eBay is suing Amazon for allegedly infiltrating eBay’s messaging system in order to poach high-value sellers.
In a suit filed on Wednesday, eBay gives examples of the messages that were sent to its sellers in an effort to lure them into becoming third-party shops on Amazon.
According to the messages cited by eBay, Amazon operatives were open about their motives. “I am part of what you would call a hunter/recruiter team which actively searches for sellers we believe can do well on the platform,” said one.
eBay claims that many of the messages followed a similar pattern, or in some cases were “literally identical.” eBay cites this as evidence that Amazon HQ coordinated the scheme.
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