Amazon shutting down wholesale distribution in third business exit in India

The American e-commerce giant said Monday that it is discontinuing Amazon Distribution, its wholesale e-commerce website available to small neighborhood stores in Bengaluru, Mysore and Hubli.

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

I’m guessing this was a pretty small part of the business. Amazon still seems happy with their India business despite all the trouble they have gotten into with it.

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This sector contains plenty of venture-backed startups. I think this is also done for regulatory issues and resolutions.