Apple Moves Forward with Plans to Open Online Store in Russia, Posts Job Listings
Apple is continuing to expand its international presence, setting up its Online Stores, iTunes Music store, and App Store all over the world. The Cupertino, California based company introduced its iTunes Music store in 56 new countries, including Russia late last year and is now moving forward with plans to launch an Online store in Russia.
Rumors about the store have been around since last August, with TechCrunch confirming that Apple is in fact looking to open an Online Store in Russia. TechCrunch notes that Apple has started to recruit staff and has posted a job listing for a “Russian Chat Team Manager”. The team manager would be managing as many as 15 advisors and would be working out of Cork, Ireland, despite the store being introduced in Russia.
Apple is also hiring for a Market Manager for Russia and Turkey, showing that it is dedicated to introducing its services in that region. Currently, Apple sells through resellers in the country, as it does in a number of other countries. The company will now be able to increase its product sales, as it has done in China, which currently accounts for a large part of Apple’s international revenue.