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TikTok takes on Amazon and Shein with a new e-commerce venture

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The Silicon Review
23 June, 2023

The launch of TikTok Shop comes as the e-commerce industry continues to boom, with many consumers turning to online shopping as a result of the pandemic.

In a bid to take on Amazon and Shein, TikTok has launched a new e-commerce initiative that will allow users to shop for products directly on the app. This move is part of TikTok's efforts to expand beyond its social media roots and become a major player in the e-commerce space. The new initiative, called TikTok Shop, will allow users to browse and purchase products from curated selection of merchants. The company has partnered with select merchants, including Walmart, to offer products in categories like fashion, beauty, and home decor. The launch of TikTok Shop comes as the e-commerce industry continues to boom, with many consumers turning to online shopping as a result of the pandemic. By integrating shopping directly into the app, TikTok is hoping to capture a slice of this growing market.

TikTok has also been testing a feature called "live shopping" that allows users to purchase products in real-time during livestream. This feature has been successful in other countries, such as China, and TikTok is hoping to replicate that success in the United States. Overall, the launch of TikTok Shop represents a significant step for the social media giant as it seeks to expand its offerings and compete with established players in the e-commerce space.