- After being found to have destroyed a large number of brand-new products, Amazon announced two new plans to reduce waste.
- The new initiative aims to bring back the backlog or unsold goods back to life.
After a recent survey found that the e-commerce giant is destroying millions of new and perfect products, such as iPads, MacBooks, mobile phones, TVs, etc., Amazon has made plans to let unsold products in its warehouses. reborn. Due to inventory issues in one of its 24 UK warehouses.
Video evidence and interviews Independent television news It shows that Amazon collects about 130,000 such unsold items every week, and this comes from only one location in the UK! When the worrying footage was released, people began to speculate that the company might be following similar wasteful practices in its other warehouses around the world.
Now, strong opposition from legislators and environmentalists has prompted Amazon to launch two new programs to give unsold products a second life.Company owned Announce FBA clearing and FBA grades and resale plans make it easier for companies to resell inventory returned or overstocked by customers.
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Amazon Director Libby Johnson McKee said: “These new programs are examples of measures we take to ensure that the products sold on Amazon-whether it is us or our small business partners-are fully utilized and not wasted. ”WW returns, ReCommerce and sustainability.
Sellers who want to resell the returned products can republish them on Amazon as “used” products. When an item is returned, the seller can choose to set a new price and automatically route it to this new program. This option is now available to sellers in the UK and will be launched in the US at the end of this year and in Germany, France, Italy and Spain in early 2022.
Another FBA clearing program will give sellers the option to use Amazon’s wholesale resale channels and technology to recover part of the inventory cost from returns or backlogs. The program is now online in the United States, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and will be launched in the United Kingdom in August.
Are these efforts sufficient to reduce Amazon’s so-called waste? We will only know over time. The company stated that it is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewable energy by 2025.