Over the past year, Apple has expanded its reach with deals with Amazon and Best Buy through third-party distributors. Now, through the Latin American retailer Mercado Livre, the company will officially sell its products.
Mercado Livre / Mercado Libre (Free Market) is one of the most common third parties to purchase and sell electronics and more in Latin America, as stated by iHelp BR (via Google Translate). The retailer has had a few alliances to sell products through its website with particular brands, and Apple will be the latest to deliver a storefront.
Apple was found on the website of Free Market and iHelp BR was able to get confirmation that this is an official partnership that introduced Apple’s “Loja Official” (official store) to customers of Mercado Livre.
Over the past year, Apple has expanded through third-party distributors. The company announced this summer that every Best Buy location is now an Authorized Apple Service Provider that makes service and support simpler for Apple customers.
Amazon became a licensed Apple reseller just before Black Friday last fall. While the official partnership has significantly extended the gigantic retailer’s accessibility of Apple products and given consumers peace of mind, it has also shut down many small Amazon companies that were not Apple resellers approved.