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Prepaid returns on seller-fulfilled items

Amazon will enable prepaid returns for sellers, starting October 2.

The update is scheduled to take place over several weeks.
If your account has been enabled for prepaid returns, you will see a notification at the top of the Manage Returns page.

This return process will automatically approve all seller-fulfilled returns that fall within the Amazon returns policy.
Customers with approved returns will be able to print a prepaid return shipping label through the Online Return Center instantly.

You can continue to track your return requests on the Manage Returns page.


I checked my Manage Returns and don't see that I'm included. Phew!
Thread on Amazon Seller Forums
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* Amazon Central / Re: Referral Fee Discount on Grocery Products
« on: October 12, 2017, 03:08:23 PM »
From your brain...that's where the word came from.

Good, I'm glad I asked for clarification.
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Still a nope.
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Interesting...very interesting.
There is such a world-wide market.
As I'm hoping to retire, I just don't have the want to move forward outside of Amazon US.
 
EBay, heck yeah...I opened international sales...easy peasy.
I send to an eBay center and they handle everything else, paperwork, forms, etc.
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If I could find one to sell, I would.
<smile>

Tell me about it...I was flippin floored at the predicted cost after the new holiday fees went into effect.

For the most part the itemswere low cost to store at warehouse, then holiday storage fees would've been implemented in October.
Smarter to pull them out for free before the fees hit. I'll send them back in January after the holiday storage fees are dropped back down.
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I don't live in the really big major cities...close enough, yet far enough to have a much more laid back life.
I do like Tampa/St Petersburg and north of Orlando though.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Are prescription drugs the next target for Amazon?
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:57:36 PM »
Don't give them any ideas.
<smile>
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* Amazon Central / Are prescription drugs the next target for Amazon?
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:46:36 AM »
I mentioned this months ago...I think in July 2017.
Are prescription drugs the next target for Amazon?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-amazon-selling-drugs-online-inv-20171009-story.html

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/09/investing/amazon-prescription-drugs-online-pharmacy-report/index.html

Another day, another report that Amazon might try to upend a part of the traditional retail industry.
Are pharmacies and the health care business next?
Two analysts at Leerink, a boutique investment firm that focuses on the health care industry, said in a report Friday that Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) will "almost certainly" get into the prescription drug distribution business within the next two years.

Shares of the CVS (CVS) and Walgreen (WBA) drugstore chains both fell nearly 5% Friday following the release of the report. Pharmacy benefit management company Express Scripts (ESRX) dropped more than 2.5%.
The stocks were all down again Monday. CVS and Walgreen dropped 3% further and Express Scripts fell 5% -- even as Amazon rose and the Dow and Nasdaq hit new all-time highs.
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Amazon is simplifying how we display prices to customers
Oct 5, 2017

Starting in mid-October, Amazon will begin simplifying the detail page to show your lowest offer price and a "list price," if you choose to provide one. When this change happens, prices formerly described as "sale" prices will be displayed as "prices." If you use the sale price, there will no longer be a separate field or display for pre-discounted prices after the change occurs. You do not need to take any action when the price display changes.

You might be interested in the following features:

List price: To include a list price, please review Amazon's Policy on Reference Prices, and complete the "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)" field in Seller Central or in the inventory upload file. List prices must represent the price at which sellers or other retailer(s) have recently made substantial sales of the product in question. Sellers also are responsible for ensuring that the list prices provided to us remain current.

Promotions: To let customers know that you are offering a sale or special discount—such as percent off, buy one get one, or free shipping—using Promotions tools. For more information, see the Promotions Help page.



Things that make you go hmmmmmm
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I didn't completely remove all of a sku.
I am selling sporadically selling items out of season that others are sold out of but still have a crazy high rank.
Removed some and left some.
I can send back to Amazon January 2nd (or earlier if I sell out).

It's a gamble but dang one of the items would cost me $162.00 a year storage...got it the heck outta there!
 
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* Amazon Central / Re: Referral Fee Discount on Grocery Products
« on: October 08, 2017, 10:07:46 AM »
So, if I am understanding this correctly, they want more cheaper, smaller-item groceries?
Not sure if this is what you're asking..
Do you consider cake mixes/muffin mixes/bags of candy etc smaller items even though they are over 16 ounces?
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Not seeing the credits to my account though...Are you?
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Done.
182 items on their way to me.
Self-fulfill, Baby!
If they arrive in my hands in perfect condition....which hasn't been the case in the last year or so removals.
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* Amazon Central / Amazon - Manage FBA Inventory Report
« on: October 05, 2017, 09:38:29 AM »
Manage FBA Inventory Report will show inbound data for shipments created in the last 18 months

Currently, Shipping Queue and Received Inventory report provide access to shipping data for shipments created in the last 18 months.

To make our reports consistent, effective Sept 15th, 2017 we're updating the Manage FBA Inventory report to show inbound data for shipments created in the same time period.

You can access the fulfillment reports by going to Reports and clicking fulfillment.
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* Amazon Central / Referral Fee Discount on Grocery Products
« on: October 05, 2017, 09:36:52 AM »
Amazon Referral Fee Discount on Grocery Products

Oct 2, 2017
To help sellers list more products and keep prices competitive, Amazon is offering a limited-time referral fee discount on Grocery products.

This fee promotion starts at 12:00 a.m. October 15, 2017 (PST), and will run through 11:59 p.m. October 14, 2018 (PST).

During this promotion, the referral fee will be 8% of the total sales price for Grocery products that have a total sales price of $15.00 or less.

This is down from 15% of the total sales price on all Grocery products.
The total sales price is the price paid by the buyer, including the item price and any shipping and gift-wrap charges.
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Fulfillment by Amazon Liquidations Program Temporarily Closed

As of October 2, 2017, the FBA Liquidations program is temporarily closed.
If you have not received payment for your units, note that we are still working to secure the best price for your inventory.

If you have already enrolled units, and you have not received payment, the liquidation proceeds will appear in your account within 3 weeks.




We called this
I didn't choose many to be liquidationed, it was more of an experiment.
Now I know.
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Same here.
Except I do PR, Virgin Islands, Hawaii and Alaska.
I worked the numbers and most of my APO addresses are prime...so cut that out.
 
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I've had items in route go stranded.
This I don't understand.
The items were in the warehouse.
The items were active.
I ship more items into Amazon Warehouse.
While in route the previously active items go stranded.

Hustle, hustle, hustle to get the items unstranded before my items hit the warehouse.
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Pay us to advertise and we'll give you the tips.
<smile>
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