Amazon Cosplays a Dictator in the U.S Online Superstore Market by@linakhantakesamazon

Amazon Cosplays a Dictator in the U.S Online Superstore Market

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In the realm of online superstores, Amazon stands as an unassailable giant. This report delves into the factors that solidify Amazon's monopoly power, emphasizing the unique features that keep shoppers returning and why traditional and limited online stores can't match up.

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FTC v. Amazon Court Filing, retrieved on Sep 26, 2023, is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. You can jump to any part in this filing here. This is part 11 of 80.

A. Amazon Has Durable Monopoly Power In The Online Superstore Market

121. Amazon has durable monopoly power in the online superstore market.

1. The U.S. online superstore market is a relevant market

122. The online superstore market is a relevant product market. Online superstores compete to build long-term relationships with consumers across multiple purchases of a variety of items. Online superstores do so by offering a distinct set of features that reduce time and effort for shoppers online, thereby encouraging shoppers to return to those online superstores for a broad swath of goods. Because of these and other features, brick-and-mortar stores and online stores with a more limited selection are not reasonably interchangeable with online superstores for the same purposes and are thus properly excluded from the online superstore market.

123. The relevant geographic market is the United States.

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