March 9, 2017
by Jacob Kastrenakes
Since its inception, Amazon.com has only be available in English. But that’s now about to change: CNET reports that Amazon is adding a Spanish language option that should be appearing to customers in the near future.
“We will continue to roll out the shopping experience over the coming weeks,” an Amazon spokesperson told CNET. “More and more customers should expect to see the option to shop Amazon.com in Spanish soon.”
This isn’t the first time Amazon as a whole has launched in other languages — the site has localized versions for a number of countries, including Mexico and Spain. But this is the first time that Amazon’s American site, Amazon.com, has offered multiple languages.
It’s a bit surprising that this hasn’t been available before, as it’ll make Amazon more accessible to a huge audience of people. According to The Guardian, a 2015 report found that there were 41 million native Spanish speakers and 11.6 million bilingual Spanish speakers in the United States, making it the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
Source: The Verge