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Amazon: E-commerce continues to be a source of retail growth in Saudi Arabia

Abdo Chlala, GCC Director of Amazon MENA, said the e-commerce outlook is to be a source of retail growth in Saudi Arabia and the wider regions of the Middle East and North Africa.

1. What are the most important features of Prime Day for Saudi Arabian customers?

Amazon’s annual Prime Day event is back on July 23rd and 24th this year, offering prime members of Amazon.sa a spectacular two-day deal in all categories. Prime members will be able to buy more deals than ever during this year’s Prime Day, and thousands of beliefs across top brands in categories such as electronics, fashion, beauty, kitchen, home and Amazon devices. You can enjoy the savings that you can’t afford.

During the shopping event, Prime members can purchase both local and international branded items such as Samsung, Bose, Pampers, DeLonghi, LEGO and Bosch, as well as a variety of merchandise such as trading on Amazon devices. Many small businesses. From fashion and electronics to toys and homes, the New Deal will also be unveiled over the two days of Prime Day, further increasing savings during the event.

Prime Day is exclusive to Amazon Prime members, but anyone can join Prime or start a 30-day trial for free. www.amazon.sa/prime Get access to Prime Day deals and shop for a variety of free and fast delivery options, including same-day delivery in Riyadh and Jeddah, and full-day delivery in major cities such as Dammam, Abha, Medina and Macca. Enjoy the benefits of entertainment. Free Shipping There is no minimum purchase, no access to Prime Video, etc. from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

2. Tell us more about Prime Day, its goals and offers.

Our Prime membership already brings together the best shopping and entertainment, giving members access to Amazon’s unmatched combination of benefits and savings. We are always committed to making the lives of Prime members easier, better, and more enjoyable. The Prime Day Sale is one of Prime’s biggest celebrations, a spectacular trading event, and one of the biggest shopping events exclusively for Prime members.

Prime Day offers great value to members through 48 hours of incredible transactions and savings, in addition to the many other shopping and entertainment benefits you enjoy as a Prime member. This year, Saudi Arabia’s Prime members get up to 35% off mobile and electronic devices, up to 60% off books, video games and Amazon during a two-day shopping event on Amazon.sa for amazing offers and savings. You can expect to enjoy it. Up to 50% off Basic and Amazon devices, up to 68% off essentials and beauty products, up to 55% off all home, kitchen, toys, sports, domestic and international brands.

3. Prime members can order millions of packages on Prime Day, will they fulfill their promise of fast delivery?

Amazon is ready to deliver what customers want, when they want it, on this Prime Day, and so that they can get it every day. For over 20 years, we have spent more than 20 years building and investing in agile operational and transportation networks for shopping events like Prime Day and holiday rushes like White Friday. This year, we’re still preparing for a great experience for our customers, from clicking “Buy Now” to getting the product to the front door. This fast delivery includes free same-day delivery in Riyadh and Jeddah, and free one-day delivery in major cities such as Dammam, Macca, Medina and Abha.

4. What is the Saudi Arabian market now in the eyes of Amazon?

The e-commerce outlook remains to continue to be a source of retail growth throughout Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East and North Africa region. In this area, exciting potential and growth opportunities continue to be seen. According to the latest research, Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce sector will continue to grow to over 57 billion SAR by 2025.

Going forward, it will continue to play a role in expanding its online presence and customer reach, allowing it to invest its capabilities to contribute to the growth of the Kingdom’s digital economy, while at the same time promising to innovate on its behalf. I look forward to continuing to do so. We provide the best possible experience through new and improved products and services.

5. How does Amazon support Saudi entrepreneurs and sellers?

Supporting small businesses is part of our culture, with Monsha and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier this year in Saudi Arabia, where independent businesses serve millions of customers across the kingdom on Amazon.sa. Made available for sale. Our partnership aims to host 40,000 small businesses in the Amazon.sa store by 2025 to provide online sales guidance, education, and support growth.

In addition, to help Amazon Prime members support local businesses in the Kingdom during Prime Day, Amazon launched the “Shopping from the People of the Country” group at www.amazon.sa/shoplocal. Connected customers with local sellers. .. Customers can explore local businesses by category and learn about local brand owners such as Mi Pro, Regal In House and Kanelli.

Last month, Amazon also announced the launch of the latest version of its Global Delivery Services Partner Program, which will allow local entrepreneurs to launch and manage their own logistics businesses that offer Amazon packages. Saudi Arabia was the first country to host the flagship program in the region and will be expanded to cover the MENA region at a later stage. Launched in collaboration with SME Director Monsha’at, in the first three years of the program, it will create more than 30 new local start-ups and create hundreds of employment opportunities in the local logistics sector. I am aiming.

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