Amazon Launches in Saudi Arabia

By Lauren Fruncillo June 18, 2020 - 8:30 am

It has been reported that Amazon have launched in Saudi Arabia in place of following a rise in consumers shopping online in the country.

The additional marketplace brings Amazon’s total up to 17 and provides sellers with yet another connection to a generous amount of customers. The Saudi Arabia Marketplace currently has around 8,000 sellers, the majority being local which interestingly seems to be what Amazon are relying on for the bulk of sales in the country.

Although Amazon are not yet offering Prime for consumers residing in Saudi Arabia, qualifying orders over 200 SAR are eledgible for free shipping and delivery within a couple of days.

“The new store brings together the best of Souq’s local know-how and Amazon’s global retailing experience. The store’s selection ranges from local products to those from all over the world, including Amazon US.”

Selling in Saudi Arabia

ecommerce in Saudi Arabia is growing surprisingly fast and the amount of consumers with online access and handheld devices is high. The fashion industry is one of the reasons for that fast growth and thanks to souq already being well established, Amazon’s acquisition of the company should make their launch quite successful.

It seems that third-party sellers are supplying the bulk of products in this particular marketplace, perhaps this means Amazon will pay particular attention to the value and importance of third party sellers and their growth on the site.

Amazon launched in the United Arab Emirates a year ago and it is speculated that Amazon will launch in Egypt next so keep an eye out for future announcements.

  • 3 months ago

    Smart move by Amazon, hopefully Walmart will do the same one day!

Featured in this article from the Tamebay Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business.


Amazon started as online book store and has grown to be the worlds largest online retailer.


Souq is an online retail and marketplace website in the Arab region, featuring more than 9.4 million products across 31 categories including consumer electronics, fashion, health and beauty, household goods, and baby related goods. It reportedly attrac …

See More Companies >

Recent Comments

1 hour ago
Lynne Jacques: I would like Ebay to bring their Managed payments into the 21st century and pay...
2 hours ago
Steve: Ebay fees are not cheaper than Amazon. My fees average 10%+ VAT and I am...
2 hours ago
Gav: Charlie, there has always been a time lag in the late delivery report. It should...
23 hours ago
Graham Wharton: Notice that non VAT registered small businesses who didnt pay any VAT on their PayPal...