It's time for a reality check in advance of the Chinese e-commerce giant's much anticipated initial public offering.
One analyst thinks the struggling electronics chain could be an attractive buy and complement other commerce initiatives.
The delivery company is feeling pressure from the ubiquity of free shipping, fierce competition from other delivery services and Amazon's power to drive down shipping costs.
The country has spurned traditional shopping -- big-box retailers especially -- in favor of online purchases from the company. It's huge, and only getting bigger.
Banks are on board, but merchants are still wary of paying for the technology.
The new site sells remote-controlled machines ranging in price from $36 to $1,300.
Retailers have taken a page from Amazon's own playbook by turning many of their stores into distribution centers that can fill online orders quickly and efficiently.
The Chinese e-commerce giant could raise as much as $24.3 billion in the offering, expected later this month.
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