File Photo: The Amazon logo is seen in Douai, northern France taken on Thursday April 16, 2020. AP
Amazon is set to launch Amazon.eg in Egypt later in 2021, the global renowned online shopping platform announced on Monday, adding that Amazon Seller Central, the company’s seller management tool, is now open for registration in Egypt via sell.amazon.eg, where they can set up their accounts.
“The introduction of Amazon Seller Central in Egypt is a key milestone in our journey to continue supporting local Egyptian businesses of all sizes, delivering greater opportunities to help them grow and connect with millions of customers,” said Omar El-Sahy, the general manager of Amazon and Souq.com in Egypt.
El-Sahy also added that Amazon already has a wide fulfillment network across Egypt that allows sellers to store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centres for faster customer shipping at the time of the launch of Amazon.eg.
Amazon has been operating in Egypt since 2017 through Souq.com, an Amazon company, introducing online shopping services and operating a widespread local logistics and operations network across the country with 15 delivery stations across the country.
Amazon also has established corporate and customer services offices, and a total local workforce of over 3,000 employees across corporate, customer service, and operations in Egypt.
It is worth mentioning that Souq.com has become Amazon.sa and Amazon.ae in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE since Amazon acquired Souq.com in both markets.