MNA Science & Tech Desk: Nest products won’t be sold by Amazon.com any longer once current stock runs out, according to a report from Business Insider. Amazon last year declined to offer some of Nest’s newer products like the Nest Cam IQ and latest-generation smart thermostat.
After weeks of simply ignoring the products and being unresponsive to Nest, Amazon informed the company of its decision by phone late in the year and said the directive “came from the top,” something Nest took to mean it had been handed down by CEO Jeff Bezos. There has been no direct confirmation of this, however.
As a result, Nest has decided to halt further restocks at Amazon once remaining product inventory is exhausted. It’s unclear whether third-party sellers will continue selling Nest gadgets, but Amazon itself will not.
In removing itself from Amazon, Nest’s reasoning is that the powerful retailer should be selling its entire product family or nothing at all.
Right now, several Nest products are available with Prime shipping, but they’re “fulfilled by Amazon” and actually being sold by other vendors. The Verge has reached out to both Amazon and Nest for added clarification on this situation.