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What Retailers Like Amazon Do With Unsold Inventory

What Retailers Like Amazon Do With Unsold Inventory



Superb Every year, Amazon and other retailers end up with billions of pounds of excess, unsold inventory that they’re sending straight to landfills, or incinerating. Returns in the U.S. create more than 5 billion pounds of waste in landfills each year, and more than 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. The problem is only growing as Amazon leads the way in bringing more shoppers online, where the rate of returns is 25%, compared to just 9% for in-store purchases. Now, the e-commerce giant and other tech companies and retailers are increasing donation efforts and using data and A.I. to cut back on the wasted inventory clogging our landfills and our planet.

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What Retailers Like Amazon Do With Unsold Inventory

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25 thoughts on “What Retailers Like Amazon Do With Unsold Inventory

  1. World vision ain't no different than red cross, just like goodwill they take your donation and sell it back.

  2. " it doesn't make economical sense." Is the most ironic statement in this video!

  3. This problem is solved by changing the return policies and mindset of consumers (if possible)…..

  4. Our slice of time, our geological layer is going to be marked by fossils of woven textiles and plastic. The plasticene era, like the jurrassic era…

  5. Why can't they sell the excess inventory? There's bound to be at least a few people who want it.

  6. Easiest way to prevent waste? Buy less stuff! And you save money!! Do you realllllyyy need it?????

  7. You'll always have unsold inventory if the prices are extremely high. If billionaires sold products at their REAL price there wouldn't be any unsold item, and they'd kept having the same profit margin. They're just stupid.

  8. um stop making so much clothes…

  9. Idea! I have a couple of tons of the cheap crap that made it through a single wash in tact! I'll box it all up along with the rest of the junk with so called high end labels (brand selling) with shoulders made to fit a very poorly fed human worker for them. The amazon can send their crappy drones to the end do the street and pick it all uo for burning! Be cautious, half the dyes in the clothes smell funny. God knows what country has legal toxic dyes. Smh. The propaganda they spew amazes me! Doesn't he have planet to colonize so his vision of this planet can be achieved. Ya know, "residential only?" People don't know enough nor care who suffers by buying monopolized clown goods, nor care who suffers worldwide. May be a good way to get it right. Don't pawn off the junk on homeless! Offer them something you touched or had made. Hell give them a meal, warm hat, or don't. The brand new giant churches and monopolized hospitals, and high rise sardine cans with no doors are getting ready for them.

  10. When someone pays $600 for a H&M dress they’re paying for all the unpopular H&M investments to be burnt. Why? Because they want to buy a dress that’s $600 that nobody else has.

    Meanwhile all the workers and cotton farmers are getting paid for their hard work. Should they cut their output and therefor their labor force?

    The rich celebrity is only going to wear that $600 a few times. Why do they care if their work was worn or burnt.

  11. Millions of pounds of clothes end up in India, where they remake threads from them to sew and make clothes again. Basically, each item can be transformed into a new material that can be recycled and recreated into a brand new product.

  12. I'm really surprised that these thrown away clothes don't end up on the black market some how. Criminals are slippin big time.

  13. Let me know where this landfill is.ill go rent a Uhaul

  14. None of these "solutions" tackle the underlying problem which is that we simply need to consume less. None of these greedy companies with new products every week will tell you that, but that's the truth.

  15. And you wonder why the world hate's you!

  16. Why not just donate it?? Come on man thats ridiculous .

  17. recently saw some news saying the western countries are sending waste to the asia/asean country, is this somewhat related?

  18. Pretty sure the video at 1:49 is of a goodwill donation center

  19. I don’t even know where to begin.. and it is going to be a story to long for even a YT comment…
    so i put it in one sentence

    WE ARE LOST!

  20. So rather than "degrade" their luxury brand, companies would prefer to degrade the environment. Nonsense.

  21. So the big brands would rather burn it than make it cheap, this is ridiculous

  22. That's why I don't do returns. I buy it right the 1st time.

  23. One of many reasons i am not ordering on Amazon.

  24. Watch what would happen if there was an international rule that prevented people from literally buying several clothing combinations with the intention to return the least nice combination.. or at least not without light financial consequences.

  25. You all can thank the industrial movement for this one. It was the beginning of mass production and cause for wasted goods.

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