I see there are a few threads on this.
We’ve noticed purely by chance that Amazon have been purchasing 3 particular lines of stock from us but they have not been listing against us on at least 1 of the listings.
Why would they purchase from us?
My business partner is annoyed that they are still charging fees and fulfilment costs. In some cases, it appears that the stock is being bought by a fulfilment centre.
In other cases, I wonder if, after fees, they can buy cheaper from us than from their supplier and if they have sold stock they haven’t got say for instance if their own inventory levels were wrong (which I cannot imagine for one minute) then surely we’re helping them out of a hole and being charged for doing it.
It’s not as if they should charge fees on sales to themselves.
It’s all very strange behaviour.
I thought perhaps they were buying to perhaps develop their own competitive product but I’m not clear why they would need to buy several products over a period of time to achieve this.