Zoom to halt direct sales of products to users in China and switch to partner-only model

Zoom to halt direct sales of products to users in China and switch to partner-only model

Zoom said Monday it will stop selling new or upgraded products directly to customers in mainland China, and will instead only offer its video conferencing services via third-party partners.

“Dear Customers, thank you for choosing our services. We wish to inform you that we will be selling services in Mainland China only through our partners. If you have a need for online video conferencing, you may reach out to our partners,” the company said on its Chinese website.

Zoom started notifying customers in China on Monday about the change, which will come into effect on Aug. 23, 2020, according to a letter seen by CNBC. A spokesperson confirmed the date. […]

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