Another new Amazon site is coming!Online in February next year
According to foreign media reports, Amazon has been looking for new growth opportunities after the year-on-year growth of Amazon's net sales slowed to 7% in the first quarter of this year from 44% last year. A few days ago, Amazon announced that it is expanding its business to five new countries in Africa, South America and Europe.
According to a report by BusinessInsider , Amazon is expected to launch a site in South Africa in February 2023 , in a program codenamed "Project Fela" to compete with Takealot , Makro and other online retailers.
Amazon will have its own site in the country and plans to launch Fulfillment by Amazon for third-party sellers, the report said. Amazon's Prime membership program will also reportedly be available to South Africans shortly after its launch.
In January , MyBroadband reported that Amazon was scouring South Africa for warehouse space. Amazon has not commented on its warehouse plans, but industry speculation suggests it is looking to launch an online shopping service.
MyBroadband has learned that Amazon has secured warehouse space in South Africa and is in discussions with couriers and local fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailers. It confirmed reports that Amazon is planning to launch an online shopping business in South Africa.
The report also states that the Nigeria site will go live in April 2023 under the same project codename.
Being spotted by Amazon proves that South Africa is a relatively high-quality e-commerce market, and the country is also the most developed economy in Africa. Amazon has already had a strong influence here through its AWS services.
eBay announces the closure of its Turkey business! It will be closed from September 5th !
A few days ago, eBay announced that it would stop operating in the Turkish market and close its GittiGidiyor business. eBay said the move was a difficult but strategic decision made after regular reviews of its global business operations and intensified competition in the market.
According to reports, eBay acquired GittiGidiyor (a well-known local auction site in Turkey) in 2011 and operated it as an independent platform. After that, eBay sellers can sell to Turkish consumers by entering GittiGidiyor without having to open a store.
eBay said that until September 5 , 2022 , both sellers and buyers will have access to the My Account page . But from now on, sellers will no longer be able to list new items; from July 18 , buyers will not be able to buy items on the GittiGidiyor platform.
eBay will continue to work closely with GittiGidiyor buyers and sellers to assist them in migrating off the platform and will share more detailed information with them at a later date.
eBay said it does not expect the closure of GittiGidiyor to have a material impact on its second-quarter or full-year results.
GittiGidiyor is Turkey's leading e-commerce site with over 19 million registered users and over 60 million monthly visits. GittiGidiyor contributed about 4 million active buyers to eBay by the end of the first quarter of 2022 .