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Alibaba vs. Amazon: Head to Head in E-Commerce and Technology

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Alibaba Group and Amazon dominate their home markets, but the two e-commerce giants are now making moves into Southeast Asia, India and other international arenas. The companies are leveraging technology to increase their respective market penetration and assert their global presence. 

We discuss key insights into the competition between Alibaba and Amazon, covering the following topics: 

  • The different business models of the two companies, including operating segments and retail ecosystems—which for Alibaba entails its “New Retail” concept 
  • A comparison of revenues over the last five years 
  • Amazon’s financial performance in 2018 and 2019 so far 
  • Internally developed technologies that are driving the rapid growth of Alibaba and Amazon 
  • The global expansion strategies of both companies and Amazon’s presence in China 

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