Amazon Reseller Tricks
List of Sellers of Hair in a G-String Amazon UK
They advertise our album a cent or two below our price but they stock nothing. When they sell one, they then order it from CDbaby as a wholesaler, direct to the buyer. They end up with a cut of maybe a dollar. Fine BUT.. They say 8 to 14 days delivery because they confirm the sale, take the money and then get around to ordering from CDbaby a few days later. This is fact. I have been watching.
NET RESULT: The Amazon price is forced down, the band get noticably less money and the customer get slow delivery and still pay the same price all but a couple of cents. I post the same day, as most bands would do.
What to do?
Don't offer the 20% discount on CDbaby to wholesalers (CDbaby suggest you do). Offer 10% or none at all.
The resellers don't advertise our albums, so they get paid for nothing and reduce customer service.
Don't drop your Amazon price. The reseller will instantly drop below it again. You drop $1, Reseller loses 10c. They will go as low as you dare and not care.
As for someone who wants a CD (Ours for example), get it from the band unless there is a MUCH cheaper price somewhere.
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