After a long wait, Amazon has finally confirmed the launch of its marketplace in South Africa. The e-commerce giant announced that it will launch Amazon.co.za in 2024, opening doors to a world of opportunities for South African-based sellers.
For many, this news couldn’t have come at a better time. In an era where online shopping has become an integral part of our lives, Amazon’s arrival in South Africa promises to be a game-changer.
As of October 17, 2023, independent sellers in South Africa can begin registering their businesses on sell.amazon.com/south-africa, paving the way for the anticipated launch next year.
More than 60% of the sales in Amazon’s vast online store come from independent sellers. These sellers are predominantly small and medium-sized businesses, collectively offering a diverse selection of products, competitive prices, and exceptional convenience for consumers.
While Amazon has not yet provided a specific launch date for 2024, South African sellers can already prepare for this transformative arrival. Once launched, Amazon.co.za will offer local entrepreneurs a unique platform to swiftly launch, expand, and develop their businesses, all while harnessing Amazon’s cutting-edge technological capabilities.