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Amazon reaches for millions in Southeast Asia's cyberspace

The American e-commerce firm will begin operating a 100,000 square foot for distribution facility

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Amazon reaches for millions in Southeast Asia's cyberspace

has introduced express delivery in Singapore in its first direct effort to win over Southeast Asian digital natives and new

The American e-commerce company announced today it will begin operating a 100,000 square foot (9,290 square meter) distribution facility in the wealthy island nation. It promises to deliver tens of thousands of items within two hours for free, if customers spend at least 40 Singapore dollars ($29.52).


It's a step up from shipping options offered by select retailers, where items can take weeks to arrive.

is late to capitalise on the region's rising middle class. Lazada, its closest competitor backed by Chinese giant Alibaba, launched in the region in 2012 and operates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore.

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First Published: Thu, July 27 2017. 18:55 IST
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