Amazon.com launched a website for shoppers in Saudi Arabia, a move that shows its interest in continuing its activities there despite a public dispute between Riyadh and the CEO of the company, Jeff Bezos.
The new site is a re-branding of the Saudi marketplace, Souq.com, for Saudi customers, an e-commerce platform in the Middle East acquired by Amazon in 2017.
And Amazon said that the information of the shoppers account with “Souq.com” was automatically transferred to the new address (Amazon SA).
In a similar move, the company switched the marketplace in the UAE to (Amazon AA) last year.
“Amazon” stated in a press statement that it is establishing a network of operations that will cover all parts of Saudi Arabia, and that its presence already includes 14 warehouses and more than 1400 employees and a strategic partnership with the Saudi Post Corporation.