In Bloomberg: Amazon Makes It Harder for Sellers to Avoid Shipping Service

Date: 24 Aug 2020 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Shaoul Sussman

August 18, 2020

Media Outlet: Bloomberg 

On Tuesday, Amazon announced new third-party seller shipping requirements that mandate that third-party vendors make deliveries on Saturdays and meet one or two-day Prime delivery standards starting in February. These regulations will likely force vendors to either use Amazon’s personal fulfillment service for logistics or lose their coveted Amazon Prime badge.

In Bloomberg, ILSR Legal Fellow Shaoul Sussman explains this new regulation’s antitrust implications and the further consolidation of Amazon’s corporate power.

Amazon is holding these sellers to a very high standard that Amazon itself doesn’t even follow. It looks like the decision is to kill this program. The way to kill it is with very high cost of operating and forcing those who want to do their own delivery into Fulfillment By Amazon.

Read the article here.

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