Amazon and Apple: What You Need to Know

Amazon and Apple recently confirmed their new partnership, announcing that Amazon will now ship Apple products directly from Apple – including authorized Apple retailers. Up until now, the only Apple products sold on the platform were sold via third-party sellers. And those sellers are now learning to deal with the consequences of this new partnership. What does the agreement with Apple mean for third-party sellers? For starters, it’s important to note that this agreement is impacting only the sellers engaged in retail arbitrage. It doesn’t affect private label products. Many Amazon FBA sellers get their start in retail arbitrage, flipping deeply discounted products for profit. They shop around online, or in brick and mortar stores, buying products at a low cost and then reselling them on Amazon at a higher price. But when it comes to retail arbitrage and name brands like Apple, fake products flooding the market are a problem. With a massive brand like Apple, there’s an even greater risk of running into knock-offs. In 2016, as much as 90% of all “Apple” devices being sold on Amazon weren’t genuine (think accessories like iPhone chargers). This new partnership will effectively shut down the entry point for counterfeit products, ensuring that any Apple … Read More

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