Daily Data Dive

PYMNTS’ Daily Data Dive: The Amazon Scoop

Amazon’s quest to become the ultimate eCommerce site is well under way. Lately, Amazon has taken actions to move itself further along this path.

Today alone there are three new developments from the online retail giant. In addition to Amazon Web Services launching its self-serve cloud-based contact center, AmazonFresh has enabled a pickup option for pre-selected grocery items.

Amazon also announced its acquisition of Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com to further expand its offerings overseas.

Here are the acquisition numbers:

$1 billion | Amount Amazon was willing to spend to widen its reach in the United Arab Emirates area

$650 million | Amount of Amazon’s actual offer

$275 million | Souq.com’s March 2016 round of funding

8.5 million | Approximate number of items on Souq.com’s website

50 million | Number of monthly visits to Amazon

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