Brief buy.com vs. Amazon clarification

October 15, 2010

Marketplaces ChannelAdvisor By ChannelAdvisor

Earlier this week, I posted that Buy.com has stopped selling on Amazon and hypothesized that Amazon had asked buy to leave.  I have since received information that proves my hypothesis to be false – it was buy.com/Rakuten’s decision to stop selling on Amazon, not the other way around.

Sometimes when you speculate, you miss a call and it looks like I missed this one.  I do still think the macro story of eBay vs. Buy.com vs. Amazon vs. Rakuten vs. Alibaba vs. Sears vs. Wal-mart is very interesting to watch play out and will keep you posted as things play out.