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MOSCOW, May 08. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian online retailer Ozon has started deliveries to Crimea, Deputy Director of Ozon Holdings’ O-Courier service Andrei Chechin told ITAR-TASS.
The retailer opened the first pick-up point in Kerch a week ago, five more are planned to be opened this month in Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta, Feodosia and Yevpatoria.
O-Courier has signed an agreement with the local contractor that has its own network of points in Crimea, while delivery will be carried out via the service’s partners.
Entering the Crimean market was under consideration since March as the management analyzed the situation in terms of estimated business risks, Chechin added. Ozon was planning to operate with Ozon.ru, Sapato and O-Courier brands, Chechin said hoping Ozon’s pick-up network would be in demand with other Russian online shops interested in making business in Crimea.
Ozon established in 1998 now assembles five companies - book and children goods store Ozon.ru, delivery service O-Courier, Ozon.travel, online footwear store Sapato.ru and eSolution.