A Virginia pipe tobacco shop has been forced to shut down after the online price was doubled on Amazon.com.
Virginia Tobacco and Pipe Company said on Wednesday that it would have to shut its doors by Monday, according to The Washington Post.
The pipe tobacco company, which makes pipe tobacco and accessories, is the fourth company to be forced to close its doors after Amazon.
The company is a joint venture of tobacco companies Camelot and Imperial Tobacco, according the Washington Post, which noted that the pipe tobacco companies had “not been able to come to a reasonable agreement with Amazon.”
Virginia Tobacco has been the only major tobacco company to keep selling online since it was forced to buy Amazon.
The online retailer’s decision came after a year-long investigation into how it operates its online marketplace, the Washington Times reported.
Virginia and Imperial had tried to settle the dispute but were unable to reach an agreement.
The Virginia Tobacco company said it was not responsible for any customer confusion, the paper reported.
“We are committed to making the Virginia Tobacco website and our products as easy to navigate and use as possible, and we have taken this step to protect customers,” Virginia Tobacco spokeswoman Erin Smith said in a statement.
“We will continue to work with our suppliers and retailers to improve our marketplace and make sure it remains an attractive, competitive place to buy pipe tobacco.”
The Washington Post also noted that Amazon is charging $1.19 a pound more for pipe tobacco on its website.
Amazon has said that it has not seen an increase in tobacco sales since its launch in November 2015.