Amazon Australia hasn’t even launched yet so it’s not really a surprise that enterprising sellers from the UK and around the world are seeing some teething problems getting their accounts set up.
May multichannel vendors haven’t yet launched support for Amazon Australia so uploading products and managing sales in the early days is going to be a somewhat tedious and relatively manual process. We’re also eagerly awaiting new s of Amazon Australia FBA which for those sellers who are serious about selling down under will qualify them for Amazon Prime, remove some shipping headaches and give a real boost to their chances of winning the Amazon ‘Buy Box’.
There is one issue however for which there doesn’t appear to be an easy solution thus far and that is getting paid for your sales. Merchants from the UK who are trying to set their Amazon Australia accounts up have discovered that they will require an Australian Bank Account in order to receive remittances. There is no option to choose a bank account based outside of Australia.
When you log into Amazon to set up your finance details you’ll discover that for ‘Bank location’ the only option is Australia. There aren’t too many businesses based around the world who are likely to have an existing Australian Bank Account and the businesses who specialise in setting up virtual local bank accounts tell us that although they are planning to add the service they’re not quite ready to launch yet.
If you’re planning to sell on Amazon Australia have you found a solution for banking? If so we’d love to hear how you went about setting up a real or virtual Australian Bank Account.