It's here: Amazon finally launches in Australia

05 December, 2017, 02:23 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Online Retailer Amazon Launches In Australia

Amazon has launched in Australia, ending months of speculation around the timing of when it would finally open its full offering Down Under.

Amazon Marketplace connects customers to millions of products and helps sellers reach more than 300 million active customers worldwide, the company said.

The site will also give users access to Prime Video, Amazon's answer to Netflix.

"Focusing on customers and the long term are key principles in Amazon's approach to retailing", said Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager, Amazon Australia.

"By concentrating on providing a great shopping experience and by constantly innovating on behalf of customers, we hope to earn the trust and the custom of Australian shoppers in the years to come", Braeuniger said.

The move establishes the $550 billion behemoth as an aggressive presence in the sluggish Australian retail sector, just as shopkeepers were hoping for a rush of sales over the important Christmas holiday season.

Well, after a few false starts it's actually happened: Amazon has launched in Australia, with an actual homepage you can go to and literally existing products you can purchase with money and have delivered to your home.

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However, many shoppers believe the one stop online shop hasn't lived up to the hype.

"We recognise that Amazon's entry will, of course, impact on the Australian retail landscape, but we view the current price weakness in Australian retail stocks as an over-reaction, given the strengths of major shopping malls, and their leverage to Australia's employment and population growth".

"In competitive markets, there will be winners and losers".

Several top Australian retailers have recently succumbed to pressure from foreign giants such as Japan's Uniqlo and Sephora of France, while others have cut back on bricks-and-mortar stores.

"We are set up to help brands and retailers find success on platforms including Amazon and global platforms such as Walmart.com, Tesco, GPA, Carrefour and many more", McAlenney says.

"We are here to take Amazon on", he said.

It has become one of the most valuable companies on the planet alongside U.S. tech rivals Apple, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet, and in October reported third-quarter profits of US$256 million (RM1.04 billion).

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