As we have noted in previous communications to you throughout the past year, Congress is considering legislation, including S. 2992, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, that could jeopardize Amazon’s ability to operate a marketplace service and, as a result, your business’s ability to sell in our store. Recent public comments from Senate leadership indicate that they intend to vote on S. 2992 later this month. I want to ensure that you are aware of this legislation and what you can do to try and stop it from harming you.
We recently published a blog post that details our objections to the bill and why we believe it will harm your business, American consumers, and Amazon. As noted in the post, we consistently hear from our selling partners that what they find most valuable in working with us is the broad distribution and traffic from hundreds of millions of consumers they get by listing their products in our store - the very benefits you stand to lose with this proposed legislation.
I encourage you to read the blog post in its entirety to fully understand our position and why Amazon opposes this legislation. Together, small businesses and Amazon have created one of the greatest partnership stories in the history of retail, and we want to be able to continue this amazing partnership for many years to come.
I hope you will join us by encouraging your Senators to oppose S. 2992. Please click here to send emails directly to your Senators. It will take less than two minutes of your time.
Dharmesh M. Mehta
Vice President, WW Selling Partner Services (SPS)