To emphasise its commitment to nurturing and encouraging local start-ups in Saudi Arabia, Amazon recently hosted its first in-person seller summit in Riyadh.
With White Friday approaching, the summit centred around various tricks to help merchants maximise sales during the peak shopping season.
The summit, attended by a host of local selling partners and local and regional experts from Amazon, was also dedicated to in-depth learning about shipping, advertising and brand-enhancing tools at Amazon and training SMEs and SMBs to make the most of the retailer’s services and programmes.
Vice president of Amazon for the Mena region, Ronaldo Mouchawar, said: “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 per cent of the Kingdom’s population with super-fast and reliable delivery —from Arar to Jizan and from Makkah to Dammam.”
In addition, the seller summit recognised the most outstanding sellers across several categories. The top sellers were evaluated for their performance relating to customer satisfaction, delivery speed and use of Amazon seller tools. X-Cite, Amlaq, Afaq Al Hasoub and Al Garawi are some of the top businesses awarded at the summit.
Head of marketplace at Amazon Saudi Arabia, Karim Ghandour, said: “We are thrilled to have met hundreds of our selling partners during Amazon’s seller summit, which is our first ever in-person summit in Riyadh.
“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.”
The event reflects Saudi’s Vision 2030 which aspires to foster a fertile ground for business opportunities in the country.