Should Brands Be Able To Ban Amazon?

Amazon is a growing force in security products sales (see our favorability results). While still small overall for dealer purchases, the prevalence of items listed on Amazon (e.g., 1,000+ for Hikvision, 1,800+ for Dahua, etc.) make Amazon effectively a 'competitor' to traditional channels.

A recent controversy arose when the CEO of shoe company Birkenstock wrote a letter criticizing Amazon, saying that Birkenstock refuses to sell to Amazon and does not allow its resellers to sell to Amazon, yet Amazon is soliciting Birksentock dealers to violate their policy.

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