Monday, July 25, 2016

Birkenstock quits Amazon in US after counterfeit surge

Amazon destroying companies as they drive the costs down, and the Chinese
are racking up with making knock-offs!

"The story included reference to Birkenstock, which has seen legions of
Chinese sellers promoting its flagship Arizona sandal for $79.99, or $20
below the retail price. Birkenstock's letter was sent to sellers three days
before the story was published.

Kahan wrote that since joining the company three years ago, he has presented
numerous "'out-of-the-box' ideas to Amazon management in an effort to
maintain a fair and competitive environment for all."

The only way to get Amazon's support in creating a clean environment,
according to Kahan, is by selling the entire catalog to Amazon. It's part of
the online retailer's effort to be the one-stop shop for anything and

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