Amazon is reportedly in the midst of reshaping relationships with several of its longtime vendors, according to Bloomberg. The lasting effect will be that bulk orders “dry up” for many suppliers, most of them classified as smaller firms. The latest actions come after an initial halt, the news outlet reported, that occurred months ago. During that action, Amazon stopped orders from suppliers, reportedly without explanation, then started up those orders again. At the time, the company said that it was looking to get rid of counterfeit products being sold. But now comes the purge, one the report said will “upend” relations between the eCommerce giant and vendors, with the primary impact being felt across bulk orders, unnamed sources told the news outlet. The move would put more of Amazon’s emphasis on cutting costs and buying in bulk (to ensure supply), through wholesale purchases from companies that include giants in verticals as far-flung toys and consumer packaged goods, such as Lego and Procter & Gamble. It’s a competitive shot across the bow against other firms seeking to make inroads into eCommerce, such as Target and Walmart, where digital sales have been gaining momentu...