engine - 5:01 pm on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
Major Third Party Sellers Drop Out Of Amazon Marketplace [internetretailer.com]
Consumers can no longer buy products from Macy’s Inc., Buy.com Inc. and Gap Inc. on Amazon.com Inc., as each of the three retailers has decided to pull their products off of Amazon.com’s marketplace in recent months.
“We didn’t want to give them information on product pricing and sales that Amazon could potentially use against us,” says Neel Grover, president and CEO of Buy.com, No. 32 in the Top 500 Guide. Buy.com, which stopped selling through Amazon in October, operates its own e-marketplace for third-party sellers and has a strict policy of not competing against them, he adds. Amazon does often sell the same products as retailers selling through its marketplace.