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Amazon boosted prices during epidemic, Amazon freezes nearly 4,000 illegal merchant accounts
E-Land Technology Driven E-commerce was informed that Amazon recently said that the company had suspended the accounts of more than 3,900 sellers who had performed price fraud during the corona virus outbreak.
Amazon said that it violated the fair pricing policy on the platform, the company has removed more than 500,000 items and suspended more than 3,900 sales accounts. Amazon said in a blog post: "We have been monitoring our stores for unfair prices and false statements about the new crown epidemic. We have a dynamic, automated system to locate and remove Fair-priced items. "Amazon said sellers found to have violated their policies will be handed over to law enforcement agencies for possible action. The company added that it is actively sharing information with federal and state officials to combat price hikes and misleading product listings.
It is understood that, as the demand for masks, hand sanitizers and other epidemic prevention products continues to increase worldwide, Amazon has adopted stricter control measures on the quality and price of disposable masks and related options. New applications for these products will no longer be accepted. On March 16, Amazon issued a notice on the sale of anti-epidemic products to protect the consumer shopping experience.
In addition to Amazon, eBay has banned the sale of mask products including N95 / N100 and medical surgical masks, as well as anti-epidemic supplies such as hand sanitizers, in France, Italy and other sites.
Amazon extends non-essential delivery time to 1 month
Affected by the epidemic, Amazon had to lower the logistics priority of other products in order to guarantee life and the transportation of food essentials in special periods.
Yesterday, Amazon announced that the delivery period of certain non-essential items has been extended to April 21, and even Prime members cannot be spared. Then, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed the news again, saying that the April 21 delivery period was not an error in the system display, but accurately reflected the current reality. In general, the delivery time of Amazon Prime products in the US is 1 to 2 days, but now the delivery time limit of some major inventory products has been generally delayed to 5 days or even 1 month.
An Amazon spokesperson said that while ensuring the service for customers, Amazon also needs to protect the safety of employees, so the platform has modified logistics, transportation, supply chain, procurement, and third-party product delivery processes. At the same time, due to the need to consider the warehousing and delivery priorities of necessary products, the expected delivery time of some products is much longer than usual.
As for the impact of the epidemic, Amazon continues to postpone shipments, and it is not clear whether Prime member subscription fees will be partially or fully refunded. It is understood that, in order to meet the surge in consumer demand during the epidemic period, Amazon also announced that it has prioritized the delivery of essential goods in the warehouse, suspended the FBA shipping plan for all non-essential products, and stopped the storage of these products. At the same time, due to the continued pressure on logistics, Amazon had previously warned that its Prime express service had been delayed. In order to solve the logistics problem, Amazon also announced the recruitment of an additional 100,000 warehousing and delivery employees.