Ozon.ru, Russia’s Amazon.com look-alike, to launch dispatch service in Kazakhstan in November30 сентября 2011, 14:41
Ozon.ru, Russia’s largest Internet shop, will be operating in Kazakhstan since November 2011. According to Vedomosti newspaper, the sides are in the process of signing respective agreements. The Company will launch delivery outlets in Astana and Almaty as well as its own delivery service. A regular dispatch will take 7-10 days. Ozon.ru sells about 1.5 million items, including books, children’s toys, gadgets, footwear, thetre tickets, package tours and antiques. As of today, annual e-commerce turnover makes up $300 million, with Internet advertising turnover standing at $6 million”, Minister Zhumagaliyev had told at the Digital Communications Kazakhstan 2011 mid-September. Late July Tengrinews.kz reported that the number of Internet users in Kazakhstan had exceeded 5 million people (34% of the country’s population), citing the Ministry of Communications. Over 58 000 domain names had been registered in the Kazakhstan’s segment of the worldwide web by that time. The annual growth of the figure stands at 20-25%.