NAW Highlights Amazon’s Monopolistic Treatment of Third-Party Sellers

February 23, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC— The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) today sent a letter to Judiciary Subcommittee Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David Cicilline and Ranking Member Ken Buck highlighting Amazon’s monopolistic treatment of third-party sellers ahead of Thursday’s subcommittee hearing. In part, the letter reads:

Amazon’s Business to Business (B2B) marketplace is rigged. Just as in the Business to Consumer (B2C) market, it plays “both sides” of B2B by selling its own products in direct competition against third-party sellers who sell on Amazon’s B2B marketplace. Its dominance and actions threaten to cripple the highly competitive B2B system. Wholesaler-distributors – most of them small and medium size businesses – will be driven out of existence.

Click here to read the entire letter.