Amazon: Action Tools for Independent Office Products Dealers

Date: 12 Aug 2018 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon recently secured a national contract that opens the way for billions of dollars in local government spending to shift to the company, with significant implications for the independent office products sector. As vocal advocates against Amazon’s monopoly power and its capture of government procurement at the federal level, independent office product dealers are uniquely positioned to continue informing, understanding, and raising the profile of these issues.

Take the Office Dealer Survey

Help us gather critical data from the independent office products sector that we can share with elected officials and journalists by taking our survey. Among other questions, we want to know how Amazon is impacting your business, if you’ve been approached by Amazon or a government buyer about becoming a Marketplace seller, and if you do sell on Amazon’s platform, what your experiences have been like.

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete. The deadline is midnight Pacific time on Oct. 19, 2018.

Click here to take this short survey now.

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More of ILSR’s Research on Amazon

Bookmark the ILSR resource page on Amazon. Here, you will find our cover story for The Nation and our widely cited, in-depth report, Amazon’s Stranglehold, among other original research and reporting about the company.

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Olivia LaVecchia is a former senior researcher with ILSR’s Independent Business Initiative. Her work focused on building awareness and support for public policy tools that strengthen locally owned businesses and check concentrated economic power.