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Amazon accused of forcing sellers to use expensive logistic services

An online merchant has complained to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that Amazon coerces sellers into using its logistics services, which the complainant—who asked to remain anonymous—said cost as much as 35 per cent more than competitors. The merchant said they’ve had to make up for the cost by raising prices. Amazon denied the allegations, saying it does not penalize sellers for using alternative logistics services and that its services are competitively priced. (Bloomberg)

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