• Amazon no longer allows vendors to resell Apple products—the latest sign that the ecommerce marketplace is prioritizing major sellers over smaller ones. This January 2019, Amazon enacted a new policy that limited which sellers are considered “authorized providers” of various brands in order to bulk up its third-party vendor business, which is now bigger than the company’s first-party business. As the policy reads with Apple, vendors seeking authorization must either 1) receive authorization from Apple itself or 2) buy a minimum of $2.5 million worth of “refurbished inventory” every three months from Apple or through a major retailer such as Target or Walmart that sells Apple products. If this works, other big brands such as Nike will push Amazon to do the same for them, shutting out vast networks of unauthorized resellers.