Amazon officially launches platform and warehouse in Egypt

Doaa A.Moneim , Wednesday 1 Sep 2021

The launch came a month after the online shopping titan had announced its intention to have an official presence in Egypt

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An illustrative image to show that Amazon has officially launched in Egypt. Photo courtesy of Amazon Enterprise

Amazon, the leading renowned global online shopping platform, officially launched Amazon.eg to replace Souq.com in the local market on Wednesday following the inauguration of its warehouse in Egypt on Tuesday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Souq.com clients were sent text messages on their phones notifying them that their accounts, delivery addresses, wish lists, and payment methods have been migrated to Amazon.eg.

The launch came a month after the online shopping titan had announced its intention to have an official presence in Egypt.

The inauguration ceremony for the warehouse that was held on Tuesday was attended by Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Telecommunications Amr Talaat, and Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea, a cabinet statement said.

The warehouse is located in 10th of Ramadan city and has been established over an area of 28,000 square-metres.

Amazon has also announced that it will be hiring for a number of job opportunities that will be available in Cairo, Alexandria, and Gharbia over the coming few days.

Amazon has also established multiple offices of varying functions in the country and currently employs a local workforce of over 3,000 employees across multiple departments, including corporate affairs, customer service, and operations.

It is worth mentioning that Souq.com has become Amazon.sa and Amazon.ae in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE after Amazon acquired Souq.com in both markets.

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