Why Is Shopify (SHOP) Stock in the Spotlight Today?

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) stock is on the move Thursday as investors react to a couple of stories concerning the e-commerce company.

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First up is a report from Bloomberg that Shopify is looking to acquire tech startup Deliverr. As its name implies, Deliverr is a delivery company and has a specific focus on shipping products bought online to consumers.

Deliverr currently works with several e-commerce companies, including Shopify rivals Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY). With its focus on providing fast deliveries, Deliverr could massively improve SHOP’s logistics network to help it better compete with AMZN.

According to these recent reports, Shopify may spend a total of $2 billion to bring Deliverr into its fold. However, insider sources also cautioned that the deal may not come to fruition.

The next big news affecting SHOP stock today comes from rival Amazon. The e-commerce giant has launched a new Buy With Prime feature. This allows merchants to use Amazon’s payments and fulfillment services on their own websites.

This move by Amazon appears to be in direct response to Shopify’s recent growth. The smaller e-commerce company has been growing in popularity with merchants as it allows them to fulfill orders through it on their own websites. AMZN clearly doesn’t want to lose out on that and is introducing its own method to facilitate that kind of relationship with merchants.

SHOP stock is down 2.8% and AMZN stock is up largely unmoved as of Thursday morning.

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