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Amazon notifies shopper about U.S. probe of third-party sellers


Mar 2020

Amazon notifies shopper about U.S. probe of third-party sellers

Amazon notified one customer on Thursday about a Department of Justice criminal investigation of third-party sellers on its e-commerce marketplace, according to an email seen by Reuters. The email was sent by Joell Parks, a senior law enforcement response specialist at Amazon to a Reuters editor, who is also an Amazon customer. “We wanted to notify you directly about this matter in the event that...

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Amazon blocks sellers from using FedEx for some Prime shipments


Dec 2019

Amazon blocks sellers from using FedEx for some Prime shipments Inc (AMZN.O) is temporarily blocking third-party sellers from using FedEx Corp’s (FDX.N) ground delivery network to handle Prime shipments as it strives to hit accelerated delivery deadlines this holiday season. This is likely to affect only a small number of sellers but “limits the options for those small businesses on some of the highest-demand shipping days in history,” a FedEx representative said. Amazon and...

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Jul 2019

Amazon can be held liable for third-party seller products – U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled against Inc in a case that could expose the online retailer to lawsuits from customers who buy defective products from third-party vendors through its website. Numerous other courts, including two federal appeals courts, have held that Amazon cannot be held liable as a seller of products from third-party vendors. The new ruling from the 3rd U.S. Circuit...

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Mar 2019

Amazon will allow third-party sellers to undercut its prices elsewhere

Look out, online shoppers. If you’re looking for the lowest prices out there on a new online purchase, Amazon may no longer be your best bet. According to news source Reuters, the retail giant has relaxed restrictions on third-party sellers featured on its site, which meant they couldn’t sell their wares for a cheaper price on other rival websites. Amazon gave no immediate explanation for the...

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Dec 2018

Amazon will start penalizing sellers who ship unsafe packages to its warehouses, like leaky chemicals and unmarked aerosols

Amazon is making third-party sellers more responsible about meeting package safety standards when they send inventory to be stored and shipped by Amazon. In an email obtained by CNBC, the company told third-party sellers last week that it will soon start charging new penalty fees for packages that fail to comply with its safety requirements. For example, Amazon has certain rules around how aerosol products like hairspray...

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