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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon adding crypto currency to payment methods?
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:18:00 PM »
I'll bite if the games include Ms. Pac Man or Space Invaders.
* Amazon Central / Re: $21 billion reason Amazon wants to build its own UPS
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:15:45 PM »
Deliveries from Amazon come UPS. Deliveries from suppliers are mostly UPS, some USPS, and the rest FedEx that hands off to USPS for last-mile delivery. Either way, the stuff comes in the mail or the little brown truck.
* Amazon Central / Re: $21 billion reason Amazon wants to build its own UPS
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:39:51 AM »
Yes it was a good read. After the failure of December 2013, you knew it was only going to be so long before Amazon moved into handling the delivery of its own products. I don't see that being viable though for much of middle America though. Maybe some spots here and there but not in other areas. I don't think they will be able to afford to have the extensive network that USPS, UPS and FedEx have to cover the entire country..

I thought it was interesting that FedEx came out and said that no customer was more than 3% of its business. I don't find that hard to believe. Amazon delivers everything to me by UPS.
* Amazon Central / Re: Unpacking and its Prime economy
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:32:29 AM »
Wow, that's an interesting article about the stats of Amazon's fulfillment and shipping network.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Seller Forums Redesigned 2-2018
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:51:22 PM »
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Seller Forums Redesigned 2-2018
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:11:32 PM »
Yes. It is so. On a positive note, you don't have to link an image to an outside location. You can now drag and drop a copy of a picture into the post itself and it will work just fine.

You can change your default name in the forums but I sure wouldn't post until it was changed.

I don't know how any snowflake thought that having a pure white background on each thread with no distinguishing between posts was a great idea. Headache, temporary insanity and banging my head on the wall was the result for me.

On the date of roll-out, some stupid snowflake thought it would be acceptable to link posts in the forums to social media. That quickly got stopped.

Several veteran forum posters left and are no longer posting there. No telling if they will come back once the forum gets straightened out.

No more "no" votes. Only likes. That way, all the snowflakes won't be offended when receiving 50 no votes for spouting incredibly horrible advice. The only way to call out really horrible stuff now is to actually create a post and explain why the OP is wrong. smh.

Too much to tell now. When I think of a few more things, I'll post it here.

* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Seller Forums Redesigned 2-2018
« on: February 04, 2018, 02:26:20 PM »
The seller forums are defaulting to show actual seller store names, not the seller name used in the forums. I don't know if this has been changed or not. I haven't figured out how many "likes" we get or what the posting amount is.

On a positive note, I have figured out that it only took 2 hours for the mods and bots to flag one of my posts as inappropriate and get a warning. I guess the community overwhelmingly noted that my post was offensive. Oh well. Live and learn.
* Everything eBay / Re: PayPal Monopoly on eBay Ending
« on: February 03, 2018, 11:37:41 PM »
Just saw this story someone wrote about why eBay dropping PayPal is a good thing.
* Everything eBay / Re: PayPal Monopoly on eBay Ending
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:22:28 AM »
With the eventual roll out of the additional choices to purchase, I am wondering if sales will start to increase. Not everyone likes PayPal. The only reason I even have an account is because of selling on eBay.
Would be interesting to see their business model, but don't put too much faith into the nonprofit status being the deal maker. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and most companies with Mutual in their names began as nonprofits.

I had forgotten about that.
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Seller Forums Redesigned 2-2018
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:34:56 PM »
This redesign is absolutely horrible.

I would rather slide down a stripper pole full of razor blades into a bucket of rubbing alcohol than to use the "new and improved" forums.
* Amazon Central / Re: Introducing the Seller Central Alexa Skill Feb 2018
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:24:34 PM »
Do we really need Alexa to manage our seller account? smh
* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Warehouse Reserved Virtual Unit ???
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:01:45 PM »
First it is virtual reality. Now it is virtual inventory. What's next, virtual toilet paper?
* Everything eBay / PayPal Monopoly on eBay Ending
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:59:49 PM »
Here is what I got in my email today from eBay:

eBay is happy to announce plans to further improve the customer experience by intermediating payments on our Marketplace platform. In doing so, eBay will manage the payments flow, simplifying the end-to-end experience for both buyers and sellers. We have signed an agreement with Adyen, a leading global payments processor, to become our primary payments processing partner. PayPal, a long-time eBay partner, will be a payments option at checkout for eBay buyers.
You do not need to take any action at this time. The transition to full payments intermediation will be a multi-year journey.
Over the past three years, eBay has transformed its business to drive the best choice, most relevance and most powerful selling platform. Building out our payments capabilities is the next step in that strategy.
Payments intermediation will bring significant benefits for eBay sellers. You can expect a simplified pricing structure, more predictable access to funds, and most sellers can expect their costs of payments processing to be reduced. We’re also working on ways to provide sellers a central place to track and manage their business, which can soon include payments information.
By offering buyers more choice in how they pay and expanding payment options into more geographies, eBay believes sellers will be able to reach more buyers and improve conversion.
The transition to full payments intermediation will be a multi-year journey. eBay will begin intermediation on a small scale in North America starting in the second half of 2018, expanding in 2019 under the terms of the Operating Agreement with PayPal. In 2021, we expect to have transitioned a majority of Marketplace customers to the new payments experience.
Again, you do not need to take any action at this time. As eBay gets closer to the initial phase of its intermediation efforts, we will share more details about this process and next steps for sellers. In the meantime, please read the eBay Inc announcement for further information. For any immediate questions or to share feedback, please email
We’re looking forward to what’s next, and to getting there with you.
As always, thank you for selling on eBay.
Bob Kupbens
Laura Chambers
VP, B2C Selling
VP, C2C Selling
Amazon has been issuing refunds like crazy. Even more so than in previous years.

One poster wrote that the general adjustment that Amazon used in years past resulted in 0.00 adjustment amount. I remember those but they no longer happen. I think (good ole conspiracy theorist here) that they did away with that and forced funds to come from our balance just to replenish them later. This way, the seller pays for the handling of the refund. They didn't get that money before when general refunds were for 0.00.

Call me crazy, but I think Amazon is making crap load more in fees than it ever has before. And I don't think they are done increasing fees on sellers. I can see a VCF fee for other popular categories besides media being instituted.
* Amazon Central / Re: Baltimore Amazon Warehouse
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:22:43 AM »
It seems like it might be a culture issue at Baltimore. Nothing is ever working right there and I can't seem to find anyone that hasn't had a problem with them.

Keep us updated on your fight for truth, justice and the American way!
* Amazon Central / Re: Tips from Amazon FC Employee
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:29:44 PM »
Thankfully I don't sell groceries
* Amazon Central / Re: Long-term storage fees February 15
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:39:48 PM »
You must be thinking really hard. I can smell the smoke all the way up here in Ohio. Tell me if you find out anything.
Yes, newbies are the worst. Especially if they come from "that other site".

These pages that I've been working on have been created by Amazon, as they themselves are selling on many of them. However, I have had success getting two changes so far. Slowly working my way down the ever-growing list.

I won't have time to really dedicate to cleaning up stuff until May. On top of selling here and teaching at the college, I am doing taxes this year. I can't wait for April 15th already. Ha!
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