E-Land Technology Driven E-commerce was informed that March 12, due to the continuous outbreak of new coronavirus, the platform appeared to drive up prices, so Amazon began to restrict the sales of masks and hand sanitizers.
Amazon sent a statement yesterday to sellers who have sold or sold disposable masks, hand sanitizers, sanitizing wipes / sprays, other alcohol or related products, stating that the platform has implemented stricter requirements to sell these products, so Amazon Applications for related products have been deleted, and applications are no longer accepted.
For the seller's remaining inventory in the logistics center, Amazon will compensate. The compensation window started yesterday and continues until May 31, 2020.
It's unclear what standards Amazon uses to allow third-party sellers to offer these products, but Amazon seems to have rejected all new product requests and only allowed sellers who did not violate the existing seller's fair pricing policy to continue selling these items.
Amazon platform searches for hand sanitizers and masks now return average prices and are eligible for Prime delivery.
It is understood that because of the retailer's use of the epidemic to raise prices, US Senator Edward Markie also wrote to Amazon last week stating that Amazon should ban third-party retailers from driving up prices. At the same time, it hopes that Amazon will respond to this question before March 18.
In addition, the PIRG, a public interest defender, also launched a petition recently, asking Amazon to control the prices of items related to epidemic prevention. Two days after the petition was filed, nearly 20,000 signatures had been obtained.