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Should Amazon and eBay worry?

That’s the question retail experts have been mulling over ever since Alibaba announced plans for an initial public offering. The largest online retailer in China, Alibaba does business in the largest e-commerce market in the world, boasts more than 20,000 employees, and is reported to have posted revenues closing in on $8 billion last year. The company’s business model is based on generating revenue through sales of service and marketing agreements. Millions of merchants in China rely on Alibaba’s platform for their own businesses. In this article, Girish Pai, Associate Vice President & Group Manager, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys, shares his views on how Chinese online Retailer, Alibaba’s recent IPO can act as a probable threat to many U.S. retailers.


First appeared in TWICE Magazine. Published with the permissions of TWICE Magazine.

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Girish Pai Girish Pai, AVP – Group Manager, Retail, CPG and Logistics, Infosys

Girish is a recognized business partner and trusted adviser to client executives at Infosys, integrating financial, technical, people management, and operational skills. He has more than 13 years of rich experience building cross-functional and cross-border teams in technology, consulting, marketing, retail, and consumer goods industries.

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