Money Amazon's Australian Launch: New Details Revealed!

08:55  14 november  2017
08:55  14 november  2017 Source:   Kotaku Australia

Amazon yet to announce firm date for Australian launch

  Amazon yet to announce firm date for Australian launch Amazon has given a vague date for its Australian launch, saying it will be “either before or after Christmas.” Yep, that helps a lot.While it wouldn’t say when, Amazon did invite some 600 smaller Australian retailers to a sellers’ summit in Sydney - a sales and marketing session to outline how it will launch in Australia. Its Australian manager told the gathering that, when it opens, it will sell products out of its own warehouse, which it will deliver. It will also allow retailers to sell their products from Amazon’s online marketplace platform, which they will have to deliver.

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!

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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 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 ' s Australian Launch : New Details Revealed ! 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.

Amazon ' s Australian Launch : New Details Revealed ! 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.

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 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.

Amazon ' s Australian Launch : New Details Revealed ! 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.

Amazon ' s Australian Launch : New Details Revealed ! 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.

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.

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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...


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