Amazon invites sellers to sign up for Australian Marketplace

Amazon has begun inviting sellers to join Amazon Australia Marketplace. Couple of sellers have contacted us to place inventory prep orders for FBA as well as fulfillment for sellers using FBM. However, it appears not everyone has been invited to the pre-launch party. Amazon Australia seems to be opening up to sellers gradually,  according to invitation email forwarded to us by one of the invited seller. Following are the requirements to join the marketplace:

  • Your business name as you would like it to be displayed on Amazon.com.au
  • The name of the individual or entity that operates the business
  • The physical address of your business
  • Your business credit card number and expiration date
  • The address where you receive your credit card statement

Please bear in mind that Amazon is recommending existing sellers to sign up using a separate email from their existing account.

Are you planning to sell on Amazon Australia? We can help you get started by ensuring that your inventory arrives at Amazon Warehouse in full compliance of their policies. Request your work order for Amazon Australia Prep & Forwarding

Shipster by Australia Post

In a bid to counter the Amazon FBA threat, Australia Post has launched a new service that will offer online shoppers free shipping on eligible purchases at more than 40 of Australia’s biggest online stores – including Booktopia, Myer, Target, Harvey Norman, Cotton On and Showpo.  Shoppers can signup using introductory offer of $9.95 which will allow free shipping on select orders till 31st December 2017.

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Amazon Marketplace is coming to Australia!

Earlier today, Amazon sent out a survey to all sellers interested in its Australian Marketplace. The survey is aimed at gathering information from marketplace sellers ahead of Amazon Australia launch. We earlier reported the acquisition of fulfillment center in Melbourne, now it appears that Amazon is ready for its launch in Australia late in October.

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eBay readying for Amazon Australia Launch

We have two out of three of the top 10,000 Australian retailers on our platform, 60 million listing on the site and that’s the level of selection that people ­expect. I just can’t see how Amazon will be able to match that.

eBay Australia recently launched a campaign which aims to celebrate eBay’s role in the Australian retail industry and its long history with Aussie consumers. With 18 years under its belt and more than 11 million Australians on the site each month, eBay has plenty at stake as Amazon enters Australia, however, eBay Australia’s chief marketing officer, Tim MacKinnon, said the US online retailer had its work cut out for it to deliver the breadth of service local customers wanted.

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When is Amazon Launching in Australia?

Amazon is expected to launch in Australia during October- November, in time for Christmas season.  Earlier we reported that Amazon Australia is in talks with various suppliers and manufacturers of consumer goods for their launch preparation. One such supplier revealed under the condition of anonymity that Amazon plans to launch during last quarter of current year.

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Kogan gearing up for upcoming Amazon battle

Ruslan Kogan, the CEO of Kogan.com says he is ready to profit from upcoming Amazon launch in Australia. Earlier while talking to The Weekly Australian, he reiterated that Amazon Australia launch is a huge opportunity for his company to sell its private-label goods on Amazon Marketplace, including home appliances and electronics. He said Amazon’s Australian arrival created an additional sales channel for his business, and would expand the local online retail market.

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90% of Online Australian Shoppers to purchase from Amazon

Earlier, CouriersPlease commissioned a survey to explore whether online shoppers prefer purchasing from retailers that sell products in a single niche (such as clothing or mobile accessories) over large online marketplaces like Amazon or eBay, where products from multiple categories can be purchased.

Majority of respondents prefer purchasing from niche shops however, when respondents were told that Amazon will be providing low prices, a vast selection of products and fast delivery than 9 out of 10 survey respondents said they would flock over to the US e-commerce giant for their online shopping.

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Amazon confirms first Australian FBA warehouse in Melbourne

Amazon has officially confirmed today that it’s first FBA warehouse in Australia will be located in Dandenong South district of Melbourne. As reported earlier by ForwardToFBA, speculations were already running high about this location, which are now confirmed by the statement from Robert Bruce.

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3rd Party Sellers sales exceed Amazon sales for the first time

During Q2 2017, For the first time in Amazon’s history the percent of units sold by marketplace sellers exceeds that of Amazon itself. This is the first quarter where marketplace sellers had more sales than Amazon, while Amazon sold $23.8 billion worth of products in the quarter, up from $20.4 billion last year. But this 18 percent growth in retail sales is less as compared to 22% during last year.

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Amazon FBA Sydney Warehouse to be located in Oakdale Industrial Estate

Earlier we reported that Amazon Australia’s first FBA warehouse is coming to Melbourne, now it appears that Amazon has reached an agreement with Goodman Group for acquisition of its Sydney Warehouse in Oakdale Industrial Estate as reported by ChannelNews. Goodman has a close working relationship with Amazon having established warehousing operations for the online retailer across both Europe and the USA.

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