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Amazon Web Service's Bid To Power Internet While Gouging Fba Sellers

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30276427

Amazon Web Service's bid to power the internet

We don't need a corp middle man.........perhaps Amazon is destined to become SkyNet ?

Er.............. :unsure:

Even the CIA recently became a customer.

  • more than one million customers, including more than 600 government agencies worldwide
  • 27% market share of the cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) sector, compared with Microsoft's 10% and IBM's 7%, according to Synergy Research
  • computer servers based in eight countries across 28 zones. Each zone hosts between one and six data centres. Each data centre holds between 50,000 to 80,000 computer servers
  • peak network traffic between the data centres is 25 terabits per second (Tbps)
  • customers ran 70 million hours of software on the platform in October using apps offered via its online store, AWS Marketplace
  • product prices have been cut more than 46 times
  • the new Lambda service, which runs developers' code in response to events - such as in-app and website button clicks, charges for compute time in increments of 100 milliseconds

Source: Amazon, unless otherwise stated

In other Amazon news, they have their FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) sellers by the short & curlies & are milking it...

Az website services to small seller recently was closed, it was horrendously expensive. As a web user, I don't want to mugged by az who have a history of doing it to their customers

www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m12/i04/s02

http://services.amazon.co.uk/services/fba-uk-price-increase-notification.html

Amazon made a big show of the robots powering its warehouses on Monday, with major media coverage. But on Wednesday, it became clear to sellers who use Amazon's fulfillment service that investing in technology ain't free: Amazon is raising the fees merchants pay for its FBA service.

Pick & Pack and Weight Handling fees are rising, and Monthly Storage fees are rising for standard size goods, but it's a new Long Term Storage fee that may be painful for many FBA merchants.

And while many sellers may not realize it yet, a change in dimensional weight pricing could have a major impact on certain products as well.

Amazon currently considers long term storage to be 12 months, but it's shortening the definition to mean 6 months.

That means sellers will pay more for inventory that sits around on shelves taking up valuable space. Longtail items may take longer to sell, but tend to have higher margins.

Commodity items that have lots of variations could be more problematic, as they have slimmer margins but require lots of selection.

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship

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