Amazon plans to cancel Black Friday in France

Amazon does not want to deprive Black Friday of Friday. Forced to close its doors in the crosshairs of small merchants, the online commerce giant claims it “really should be Black Friday on Amazon”. Still, the US firm does not rule out canceling this year’s event.

Starting Friday, October 30, 2020, businesses deemed “non-essential” by the government should close their doors. A few weeks before the end of the year holiday, many small traders believe Amazo will mainly benefit from sanitation measuresNo. In this context, They accuse Amazon of unfair competition.

Many political figures made rapid progress Ask French to boycott Amazon. This is particularly the case for Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who believes that “Amazon is the death of our bookstore and the life of our neighborhood ”. More measured, Cedric O, Secretary of State for Digital Encourages French in favor of French e-commerce sites rather than Amazon.

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Amazon does not want to deprive the French as the end of the year holidays approach

Under these conditions, the approach of Black Friday and many of its promotions are going badly with small traders. To calm things down, Industry Minister Agnes Pannier-Runner asked Amazon France management Suspend the campaign around Black Friday. As of November 27, Friday, Amazon already offers multiple sales on its site. Amazon has agreed to cancel the campaign but continues to sell items at a discount.

For the National Council of Shopping Centers, this is not enough. The organization asked Amazon to cancel Black Friday in France So that the so-called “non-essential” businesses are not harmed. When asked by our partners from BFM TV, the general manager of Amazon France, Frédéric Duval, does not refuse to give up Black Friday sales in France. “We’ll see, we’ll see later” Temporary Dureval, leaving the door open for template speculation.

“I really want to have Black Friday on Amazon in late November. This is a time when the French are saving money. This is a time when the French are preparing for Christmas and I do not see why the French should be denied this promotional event. I do not see why we would deprive French entrepreneurs and French suppliers of this windfall that is Black FridayAmazon France CEO argues.

What do you understand by the words of Frederick Duval? Should we unilaterally cancel Black Friday in France so that traders are forced to close their doors? We await your opinion in the comments below.

Source: Bfm tv

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