Just ask Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), one of the largest companies in the world by market cap. Amazon has responded to these issues by attempting to reduce expenses where it can, including letting go of thousands of employees, a popular move on Wall Street these days. Let's consider the good, the bad, and the ugly of Amazon's layoffs from a business and investing perspective.
Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) and Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) are two very different e-commerce companies. Alibaba owns Taobao and Tmall, the two largest consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer marketplaces, respectively, in China. Shopify doesn't operate any online marketplaces, unlike Alibaba.
When Rivian Automotive (NASDAQ: RIVN) went public in November 2021, it revealed that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) was its largest stakeholder. At the end of 2022, Amazon still owned 17% of Rivian's Class A shares. As a result, Amazon posted an overall net loss of $2.7 billion in 2022, compared to a net profit of $33.4 billion in 2021.