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Amazon Could Be Forced to Sell Logistics Business Under Bill (1)

June 22, 2021, 1:28 PM

Amazon.com Inc. could be forced to sell its valuable logistics services division -- the network of warehouses and delivery hubs around the country that power quick delivery of online orders -- under antitrust legislation proposed by a congresswoman from Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, according to a spokesman for the lawmaker.

Washington Democrat Pramila Jayapal has proposed a bill with bipartisan support that would prevent Amazon from luring sellers to use its logistics services in exchange for preferential treatment on its busy web store. Nearly 85% of Amazon’s biggest sellers use its Fulfillment by Amazon service, paying the online retailer fees ...