The US Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general have filed an antitrust case against Amazon for what they claim monopolistic pricing to customers and fees to e-retailers’ third-party vendors.
Amazon claims that its pricing techniques and tactics aid in creating competition for its merchants both on and off the platform and that restructuring the retail giant’s business models will result in higher prices and slower and less dependable shipping speeds reported Reuters.
Here is a list provided by Reuters of online marketplaces launched since the investigation of Amazon began in 2019.
|Company name||Announcement date|
|Tik Tok Shop (US)||September 12, 2023|
|Shein||May 4, 2023|
|Kohl’s||March 29, 2023 (Expanded pilot)|
|Michaels||February 27, 2023|
|Macy’s||September 28, 2022|
|Temu||September 13, 2022|
|Bed, Bath and Beyond (now Overstock.com)||November 21, 2021|
|Hudson’s Bay||March 22, 2021|
|Kroger||August 11, 2020|
|Target+||February 25, 2019|