Amazon recruiting for Indian conquest campaign
Can it subdue the subcontinent?
Amazon is gearing up to launch an Indian version of its site.
The bookseller and cloud provider is already recruiting and is aiming for a team of 200 people.
The company is talking to Flipkart.com, LetsBuy.com and Exclusively.in, according to The Times of India.
The paper saw the first clue in the hiring of Madhu M, a senior exec at Landmarkonthenet – a major online bookseller which began life as a real-world bookshop in Chennai in 1987.
The company already has three development sites in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad for its retail, cloud and Kindle services.
Amazon UK was unable to comment on this story.
The book giant has taken a cautious view of international expansion and deliveries. It has sites in the UK, US, Germany, France, Japan, Canada and Japan.
Selling to hundreds of millions of Indians will be a big boost to the firm, should it succeed in the subcontinent. ®
Japan, Canada, and Japan.
Sounds awesome, by the way. I mean, access to almost a BILLION new potential customers? I'd love to be a part of it.
You missed Ireland and Lux
In addition to the sites you mention, it also has sites in Ireland and Lux as well as (at least) development in Romania. It also runs a warehousing operation in the Channel islands.
I suggest you actually do some better research next time :)
We have enough problems with Royal Snail. They've even managed to lose "signed for" parcels to me in the last week.
How they'll manage out there will be interesting to watch.