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Amazon Ready to Open a Pop-up Store on Chinese E-commerce Platform Pinduoduo

The Pop-up store will be available until the end of next month

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The Amazon Global Store pop-up store on Pinduoduo
The Amazon Global Store pop-up store on Pinduoduo provides customers with a curated selection of Products. This is a 3D image of E-commerce shopping. Pixabay

Retail giant Amazon which withdraw its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China in July is now set to open a pop-up store on Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo.

According to the South China Morning Post, the US behemoth has been shifting its strategy in the country amid fierce competition from domestic operators.

“The Amazon Global Store pop-up store on Pinduoduo provides customers with a curated selection of about 1,000 overseas products with competitive prices, authenticity guarantee and convenient shipping,” Amazon said in a statement on Monday.

The store will be available until the end of next month.

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3D model of a man walking with the cart and buying products in a pop-up store. Pixabay

Facing stiff competition from local online marketplace operators, including Alibaba, JD.com as well as the fast-growing Pinduoduo, Amazon’s exit from e-commerce business in July ended the company’s 15 years of journey into the China market.

In the statement, Amazon said it will continue to invest and grow Amazon Global Store business in China.

Pushing the boundaries of what and where to sell, effective use of pre-order campaigns and leveraging live streaming to drive sales were the three key factors that allowed Alibaba to generate a staggering $38.4 billion in sales at this year’s Singles’ Day shopping event on November 11.

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The reports in July said that Alibaba owns 58.2 per cent of China’s e-commerce market in terms of sales, followed by JD.com’s 16.3 per cent and Pinduoduo’s 5.2 per cent.

Amazon shoppers in China are no longer able to buy goods from third-party merchants in the country but they are still able to order from the US, Britain, Germany and Japan via the retail giant’s global store. (IANS)

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Amazon Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Launched in India: Report

Users can also view, hear, and delete your voice recordings at Alexa Privacy Settings or in the Alexa app at any time

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Amazon Echo led the Indian smart speakers market with 59 per cent share in 2018. (Representational image). Pixabay

Amazon India on Wednesday launched Echo Input Portable, its portable voice-controlled smart speaker with a big 4,800 mAh rechargeable battery, in the country for Rs 4,999.

Echo Input Portable is available for pre-order on Amazon India with a black fabric design.

According to the company, the smart speaker is designed to be carried around your home and the battery delivers 10 hours of continuous music playback on a single charge.

“Customers in India love Alexa, and told us that they wanted a hands-free experience that could move from room-to-room. This was the inspiration behind Echo Input Portable, and we cannot wait to see how our Indian customers enjoy the flexibility of this portable smart speaker in their homes,” Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India, told reporters here.

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The application processes questions from a human voice and provides recommendations on the precise sizing of medical devices. Pixabay

The Echo Input Portable comes with 360-degree audio and thus, lets users access Alexa from anywhere in the room using the same far-field voice recognition.

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The device is built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphones.

Users can also view, hear, and delete your voice recordings at Alexa Privacy Settings or in the Alexa app at any time. (IANS)