Bloomberg reports that Amazon is “poised to unleash a long-feared purge of small suppliers”, and three people familiar with the internal workings have said that Amazon will be purging thousands of smaller vendors.
Some legal experts are saying that it’s time for Amazon to be broken up into separate entities under antitrust laws, pointing to Amazon’s ripping off of vendors in the Amazon Marketplace as an example of Amazon’s reach having gone too far.
Last week Amazon announced their new Etsy competitor, Handmade at Amazon. Of course, these aren’t things that are handmade by Amazon, it’s a marketplace for Amazon sellers and artisans to showcase and sell their handmade craft items. But will the Amazon handmade marketplace really do Etsy in?