eBay is suing Amazon over allegedly poaching its third-party sellers

After accusing Amazon of carrying out a campaign to strike its third-party sellers, eBay sued in California to prevent competitors from misusing their platforms The Wall Street Journal . Earlier this month, eBay sent a suspension order to Amazon earlier this month, arguing that employees would use eBay 's messaging capabilities to hire a third – party seller of e – commerce giant competitor seller platforms, Amazon Marketplace.

At the time, the Amazon said, "We are conducting a thorough investigation of this claim." According to WSJ eBay has abused eBay's messaging platform from employees in Santa Clara County's Amazon. eBay is making unspecified damage with monetary compensation for lost sales. Amazon and eBay receive a sales commission that they sell using the platform, but Amazon is making a lot of money to provide stocking, shipping and other packaging logistics support, especially to these sellers.

According to eBay's complaint, Amazon has coordinated this poaching effort from its headquarters. Standardized messages are similar or occasionally identical, and Amazon agents in the United States, Europe, Singapore and parts of Australia. According to eBay's Terms of Service, you may not use the messaging system to conduct or promote an outside business or to spam other buyers and sellers. However, Amazon representatives were occasionally sending 120 messages to an eBay account without purchasing or selling items on the site.

"Although not known to eBay for years, Amazon is engaged in a systematic and coordinated effort to invade eBay's proprietary M2M system and exploit eBay's top eBay sellers to Amazon," he said. "It is incredibly surprising that it is associated with a number of Amazon representatives targeting eBay sellers, as well as with many countries in the world and many states in the United States (including California)."

EBay and Amazon's business models, which provide services, have started to overlap in the last few years. Amazon has diversified its retail operations to include third-party sellers who can sell products directly to consumers, On the auction site, the company has grown to a place where it can create full e-commerce operations. Use only one of the two platforms for online marketplace where you can do business have shown that participate in direct competition, Amazon declined to comment for this story.

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