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Amazon launches online shopping service in South Africa

Amazon launched its online shopping service in South Africa on Tuesday, challenging a number of online retailers dominated by Naspers’

Africa’s most advanced economy is usually seen as a good entry point for companies to expand into the continent and Amazon could be doing the same, analysts have said in the past.

The launch of its service comes at a time when South Africa has seen a sharp rise in online shopping after the pandemic created an opportunity for e-commerce to finally take hold, with retailers doubling down on investments in response. will offer same-day delivery and next-day delivery with more than 3,000 pickup points. Shoppers will get free delivery on first orders, followed by free delivery for subsequent orders above US$27.07, it said in a statement.

  • Reporting by Nqobile Dludla, Editing by Louise Heavens, of Reuters.
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