Amazon continues to invest in the success of its sales partners in Turkey. The number of SMEs in Turkey selling on Amazon's marketplace has increased by 50 percent compared to the previous year and exceeded 25 thousand.
Amazon announced the opening of its first logistics base in Turkey with its statement today. The logistics base, which started operations with an investment of more than 100 million dollars and will make significant contributions to meeting the increasing customer demand, will create more than a thousand new jobs in a year.
Roles in engineering, human resources, accounting, occupational health and safety, information processing (IT), and recruitment processes for warehouse operators responsible for accepting and storing products and selecting and packaging customers' orders at Amazon's new logistics base in Tuzla, Istanbul It started in the past months. Employees participate in a modern, safe and inclusive work environment with comprehensive benefits and competitive salaries, including applicable employee discounts, additional health, life and casualty insurance, extended parental leave and more at Amazon.com.tr.
Hakan Karadoğan, General Manager of Amazon Operations Turkey, said, “I am happy to announce that we have opened our first logistics base in Turkey today. We will create more than a thousand new jobs in a year with our new logistics base, which will provide job opportunities for many roles, from engineers and IT specialists to teams responsible for selecting, storing and shipping products. Our employees will have the opportunity to work with competitive salaries,” he said.
Amazon also shared details about SMEs selling through Amazon in Turkey. According to the data; The number of Amazon SME affiliates increased by more than 50 percent compared to the previous year, reaching over 25. Turkish SMEs selling through Amazon have created employment for more than 35 thousand people in Turkey to support their online businesses. Export sales of SMEs, on the other hand, increased more than twice in 2021 compared to the previous year and exceeded 300 million Euros. So far, more than 6 SMEs in Turkey have benefited from FBA service, and many of them have doubled their sales in the last year. More than half of the products sold on Amazon worldwide are owned by affiliates, the majority of which are SMBs. Sales by SME sales partners account for approximately 60 percent of total sales. Amazon continues to innovate to provide the opportunity for SMEs in Turkey to grow their business by branding, increasing sales and creating employment for hundreds of millions of customers, most of whom have reached hundreds of millions of customers using FBA services.
Amazon Turkey Country Manager Richard Marriott said, “Today we are excited to open our first logistics base in Turkey. Our new logistics base equipped with the latest technologies will make significant contributions to us in supporting SMEs, whose numbers have increased by 50 percent in the last year, and that sell on Amazon.com.tr, to further expand their businesses with our Amazon Logistics services. These investments we have made in our logistics base and sales partners are also an indication of our commitment to Turkey.”
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