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Retail Snapshot: Black Friday Sales Lift Spending And Amazon’s Christmas Traffic

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Jan 2019

Retail Snapshot: Black Friday Sales Lift Spending And Amazon’s Christmas Traffic

Black Friday sales helped lift Australian retail spending in November, as online retail continues to gradually take a larger share of overall spending. In November 2018 online sales made up 6.6 per cent of total retail sales, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released on Friday. That’s the highest level ever recorded by the ABS. Twelve months earlier in November 2017...

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Amazon re-opens its international sites to Australian shoppers after shutdown backlash

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Nov 2018

Amazon re-opens its international sites to Australian shoppers after shutdown backlash

E-commerce giant Amazon has reversed its decision to block shoppers in Australia from buying products on its main website, after new tax legislation in the country caused the retailer to exit the country. Amazon debuted its Australia-only website in July in the wake of 10 per cent tax on goods and services on imported items worth less than AU$1,000 (£563). However consumers criticised the decision, complaining that...

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Amazon Prime has finally arrived in Australia – with some caveats

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Jun 2018

Amazon Prime has finally arrived in Australia – with some caveats

Amazon Australia launched Down Under with a slightly underwhelming inventory in December last year, but the online marketplace has since been slowly and steadily improving its catalogue. The company is even looking to open a second fulfilment centre in Sydney to keep up with orders. In another bid to shake up Australian retail, Amazon has finally launched its long-awaited Prime membership service Down Under, which includes free two-day delivery...

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Amazon blocks Aussie shoppers from US site as new tax rules come into force

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Jun 2018

Amazon blocks Aussie shoppers from US site as new tax rules come into force

Amazon will force Aussie customers to use its Australian website instead of its much larger US site in order to get round a new sales tax, the online retail titan confirmed today. The company will enforce what’s known as “geoblocking” from July 1, when a 10 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applied to imported online goods worth less than A$1,000. “While we...

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Amazon Australia launch: Here’s how its prices compare

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Dec 2017

Amazon Australia launch: Here’s how its prices compare

Amazon has finally opened its digital doors in Australia, with a variety of products available to buy right now. Although we found the current range to be a tad disappointing, hopes are high that the number of products on offer will keep increasing… and perhaps be joined by slightly more competitive pricing, as well. To see exactly how the latter stacks up, we’ve dug through...

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Amazon spells Black Friday for Australian retailers, but an early boon for consumers

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Nov 2017

Amazon spells Black Friday for Australian retailers, but an early boon for consumers

It looks as though Black Friday will be the day when the US online behemoth Amazon opens its Australian site, sparking what is likely to be a major price war in the retail market. Amazon said 10 days ago its launch in Australia was “very close”. This week it reportedly sent emails to suppliers indicating it would have a soft launch on Thursday and formally begin trading...

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