Get ready online shoppers, your world is about to get better. That’s because the world’s biggest online retailer, Amazon has announced that it will launch in South Africa in 2024.
In a statement released by the online retailer, Amazon said more than 60% of its sales are from independent sellers.
“Most of these are small and medium-sized businesses – providing a vast selection of products, competitive prices, and great convenience for consumers.”
Amazon invited local independent sellers in South Africa to register their businesses on the South African Amazon’s seller portal.
The newly appointed general manager for Amazon Sub-Saharan Africa, Robert Koen is a South-African born who has been with Amazon for almost nine years.
“We look forward to providing local sellers, brand owners, and entrepreneurs – small and large – the opportunity to grow their business with Amazon, and delivering great value and a convenient shopping experience for customers across South Africa.
There will be one fulfilment centre in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town when amazon.co.za launches in the country in 2024.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s biggest online retailer, Takealot isn’t worried about the competition at all saying the competition from Amazon will be healthy.
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