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#141 Mike K.

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 09:06 PM

Because it’s Amazon!

Look: https://www.iphonein...lls-undercover/

There’s also a bidding process for some items that get lumped into a basket of goods.

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#142 Matt R.

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 11:38 PM

Yo that’s wack.

#143 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:47 AM

Yeah! The returned items are essentially forfeited, and just a cost of doing business. You sell 50,000 units and 300 are returned. No biggie (except for Gaia).
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#144 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 04:58 AM

Except returns are higher than that for many items. 10 to 15% or more in some cases.



The average ecommerce store return rate is 18.1% (NRF, 2021)

Return rates for an ecommerce store are incredibly important. Having a return rate lower than 10% is generally considered positive, while having a return rate over 60% is not considered good for business at all.

https://www.meteorsp...y-surprise-you/

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#145 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:06 AM

It looks like it’s mostly due to damaged goods (over 80% of returns are because of damaged goods). Amazon is pretty smart with its packaging, sometimes a bit over the top.

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#146 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 05:15 AM

The average return rate on Amazon fluctuates between 5% and 15%. However, in other categories, such as consumer electronics, apparel, and fine jewelry, the return rate can reach 40%.

 

 

https://www.tool4sel...e can reach 40%.

 

 

 

Typically, products with reasonable return rates have less than 10% returns.
Products like books and media: 5-7%
Home, kitchen, and garden, and sports and outdoors: 8-10%
Consumer electronics: 25-35%
Clothing and fine jewelry: up to 40%

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah! The returned items are essentially forfeited, and just a cost of doing business. You sell 50,000 units and 300 are returned. No biggie (except for Gaia).

 

 

^ Your example is under 1%.


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#147 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:24 AM

My products are just that good!

But seriously, in my former life, our products had a 1% return rate. I only recall it happening once with a shipped item being returned. Maybe a couple of times people charged back their order.
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#148 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 05:29 AM

My products are just that good!

But seriously, in my former life, our products had a 1% return rate. I only recall it happening once with a shipped item being returned. Maybe a couple of times people charged back their order.

 

I think you are right.  Depends on the product.  And of course the customer.

 

But when I worked in retail decades ago, it was surprising how many people would just buy, then think nothing of brining it back if was the wrong colour, style, or they just changed their mind.  People would buy two sizes of the same thing instead of doing a better job at home to determine the right size before they came to the store.


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#149 spanky123

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Posted Yesterday, 03:23 PM

Drove by the new warehouse at 10AM this morning, there were at least 40 Amazon vans lined up and I suspect that it was the tail end of shipment pickup being that late.


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#150 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 03:24 PM

Sears might be in trouble. Despite their catalog.

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#151 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 03:29 PM

Drove by the new warehouse at 10AM this morning, there were at least 40 Amazon vans lined up...

They haven't dispatched my latest purchase yet although, only having put the order in yesterday, I am told it won't arrive until December 4.



#152 Sparky

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Posted Yesterday, 04:04 PM

^ Mail order brides take longer.
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#153 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 05:05 PM

Anyone who knows me, would be shocked if that was on my Amazon shopping list.



#154 LJ

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Posted Yesterday, 07:20 PM

Yeah! The returned items are essentially forfeited, and just a cost of doing business. You sell 50,000 units and 300 are returned. No biggie (except for Gaia).

There are companies that buy the returned merchandise and resell it themselves. Some of them pay as little as $1.00 a pound.


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