Love or hate Amazon (Gerry Harvey is in the latter camp) it is down under with a massive 24, 000 square metre fulfilment warehouse in Melbourne’s Dandenong South.
And it is not going away despite reports of lacklustre sales, less than competitive prices, being infested with fake goods, and botched deliveries – ah, Gerry’s publicity machine at work again!
Let face it – before its investment here (with a Sydney warehouse also scheduled soon, so it creates, even more, jobs) a lot of Aussies shopped at Amazon.com. The difference now – add a .AU to the address and you can use your existing US account too.
Online shoppers are a savvy lot, well apart from those that have their credit card details ripped off by fake stores, so Amazon is a far safer bet.
https://www.amazon.com.au/ has revealed the best-selling products since launching its retail offering one week ago. Aussies love tech, taking out eight of the top ten. The four best-selling items are video games with FIFA 18 PS4 topping the list, closely followed by CALL OF DUTY: WW2 PS4.
The favourite non-tech items to make it to the top ten are books, with Australian author, Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor coming in at number seven and Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food ranking as the eighth best-selling product in Australia.
With The Last Jedi premiering in cinemas in Australia today, it isn’t surprising that two of the best-selling products on the list are Star Wars related. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story CD and the Star Wars Death Star 3D LED Lamp have also piqued Australians’ interest in the run-up to the big release.
“In the run-up to Christmas, it is not surprising to see video games featuring prominently in the top ten. Outside of the top ten, Australians have been buying everything from daily essentials, including nappies and socks, to bigger purchases such as wearable tech and cameras,” said Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager of Amazon Australia.
“We focus on the Australian customer and long-term success. With this in mind we continue to work hard to deliver great customer experience and fast delivery; and to provide customers with an ever-increasing selection of products at low prices,” he added.
New South Wales is the state to have made the most purchases with the Kindle Paperwhite being its most popular product. Despite the trend for tech, the first purchase made on Amazon.com.au was L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation.
There is free delivery on eligible orders above $49 that are sold by Amazon. A one-day delivery service is available in select areas across Australia.