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Google getting serious about competing with Amazon in online shopping

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the push to create an online shopping marketplace to compete with Amazon has taken on new urgency as consumers are avoiding stores

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Daisuke Wakabayashi | NYT 

Google is getting serious about competing with Amazon in online shopping — just as it did in 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2019. But in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the push to create an online shopping marketplace to compete with Amazon has taken on new urgency as consumers are avoiding stores and turning to the internet to fill more of their shopping needs. On Thursday, Google announced that it would take steps to bring more sellers and products onto its shopping site by waiving sales commissions and allowing retailers to use popular third-party payment and order ...

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First Published: Sat, July 25 2020. 00:51 IST
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