The company does have some consumer products on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy etc done by the IT team, with Amazon the highest volume. We don't like Amazon particularly for fees, policies and how they treat merchants - so the company charges higher prices on Amazon than anywhere else. Many to most products can not be sold on Amazon due to being restricted hazmat and other reasons. Some products we also have at Amazon Prime.Yes. A store front on Amazon, normally called the seller, though not necessarily this specific type.
Heavens to murgatroyd.[SUP]The company does have some consumer products on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy etc done by the IT team, with Amazon the highest volume. We don't like Amazon particularly for fees, policies and how they treat merchants - so the company charges higher prices on Amazon than anywhere else. Many to most products can not be sold on Amazon due to being restricted hazmat and other reasons. Some products we also have at Amazon Prime.
The company does not have an Amazon storefront and the majority of sales are off our websites, which also have the lowest prices, can provide far more info, do not have Amazon's no-contact policies plus people tend to buy more than 1 item off the websites. We are in Amazon's top category for the positive matrix on performance measures, the company owns the trademarks on most of the products, which allows top spot banner placement, being a "preferred merchant", and sales exceeds the one million annual gross sales. All that allowed all which more complex listing appearance templates and one extra search term as a "platinum" seller.
Many home-based merchants on marketing platforms like Amazon and Ebay are virtual marketeers including for some of our products. That means they' list other companies products at a significant markup. If anyone buys they then order from the actual real merchant and have that merchant/us ship it to their customer.
That's a pain and we're not very cooperate with that because it delays shipping and the bitching phone calls and emails come our way because they look up the company online. They also contact the company if they want to do a return for a refund, which we can't issue since we didn't sell it and they don't understand that. More common is they later see our listing - for a much lower price - and want us to refund the difference. If any are causing too many problems, we'll radically raise the price on the product on that marketing platform such as Amazon - which the virtual marketer doesn't know - meaning it is negative income as our price is lower than their escalated price. They can get crazy about it on the phone call - and our response is they put our trademark on their listings without authorization and that we are reporting them to Amazon for trademark infringement - so that virtual marketer lost money and their listings pulled down, if not banned. If a virtual marketer asks permission the answer is always no.
Amazon is a pain in the ass for merchants, but consumers love it for fast cheap shipping - which actual is paid for by taxpayers by subsidizing the post office, which loses $1.48 on every Amazon Prime shipment. The federal government covers the post office loses - meaning in effect we-the-people are just giving about $3 billion to Amazon a year for its extreme unfair (and illegal) shipping practice. Federal law requires the post office charge everyone the same rate for the same service, but Amazon it too big and political to have to follow laws. There are reasons Jeff Bezos in buying up newspapers and into media companies (and Google).
Example: Elizabeth Warren - soaring in the polls early on - said she would break up Amazon and Google. Immediately all the media and press were declaring "she's TOO RADICAL." Her contributions dried up and she crashed in the polls. She never mentioned Amazon or Google again, but it was too late.
Note how Sanders never actually mentioned any specific billionaires (other than Trump and Bloomberg), afraid of their wrath. The under current to Sander's campaign is that he can't actually do anything he promises because of Congress, "but he can move government more towards the left" - literally campaigning on "nothing I am promising is real or true" - without actually saying those words.[/SUP]