Amazon launches in South Africa

 ·7 May 2024

Amazon has officially launched its online Marketplace in South Africa.

The group said that customers in South Africa will be able to shop from a wide variety of local and international brands and enjoy same-day and next-day delivery.

The marketplace will be available either by downloading the Amazon Shopping App or by visiting on desktop or mobile browsers.

For products that are fulfilled by Amazon, customers will get free delivery on their first order, followed by free delivery for subsequent orders above R500.

The group is also offering 30 day returns via home pickup and self-drop.

“From today, customers can count on for a stress-free shopping experience, fast and reliable delivery, access to 3,000 pickup points, 24/7 customer support, and easy returns. Customers will also enjoy free delivery on their first order,” said Robert Koen, managing director of Sub-Saharan Africa, Amazon.

The group said that South African businesses of all sizes will be able to sell their products via the marketplace, with access to easy onboarding tools, payment processing tools, reports, and analytics to help improve sales.

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