Re: Absolutely disgraceful
> Not even a hint of how they "were able to game the retailer's wholesale system" so we know how not to fall into the same trap.
From the article:
"For example, the four promised a load of disinfectant spray that, thanks to some manipulation of the ordering system Amazon uses in its dealings with wholesalers, became a shipment of 7,000 toothbrushes, priced at $94.03 apiece. The brothers asked for, and received, $658,210 for that shipment."
This'll have been bulk shipments right into Amazon's inventory, and likely comingled. Staffers probably (and uderstandably) don't give a shit and so just throw them into the SKU bins. So you only find out when customers start receiving toothbrushes instead of disinfectant. They probably built up a level of trust with legit trading for a year or so then switched over to "Fuck You Bezos" mode.
I can kinda see how it'd be done.