Amazon has closed down digital printing in India and said it will shutter the print-and-play inkjet printing business in India after six years in business.
The Amazon India business will cease operations on August 31, according to a statement from the e-commerce giant on Thursday.
Amazon India also said it would shut down its digital print-on-demand business in March 2019.
“We have always said that India is a place of opportunity, and our mission is to drive digital growth in India,” said CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement.
“Amazon has been a pioneer in digital distribution, offering a wide range of products and services to consumers around the world.
We’ve helped build a vibrant and vibrant digital ecosystem that helps businesses build digital businesses and help people find and use what they need.”
Amazon announced its decision to shut down the print and play inkjet print business in April, but in May, it said it was also planning to shutter its digital printing business.
The online retailer was among the top five publishers in India to receive orders from e-tailers, according an October report from market research firm Euromonitor International.
The print-only business was sold to a private equity group earlier this year.
The online retailer has not revealed how many people will lose their jobs at its India print-service operations.
Amazon declined to say how many jobs were lost.
Amazon said the closure will reduce its print-based inventory by 2,000 jobs.
Amazon has long relied on the print service to sell its e-books and other digital goods.
The print-in-a-box service has long been the fastest-growing part of the business.
Amazon did not disclose how many of its e, books and other products were purchased in India by print-at-home customers.