Amazon shuts down business in India recruiting 100,000 workers as online sales boom

U.S. online retailer, Amazon will shut down its wholesale distribution business in India as it moved to focus more on its core retail business.

This was announced on Monday by a spokesperson from the global business in a released statement.

Amazon Distribution, its wholesale e-commerce website available to small neighbourhood stores in Bengaluru, Mysore and Hubli, was designed to help small stores, pharmacies and department stores in India secure inventory from the firm.

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“We don’t take these decisions lightly. We are discontinuing this program in a phased manner to take care of current customers and partners,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

The exit will result in the layoffs of hundreds of workers.


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