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Amazon Australia: The big problem with the super-retailer

Amazon Australia: The big problem with the super-retailer

Amazon's Australia country manager, Rocco Braeuniger, said in a statement the US company would "earn the trust" of Australian shoppers and, over time, create "thousands of new jobs". The much-vaunted Prime service - which bundles offerings like priority shipping, streaming and Kindle content in one package - is not now available, with expectations it'll come in mid-2018.

"We've always believed that Amazon is here to assist the retailers of Australia to grow and develop their businesses both locally and internationally".

Customer orders will be fulfilled from Amazon's new fulfilment centre in Dandenong South. But JB only charges $1.69 for its cheapest delivery option, making the total cost $21.97 for Amazon and $23.68 for the local retailer for a final difference of just 7%.

As part of the launch, Amazon said customers can get free delivery on eligible orders above $49 that are sold by Amazon, and a one-day delivery service is available in select areas across the country.

The US retailer is known for sacrificing profit for sales through aggressively low prices and its greater presence in Australia is expected to benefit customers but bring more pain for local retailers.




Braeuniger said Amazon will create thousands of new jobs and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Australia.

Omnicom-owned agency Integer has launched an e-commerce consultancy to help brands leverage Amazon as the e-commerce giant launches in Australia today.

Meanwhile, some items are actually cheaper to purchase on the Amazon US site and have shipped to Australia. "I think this may prove hard".

The selection at Amazon.com.au includes millions of products offered by well-known Aussie brands such as Bonds and Sol-Sana, as well as small and medium-sized local businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace.

Amazon, a Seattle-based company, has expanded far beyond its roots as a digital bookstore, moving into the groceries and other retail sectors as well as cloud computing, streaming video, artificial intelligence and more. The result will be an ever-improving customer experience driven by the regular introduction of new products and services that we hope customers will love.


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