Bye-bye buy box: The Tipline for 30 March 2020

Amazon acknowledges that its recent prioritisation of high-demand items amid the coronavirus pandemic led to an “unintended variation” in its algorithm that prevented some rival third-party listings from appearing as the top choice in its “buy box”. That’s not the only buy box GCR USA is eyeing, however, as we offer our warm welcome back to early terminations. The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice’s antitrust division said the success of their e-filing system means they will resume granting early terminations when appropriate.

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