Amazon expands product protection service Transparency to more countries

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Amazon is expanding Transparency, its product serialization service, to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, India, and Canada.

When brands use Transparency to apply unique codes to their products, customers, brands, Amazon, and other participants in the supply chain can authenticate every unit of a product, better protecting brands and customers from counterfeits at scale.

Unique serialization for every product unit is the most effective way to tackle and prevent counterfeits throughout the supply chain, and Transparency’s geographic expansion is the latest in Amazon’s continued investment in scalable, technology-driven solutions to prevent counterfeit.

“Counterfeiting is an industry-wide concern – both online and offline. We find the most effective solutions to prevent counterfeit are based on partnerships that combine Amazon’s technology innovation with the sophisticated knowledge and capabilities of brands. We created Transparency to provide brands with a simple, scalable solution that empowers brands and Amazon to authenticate products within the supply chain, stopping counterfeit before it reaches a customer.”

Dharmesh Mehta, vice president, Amazon Customer Trust and Partner Support

Amazon Transparency is a product serialization service

Transparency is a product serialization service that provides a unique code for every manufactured unit.

Brands put these codes on its products and every time one of these products is ordered in Amazon’s stores, Amazon scans and verifies the code to ensure only authentic units reach customers.

Customers can use a mobile app to scan the code and verify authenticity regardless of where they purchased their units.

Brands can also use Transparency to communicate unique unit-level information, including manufacturing date, the manufacturing place, or other enhanced product information (e.g., ingredients).

More than 4,000 brands use program in the US

Over 4,000 brands are enrolled in Transparency in the US, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Hundreds of brands continue to enroll into the service every month. These brands have generated over 300 million unique codes, allowing Amazon to proactively stop over 250,000 counterfeits of Transparency-enabled products from reaching customers.

In 2019, for products fully on-boarded into the Transparency service, there have been zero reports of counterfeit from brands or customers who purchased these products on Amazon.

“Amazon’s proactive approach and investment in tools like Transparency have allowed us to grow consumer confidence in our products and prevent inauthentic product from ending up in the hands of our customers.”

Matt Petersen, Chief Executive Officer at Neato Robotics

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