Amazon Antitrust Investigations Mount With Addition Of Two More State Probes

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Amazon’s scrutiny into its business practices regarding third-party marketplace sellers intensified over the last few days. Officials in California have been probing Amazon about how it uses data from third-party marketplace sellers, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal report. The reports claim California’s investigation focuses on Amazon’s use of internal sales data to make […]

Amazon Offers New Lending Program in Partnership With Marcus by Goldman Sachs

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Amazon Lending is announcing a new partnership with Marcus by Goldman Sachs which allows them to offer a Marcus Business Line of Credit built specifically for Amazon sellers based in the U.S. Eligible sellers will receive invitations via Seller Central to apply with Marcus for the Line of Credit. Amazon started to notify some sellers […]

3M Fights Fraud on Amazon – Takes Legal Action Against Sellers

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3M filed a legal action in federal court in California, asserting that a seller on Amazon defrauded its customers by charging grossly inflated prices for fake, defective, and damaged respirator products. The lawsuit alleges that Mao Yu and his affiliated companies falsely advertised as third-party sellers on Amazon under the 3M brand. The defendants, according […]

Amazon Lawsuits Go After Fraudulent Affiliate Marketers

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Amazon stopped multiple affiliate marketing fraud schemes across the United States to protect customers from bogus emails and phone calls. Amazon filed three lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan, and Texas to stop fraudulent affiliate marketing schemes. The schemes identified in the lawsuits spammed email addresses with Amazon branded-emails to entice those receiving the emails to click […]

Here is How Bad Amazon Price Gouging Detection Fails

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As states issued stay-at-home orders because of the coronavirus pandemic and more shoppers went online to purchase essential goods in March and April, law enforcement officials called on Amazon and other online marketplaces to address thousands of complaints of price gouging. In late March and most of April, the focus was on essential products such […]

Amazon Plans Fashion Summer Sales Event Starting June 22

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With Prime Day likely moving further back into the Summer or early Fall, Amazon still plans to jump-start the summer season with a sale. CNBC reports that Amazon has notified invited sellers that it will host a summer sale expected to last 7 to 10 days. “We are having the Biggest Summer Sale event to […]

Amazon Prime Day Likely to Move to September in 2020

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In April, a report suggested that Amazon will hold its annual summer shopping sale in August, moving it from its traditional July timeslot. Due to coronavirus pandemic enacted stay-at-home orders, shoppers quickly overburdened Amazon’s operations as consumers changed from buying locally to online. To date, the company still has not fully recovered. Despite most states […]

Walmart Shuts Down Jet.com – Was it Worth $3.3 Billion? (Updated)

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As part of its first-quarter earnings report for 2021, Walmart announced it is shutting down Jet.com, the online marketplace it purchased in 2016 for $3.3 billion. Jet.com was co-founded in 2014 by Mark Lore, who had previously co-founded Quidsi, the parent company of ecommerce sites Diapers.com, Soap.com and Wag.com, which were purchased by Amazon in […]

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Affects Sales on Amazon

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With more than 3,700,000 worldwide, the Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the lives of numerous people. But the COVID-19 crisis is not only a question of health but also an economic challenge. In the U.S., over 24 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits until the beginning of April and many companies fear that […]