Amazon executive encourages sellers to oppose antitrust bill
On Monday, November 29, 20,21, packages move on a conveyor in an Amazon fulfillment centre in Robbinsville (New Jersey), USA.
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AmazonA senior executive was so worried about possible antitrust reforms that she tried to lobby third party sellers via an online forum where they could communicate about current hot topics.
However, the efforts seemed to be in vain as sellers disagreed with Amazon’s arguments and stated that they support the legislation. It seeks to reform U.S. antitrust laws to increase the influence of Big Tech.
Dharmesh Metcha, Amazon’s vice-president of worldwide selling partners services, has published The postAmazon’s SellerCentral Forum on Thursday. He advised merchants that they contact their senators to oppose the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, (S.2992). passed by a Senate committee in JanuaryPlease see the following: could move forward this summer.
Mehta said that Congress has been considering legislation such as S.2992, The American Innovation and Choice Online Act. This could put at risk Amazon’s ability of operating a marketplace and therefore your business’s ability sell in the Amazon store. The Senate leadership has made public statements that S.2992 is on the agenda for vote this month. “I want you to be aware of the legislation, and to know what you can do in order to stop it from harming your health.”
Mehta directed Amazon sellers then to a website This page also contains a contact form that they can use for their senator. You will find a template email to oppose the legislation on the page. The form is easy to fill out and takes less than two minutes.
Mehta posted a response to hundreds of sellers, many of whom were not convinced by Amazon. They also promised support for the legislation. Over the years third-party vendors, which account for nearly half of Amazon’s sales, have grown increasingly frustrated with Amazon. costsThey pay for their good standing and Amazon charges them for advertising. scamsBad actors.
One commenter said, “Yes, I will oppose Amazon being prohibited from undercutting and manipulating the buybox. And instituting restrictions upon certain listings that unfairly prohibit me from selling an article.” I’m writing right now to my senator.
Another said, “Any informed seller would support the massive anti-trust actions taken against Amazon. The condescending remarks made by Amazon management towards us are sickening. We’re not idiots. We can think and read for ourselves.
Amazon opposed this bill. This would prevent it, and other tech companies, from offering preferential treatment for their own businesses via their platform. Amazon, August emailed sellers created a websiteTo inform them about the law and to warn them that it could harm their company.
Amazon last week published a blog postArguments that the legislation could jeopardize two of Amazon’s most beloved features are: “the vast selection and low prices” as well as the Prime 2-day delivery service.
According to Amazon, the bill is unfairly targeted by mandating that companies have a market capital of at least $550 billion to be eligible for regulation. Amazon claimed that this excludes thousands of retailers such as Walmart, Target Costco.
Mehta did not get every objection to his post. One commenter stated that Amazon could be hurt by the proposed legislation.
According to the source, “I don’t know the future. And big secretly neither does the gang in Washington.” I can assure you this bill is not good news for Amazon and bad news to Amazon customers. If you believe that it doesn’t affect Sellers then you should be an independent seller.