The UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation into whether 亚马逊 has been giving its own sellers an unfair advantage over third-party rivals on its online marketplace.
这 竞争和市场管理局 (CMA) said it opened an investigation on Tuesday on concerns the US tech corporation’s practices affecting sellers on its UK marketplace may be anti-competitive and could result in a worse deal for customers.
The investigation comes as a separate European Commission investigation looks at similar concerns.
The CMA said its investigation would focus on three main areas, including how Amazon collects and uses third-party seller data and how it sets the eligibility criteria for selling under the Prime label.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment outside regular business hours.