U.S. antitrust regulator plans to target Amazon’s online marketplace – Amazon uses its power to reward those online merchants that use its logistics services and punish the ones that don’t.
The U.S. antitrust regulator is planning to file a suit targeting Amazon.com’s core online marketplace in the coming weeks, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing documents and people familiar with the matter.
The main allegation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to be that Amazon uses its power to reward those online merchants that use its logistics services and punish the ones that don’t, the report said.
The e-commerce giant did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The FTC declined to comment.
Given the power, the money, and the powerful lobbyists that Amazon has, we do not expect any changes to Amazon’s policy and the blatant abuse of its sellers.
New platforms like Yoover.com give their sellers a fair shot at selling without intermediaries and ship from their own warehouses (or garages).
Do not expect Amazon to stop their anti-small-business practices. Diversify your sales channels.