World News – GB – Amazon Sweden is finally open for business

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One of the biggest online stores in the world has finally opened a branch in Sweden after years [] rumor

World’s largest online retailer has opened Swedish store after years of preparation Small Nordic retailers are bracing for uncertain future

After many years of speculation, the US giant finally confirmed plans to open a store in Swedish earlier this year. Swedish customers could previously shop on Amazon via the UK or in Germany, but often faced high delivery costs and a limited selection of products available with international delivery options Now the Swedish population of over 10 million will have a much easier time

Amazonse’s new website features more than 150 million products in over 40 categories. Products from Swedish companies and thousands of European retailers will also be on sale

Success is by no means guaranteed for Amazon, however the business has to deal with a new language, a different currency, and a relatively small population spread over a large area with different buying habits

Amazon spokesperson Alex Ootes is understandably confident about the future: “We will continue to work hard to earn the trust of Swedish customers by expanding our product range, ensuring low prices and providing a convenient and reliable shopping experience »

The Swedish store is offering free shipping for orders over 229 Swedish Kronor ($ 26) on products delivered by Amazon This has the potential to have a major impact on the online shopping scene in Sweden, as the free shipping is much less common in Scandinavia than in other parts of the world

However, most media commentators in Sweden agree that physical stores will be more likely to feel the impact first. “These will be the big losers If you’re not already in a tough spot, you’re going to have one now,” said Nicklas Storåkers, CEO of Pricerunner earlier this month.

Although delivery is not possible to customers outside of Sweden, Amazon is investing in a large logistics network Earlier this year, logistics group Kuehne and Nagel told Reuters it was building a facility in Eskilstuna, a central location about 100 km west of the Swedish capital Stockholm Such an investment could ultimately facilitate the launch in neighboring Finland, Denmark and Norway

In an opinion piece for The Local, tech entrepreneur Sïmon Saneback said Sweden is a real trap for Amazon and could eventually ‘shake up the entire Nordic market’ with its online sales « Nordic culture is quite Americanized and it wouldn’t be surprising if, in a few years, Amazon’s ecosystem would become part of common life, » added Saneback

I was born in UK but moved to Norway in 2011 and haven’t looked back I run a Norway website and podcast, write the Moon Norway travel guide and spend

I was born in UK but moved to Norway in 2011 and haven’t looked back I run a Norway website and podcast, write the Moon Norway travel guide and spend my free time browsing the country to learn more about the people and places of this unique corner of the world I write for Forbes with an outside perspective on Norway & Scandinavia

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