Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

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Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Amazon “seized and destroyed” 2 million counterfeit products in 2020

Enlarge / Amazon trailers backed into bays at a distribution center in Miami, Florida, in August 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Lawrence Glass)

Amazon “seized and destroyed” over 2 million counterfeit products that sellers sent to Amazon warehouses in 2020 and “blocked more than 10 billion suspected bad listings before they were published in our store,” the company said in its first “Brand Protection Report.”

In 2020, “we seized and destroyed more than 2 million products sent to our fulfillment centers and that we detected as counterfeit before being sent to a customer,” Amazon’s report said. “In cases where counterfeit products are in our fulfillment centers, we separate the inventory and destroy those products so they are not resold elsewhere in the supply chain,” the report also said.

Third-party sellers can also ship products directly to consumers instead of using Amazon’s shipping system. The 2 million fakes found in Amazon fulfillment centers would only account for counterfeit products from sellers using the “Fulfilled by Amazon” service.

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Source : https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/05/amazon-seized-and-destroyed-2-million-counterfeit-products-in-2020/