Amazon launches logistics center in Egypt, first in Africa

Seattle-based logistics giant Amazon opened Tuesday in Egypt its first logistics center in Africa as part of the efforts to expand its footprint in the Arab republic and increase investment in the country’s infrastructure, advanced technology and e-commerce sectors.
The 28,000 square meters store aims to provide a faster shopping and delivery to meet the demands of online shopping customers in Egypt, Arab Finance notes.
The opening comes few months after the e-commerce giant said in July it would its in Egypt website by end of this year.
The new platform will give entrepreneurs, business owners, and local sellers the opportunity to reach a larger number of customers nationwide, the company reportedly said.
Amazon has been operating in Egypt since 2017 through, an Amazon-affiliated company, introducing online shopping services and operating a widespread local logistics and operations network across the country with 15 delivery stations across the country, Arab Finance notes.
The company founded by US billionaire Jeff Bezos has invested in Egypt EGP 1 billion through the establishment of corporate and customer services offices and a total local workforce of over 3,000 employees across corporate, customer service, and operations.

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