Indian traders are fighting Amazon by trying to get their town blacklisted

Traders from Ulhasnagar, a small town in western India near Mumbai, plan to get rid of sales competition from Amazon by placing fake orders in bulk, hoping that the e-commerce company blacklists the whole town. The festival of Diwali is around the corner, but traders in Ulhasnagar were reportedly incurring losses due to online competitors offering discounts they could not compete with. In a meeting held on Monday, the local traders association planned to bombard the e-commerce giant with fake orders, The Times of India (ToI) reported. The strategy they discussed was to place large orders in bulk to be…

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