Amazon launches itself in Saudi Arabia as Amazon.sa

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After the UAE, Saudi Arabia finally sees a dedicated Amazon store. Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon.sa, a dedicated store for customers in Saudi Arabia that features products from both local and international businesses, including products from Amazon US.  

Amazon acquired Souq.com in 2017 and is now automatically redirecting Souq.com customers to the newly rolled-out Amazon.sa store. All existing Souq.com customer credentials, wish lists, orders, delivery addresses, payment methods and customer support queries have been converted to new Amazon.sa accounts.

Customers in Saudi Arabia are now able to shop on Amazon.sa in Arabic and English by using the Amazon shopping app or by visiting www.amazon.sa. Both the app and the website will offer an Arabic browsing experience, accurate search results, trusted product reviews, personalized recommendations and simple order management, all backed by Arabic language customer support. 

While customers in the region still have a wait a little longer for Amazon Prime services, they can enjoy free next day deliveries on orders over SAR 200, as well as paid same day delivery in certain locations across the country. Payments can be made in SAR via international debit and credit cards, including cards issued by Mada, Visa, and Mastercard, in addition to the option of cash on delivery (COD) and installments from select Saudi banks.

Amazon in Saudi Arabia 

Amazon operates three fulfillment centers and 11 delivery stations across Saudi Arabia, from Arar to Jazan, Mecca to Dammam and a new fulfillment center in Jeddah, with a workforce of more than 1,400. Saudi women make up 40% of the workforce from the company’s newest 226,000 square-foot Jeddah facility.

Saudi Post and Amazon

Amazon has been working with the Saudi Post since 2019 to enhance its last mile capabilities. As Souq.com becomes Amazon.sa, Saudi Post will continue to be a strategic delivery partner for the company in the the coming period. 

Saudi Businesses and Amazon

Saudi businesses of all sizes can now begin selling their products on Amazon.sa with access to easy listing tools, payment processing, promotional features to help them get discovered by customers, and simplified logistics solutions with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Saudi companies interested in selling on Amazon.sa can find more information on https://services.amazon.sa/.