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Amazon issues important notice about price increases
Amazon's Fair Market Pricing Policy is designed to protect buyers from unfair, overpriced and misleading prices. In accordance with this policy, in order to combat excessive price increases, Amazon may remove seller offers or suspend seller accounts.
Due to the global impact of the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, the cost of some commodities may increase. As a result, Amazon expects prices for some products to increase accordingly. Although laws on excessive price increases vary from country to country, in general, these laws take into account the average selling price (ASP) of an item prior to an emergency and prohibit the selling of an item in excess of APS. Some laws set a fixed ceiling for price increases (for example, 10%), while some laws prohibit "inadvertently high" price increases without setting a fixed ceiling. There are many permitted exceptions, such as sellers proving that price increases are due to increased product costs, shipping costs, or labor costs.
Our series of measures to prevent excessive price increases will try to take into account these different provisions of local law, and will also consider "providing a consistent buyer experience across different stores". Among other factors, when deciding what constitutes an excessive price increase, we will also consider the average selling price of the product (excluding any over-quotes) and the current industry price of the product. If you believe that Amazon has implemented a series of measures to prevent excessive price hikes from banning your products from appearing in error, you can appeal this decision through the Account Status control panel.
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Overview of Latin American e-commerce under the epidemic
"Brazil ’s international flights have been cancelled by 50% and domestic flights have been reduced by 30%. Shortage of crew members and shortage of positions has led to a rise in freight rates; it is understood that almost no disposable alcohol hand sanitizer is available in Brazilian pharmacies, even if the price is It has also been turned several times. Demand for epidemic prevention supplies such as masks has increased compared to usual times. "A Latin American logistics provider said.
Affected by the epidemic, shopping malls and malls in some parts of Latin America have been suspended, which has also led to the local e-commerce market developing at an unprecedented rate. Sales of health products, home fitness equipment and other categories have skyrocketed. The demand curve for home office products is also rising.
The head of Latin American e-commerce platform Mercado Libre revealed that at the national level, Brazil's trade is still in a normal state. However, since most cross-border sellers in Brazil are mainly self-delivery, flight cuts and sellers' logistics timeliness will be affected to some extent, but timeliness of delivery in major cities such as São Paulo and Rio is not a big problem. And because the Brazilian government had ordered the people to go home as little as possible at the beginning of the outbreak, more people would be more willing to shop online.