Monday, 18 December, 2017

Amazon launches in Australia ahead of Christmas

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

After a very soft launch on November 23 had Australians wondering if they'd see Amazon up and running before Christmas, the company has finally, officially launched in Australia.

Similarly, the ABC is reporting that Amazon Fresh, the company's online supermarket offering, will not be launched in Australia.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning amazon.com.au transformed from an online bookseller into a full e-commerce marketplace, with the statement "Now delivering - shop millions of new products" appearing on its homepage.

Small and medium-sized Australian businesses are selling on Amazon Marketplace. Some of the deals and bargains available on Australian website at launch included a Nintendo switch console for $399 and the PlayStation 4 video game Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 for $40.But the user has made some complains that prices offered on Amazon's website are no cheaper than existing Australian department stores and some deals were more expensive.

However, searches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, which should have been on sale for the first time to Amazon Australian customers for $69, bring up only books. It's a move that could have a significant impact on local retailers.

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Earlier, Mattis arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase where he was received by officials from the Defense and Foreign Ministries. And it said Abbasi appreciates "the USA resolve not to allow the use of Afghan soil against Pakistan".

"There is a massive opportunity for a differentiated experience".

Christmas shopping is a huge time for Australian retail with shoppers this year expected to spend up to $56 billion in the Christmas shopping period. "The result will be an ever-improving customer experience driven by the regular introduction of new products and services that we hope customers will love", Braeuniger added.

Australian customers can now also access Prime Video and Twitch Prime, for an introductory price of US$2.99 ($4.00) per month.

Amazon Australia has confirmed it will officially launch today, ending weeks of speculation over whether it would hit the go button before Christmas.

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

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