Amazon may not offer the cheapest prices starting today

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar


Amazon has started to abandon the policy of obliging sellers to price products charged via the online store cheaper than any other site, meaning that shoppers from the United States may find the same product outside of Amazon at a cheaper rate.

The US Department of Justice has asked Amazon to abandon its pricing policy on sellers by providing cheaper prices to use the price as a competitive tool compared to other stores.

The application of this procedure in the United States comes six years after its application in the European Union, where the UK’s Fair trade Office and the Federal Bureau of Alliances in Germany have forced Amazon to abandon its pricing policies that remain competitive and fair prices that may occur Consumers off the podium.

Amazon has been able to outdo its competitors from large e-stores such as Alibaba and E-bay thanks to this preferential policy, which it has incorporated into the contracts for dealing with vendors.

Senator Elizabeth Warren calls for extensive and thorough investigations with major U.S. technical companies that violate fair competition, as well as requests the relevant authorities to take measures to ensure that abusive practices are stopped by competitors.


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