Tuesday 28, March 2017 by William Mullally

Amazon to acquire UAE e-commerce platform SOUQ.com

Subject to closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in 2017.

Amazon has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East.

"Joining the Amazon family will enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working with Amazon to bring even more products and offerings to customers worldwide," said a media statement from Amazon.

"Amazon and SOUQ.com share the same DNA--we’re both driven by customers, invention, and long-term thinking,” said Russ Grandinetti, Amazon Senior Vice President, International Consumer. "SOUQ.com pioneered e-commerce in the Middle East, creating a great shopping experience for their customers. We're looking forward to both learning from and supporting them with Amazon technology and global resources. And together, we will work hard to provide the best possible service for millions of customers in the Middle East."

"We are guided by many of the same principles as Amazon, and this acquisition is a critical next step in growing our e-commerce presence on behalf of customers across the region," said SOUQ.com CEO and Co-Founder Ronaldo Mouchawar. "By becoming part of the Amazon family, we will be able to vastly expand our delivery capabilities and customer selection much faster, as well as continue Amazon's great track record of empowering sellers."

 

 

 

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