Due to rising logistics and transportation costs, rising inflation, and changing consumer trends, not only sellers’ order volumes have been affected recently, but the sales performance of e-commerce platforms has also been affected, even giants like Amazon are no exception.
In order to offset some of the input costs, Amazon has once again taken measures to "pass on costs".
In April, Amazon raised FBA fulfillment fees in the U.S. and Europe, respectively . At the beginning of June, Amazon US announced that it would adjust the logistics remote delivery fee on June 30.
In the announcement, Amazon stated the reason for the fee adjustment: based on the reality of rising costs for fulfillment, shipping, warehousing and customer service in North America.
In terms of adjustments, Amazon said its growth was in line with or below the industry average.
Judging from the information that has been published, the adjustment fee for the Canadian site has a small change, while the change in the Mexican site is slightly larger.
For small standard products , the Canadian station's delivery fee for less than or equal to 6 ounces increased by $0.36 from $7.22 to $7.58. The delivery fee for products of the same size and weight has been increased by 20.48 pesos from 102.39 pesos to 122.87 pesos.
Although the rate of increase is not the same, for the relevant sellers, the cost of input still increases.
In this regard, some sellers said they have become accustomed to it.
However, some sellers said helplessly: "Does this mean that the cost of each seller has increased again. Originally, it was difficult to raise the price of the product, and it still went up."
In addition, there are sellers who believe that the platform should not increase the cost any more. The increased cost eventually falls on the seller, and the profit margin is constantly being compressed. And after various costs have risen, large sellers have been hit, not to mention these small and medium sellers?
However, there are also sellers who feel that based on the current situation, they are not greatly affected, and they express that they cherish the moment and do it well.
It is understood that Amazon experienced its first decline in nearly five years in the first quarter, with a net loss of $3.844 billion.
The main reason for the rising cost of e-commerce platforms is the changes in the general market environment, which are manifested in the emergence of "side effects" such as rising logistics costs, inflation, and the epidemic, and these influencing factors cannot be eliminated in a short period of time.
But this does not mean that the e-commerce platform will decline under this circumstance. On the contrary, after experiencing the rapid growth during the epidemic, its sales model and development format are tending to develop steadily and become mature.