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Amazon's All-Seeing Eye

E. Dans

A report by Bloomberg reveals how Amazon, in its eternal quest to offer its customers the cheapest prices, has been surveilling rivals like Walmart since 2017 and warning companies whose goods are on sale on the US retailer’s site at lower prices, sometimes making their products harder to find on Amazon. Given Amazon’s clout, what normally happens is that when notified, most sellers decide to increase the price of their products on other sites.

Amazon may not be telling sellers what prices they should set, but its behavior clearly indicates what they need to do to ...

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