Amazon Australia helps startups with new Amazon Launchpad program

Amazon Launchap

Amazon Australia introduces Amazon Launchpad, a new program that will help Aussie startups and entrepreneurs to bring innovative products to local customers looking for unique items, with a homegrown twist. With Amazon Launchpad, local startups and entrepreneurs can use the company’s retail expertise and infrastructure to share their stories and grow their businesses, overcoming many […]

Amazon US site open again to Australian shoppers

Amazon has reversed a decision from earlier in the year when it barred Australian shoppers from purchasing goods on the U.S. site after opening Amazon Australia store. READ MORE: Amazon to Block Australians from U.S. and UK Marketplaces The decision coincided with a change in tax policy by the Australian government that required out-of-country marketplaces to […]

Amazon to Block Australians from U.S. and UK Marketplaces

Last year we reported on Australia’s government delaying a new rule to collect GST on overseas orders under $1,000 until July 1, 2018. READ MORE: Australian Government Delay GST Ruling for eCommerce Sellers eBay and Alibaba had threatened to geo-block Australian consumers from making overseas purchases if this ruling was going to become law. There was […]

Amazon Australia Signs Up Over 80 New Sellers per Day

According to a report by Marketplace Pulse, Amazon.com.au now has over 10,000 third-party marketplaces sellers on the site. Since January, when the marketplace had about 5,000 sellers, Amazon signed up an average of about 80 sellers per day to reach the 10,000 seller milestone. The report further estimates that Amazon is expected to reach 50,000 […]

eBay Australia Bans Amazon FBA Shipments

We received this little nugget late Monday afternoon (or early Tuesday morning Australia time) from an Australian reader, and it made us go hmmm. “We don’t allow third party fulfilment(sp) in situations where it could be confusing for eBay customers – such as when an order is sent by another retailer or marketplace. Third party […]

After 10 Days, Here is What Australians are Buying from Amazon.com.au

Amazon’s soft launch into Australia, fraught with delays and uncertainty, is now just over one week old. On the first day, some folks went on social media to highlight some of the big challenges that are still facing Amazon in Australia. Ordered 6 items on Amazon went to pay and 4 items estimated delivery between […]

Amazon Australia Changes Description in HTML, is Launch Now Imminent?

Amazon Australia has changed the description of its website in the HTML. Previously, the site served up META data that stated: <meta name=”description” content=”Online shopping for Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HDX, New Kindle Books, Kindle Daily Deal, Free App of the Day from the Appstore for Android, Cloud Drive and Audible.”> We were able […]

Everyone is Looking for Signs of Life at Amazon Australia

It has been nearly a week since marketplace sellers in Australia were informed to be ready for a “soft launch” of Amazon.com.au. But in the last week, the site has been devoid of any signs of life to allow the general public to purchase from a large selection of Amazon and third-party marketplace seller products. […]