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Even the world’s largest sportswear maker can’t deny the power of the world’s largest ecommerce platform.

Nike will begin selling some products on Amazon next month, but the deal isn’t necessarily about growing volume. Instead, Nike’s goal is to work more closely with Amazon to crack down on third-party sellers, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Stevens and Sara Germano.

Nike is already the number 1 clothing brand on Amazon even though it does not sell directly on the website, according to Morgan Stanley research. Nike products are instead sold by unauthorized third party resellers, which Amazon still profits from by taking fees for facilitating the sale. Cottage industries have sprung up, with…