Amazon has launched Australia but FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) is not available yet. While non availability of FBA certainly poses some additional work on the part of sellers however this also presents an opportunity for smart sellers to launch now and establish brand while there is less competition. At ForwardToFBA we are always striving to help sellers grow and expand quickly. In this article we will look at order fulfillment process as well as the best order fulfillment service for Australia which is already used by hundred of Amazon sellers to quickly expand their business and start selling on Amazon Australia.
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.
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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.
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.
Amazon is launching soon, defying Gerry Harvey’s all the predictions. In fact Citi analysts claimed that Amazon will be launching any time during next month. Well this may be a sad news for Gerry, nonetheless it is great opportunity for entrepreneurs, small business owners and first time sellers alike. When the Amazon Australian Marketplace opens, sellers will have access to large number of customers, combined with hassle free fulfillment option in the form of FBA and upcoming Christmas shopping season, It is going to be a gold rush. But are you ready to capitalize on this opportunity?
With Amazon Australia launch just round the corner, It is now time to start research & preparation and to be ready for sale of your products on the launch day. This checklist is aimed at helping wanna be sellers in their selling business on Amazon Australia Marketplace. Selling on Amazon is easy but to stand out and be profitable, one need to do thorough research.
Starting off with basics, the first item on checklist is the obvious one!
1. Sign up as seller on Amazon Australia
If you haven’t done so than now is the time to fill up 30 second form on Amazon website to register as seller and be notified as soon as marketplace is launched.
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.
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.
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.
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.