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The Order : Weekly Aggregator Roundup - Razor Group

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Happy Sunday,
Here’s a quick roundup of last week’s news:

Chart of the Week:
While opportunities on Walmart and the JD-Shopify opportunities present more and more viable alternatives, the importance of Amazon to Chinese sellers (and vice versa) remains high. In the article “Chinese sellers don’t want to rely on Amazon” Marketplace Pulse digs into the numbers:
Percentage of Top Amazon Sellers based in China
Percentage of Top Amazon Sellers based in China
New funding this week: $-M
Funding Craze 💰
Movers & Shakers
  • Europe: Razored. “Amazon aggregator Razor Group set to acquire rival Factory14 in multi-million dollar deal as European market shows signs of consolidation” [Business Insider]
Strategy 📈
  • 3rd-party sellers & product liability: “Opinion | What you don’t know about Amazon” [New York Times]
  • Amazon Europe Unit Paid No Taxes on $55 Billion Sales in 2021 [Bloomberg]
  • Prime time 2.0: Amazon will extend Prime shipping benefits, and its own reach, to independent e-commerce sites [Geek Wire]
  • “Amazon’s one-click checkout patent helped give the company an e-commerce edge, and competitors like Shopify are still trying to catch up” [Business Insider]
  • “Amazon acquires India’s Glowroad in social commerce push”[Techcrunch]
  • “Amazon Policy Chief Wields Sharp Elbows in D.C.—and the Office” [The Information]
  • Collaboration, user insights & data sharing: “Amid Ad-mageddon, Shopify and Facebook Butt Heads Over Data” [The Information]
  • “Amazon, MercadoLibre and Sea feature in Morgan Stanley’s bullish thesis on global e-commerce” [Seeking Alpha]
Events 🎤
Let’s make this week count,
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Christian Umbach

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