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Published on May 28th, 2017 | by Bhavishya Kanjhan

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You can now login to Souq.com with your Amazon account

Following the acquisition of Souq.com by Amazon, the wheels seem to be turning rapidly at the Middle East marketplace. Users can now login to Souq.com using their Amazon account. This feature has been rolled out on both the web and mobile apps.

An important note here is that the ‘Login with Amazon‘ capability is a service available to any website willing to implement it and not exclusively on Souq.com. Using the Amazon login will also only give Souq.com your name, email address, and US post code; nothing else.

Logging in to Souq with your Amazon account will not let you access your Amazon orders in Souq. The website will continue to show your Souq orders. If users have an Amazon account and an existing account on Souq with the same email address, then a popup on Souq will ask you to merge the accounts.

Perhaps this is not the integration we’ve been waiting for. As a matter of fact, the SEC filing by Amazon mentions that the deal hasn’t completely gone through and will likely close some time this year. In the mean time, this is a great way to display the Amazon brand on Souq.com

Hat tip – Ashwin V V

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is Founder of TechView.me and a retail professional. He’s been oscillating between iOS and Android every few months and has yet to pick a side! Follow him on Twitter @bhavishya



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