Aussie Amazon to launch this week

Amazon Australia could start selling products as early as Thursday rather than Friday as previously thought

Amazon Australia could start selling products as early as Thursday rather than Friday as previously thought

We are very excited to have you on board during this testing phase.

Inc. has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on November 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for doing business in the world No. 12 economy. For those ready to go ahead and start selling, Amazon advises to ensure that prices and stock availability is up to date as well as double checking shipping settings and Value-Added Tax information. "Let's Make History!" the email read.

The email says sellers should "prepare for the launch of the Amazon Marketplace in Australia" and the company "will start an internal testing phase with a small number of customers" at that point.

Which-50 understands only a limited number of products will be available to a limited group of customers, allowing the ecommerce giant to test its systems before launching more broadly.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is just hours away from an official launch in a new key market.

"Technology products are anticipated to be the highest selling category for Amazon, which will disrupt the electronic goods industry".

Amazon Australia boss Rocco Breauniger the retail giant is set to start selling from Thursday
Amazon Australia boss Rocco Breauniger the retail giant is set to start selling from Thursday

The initial roll-out means the Amazon Australia could be ready for November 24, the massive U.S. sales day known as Black Friday.

Experts believe that Australia is going to be a comparatively hard nut to crack. For now, Amazon has planned to go ahead with one warehouse situated on the outskirts of Melbourne, and would work with existing logistical networks and delivery companies to deliver the products.

Speaking with Bloomberg, Cathie Wood, chief executive officer of USA -based ARK Investment Management, had some good news for small bricks and mortar retailers, as businesses sign up to Amazon's marketplace.

At the same time, the Amazon Australian launch and its pre-Christmas launch is the worst nightmare for big departmental stores.

On Tuesday, Amazon shares closed up 1.17% at $1,139.49.

Latest News