Amazon hands out shipping software to merchants, including on rival sites

FILE PHOTO: A delivery cart loaded with a number of packages from Amazon stands on a sidewalk in New York City

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it would give merchants free software for managing shoppers’ orders on and off its platform, as the retailer extends its e-commerce reach. The company is ending monthly fees of Veeqo, a shipping software firm it recently bought, for sellers including when they fulfill orders via rival platforms like… Continue reading Amazon hands out shipping software to merchants, including on rival sites

Alibaba lays off 40% of AliExpress Russia staff amid Ukraine war – Nikkei

FILE PHOTO: Man walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its office building in Beijing

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding has laid off about 40% of the staff in its Russian joint venture as the ongoing Ukraine crisis disrupts cross-border business, the Nikkei reported on Friday. The Chinese e-commerce giant could not be immediately reached for comment. Citing an employee with knowledge of the matter, the report said it was… Continue reading Alibaba lays off 40% of AliExpress Russia staff amid Ukraine war – Nikkei