Amazon officially states plans for Retail in Australia
SMH reports that Amazon officially communicated their intentions in Australia:
- “Amazon Web Services launched an Australian region in 2012, we launched a Kindle store on amazon.com.au in 2013 and we now have almost 1000 employees in the country,” Amazon said. “The next step is to bring a retail offering to Australia, and we are making those plans now.”
- Amazon launched in Spain about five years ago, investing about $A700 million, including a head office, fulfillment centers and a tech hub for research. It now has 1000 employees and will be hiring another 600 this year. Customers in Spain have access to 175 million products and the Prime Now service which offers delivery within one hour.
- The initial focus for Australia will be consumer and home electronics — the market currently dominated by JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.
Read more at Sydney Morning Herald.