Founded 24 years ago on July 5, 1994, Amazon’s revenue in 2017 was USD 177.86 billion. It has around 613,300 employees under its workforce and is increasingly accommodating robots for better efficiency. As of today, Amazon uses about 45000+ robots. Amazon is your ultimate go to online store when in need. But have you ever wondered what happens to the products you return to Amazon? This Infographic will explain you:
Infographic Source: https://www.quicklotz.com/blogs/blog/what-happens-to-amazon-returns
And Lets explain this further more:
What Happens after I return an Amazon product?
Many times the product goes back on sale if it is in mint condition and hasn’t been used by the customer. If it is absolutely intact, it might end up back on the virtual shelf. This happens only when you haven’t tampered with the original tags. In such cases, Amazon puts back the product on its website to be sold to other customers. In other cases where the product has been tampered with, the following options are considered.
Returned to the manufacturer: This happens when the completely defective of damaged. Of course, such products are of no use to the consumer or to Amazon and have to shipped to the manufacturer. If the products can be fixed for minor damages, they are sold by the manufacturer at discounted prices. These are the products you see in local city markets which have been discarded on account of minor damages but are still in the condition of resale.
Goes on sale as “refurbished”: A returned product might have some deficiency but could well possibly be a minor one. In these cases, they are sent back to the manufacturers for “refurbishing” and are then sold on Amazon as refurbished products. Watch out for these products on Amazon with the description that says “Almost new.” Thats because the product has been fixed to the point where it is as good as new.
Products are liquidated: Damaged goods are pointless to be kept in storage for a long time where they occupy expensive real estate. Moreover, due to longer storage durations, they might go out of fashion and Amazon might decide to not put its money on such goods. This is where an experience company like Quicklotz can make a difference. Companies like Quicklotz and alike have the exclusive rights to purchase consumer returns from Amazon in huge quantities at heavily discounted prices for the resale market. This is the only way to reach such high value products at the lowest prices. You don’t really have to wait anymore for those pair of shoes you’ve been wanting all summer.
Everyone wins at the end: This is basically the story of what happens to a product once you return it on Amazon. With the increasing popularity of wholesale liquidation companies, a lot of Amazon returns which would go back on sale at market price are now being sold to these companies at a heavy discount. Amazon’s biggest and most popular acquisitions come from companies like:
- Whole Foods Market
- KIVA Systems
- Amazon Alexa, and
- Goodreads and many more
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