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Amazon Launches Operations In Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amazon announced the launch of operations in Israel.

The company set up a website in Hebrew, which talks about its local delivery services, in order to attract vendors. Amazon also is asking overseas businesses to warehouse their inventory in Israel and make arrangements with international shippers to deliver their products through local shippers.

“We are currently working with sellers in Israel to help them sell worldwide with Amazon Global Selling,” Amazon said in a statement. “Local Delivery is one aspect of Global Selling that looks to improve the opportunities for sellers in Israel to sell more effectively to customers in Israel who shop on Amazon.com.”

Amazon’s Israel operations originally was scheduled to open in June or July.

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