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Amazon goes live in Australia

Amazon goes live in Australia

Amazon goes live in Australia

"While amazon will have an impact on the Australian retail landscape, based on my discussions with a wide range of market participants in the U.S., I remain positive of the Australian retail sector".

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. Amazon has said that "customers can enjoy free delivery on eligible orders above $49 that are sold by Amazon".

"Small businesses and retailers across the country should be excited about Amazon launching in Australia", said Adam Mills, CTO of Koalasafe, which sells a range child-safe wireless routers. "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", said Amazon Australia manager Rocco Braeuniger in a statement.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair Rod Sims last week offered his support for the online retail giant coming to Australia, noting that the launch would be good for consumers.

Jim Power - consumer sector research analyst at Martin Currie, a division of asset management firm Legg Mason - noted that Australia's retail sector will cope with the arrival of Amazon.

The ACCC has even been asked to "act against Amazon's business model" by some of Australia's retail incumbents, he added.

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For electronics, we saw a portable hard drive from WD on sale for $89 on Amazon, which again meets the $49 free delivery threshold.

Well, after a few false starts it's actually happened: Amazon has launched in Australia, with an actual homepage you can go to and literally existing products you can purchase with money and have delivered to your home.

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