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Amazon has acquired the Middle Eastern marketplace Souq.

This acquisition will mean that Amazon have a much more prominent presence in the Middle Eastern market. Amazon acquired Souq for around $580 million. This was after a fierce rivalry over it with Emaar’s, among others.

Customers of Souq who also have Amazon accounts can now log in at Souq’s site using their Amazon account log in details.

This acquisition is just the most recent in a number of acquisitions Amazon has been doing lately. A little bit earlier, Amazon has also acquired Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.

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Souq has a large market in the Middle East. It has around 45 million visitors per month and has about 8.5 million products in 31 categories.

With this acquisition, Amazon has gained a much firmer hold on the Middle Eastern market.

The next plan is to integrate the products and services from the two sites, making it easier for visitors to buy and sell without having to switch between the two.

Souq is the leading marketplace in the middle east and as some analysts see it, this acquisition means that Amazon will be in prime position for a developing eCommerce audience.

The already established means that Amazon now have the largest market share in the region and if anyone can overcome the logistics challenges in the region it is the might of Amazon.

Let us know what you think, surely this is good news for sellers as this will lead to the opening up of a whole new region and more customers.

Let us know down below.

For almost 10 years Dave has been involved with eCommerce with a particular interest in the marketplaces and the huge opportunities available for sellers when utilizing a multi-channel strategy. After a year of being the UK’s youngest eCommerce consultant it was the opportunity to start UnderstandingE with Matt Ogborne showing the world how to utilize Magento as the Third Generation of Multi-Channel software. Dave also recently started a YouTube channel called the Manc Entrepreneur (click YouTube icon link below to watch Dave's videos) where he discusses all things eCommerce and entrepreneurship aimed to help young entrepreneurs get started on their own journey. When Dave isn’t working his main interests include, Technology, Cars and throwing himself off high things into water.



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