of this batch were new products, still inside the plastic.
Amazon will start selling used/returned products!
Therefore, Amazon announced plans to reduce its waste. In a nutshell, by facilitating the sale of returned products, or excess inventory, on its online platform. How does this work? By introducing FBA programs that are able to give new life to different types of products that at other times can be simply destroyed in warehouses.
So the first program will make it possible to sell products with the label “usedVariable prices depending on the delivery of the material. (Example: Like New, Very Good, Good, Acceptable.) However, the program will start in the UK, and move to the US at the end of the year.
Similarly, the second program (FBA Filter) It allows outside companies to sell returned products, or increase inventory. This, through some of the partners in the Amazon ecosystem. This program is already active in Spain, the United States, Germany, France and Italy.
However, these two programs seem to have been the result of numerous criticisms of the company. Which is how Amazon handles many of these products. Where Greenpeace was called to the racket. After all, many of these products are destroyed, and often completely new! It’s still inside its package.
In fact, according to a former Amazon employee, in the Escocêm warehouse, about 130 thousand products are destroyed per day. Half new, half back. The number sometimes reached 200 thousand units of products. We are talking about vacuum cleaners, fans, cell phones, computers like MacBooks, etc… Even the masks against COVID-19 have been destroyed.
Besides, what do you think of all this? Will this open the door to good deals? How about buying used products directly from Amazon? In addition to being cheaper, these products also promote sustainability. Please share your opinion with us in the comments below.
RTX 3090: Amazon Wants 200,000 RPM Fans!
As we reported a few days ago, some NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 cards “explode” when users try to run Amazon’s new “New World”. Something quite strange, which seems not to be a defect of the graphics card itself, but rather derived from some peculiarity of the game itself.
In short, Amazon’s New World is trying to run graphics card enthusiasts at 200,000 RPM!
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