Amazon has previously stated it planned to commence trading prior to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping festivals.
Inc. has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on November 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for doing business in the world No. 12 economy. Let's Make History!' Amazon declares in the email.
Amazon seems to have lightened up their rhetoric a bit.
Last week Amazon Australia's country manager Rocco Braeuniger told those attending the Marketplace Seller Summit in Sydney that the retailer was "really, really, really close" to launching.
According to The Australian Financial Review, Australian third-party merchants will pay $49.95 plus GST a month to sell on the site plus 6 to 15 percent commission.
Details are a little light right now.
Lifehacker says it not known how many sellers or customers will be part of the testing phase, but in recent days it's been clear that the Australian website is being populated with products from leading brands such as Dyson, Sunbeam and Huawei, including toasters, electric blankets and smartwatches.More news: Woman with 'Fuck Trump' truck decal adds sheriff's name after being arrested
Speaking with Bloomberg, Cathie Wood, chief executive officer of US -based ARK Investment Management, had some good news for small bricks and mortar retailers, as businesses sign up to Amazon's marketplace.
At the moment we don't know if Amazon will use its own courier service or third parties.
Here we, here we, here we bloody go.
The first 24,000 square metre fulfilment centre is in Melbourne's Dandenong South which means that Melbournites could get their wares first.
Retail consultant Scott Kilmartin, who has a background in e-commerce and has created an audio documentary about Amazon coming to Australia, said he is aware of three business owners - two in fashion and one in electronics - who have received the leaked email.
Credit cards assume the brace position, this is not a drill.