Jenny Chan 陳詠欣
Apr 18, 2019

Amazon to withdraw from China's local e-commerce marketplace

Competition from Alibaba and JD proved too costly for Amazon China's domestic retail business, say industry experts.

Amazon China is to shutter its local e-commerce site that targets mainland buyers, in a strategic shift to focus on cross-border sales of imported goods such as milk formula and cosmetics, etc.

The company has notified sellers on Amazon.cn that the date of closure will be effective 18 July, and will wind down support for domestic traders based in China in the next 90 days.

Instead, Amazon said it...

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