Nest, a Google-owned smart home company, sells a limited number of its products on Amazon. Its parent company and Amazon have been involved in a feud for quite some time now and it appears that the former decided to escalate that late last year. According to a new report, Amazon’s retail team informed Nest on a conference call last year that none of the new products the company has announced recently would be listed for sale on Amazon.
Business Insider reports that Amazon has decided to not sell any new products from Google-owned Nest and that this was a decision that the Nest team had been expecting. Amazon currently sells a limited number of Nest products but they will be removed from the retail giant’s website once all of the inventory has been sold.
Members of Amazon’s retail team reportedly told Nest on the call that the decision to not list the company’s new products such as the latest thermostat and Nest Secure home security system came from the top. 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.
While Amazon’s retail team didn’t specify who made this decision, the Nest employees who were on the call reportedly hold the impression that the decision came from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Nest subsequently decided to remove its current set of older products being sold via Amazon because it wants customers to be able to choose products from its entire portfolio of devices instead of having limited options. The few Nest devices that are currently listed on Amazon are expected to disappear from the online retail store once the inventory runs out.