Tencent Technologies News, Amazon is the largest e-commerce platform in the United States, in the past, some online sellers will be difficult to sell the destruction of goods, triggering controversy. According to the latest news from foreign media, Amazon has announced that it will launch a new plan to let sellers donate these unsalable goods to charities.
According to foreign media reports, Amazon hopes that third-party sellers on its e-commerce platform will make better use of products they have failed to sell or no longer need.
It is reported that Amazon is launching a new donation program called
It should be pointed out that a large number of third-party sellers on Amazon platform, some of them are responsible for the storage of goods themselves, and some of them use Amazon's distributed warehouses and efficient Amazon's own express service.
Starting September 1, Amazon will automatically start its donation program in the UK and the US if third-party vendors choose to ask Amazon to deal with items that are not sold or unwanted.
Of course, third-party sellers can choose not to participate in Amazon's commodity donation program.
According to foreign media reports, the donated unsalable goods will be distributed to needy people through a charity called Good360, as well as British charities such as Newlife and Barnardo.
The new donation plan aims to reduce inventory items that must be thrown away from Amazon warehouses, protect the environment and use other wasted products for certain purposes.
Recent media reports suggest that Amazon often abandons unsold inventory. A French television documentary estimates that Amazon destroyed more than 3 million products in France last year. Given that Amazon has achieved most of its sales in the United States, the destroyed inventory of its warehouses in the United States may be much larger than in other countries.
Some third-party Amazon sellers interviewed by the media say the new plan makes it easier, faster and cheaper to donate unwanted inventory items.
It is reported that if Amazon returns unsold goods to third-party sellers, it charges 50 cents for each item, but if Amazon handles it, the third-party sellers only need to pay 15 cents for each item.
In addition, sellers destroy some goods for specific reasons, such as some goods returned by consumers can not continue to use, or there are security risks.
In an e-mail statement to foreign media, Amazon's spokesman confirmed the launch of the new plan and said that efforts were being made to keep the seller's products that Amazon needed to handle as close as possible to zero.
It is worth mentioning that Amazon and founder Bezos have been criticized by the public in the past for their lack of charity. In addition, over the past years, Amazon has also spread many negative news, such as too harsh treatment of employees, poor working conditions in warehouses, and too strict regulations.
Later, Bezos and Amazon made some changes and began to pay more attention to charity work. Bezos has donated money to the homeless housing program and kindergarten construction program, and recently he has donated another $100 million to the housing project.
In addition, Amazon announced that it would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which is twice the federal minimum wage. Bezos even challenged other U.S. retailers to raise their wages. (Tencent Technology Revision/Chengxi)