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Is Amazon Now Mostly Ads? How the Recent FTC Lawsuit Addresses the User and Seller Experience

Some people remember their first kiss, others their first time flying, I remember my first Amazon order. It was almost a decade ago, I had just moved to Philadelphia as an exchange student. I remember finding the stupidly expensive textbook I needed for a class on Amazon at 20% of the university bookstore price. This is when my journey with Amazon began. Back then, Amazon US already offered a huge selection of products, compared to European marketplaces. I was fascinated by how easy it was to find unique products and great deals. And let me tell you, things have changed. Sometimes, I’d like to go back in time and analyze the 2014 Amazon to compare it to the current version. As we will see in this article, there were many changes regarding the product search process. Changes so radical the FTC now has an eye on it.

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Amazon in Hot Waters: A Deep Dive into the Recent Antitrust Lawsuit

Did you know that even when shoppers discover a product they like on a retailer’s website, 90 percent of them still compare it with Amazon’s offerings or prices? It shows how bug Amazon’s influence is in the ecommerce landscape and why they strive to offer the best deals to their customers. However, if you’ve been reading the news, you likely know of the antitrust lawsuit that has brought Amazon under scrutiny.

Having spent many years as a seller on Amazon in multiple countries, I was very interested to hear more about it. The lawsuit accuses Amazon of using monopoly power to push higher prices for consumers, overcharge its 3rd-party sellers, and stifle competition. I would like to go through the key parts of the lawsuit, and reflect on what can be done to improve the situation for all stakeholders, including customers.

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