Sep 16, 2018

Amazon investigates staff bribery claims

Amazon is investigating claims that its employees accepted bribes in exchange for leaking confidential sales data. "We hold our employees to a high ethical standard and anyone in violation of our Code faces discipline, including termination and potential legal and criminal penalties," an Amazon spokesperson said. The Journal said independent brokers had used Chinese messaging service WeChat to connect independent sellers with Amazon staff. Around half of the items sold on Amazon now come from third-party sellers, which means the online giant is able to offer a wider variety of items for sale. Such sellers need to compete with Amazon's own products to get noticed and compete directly with the online giant to get their items higher on search results pages.

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