mattb - 5:24 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
I did a little more investigation into this. For most of our products, we are the "manufacturer". We import, give our own unique sku, image, etc. However, we do have a few product lines where we are reselling from other wholesalers in the US. We don't have the exclusive on these products, other retailers sell them too. A quick search of Amazon has revealed that now Amazon is selling and stocking these products and winning the buy box. I can't say that they received this data exclusively from product listing ad clicks, but it certainly would help them to make the decision on what products to stock.
If none of your type of product is listed on Amazon, then perhaps it is best to stay away. The customers won't be able to find it and will search Google, etc. However, if your competitors list your type of product on Amazon then maybe it doesn't matter. Amazon will eventually get the data from them and you might as well get the sales while you can.