Upcoming Event: Why Progressives Need to Fight for Small Business with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Date: 14 Jan 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Join ILSR for a conversation with Congresswoman Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and other leading policymakers, experts, and advocates to discuss the importance of small business to achieving a vibrant, equitable economy where all people and communities can thrive. … Read More

On Capitol Forum: Amazon Charges Steep Fees at the Expense of Small Businesses

Date: 5 Jan 2022 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell joined Teddy Downey on the Capitol Forum’s podcast to discuss ILSR’s new Amazon’s Toll Road report, which finds that Amazon is exploiting its position as a gatekeeper to impose steep and growing fees on third-party sellers. Stacy explains that breaking up Amazon is a key solution to saving small businesses. … Read More

New Report: Amazon’s Toll Road

Date: 1 Dec 2021 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon is exploiting its position as a gatekeeper to impose steep and growing fees on the small businesses that must rely on its site to reach the online market, our new report finds. Even as these exorbitant fees bankrupt sellers, they are generating huge profits for Amazon, a fact that the tech giant conceals in its financial reports. These profits are not only the spoils of Amazon’s monopoly power. They are the essential fuel that feeds its market-domination strategies.… Read More

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