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.
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.
From the jobs being advertised, it appears that Amazon Australia’s first fulfillment center will be located in the suburbs of Melbourne, with warehouse job vacancies currently being advertised for Dandenong South. Jobs available at Dandenong South include Security Manager, Safety Manager and Area Managers. The job description also requires the employee to undertake warehouse activities, including lifting and moving material and standing and walking for up to 10-12 hours a day in a building more than 400 metres long.
Amazon is executing a well planned strategy to meet its launch objectives for Australia. The US retail juggernaut is already in negotiation with several suppliers of consumer goods, toys & electronics and from the looks of it, Amazon appears to be targeting existing online retailers with its offerings of lower prices as compared to current market rates. Amazon plans to launch in Australia during last quarter of current year and sources privy to details mention that Amazon has already sorted out its logistics plan for Australia.
After years of speculation the plan of Amazon Australia launch is now confirmed. It is not matter of “IF” anymore rather it has now come down to “WHEN”. While consumers rejoice at this announcement, many small to medium sized sellers are worried about the implications of Amazon launch. Where many businesses see the reduction of their market share, therein lies a golden money making opportunity specially for small to medium sized businesses.
Earlier Amazon confirmed to the Australian market that it was actively pursuing land on which to house its goods storage and distribution center. But now Australia Post has confirmed it was in advanced talks with the retail chain about securing a deal by July.
Australia Post chief operating officer Bob Black told earlier that his company, and its express delivery subsidiary StarTrack, has an 82 percent share of the local goods delivery market, and said Amazon was close to signing a deal which would open the door to a revolution in online shopping for Australian consumers.
After months of speculation, Amazon has finally released a statement officially confirming the launch of retail services within Australia. The online retailer has also confirmed it is actively searching for a fulfillment centre in Australia which is expected to be located in Melbourne or Sydney.
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