Pop the champagne. Amazon is finally coming to Singapore. For Singapore-based consumers who've had to rely on third-party services to make their purchases on Amazon, the online retailer's arrival is truly long overdue. According to a report by TechCrunch, the e-commerce retailer is expected to launch its operations in Singapore by the first quarter of 2017. As part of its expansion plans in South-east Asia, Singapore will be used as a launching pad for the tech behemoth to conquer the region.
The company is expected to kick off operations with its Prime delivery service, which currently provides subscribers in the US with free, unlimited two-day shipping options along with same-day and even two-hour delivery services in some instances.
Those who can't be bothered to lug home bags of groceries can also look forward to the US company's AmazonFresh grocery service. It'll certainly give current online grocers such as RedMart and Honestbee a run for their money.
Naturally, Amazon has started hiring for their Singapore office. At press time, we found postings for over 95 jobs on Amazon's job listings page. Whether you're looking to be a product manager for the Kindle or marketing manager for this dynamic company, here's your chance to work with some of the top brains in the industry. They've also made it clear that they're an equal opportunity employer, welcoming one and all regardless of race, sexual orientation, or disability.