Amazon at War with Suppliers

Weeks after we learned that Amazon.com stopped taking preorders for books published by Hachette, the online retailer has now put the kibosh on advance orders for coming Warner Home Video products like "The Lego Movie." The move pits Amazon against a different content industry, but the underlying business logic is the same: Amazon wants to pay the supplier less for products, and the supplier wants Amazon to pay more. This kind of negotiation happens all the time, but Amazon’s talks are drawing attention because of the dominant role it plays in getting us the stuff we buy. (Disclosure: Amazon.com chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

via There’s a war on between Amazon and its suppliers, but which side should you root for? – The Washington Post.

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