EBay has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the US retail giant of using illegal tactics to recruit sellers.
It states that Amazon's representatives misused eBay's internal e-mail system to contact sellers ̵
Amazon declined to comment on the case, which was a letter from eBay follows, demanding an end to the activity.
It had previously said that it examined the claims.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Santa Clara County, California, eBay says Amazon agents have created eBay accounts to appeal to sellers who often send messages within minutes of setting up their profiles.
The activity dates from at least 2015 and involved dozens of Amazon representatives, each sending hundreds of e-mails. 19659007] EBay was alerted to the problem a few weeks ago by a seller and asked Amazon to stop.
The lawsuit states that the news shows that Amazon was aware that its practices violated eBay's Terms of Service.
It states that Amazon's practices "appear to be part of a larger pattern of aggressive, unscrupulous behavior" by Seattle.
EBay, which also owns the StubHub ticket office, is looking for monetary damages to be awarded to the jury. Trial
Founded in 1995, the Californian company pioneered online shopping and developed a platform to connect buyers with sellers.
It now boasts more than 175 million active shoppers, with sales of nearly $ 90 billion over the platform last year, […] But its luster has faded amid intensified competition, especially as Amazon's dominance of more dealers on its own platform lures. 19659007] Last year more than half of the articles sold by Amazon came from third party merchants.
Amazon is estimated to make up about half of the US dollar for retail.