CASE 21

Amazon.com adapts its Retail Business in India

Founded by Jeff Bezos, Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce company which began its operations in US as an online book retailer that soon began to sell a large category of products. Amazon.com entered the Indian e-commerce market with Amit Agarwal at its helm in 2013 as an online marketplace offering two product categories, namely books, and movies and TV shows. As the Indian law did not permit 100 % foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail business, the company decided to provide an online platform for buyers and sellers to come together instead of selling products directly to the consumers. This business model was different from the one being employed in US where the company sold ...

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