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    Amazon.cn (Chinese: 亚马逊中国), formerly Joyo.com (Chinese: 卓越网) and Joyo Amazon (卓越亚马逊), is a Chinese shopping website located in Beijing. In 2004, it was acquired by Amazon.com.

    • 1 History
      • 1.1 Original
      • 1.2 Online bookstore
      • 1.3 Amazon
    • 2 References
    • 3 External links

    History Original

    Joyo.com was an IT information service and download website before 2000.

    Joyo was founded by Kingsoft in August 1998, while Joyo.com became a website in February 1999.

    At that time, Joyo had only five employees, but in half a year, it became the 33rd-largest Chinese website, and published a CD of software.

    Online bookstore

    Kingsoft decided to make Joyo.com into an online bookstore in 1999.

    Joyo.com stopped providing download services and IT information in 2000 and released a new online bookstore website at the same time.

    Initially, Joyo was only able to provide the online bookstore service in Beijing. In December, Joyo started to provide service in Shanghai. And April 2003, started to provide service in Guangzhou.

    In the same month, Joyo.com became profitable. In September, Joyo got $52 million investment from Tiger Management. Since then, Joyo has sold commodities.


    Amazon.com took over Joyo for $75 million on August 19, 2004. It became the 7th regional website of Amazon.com after U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and United Kingdom.

    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).

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