Amazon launches second-hand goods sales program to reduce waste

On August 4, 2021, Amazon officially launched the

FBA Grade and Resell and FBA Liquidations programs that allow Amazon to resell items returned by users. The program was launched by Amazon with the goal of reducing the disposal of unsold merchandise, making it easier for third-party sellers to deal with excess inventory of second-hand goods.

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If a third-party seller uses FBA Grade and Resell, the third-party seller will be able to choose whether Amazon will evaluate the condition of the returned item. After Amazon rates the item as 'almost new,' 'very good,' 'good,' and 'acceptable,' third-party sellers will be able to set prices based on the rating and resell it. thing.

When a third-party seller uses FBA Liquidations, the third-party seller can have Amazon buy the extra inventory after paying a fee. These two programs will allow you to choose from a wider range of processing methods than previously you could only choose to process inventory, such as 'collect' or ' donate.'

Amazon was just reported by a British television station in June 2021 as 'tagging a large inventory as'destroy'and discarding it,' and was strongly criticized by environmental groups and British parliamentarians.

It turns out that a large number of unsold products are tagged as 'destroyed' and discarded in Amazon's warehouse, including MacBooks and iPads-GIGAZINE

At the start of the program, Amazon said, 'Amazon will help minimize waste, enable reuse, repair and recycling of used products, reduce packaging waste and reduce the amount of packaging materials used. We are working on it. We hope that these programs will reduce the negative impact on the planet. '

FBA Grade and Resell is only available in the UK at the time of writing the article. According to Amazon, it will be available in the US, Germany, France, Italy and Spain in early 2022. FBA Liquidations will be available in the US, Germany, France, Italy and Spain at the time of writing, and will be available in the UK by the end of August 2021.

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