Amazon says it will no longer sell Nest products

Amazon says it will no longer sell Nest products

According to a report from Business Insider Amazon's retail team called Nest late in 2017 to tell them that Amazon would no longer be selling the newest products by Nest.

After that probably awkward conference call, Nest chose to just stop selling their products on Amazon because they want their whole portfolio of products available or nothing at all, according to a person familiar with the company's strategy.

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However, Alexa faces fierce competition from Google's own smart home assistant. The retail giant clarified that the decision had nothing to do with the quality of the Nest products, which consistently received great reviews on Amazon's listings. Presently several Nest products are handy with Prime shipping, but they're "fulfilled by Amazon" and literally being sold by other sellers.

Amazon also steadfastly refuses to sell devices like the Google Home speaker and the flagship Pixel smartphones, and this latest decision to stop selling Nest seems like another step up in the ongoing battle. Then, the e-commerce giant removed YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV products and the Echo Show due to "lack of reciprocity".

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Amazon's retail team first told Nest that the newest devices will not be sold on the site late past year.

People using Amazon's smart-assistant Alexa on Friday, either through an app or one of Amazon's many Echo devices, are finding that the typically attentive assistant isn't working as it normally does. Previous month Nest announces to collate with Google's hardware.

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As of March 5th, you can still buy the third generation Nest thermostat, the nest smoke alarm, the indoor cam and the outdoor cam on Amazon.ca sold directly from Nest, but Business Insider reports said that once stock runs out, it won't be refilled. It's also moving big into smart home products, like its $US1 ($1) billion acquisition of doorbell company Ring. Amazon continues to sell similar products from other manufacturers such as August, Lighthouse, etc.

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