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Amazon finally launched in Australia today

Amazon finally launched in Australia today

There ate 23 launch categories for products, including baby, beauty, books, camera, clothing and accessories, DVD and Blu-ray, electronics, health and personal care, home, Kindle, kitchen, music, office products, PC, shoes, software, sports and outdoors, tools and home improvement, toys, video games, watches and wireless.

One-month supply packs of Huggies nappies are going for $65 with free shipping.

Furthermore, Aussie customers can also access Prime Video and Twitch Prime offerings from today.

"Focusing on customers and the long-term are key principles in Amazon's approach to retailing", said Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager of Amazon Australia. About half its global sales come from such marketplace sellers. Customers can enjoy free delivery on eligible orders above $49 that are sold by Amazon.

"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", he said. Local retailers like David Jones and Myer have been scrambling to launch their own "premium" in-store services and price matching strategies or revamped online stores ahead of Amazon's arrival. A one-day delivery service is available in select areas across Australia.

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"While it can be a challenge to ensure potential customers find your website, Amazon already has hundreds of millions of customers around the world searching for new products".

There are growing fears from local retailers that Amazon, which officially launched in Australia today, will use a unique pricing model to kill off the competition.

Amazon Fresh - the supermarket arm of the multinational - also isn't launching here just yet, which is good news for the Woolies at Marrickville Metro, who just spent a bundle on renovations. "The result will be an ever-improving customer experience driven by the regular introduction of new products and services".

With Amazon Australia now live, analysts have continued number crunching to determine the e-commerce giant's long term impact - e.g.


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