We Now Know When Amazon Australia Will Start SELLING
If you’re excited about the impending arrival of Amazon in Australia, you’re certainly not alone.
We’ve known for quite some time that retail giant Amazon was coming to Australia - and now, we know when.
A ‘leaked’ e-mail republished by Lifehacker and sent to sellers who have signed up to use Amazon Australia's marketplace, tells them to prepare to take orders from 2pm on Thursday- ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events.
Retail consultant Scott Kilmartin, who has been in contact with sellers confirmed this to BusinessDay.
Amazon Australia boss Rocco Breauniger says Amazon has signed up ‘many thousands’ of sellers.
Australians can already buy Amazon products from offshore, but having a warehouse locally cuts sometimes sizable international shipping costs, adding to pressure on retailers already struggling with the overheads that come from maintaining shopfronts and employing checkout staff.
While we know we’ll be able to buy retail items from Amazon, and Breauniger suggested they would wait before taking on Australia’s grocery market.
The company took years to offer the service in other countries and 'it's really, really complicated to make fresh food delivery a great customer experience.'
Get your buying fingers ready…
Source: Daily Mail