Amazon has announced that it will start selling cars through its website in 2024, with Hyundai being the first partner. While we may have seen Chinese e-commerce websites selling cars online before, this is the first time Amazon is venturing into car sales through its website. As of now, there are no sample screens available, but Amazon states that customers will be able to choose models, colors, and other optional equipment, as well as make payments and choose their preferred payment methods, all through the Amazon website. Delivery options include pickup at a nearby service center or scheduling home delivery.
While online car buying may not be a new concept in the United States, with Tesla pioneering it, the entry of a giant like Amazon into this market is noteworthy, considering its vast customer base. In addition to online car purchasing, Hyundai has also announced its support for Alexa voice command systems in cars sold in 2025, and has chosen AWS as the cloud for its internal operations.
TLDR: Amazon will start selling cars online in 2024, with Hyundai being their first partner. Customers will be able to choose models, colors, and other options, as well as make payments and select delivery options through the Amazon website. Hyundai also plans to integrate Alexa voice command systems and use AWS for their internal operations.