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Money Amazon's Australian Launch: New Details Revealed!

08:55  14 november  2017
08:55  14 november  2017 Source:   gizmodo.com.au

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Amazon Australia has laid out its plans during a marketplace summit in Sydney. We finally have some firm details about the launch, including a delivery time promise. Here's what you need to know!

The Amazons are coming! This morning, Amazon Australia CEO Roco addressed thousands of local businesses and entrepreneurs about the online marketplace's impending launch. Here are the important details.

When is Amazon Australia's launch date?

At the event, Braeuniger confirmed that its retail and marketplace platform would be launching “really really soon”.

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Amazon launches in Australia , promising to deliver “millions of new products”. Picture: Andrew Harrer/BloombergSource:Supplied. But, as prices are offered by many different retailers on Amazon ’ s website, others were no cheaper than existing Australian department stores

So no firm date yet, but we reckon it could be as early as next week. This would also place it in prime position to capitalise on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy. (Read more here.)

How fast will Amazon goods be delivered?

According to Koala Safe representatives who spoke at the event, Amazon is aiming at a two-day turnaround in freight delivery. On the other hand, Fairfax reports that marketplace sellers will initially be responsible for delivering products to consumers, which doesn't bode well.

Amazon Australia's Website Is Now Being Populated With Items

  Amazon Australia's Website Is Now Being Populated With Items If you're getting excited for Amazon's arrival in Australia, there's a few more signs that launch is imminent. Amazon's Australian website is now being populated with some items - among other things, power boards, cables and garden gnomes have begun appearing on the site. Spotted by u/repairsalmostcomplet on Saturday morning, Amazon.com.au is currently displaying a range of items outside of their usual Kindle range and apps. There's not a lot of excitement to be found just yet (and perhaps this is still the Tech team ironing out some kinks in the back end of the site) but, there are a ton of power boards being listed.

Amazon Australia – how is it approaching the launch ? Amazon did not reveal its specific plans, but it seems they are working to establish a local customer base before coming up with products like the fast-delivery subscription service, Prime Now, or the fresh food delivery, Amazon Fresh.

By most reports, Amazon Australia seemed like it would launch in time for Black Friday. The biggest sales day of the year came and went and still, we couldn’t access Amazon ’ s Australian site. Of course, Amazon Australia are yet to reveal any solid details about their plans and if there were

How many products will Amazon sell?

In a previous announcement, Amazon stated it would be selling "hundreds of thousands of products" at launch. This seemed unusually high for a single warehouse.

Today, Braeuniger confirmed Amazon will be launching a marketplace for third parties to sell through in addition to its own warehouse offerings. In other words, many of the products available on Amazon will come in the form of sales portals to other Australian retailers, similar to how eBay works today.

Amazon Australia's website is being populated with items

  Amazon Australia's website is being populated with items If you're getting excited for Amazon's arrival in Australia, there's a few more signs that launch is imminent. If you're getting excited for Amazon's arrival in Australia, there's a few more signs that launch is imminent. Amazon's Australian website is now being populated with some items - among other things, power boards, cables and garden gnomes have begun appearing on the site.

While there’ve been many hints that Amazon has been toying with the idea of bringing its retail services to Australia “We are excited to bring thousands of new jobs to Australia , millions of dollars in The future of retail. The statement itself is a brief one and doesn’t delve into too many details — there are

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Will Amazon's international sites be blocked?

Braeuniger did not say whether Amazon's international sites would be subject to geo-blocking to force Australian customers onto the local platform. However, he did confirm that local sellers will be given the opportunity to reach global customers. This suggests that geo-blocking will not be implemented.

What about faulty products?

As expected, Amazon will be handling returns locally, as per Australian Consumer Law. This means when something goes wrong, you will be able to contact Amazon instead of relying on the seller.

How much will it cost participating businesses?

Selling on Amazon Australia marketplace will reportedly cost AU$49.95 per month, plus six to 15% of completed sales. When you consider the customer reach Amazon provides, this sounds pretty reasonable.

As we reported yesterday, Amazon's Australian website is quietly being populated with products in the lead-up to the launch. Amazon AU is also showing up in Google results now too. For Harvey Norman and its ilk, D-Day is fast approaching...


Amazon Australia Launch: What to expect from 2PM today .
Products are expected to be 30 percent cheaper than local stores.Amazon will soft-launch at 2pm today and Kim Do, Senior Industry Analyst for IBISWorld, predicted once Amazon begins full-scale local trading other retailers in the technology industry will suffer.

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