AMAZON SPAIN look to be changing the way we shop for food as they announce entering the Spanish grocery market via a new ‘supermarket’ section on its amazon.es website.
Bringing new meaning to your “Online shopping trolley”.
The e-commerce giant is shouldering up against local supermarket chains such as El Corte Inglés, Carrefour and Mercadona, by making available a vast range of food items and cleaning products from your Mobile phone or home PC.
Using the Amazon app, they claim your orders could be received the next day (if not sooner), and in addition, if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber there would be no delivery charges.
Amazon is also boasting same-day delivery of items ordered before 2.45pm, albeit solely for shoppers in the Madrid region to start with.
François Nuyts ,the director of Amazon Spain said, “the move is an important step for the company. Our food store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From now, customers can buy thousands of products at a click without having to wait in line”.
Good news for Spanish produce.
Many will view Amazons entry into the market as a double bonus: Firstly the government will benefit through tax revenue as earlier this year Amazon – which employs around 800 people in Spain – announced it had begun declaring retail sales revenue in Spain and paying the corresponding tax, rather than channelling it through Luxembourg.
And secondly, Nuyts added that the website will be open to local producers and distributors: “Spanish food companies will have the opportunity to reach millions of new customers, not just in Spain, but throughout Europe.”