Definitely not Amazon the company doing it, probably one of their AWS customers are using their servers to crawl. Technically not illegal (check local state law, scanning ports for malicious intent can be illegal), but you may want to report those IP address if you find it abusive or not appropriate:
Amazon is a large server / cloud computing solution provider: https://aws.amazon.com.
Might just have apps / bots crawling your site.
Or, Amazon might be doing automated competitive research and looking to take over your niche (just kidding, kind of hah I hope not!)
Hey Joe , the visitors are not Amazon .. I have done alot of research on this lately. I have a chat on my website and if I am logged in I can see IP address and landing pages. Long story short.
I hired some web guys in India, which ended up stealing my product file and rerouting my customers, now they have 3 other web sites , they are located in India doing business in USA they pay no taxes, no licenses etc and drop ship from suppliers in USA , They continue to surf my site, I have blocked India with app Country Blocker , now they have purchased AWS IP addresses from Amazon. I try to block the IP individually from Boardman Oregon , however seems they will get another IP address quickly. Thanks alot Amazon ! way to help us USA businesses !!
I am looking for a solution to block Amazon AWS immediately.
I will even consider blocking Oregon with a message on the block notification to call me direct if they are a legit customer
@Deb20 We have a custom app that uses Google Maps to check the zip code before proceeding to checkout. Would that help you?
Sam - Owner
Be careful ! I used a redirect app in the App store, and it caused Google to disable all my Ads - stating that the Destination URL was not the same as the Final URL in my Ads.
The app caused the user to go to another URL, and Google didn't like it one bit.
I will only sell in the US, so I'm not worried about someone cloning my site in India, etc. However, I would like to see Shopify provide a native mechanism for store owners to control access to their sites via referrer, IPs, etc. without "offending" Google.
I found this app:
https://apps.shopify.com/cozy-country-redirect which says that it won't hurt Google Ads.
Not sure if you can specify down to the actual city, state. I do know that Shopify collects that information when a visitor comes to the site.