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Small Businesses React to FTC Lawsuit Against Amazon

Washington, DC (September 26, 2023): Three small business leaders today expressed frustration over the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) lawsuit against Amazon in an attempt to disrupt the e-commerce marketplace and many of its important features. They directly countered the idea that the FTC’s action would benefit small businesses. “Amazon is a key component of our…

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3C Statement Regarding Federal Trade Commission Suing Amazon

Washington, DC (September 26, 2023): The Connected Commerce Council (3C) released the following statement from Executive Director Rob Retzlaff following the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filing suit against Amazon in an attempt to disrupt the e-commerce marketplace. “Lina Khan’s FTC is on a mission to disrupt Amazon and damage our nation’s thriving small business community.…

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Florida-Based Amazon Sellers Share Experiences as FTC Files Lawsuit

Miami, FL (Sep. 26, 2023): The Connected Commerce Council, an organization representing digitally empowered small businesses, hosted a press conference with two Florida-based Amazon sellers who shared their experiences selling on Amazon in anticipation of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) lawsuit intended to disrupt the popular online marketplace, which was filed today. “My skincare company…


Unboxing Competition: Breaking up Amazon Will Benefit Chinese Marketplaces at Small Businesses’ Expense

A central argument Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and her allies consistently make is that Amazon is hampering competition and needs to be broken up.  Reportedly, the agency is preparing a lawsuit to break up the company – a move that would ultimately hurt sellers who use Amazon’s services to reach global markets,…

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