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Cambodia’s Postal Service to launch an Online Shopping platform to tap current rise in e-commerce Activity

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Phnom Penh, Jan 4, 2017: The state-owned Cambodia Post will launch an online shopping platform in March in a move to tap the current rise in e-commerce activity, a media report said on Thursday.

Ork Bora, director-general of the Cambodia Post, said that after a year of studying e-commerce, the enterprise decided to launch the platform to allow all business owners to sell their products with the postal service.

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Bora said that the enterprise had already served as an agent for China’s biggest online shopping company Alibaba and has delivered their products to customers in Cambodia for four months, Xinhua news agency reported.

“We plan to launch in the first quarter of the year, maybe in March. I have been conducting a study and working on online shopping for about a year, so now we decided to launch an online shopping platform,” Bora was quoted as saying.

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“You see that online shopping is getting popular among our people now. If you look at the number of internet users with the Telecom Regulator of Cambodia, there were some seven million,” he said.

He said that currently the Cambodia Post has a nationwide delivery and transport service, so an online shopping platform would be convenient for both sellers and customers. (IANS)

 

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Amazon India Announce the Launch of “Amazon Fresh”

'Amazon Fresh' launched with 2 hour delivery service

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Amazon India launches Amazon Fresh store with 2-hour delivery on Amazon.in.
Amazon India launches Amazon Fresh store with 2-hour delivery on Amazon.in. IANS

E-commerce major Amazon India on Thursday announced the launch of “Amazon Fresh”, offering food and grocery items, for select pin-codes in the city.

“The Amazon Fresh store will serve a complete grocery experience with the most convenient 2-hour delivery slots powered by Prime Now from 6 a.m. to midnight on Amazon.in,” the company said in a statement.

According to the company, with Amazon Fresh, customers can order their grocery requirements across a selection of over 5,000 fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, ice-creams, and dry grocery like staples, packaged food, personal care and home care.

“These ultrafast deliveries are powered by Amazon’s Prime Now service which was earlier available only on the separate Prime Now app. The Prime Now app will continue to serve customers in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad,” it said.

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Siddharth Nambiar, Director of Category Management, Amazon India said: “Now, customers can order the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as everyday grocery and get it within 2 hours. Pixabay

Siddharth Nambiar, Director of Category Management, Amazon India said: “Now, customers can order the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as everyday grocery and get it within 2 hours. We are starting this service in Bengaluru and will soon roll this out to customers in other cities.”

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Through the Amazon Fresh store on Amazon.in, “prime” members will get exclusive access to the two-hour delivery slots for Rs 49. All customers get convenient two-hour delivery slots from 6 a.m. to midnight with free delivery for orders above Rs 600. Orders below Rs 600 will be charged a delivery fee of Rs 29, it said. (IANS)