Amazon confirms arrival on Aussie shores

Bringing low prices, wide product range and fast delivery.

Amazon has confirmed that it is actively looking for a fulfilment centre in Australia. According to Fairfax media reports, it has signed a lease deal for a large purpose-built warehouse at Eastern Creek in Sydney’s west.

In a statement supplied to Appliance Retailer, Amazon said, “We are excited to bring thousands of new jobs to Australia, millions of dollars in additional investment, and to empower small Australian businesses through Amazon Marketplace. We are optimistic that by focusing on the things we believe customers value most – low prices, vast selection, and fast delivery – over time we will earn the business of Australian customers.”

On Thursday, Amazon launched a banner on its Australian website, confirming that Amazon Marketplace “is coming soon to Australia” and calling for businesses to sign up and learn how to start selling to millions of Australian consumers.

Sales through Amazon Marketplaces now represent 50% of all items sold on Amazon websites globally and there are already thousands of Australian businesses selling their products on existing Amazon Marketplaces.

“Whether your business is new or you are looking to grow your sales, Amazon can provide you with an e-commerce solution to meet your needs. Become a seller on the Amazon Australia Marketplace and put Amazon’s e-commerce expertise to work for your business,” the website states.

Amazon Web Services was launched in Australia in 2012 and the Kindle Store on Amazon.com.au in 2013. The retail giant now has almost 1,000 employees in the country.

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