Amazon announces first Australian fulfilment centre

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Amazon announces first Australian fulfilment centre
An Amazon fulfilment centre (credit: Amazon)

The retail giant has started recruiting for “hundreds of new jobs” at the new centre in Melbourne.

If you had any lingering doubts that Amazon is going to compete in Australia's retail industry, it's time to put them aside. Amazon has announced its first Australian fulfilment centre will be in Dandenong South, in Melbourne's south-east.

“This new fulfilment centre will stock hundreds of thousands of products which will be available for delivery to customers across Australia when we launch our retail offering,” said Amazon's director of Australian operations Robert Bruce.

“We will be focusing on offering our Australian customers low prices on a great selection of products and can't wait to get started.”

The company has begun recruiting to fill “hundreds of new jobs” at the centre, including operations managers, pickers, packers, systems technicians and HR specialists.

For retailers, it's another reminder of the need to understand how Amazon might affect your market and to have strategies in place.

Bruce noted that the development opens “the opportunity for thousands of Australian businesses to sell at home and abroad through Amazon Marketplace.”

See also our six survival tips for Amazon’s imminent expansion into our market.  

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