Amazon Australia Perks and Lacks you MUST Know (Infographic)

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As Nexter reported before, Amazon – US giant retailer – is expanding to Australia continent. And we already got first impressions (spoiler – they are negative) and some products prices comparing.

Amazon.com’s Australian was officially launched on Tuesday, after so-called ‘false start’ before Black Friday. 

Finally, the website started to take orders selling “millions” of products across 23 categories including more than 40,000 toys and games, almost 5000 women’s dresses, consumer electronics, sporting and outdoor goods, tools and home improvement, beauty products, household goods, clothing, and accessories.

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Source: Amazon Australia

Amazon’s perks and lacks

Amazon’s main feature is free delivery on orders over $49 Australian dollars (about $37.50 US dollars). The initial launch does include the one-day delivery in major cities for items purchased directly from Amazon, for an extra charge.

Starting from the announcement of opening Amazon Australia, local retailers and stores were concerned about the influence of such e-commerce giant. But seems that they may calm down, as Amazon has failed the expectations of the customers, as its offerings were not all that impressive.

Moreover, Australians complain Amazon prices are even more expensive on some products than their local stores.

So, here some prices on popular products compared:

An iPhone 7 Plus was selling on Amazon for A$1,345 ($1,027.71) compared with A$1,199 at electronics rival JB HiFi.

The Fitbit Charge 2 is currently listed at $137 on Amazon Australia and Bing Lee the only Aussie retailer to slap a lower price tag of $135 on the fitness tracker.

Philips’ digital TurboStar Air Fryer costs $269 at Amazon compared with $399 at Harvey Norman.

Philips’ Viva pasta & noodle maker costs more at Amazon ($245) compared with Harvey Norman ($139).

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Barbie Dreamtopia Sweetville Castle costs $99 on Amazon (with free delivery on purchases over $49) compared with $119 at online retailer Kogan.com.

Hot Wheels’ Roto Revolution Trackset costs $37 at Amazon compared with $45 at Wesfarmers’ Kmart.

Cold Power laundry liquid (2 litres) was half the price at Amazon compared with the major supermarkets chains, costing $7.90 at Amazon compared with $18.15 at Coles and $16.50 at Woolworths (although it is currently on special at $7.90).

Finish dishwashing powder (1 kg) costs $8.80 at Amazon.com.au compared with $10.99 at Woolworths and $11 at Coles, making it one of the top selling products on Tuesday.

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Amazon says it does not necessarily aim to be the cheapest in the market.

“We’ll always aim to offer the very best value we can – that’s an integral part of customer trust,” a spokesman said.

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