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Tue Jan 10 2017 16:05:35

Seller: Amazon FBA Fee Hike Will Impact Prime Members

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I am sure you have read about the new Amazon FBA fees to be implemented in 2017. These fee increases will be substantial to FBA third party sellers. The only alternative for us will be to raise prices, by a lot. 

Of course, we will be hurt by the loss of business. But, the other losers will be the Prime members. They will see higher prices on all of their purchases. 

How far can Amazon squeeze their golden goose before it starts to squeal?
D.




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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jan 10 16:34:59 2017

Prime is a waste of time and money. In all the years we have bought from Amazon we have never paided for shipping.

But then again we are planners and don't need anything that we buy for a few days.

Prime is for those who can't plan. They probably don't care if they pay more.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Tue Jan 10 17:08:19 2017

@FeelingFroggy - Prime is more than free shipping. My husband watches the movies on Amazon when I want to watch a TV program he has no interest in. He also listens to the music, and reads the books available with a Prime membership. For us it's worth the subscription amount.

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by: aim04744 This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jan 10 22:45:26 2017

I agree, so many more benefits to Prime. Movies, music, TV shows, free books. Oh, and 2 day shipping. I dont use it for free shipping, I use it for quick shipping.

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jan 11 02:19:06 2017

I'm a prime member - when it's discounted, I buy membership.  And it's not just for shipping as stated.  I download music, watch movies.  Prime is what makes AMZ the "go-to" site for buyers and AMZ gets 60% of the online sales.
As for FBA...almost every online sales site is raising fees, not just AMZ.  You'll have just to adjust your prices and hope the customer buys your stock.

Seller: Amazon FBA Fee Hike Will Impact Prime Memb   Seller: Amazon FBA Fee Hike Will Impact Prime Memb

This user has validated their user name. by: bitbybit

Wed Jan 11 04:25:17 2017

And while everyone raises their prices, the customers are being steered/herded toward the Chinese who are continuing their agenda of flooding the market. In the meantime, the availability of jobs and sustaining jobs is worsening. Even Walmart is laying off workers. Soon the workers in all those Amazon warehouses will be in essence working for only the Chinese.  

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by: uppercutknives This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jan 11 09:33:08 2017

BitbyBit, I have to disagree with your statements. According to the US Labor statistics unemployment is down and jobs are being created. In addition as both a seller and buyer I have noted the Chinese sellers have been raising shipping costs and product costs across the board. And I think US citizens do consider buying US over Chinese products, I know I do. And don't judge the economy by Walmart they lay off and hire as needed to keep costs down. Personally I don't shop there.
As for Amazon I've probably saved a few hundred dollars on shipping with Prime this year but the big benefit is the fast 2 day shipping. And I listen to Amazon music every day and watch a few Amazon Prime movies every week. When your prices go up due to shipping and amazon fees I will still buy from you knowing everyone has had to raise prices. Why is this a surprise? The postal service raises fees every year and so does ebay and amazon and so do I as a seller. Good luck in your endeavors.

Seller: Amazon FBA Fee Hike Will Impact Prime Memb   Seller: Amazon FBA Fee Hike Will Impact Prime Memb

This user has validated their user name. by: bitbybit

Wed Jan 11 11:21:37 2017

Uppercutknives, I do agree US citizens would rather buy US over Chinese products but these same buyers are being deceived when their items are being drop shipped from China or coming from an Amazon FBA warehouse where the Chinese have a ''special'' deal with Amazon. The Chinese may raise their prices slightly but not nearly as much as FBA third party sellers will in order to stay in business. How many members or buyers on Amazon go by lowest price? Bet the percentage is high.

As far as the US Labor statistics on unemployment goes, I look at that with a grain of salt. It doesn't take into account those who have just pain given up and stopped looking. Also this time of year, it is bye-bye for the seasonal workers and corporations go hard on their number crunching.

It is not a half full/half empty viewpoint but more of where you are positioned currently or at a point in time.

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jan 11 13:01:26 2017

I don't care about PRIME Members... I don't care about AMAZON... I care about people who SURVIVE on $20,000. a year trying to BUY or SELL...

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by: SleepWalker This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jan 20 17:47:49 2017

Why would it impact just prime members? There is no special discount on items, you just get the 2 day free shipping. I mainly use it for movies & music. And if you raise your prices, I'll just comparison shop. I doubt there is much on amazon that I can't find elsewhere.



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