2017 will be the year when Amazon finally comes to the island city-state of Singapore. If you’re a Singapore resident and you want to enjoy the ease, convenience, low prices and selection that Amazon is known for, you’ll find that you won’t need to wait too long before you can shop the world’s largest online retailer. The company is currently gearing up to take Singapore by storm and, based on its success in other countries and regions, there is no reason to believe that it won’t be a roaring success.
Amazon already has a presence in Asia. It’s actually pumped three billion bucks into its branch in India. Also, it brought its Prime service, which allows members to access free shipping on many items, as well as a lot of other perks, for a decent price. Now, its target is Southeast Asia and this new expansion will help Singaporeans to enjoy hassle-free online shopping via Amazon, as so many people in the world already do.
Amazon is Buying Assets
To prepare for the launch, Amazon is buying a range of assets which will be needed in order to ship, stock and deliver goods to customers in Singapore. For example, the company is acquiring trucks which are refrigerated, as well as other equipment and supplies, and beginning to hire staff for this project. Obviously, a launch of this scope is something with a lot of moving parts. However, the company is renowned for its organization and the strong work ethic which is promotes among its team members. In fact, the company has taken some criticism for working its staff too hard and creating a negative corporate culture.
Amazon is an American company and it will probably provide Singapore customers with access to the Prime delivery option. As well, it may offer foodstuffs via its AmazonFresh service, which is just for groceries. Amazon tried to buy a grocery delivery company in Singapore but its bid was rejected. The company will need to go another route in order to get AmazonFresh up and running in the nation, as it seems to want to do.
Southeast Asia is a market which offers a lot of potential. At present, six hundred million consumers live in Singapore. However, fewer than five percent of its citizens shop via the Web. Perhaps Amazon will be the catalyst for a higher percentage of online shoppers overall. It’s a company that people believe in.
It’s possible that Amazon to branch out to other parts of Southeast Asia after testing the waters in Singapore.
Will You Shop at Amazon?
If you like ease, you’ll find that Amazon’s online shopping interface is a good way to access total convenience. So many people shop for almost everything at Amazon. It’s a huge online hub where people are able to find everything that they want for competitive prices. As well, the company’s track record for prompt delivery is virtually unparalleled.
Hopefully, you enjoyed reading about this interesting new development. We’re sure there will be a lot more news in the future.
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