• more of Amazon is horribl

    From MATTHEW MUNSON@VERT/IUTOPIA to All on Friday, January 08, 2021 10:54:00
    They will cut your margins down to the bone, I lost a nice job I had for almost 4 years
    because the owner of the company that sold used books had to move to Texas so she could
    retain more profit.
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to MATTHEW MUNSON on Saturday, January 09, 2021 04:45:16
    Re: more of Amazon is horribl
    By: MATTHEW MUNSON to All on Fri Jan 08 2021 10:54 am

    They will cut your margins down to the bone, I lost a nice job I had for alm 4 years
    because the owner of the company that sold used books had to move to Texas s she could
    retain more profit.

    Are we still talking Amazon?

    My research hints such is correct.

    I investigated Amazon's conditions for sellers in order to bring my business online, and the whole thing seemed a rip-off from the get go.

    You have to pay through the nose no matter which seller plan you are using. Then they remand to know the price at which you buy your wares from the distributor. Then they boost the position the cheapest product has in user searches.

    If you upload a product and start selling it - at a thin margin, becauswe Amazon is gonna get a big chunk of it - they contact your distributor, because they know the distribution price and they know who the distributor is - get the same wares you are selling, and place them for sale cheaper. Since your article is more expensive it gets penalized in search results.

    Amazon is the commerce platform in which sellers must compete with the platform itself. It is a battle that cannot be won. It only works if you are a MANUFACTURER since they can't buy from somebody else in order to outcompete you. At least, so easily.

    Also, Amazon is threatening to kick Parler out of their platform which sucks.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Thursday, January 14, 2021 00:11:00
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Saturday 09.01.21 - 04:45, Arelor wrote to MATTHEW MUNSON:

    I investigated Amazon's conditions for sellers in order to
    bring my business online, and the whole thing seemed a rip-
    off from the get go.

    I am getting more and more inquiries from authors if I would
    stock their books. That's probably because these very same
    people realize how costly it is to have a presence at the big A-
    store.


    You have to pay through the nose no matter which seller plan
    you are using. Then they remand to know the price at which
    you buy your wares from the distributor. Then they boost the
    position the cheapest product has in user searches.

    Ah... you have to reward them with all that information and cost
    - afterall, they boast their own success to reach online
    shoppers, right? :/


    If you upload a product and start selling it - at a thin
    margin, becauswe Amazon is gonna get a big chunk of it -
    they contact your distributor, because they know the
    distribution price and they know who the distributor is -
    get the same wares you are selling, and place them for sale
    cheaper. Since your article is more expensive it gets
    penalized in search results.

    I've noticed A-branded versions of the very same products some
    other people have arrive a bit later. :/

    A-store almost seems to be a mechanism to fish for successful
    products, and then replace them with their own - and thus
    discouraging competition - and thus remaining the only source.


    Amazon is the commerce platform in which sellers must
    compete with the platform itself.

    Aptly put.


    Also, Amazon is threatening to kick Parler out of their
    platform which sucks.

    I don't understand the "persona non grata" towards Parler (never
    really heard of them before) but it appears that they have been
    shunned and now face technical barriers in having the platform
    to operate their servers and limited download channels for the
    app itself.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Thursday, January 14, 2021 03:52:30
    Re: more of Amazon is horribl
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Thu Jan 14 2021 12:11 am

    Also, Amazon is threatening to kick Parler out of their
    platform which sucks.

    I don't understand the "persona non grata" towards Parler (never
    really heard of them before) but it appears that they have been
    shunned and now face technical barriers in having the platform
    to operate their servers and limited download channels for the
    app itself.

    Official position from these platforms is that it is a den of evil that must be destroyed and all its users sent to mind-reprogramming-camps or squashed.

    Word on the street is that Big Tech wants to remove certain people from social media, and after they removed these people from their platforms, the non-grata people jumped to a platform Big Tech does not control, so their only option for getting this people silenced is to smash the platform they don't control.


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