Following this decision, Nest has now made the call to stop selling any of its products on Amazon, so once the remaining stock is gone it will not be restocked, Business Insider reports. Their products include the new smart thermostat, home security products, and other home appliances.
The report says that Amazon representatives told Nest that the decision "came from the top", which implies this goes all the way up to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, though no report has concluded that with any certainty.
Amazon past year declined to offer some of Nest's newer products like the Nest Cam IQ and latest-generation smart thermostat.
As a result of Amazon's decision, Nest chose to stop selling any of its products through Amazon, meaning the limited number of Nest devices listed on Amazon are expected to disappear from the site once current inventory is sold out. The team also added that the decision didn't have anything to do with the quality of its products which had received good reviews on Amazon.More news: Bears place transition tag on CB Fuller
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It remains unclear whether third-party vendors will still be able to sell Nest products on the Amazon Marketplace. Nest products are available on Prime Shipping that is itself satisfied by Amazon. Amazon pursues to sell homogeneous products from August and other companies, but soon won't have to worry about advertising one of its main competitors on its own store.
The retail giant is working hard to sell its product such as Alexa in order to make it popular globally, improve and make it unique. The company is purposefully moving forward to introduce the range of smart home products.
Ultimately, both companies are wishing to monitor customer preferences and increase their consumer base. In December, the online retailer stated it would start again sales of the Chromecast streaming device, but it has been three months and which we still can't buy it. Hence, both the companies fought on the subject of streaming YouTube on Amazon Fire TV. While there appeared to be some reconciliation past year after an announcement on Google Chromecasts resuming sales on the e-commerce platform, they still aren't available three months later.