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Joyo was founded by Kingsoft in August 1998, while Joyo.com became a website in February 1999.
At that time, Joyo was a subsidiary of Kingsoft, had only five employees, but in half a year, it became the 33rd-largest Chinese website and published a CD of software.
Kingsoft decided to make Joyo.com into an online bookstore in 1999. Joyo's operational expenses were hardly covered, mainly relying on the parent company's investment.
Joyo.com had a mission to become "the biggest and best Chinese website". Half a year later, Joyo.com became a well-known website by successfully launching several its offline software service CDs.
Joyo.com stopped providing download services and IT information in 2000 and released a new online bookstore website at the same time.
In the same month, Joyo.com became profitable. In September, Joyo got $52 million in investment from Tiger Management. Since then, Joyo has expanded their business to general merchandise and commodities.
On June 5, 2007, "joyo.com" was renamed to "amazon.cn" and its Chinese name was switched from "卓越网" (Joyo Network) to "卓越亚马逊" (Joyo Amazon).
On October 27, 2011, Amazon China's Chinese name was changed from 卓越亚马逊 (Joyo Amazon) to 亚马逊中国 (Amazon China).
Amazon.cn has built 15 operation centers so far, in:
- Guangzhou (two)
- Chengdu (two)
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In April 2019, Amazon announced that it was closing its domestic e-commerce business in China. The company had long struggled to gain traction in China despite operating there for more than a decade. Amazon’s Chinese sales are small enough that the company does not break them out in its financial reports. The service is to be discontinued on July 18, 2019.
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