As of January 19, 2023, Amazon introduced its new Supply Chain Standards, which third-party sellers and manufacturers must adhere to. These standards are detailed in a 21-page document, addressing labor rights and respectful workplace conditions, health and safety, protection of the environment, and transparency and ethical behavior. While some sellers welcome these standards for ensuring safety, sustainability, and ethical sourcing, others find them restrictive and challenging to implement. This article aims to provide guidance on understanding and complying with these new standards to maintain a competitive edge in the Amazon Marketplace.
Understanding the Amazon Supply Chain Standards
5 Must-Dos for Seller Standards Compliance
Compliance Tips for Different Types of Amazon Sellers
Regardless of whether you are a manufacturer, private-label seller, or reseller, you can take the following steps to determine ethical practices, product safety, and environmental sustainability:
To verify supplier compliance with product safety, environmental impact, and worker safety, consider:
While Amazon's new Supply Chain Standards may initially seem daunting, understanding and implementing them can lead to a more trustworthy, sustainable, and ethically sound marketplace. By following the best practices outlined in this article, sellers can ensure compliance with these standards and maintain a strong presence in the Amazon Marketplace. As always, we are here to help sellers in every way possible, so feel free to contact us for further assistance.
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