EBay Accuses Amazon of Merchant Poaching
Ebay this week wrote a cease and desist letter accusing ecommerce giant Amazon of luring sellers to switch to its platform and warned that it will be taking actions to protect itself from the tactic.
The alleged scheme first came up in a story on Wall Street Journal last Wednesday. It was said that eBay found in an investigation that around 50 Amazon employees had contacted around 1000 merchants, telling them to use Amazon instead.
If proven to be true, the scheme is likely to be in violation of California laws governing reasonable access to computer systems.