Amazon.com In Russia: Expanding that basket of goodies…

Looks like it is going to happen and Amazon has seen the writing on the wall in America and new tax regulations. Amazon has opened the app store up very soon to 200 countries and now they are building a huge warehouse and shipping center in Russia. This is wonderful and the more internet giants that come the better. Russia and the east is going to stay a relative internet safe zone, by comparison to the western markets…

I hear that Kindle is a big deal with the Russian Amazon…

The biggest issue that we have always had to deal with, is shipping to the Russian market from Amazon.com out of America and sometimes the price to ship far outweighed the cost of the product. If you try to add tax on the American side! That would be plain stupid. Now that will be all in the past…

I read some western press and they all down the situation and talk about the bad side of things. Areas like credit cards, transportation and several other issues. I have to say that it is obvious that they (article writers) do not live in Russia. For we here in Russia are the largest internet market in Europe and somehow all that stuff gets delivered. Now it will be even better…

We also have no issues with credit card transactions in any form, as Sveta and I do a lot of our shopping online…

So I’m excited about Amazon in Russia and maybe after we get PayPal officially here also, we can do some serious internet sales…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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  1. MOSCOW, Apr 22 — RIA Novosti. Russia has come first among European countries in terms of number of monthly Internet users, and Yandex, News.Mail.ru and Ria.ru have made it into the top five in the News and Information category. These were the conclusions of comScore (MMX, December 2012, audience aged 15 and over) as a result of an analysis of key European trends in 2012.

    The RIA Novosti website was the only Russian news producer to make it into the top five; the rest were news aggregators and weather sites. The results were as follows: Yandex.Pogoda (17.7 million visitors), Yandex.Novosti (15.1 million), Gismeteo (10.9 million people), News.Mail.ru (10.8 million), and the Ria.ru site (7.2 million). The total number of visitors to the five most popular sites in Russia (42.4 million) was higher than the total number of visitors to the top five sites of other European countries in this category.

    A total of 61.3 million people use Runet, which is 15% of the total Internet population of Europe. Germany is in second place with an Internet audience of 52.4 million, with France in third on 43 million users. Russia also came second in terms of increasing its Internet audience in 2012 (+ 15%) behind Italy (+17%).

    Russia was also ranked in the top three countries in terms of proportion of pages viewed on mobile devices in Europe. While in Turkey, for example, the percentage of pages viewed on mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, is just 3.8%, in Russia that figure is 25.1%. Only the United Kingdom, where around one third of pages are viewed on mobile devices, and Ireland (27%) are ranked higher.

    Russians spend around 26 hours on the Internet each month, which is slightly lower than the European average of 27 hours. However, judging by the popularity of news sites (like Yandex.News, which was ranked in the top 10 main European sites in terms of audience reach), Russian audiences are firmly following European trends. According to the study, 8 out of 10 Europeans visit news and information sites, and despite already having a high percentage of audience reach, the news sector demonstrated decent growth of 10% in 2012.

  2. Yes this is good! I bought much last year and said no more. Wait is possible for more items of goodies. Russia rolls and rocks these days. Many people missing out on real life! Internet roll and rock!

  3. Damn Amazon is going to take the world while we here in the US rot in our cow manure that we seem to expel everywhere. I bet that will be a big warehouse in Russia!Time to rethink life and look to better horizons! Those horizons died here in the USA. Why McDonald’s in the rest of the world do much better than any McDonald’s in the US. Sign of the times partner!

  4. Blutthog: Yes you are correct and it is time for the changes to happen. Thanks for stopping by…

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