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Amazon’s Chinese Arm In Merger Discussion With Kaola

Chinese joint venture of Amazon is in discussions for an amalgamation with Kaola, a local e-commerce firm that sells imported goods in the Asian nation, the media reported. Kaola, controlled by NetEase, trades household appliances, apparel, and other goods, and is the largest amongst Chinese shopping websites that aim on imported products, followed by JD Worldwide and Tmall Global, as per a media report.

It purchases products directly from overseas makers and in 2018 it imported over 5,000 brands from 80 nations. Amazon has been attempting to push into China and vie head-on with home-based rivals JD.com and Alibaba Group Holding but so far the Seattle-located online behemoth has not made any noteworthy headway in the nation. As of mid-last year, Alibaba dominated the e-commerce sector in China with a 58.2% share, while Amazon was at remote 7th place with a less than 1% share of the market, as per media reports.

On related note, SiriusXM earlier declared that it has done an association with Amazon to offer free three months of SiriusXM radio to Echo users. To take benefit of the offer, you require being a new subscriber to SiriusXM radio. (Present users are, regrettably, out of luck.) Next, just register for either a SiriusXM All Access or SiriusXM Premier Streaming subscription via Amazon’s portal, and (assuming you are an Echo user) you will get the first free 3 Months of that subscription.

Also Snap Inc earlier claimed that it is testing a new method to search for goods on Amazon.com via its camera in the Snapchat app. This will allow consumers to shop directly employing the messaging application. The visual search feature will permit Snapchat consumers to point its camera at a product or barcode and purchase it from websites such as Amazon. “When the product or barcode is acknowledged, an Amazon card will come into view on-screen, showing a link for that item or similar ones accessible on Amazon,” the firm claimed.