Amazon to Launch in Nigeria


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American e-commerce giant, Amazon, is planning to enter the Nigerian e-commerce market in April 2023. When it launches, Amazon is expected to disrupt the Nigeriann e-commerce ecosystem as it will compete with the two dominant players in the Nigerian e-commerce space, Jumia and Konga

The e-commerce giant will be expanding its market to five countries across Africa, Europe, and South America, in 2022-2023, report by Business Insider said.  The five countries are Nigeria, South Africa, Belgium, Chile, Colombia.

According to the report, the project is codenamed "Fela" in Nigeria as well as in South Africa, and will be launched in April 2023.

Amazon's prime membership will be available in Belgium at launch but will be available in other countries later on. 

Amazon, which currently runs in 20 different countries, is investing in long-term growth while it scales up its US-based outlet.

The report says this could result in more competition for local e-commerce companies, which operate across Africa, and Mercado Libre, a leading online marketplace in Latin AUS-based.

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