Amazon is often in the news for its ruthless practices. Chances are you may have heard about it yourself, but few truly understand what this means in the real life of partners and employees bullied by the e-commerce giant. This blog is about the actions of a company with millions of 3rd party vendors world wide, and how it affected my activity. I believe my responsibility is to share what I learned from my years as an Amazon vendor, tell my story, and make sure I testify. I am confident it will be helpful to someone, and enlightening to others.
A different blog exists to discuss and exchange on BaouRouge designs.
While I recommend to start from the beginning – An Amazon’ Crash Course, and read from there, you can jump to specific topics as follow:
An Amazon’ Crash Course (dealing with a bully), or the most probable reason why SellerCentral Support is so often absolutely useless.
A case of questionable incompetence – AHSA (also highly suspected as) Abuse of power to grab entire market segments.
Amazon GmbH (Germany) – Lost Goods? Playing dumb and denying everything as an all-round policy is a winning strategy.
Don’t mind me, I’ll just help myself! Making the seller understand that he’d better lay low and not challenge Amazon – Pretend errors and take over 10,000 dollars worth from his bank account (and don’t reimburse him for months).
Making a mockery of Justice. Playing the law because you can afford it (and the seller cannot). A tale of absolute disregard to the most basic truth and ethics. Know what it will cost you!
Not giving up. Everything else from 2022 onwards. I will do my best to timely publish anything relevant (and everything important) that comes my way from Amazon or the Court, because I am fairly certain this information will matter to someone in a similar situation. I very much doubt I am alone. If this blog helps just one reader, it will be worth it. Feel free to comment in those pages.
Gloves off. Breakthrough and update from 2023.