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Amazon.sa Hosted It’s The First Seller Summit To Encourage Local Businesses To Expand Their Online Businesses

In line with its commitment to inspiring local businesses to grow and succeed across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Amazon.sa recently held its first in-person seller summit in Riyadh. The Summit aimed to guide, educate, and recognize the local selling partners, including small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), to best leverage Amazon’s capabilities, tools, services, and programs. Hundreds of local selling partners joined the event to learn more about shipping and fulfilment, advertising, and brand-building tools at Amazon. The event also centered on opportunities for selling partners to boost sales during the peak shopping season, including White Friday, with hundreds of new and existing selling partners.

In line with Saudi Vision 2030 to create an environment that reveals business opportunities, extends the economic base, and creates jobs for all Saudi nationals, Amazon’s Seller Summit brought together local and regional experts from Amazon to share knowledge with their new and existing selling partners from across the Kingdom.

Ronaldo Mouchawar, Vice President of Amazon Middle East and North Africa, says, “At Amazon, selling partners are a fundamental part of our customer-centric culture. We continue to invest in our infrastructure to support the growth of local businesses in Saudi Arabia, including doubling our fulfilment network since the launch of Amazon.sa in 2020. This enables us to reach 90% of the Kingdom’s population with super-fast and reliable delivery —from Arar to Jizan and from Makkah to Dammam.”

The seller summit also acknowledged top sellers by rewarding them with awards to top-performing sellers across several categories. The sellers were recognized for their performance related to customer satisfaction, delivery speed, and use of Amazon seller tools, among other types. Some of the businesses awarded at this year’s Seller Summit were X-Cite, Amlaq, Afaq Al Hasoub, and Al Garawi.

“We are thrilled to have met hundreds of our selling partners during Amazon’s seller summit, our first ever in-person summit in Riyadh,” says, Karim Ghandour, Head of Marketplace, Amazon Saudi Arabia. “Our goal is to help sellers realize their potential, discover innovative solutions, and leverage our fulfilment and brand-building tools to strengthen their business and reach millions of customers on Amazon.sa. We also provided businesses with the information, skills, and tools to ensure a successful upcoming shopping season, including White Friday.”

Last March, Amazon.sa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Investment (MISA) and Monsha’at, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises, to enhance Amazon’s presence in Saudi Arabia. This enable tens of thousands of SMBs to sell their products to millions of customers across the Kingdom, and assist scores of entrepreneurs to set up their logistics businesses. Currently, Amazon operates a widespread local logistics and operations network across Saudi Arabia, including its three Fulfilment centres in Riyadh and Jeddah, 11 delivery stations, two sort centres and a network of 11 Delivery Service Partners across Saudi Arabia.