Nothing personal, it’s just business.
This is how Marketplaces justify themselves, which “eat” their sellers.
How do they do it?
You start trading on a marketplace like Wildberries, Amazon, etc.
All of a sudden things are going really well…
Marketplaces see your niche and growth, and they just PUT their products next to you, and you are thrown down for one reason or another or for no reason at all. Or even worse, they just block and throw it away as a used resource.
For them, you are just scouts. And if they are not interested in your niche, then you are sitting in a very small market for them.
Due to their scale, such marketplaces simply enter into direct contracts with factories and produce products for themselves and for those niches that their users have indicated to them.
Amazon is scaling their own private label, AmazonBasics, which looks eerily similar to some of the already bestselling products on their platform.
For example, Rain Design’s laptop stand has been one of their most successful products to date. It has been a bestseller on Amazon for a decade.
A bestseller that is, until AmazonBasics unveiled a similar laptop stand and cut into Rain Designs’ sales.
Harvey Tai, the general manager for Rain Design, told Fortune,
“There’s nothing we can do about it because they didn’t violate the patent.”
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At the last meeting in Dubai with a very knowledgeable person, I was told that Amazon competes with its sellers, that is, it sells the same products or similar products for 12,000 commodity items (!!!). I knew that they were doing it, but that they captured niches on such a large scale … I’m shocked.
Wildberries, Ozon do the same. And now try to compete with them on their own territory.
They will eat you and not notice.
Yes, it is very mean and insidious.
In this regard, I would like to state here:
We have never competed, do not compete and will NEVER compete with our sellers. Not on our Qoovee.com B2B platform, nor on our future B2C marketplace (if we go into this niche).
This is one of the most important principles of Qoovee.
And for us, our principles are much more important than “business interests”