Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is coming to the Netherlands with the launch of a Dutch web shop, De Telegraaf reported, tipped off by a source close to the matter.
Amazon is currently looking at which retailers would be willing to sell their products online via the new site. The site should launch by the summer, with a Dutch marketing plan. Shipments will initially be handled through existing distribution centres in Germany and the UK. A spokesman for Amazon confirmed the existence of growth plans for growth, but declined to name names. The company has recently become more active in and Spain.
Amazon recently opened a logistics center in Rheinsberg, Germany, about seventy kilometers from the Dutch border.
Bol.com prepares for Amazon
Emerce, a magazine on e-commerce, wrote earlier this week that bol.com, one of the largest online stores in the Netherlands, is preparing for the arrival of Amazon to the Netherlands. This is evident from a research that the company has performed and where a Dutch version of Amazon as a competitor is specifically mentioned.