Amazon’s contracts with wholesalers hurt competition, alleges DC suit

Amazon's contracts with wholesalers hurt competition, alleges DC suit

Washington – The Attorney General of the District of Columbia accused Amazon. Com Inc. Contracts with wholesalers in a way that drives up product prices on other websites and protects the e-retail giant from competition, adds new charges in a pending district antitrust lawsuit.

New clauses were recently added to the district’s legal complaint, first filed in May, focusing on Amazon’s contracts with so-called first-party sellers — companies that sell to Amazon, who in turn offer products to customers. sells. An earlier complaint focused on third-party sellers who sell directly to consumers through the Amazon Marketplace, alleging that the company acted anti-competitively by effectively blocking them from offering better deals from Amazon’s site. .

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