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Amazon is Set to Penetrate the African Marketplace -Amazon, a global e-commerce technology company, is reportedly set to expand to African countries including South Africa and Nigeria in... -

Amazon is Set to Penetrate the African Marketplace -Amazon, a global e-commerce technology company, is reportedly set to expand to African countries including South Africa and Nigeria in... -

Amazon, a global e-commerce technology company, is reportedly set to expand to African countries including South Africa and Nigeria in 2023, according to news that was first published by Business Insider. Belgium, Chile, and Colombia are also among the five markets that the giant e-commerce company is set to penetrate next year, according to leaked documents […]

, the timing of the rollouts in a detailed timeline would be between 2022 and 2023.This development would mean serious competition for e-commerce platforms like Jumia and Takealot. Amazon currently has a presence in 20 countries and it aims to scale up in the main market in the US.

“South Africa, codenamed Project Fela, is also expected in February 2023. The marketplace in Nigeria is due to launch in April 2023. That project shares the codename Project Fela with South Africa,” the leaked report revealed.The earliest project which is codenamed “Project Red Devil” will be launched in Belgium in September 2022. Colombia’s marketplace “Project Salsa” which shares the name with Chile will be scheduled for February 2023. On the other hand, the project in Chile will take off in April 2023.

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The Cable , the timing of the rollouts in a detailed timeline would be between 2022 and 2023.Email Amazom.Mercado Libre , a leading online marketplace in Latin America.Leaked documents seen by Business Insider (paywalled) show the retail giant plans to expand at least five new territories in the coming year including Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

This development would mean serious competition for e-commerce platforms like Jumia and Takealot. Amazon currently has a presence in 20 countries and it aims to scale up in the main market in the US. The move could signify bad news for local online retailers, including the leading South Africa online shopping player, the Naspers-owned Takealot Group. “South Africa, codenamed Project Fela, is also expected in February 2023. The one in Colombia, dubbed Project Salsa, is scheduled for February 2023. The marketplace in Nigeria is due to launch in April 2023. The South African launch, reportedly codenamed Project Fela, is expected in February 2023 The South African launch, reportedly codenamed Project Fela (which it shares with Nigeria), is expected in February 2023, the publication said, citing an internal timeline. That project shares the codename Project Fela with South Africa,” the leaked report revealed. Amazon did not comment about its plans for the warehouses, but industry speculation suggested that it was looking to launch online shopping services.

The earliest project which is codenamed “Project Red Devil” will be launched in Belgium in September 2022. The Business Insider report is unavailable from South Africa without a VPN and is behind a paywall. That project shares the codename Project Fela with South Africa. Colombia’s marketplace “Project Salsa” which shares the name with Chile will be scheduled for February 2023. On the other hand, the project in Chile will take off in April 2023. Amazon has long had a presence in South Africa through its cloud services business, Amazon Web Services. The documents have also revealed that all the countries are planning to launch their own marketplace and access Amazon’s fulfillment service called Fulfillment by Amazon. All countries are planning to launch with their own marketplace and access to Amazon's fulfillment service called Fulfillment by Amazon, one of the documents said. According to The Cable , Amazon’s prime membership program will be available at launch in Belgium while other countries will have to wait until introduction. The company has also invested significantly in data centre infrastructure in the country,. Mr D Food, delivered strong results with order volumes growing 88% as consumer spending shifted from restaurant dining to online delivery, Naspers said.

“For example, Belgian shoppers, who are already able to sign up for prime through some of Amazon’s other European sites, will get their own dedicated prime service for a more consistent pricing and shopping experience,” the report said. After Covid-19 hit the company lost sales. An Amazon spokesperson didn't respond to a request for comment. This development seeks to ensure that everything that was lost during the pandemic is restored and ensure more growth. The company has also been scaling back hiring, subleasing warehouse space, and limiting delivery network expansion this year in anticipation of unforeseen slowdowns. Amazon has also been in the process of . Most are in more mature economies, and Amazon has so far had a relatively small presence in emerging markets like South America and Africa.

There were, however, hiccups in the process after an indigenous group in the country claimed that the tech giant had not undergone the proper process to acquire the land on which it was to be built. By Zintle Nkohla .