Russia’s Amazon-like e-commerce platform Ozon plans to attract more Chinese merchants as US and European brands exit the country and demand for Chinese products grows, the South China Morning Post reported on Dec. 4. Products from China now account for 90% of the firm’s cross-border trade and Ozon currently has more than 10,000 Chinese sellers, with the Moscow-based company setting a goal to sign up 10 times that number of Chinese merchants by 2024, the report said. Meanwhile, Simon Huang, head of the firm’s Chinese business, told the SCMP that Ozon is considering a project that allows merchants to ship and store goods in advance to Ozon’s warehouses in Russia, a logistics model similar to that of cross-border e-commerce platforms Shein and Pinduoduo’s Temu and one that would aim to reduce delivery time for consumers from three weeks to less than 12 days. [SCMP]