It was only a matter of time before Amazon increased its service offering to merchants and now, not many months since the marketplace debuted in early December, it has been confirmed that Amazon Australia FBA has launched.
The service becomes available this week and means that the Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service will be available to Australian companies to store products at the 24,000-square-metre warehouse in Dandenong South, south-east of Melbourne, and have their orders packed and shipped by Amazon.
We are focused on helping Australian businesses of all sizes succeed by inventing on their behalf and making our technology available to them and FBA is a fantastic example of this. Customers shopping on amazon.com.au will be able to access an ever growing and more unique range of products accompanied by the convenience of fast delivery and Amazon’s world-class customer service.
– Amit Mahto, Head of Amazon Australia FBA
Amazon will charge third-party sellers fees starting from $1.76 to fulfil a small envelope order and up to $25.48 for a much bigger order weighing up to 30 kgs. It will cost $7.76 to pick, pack and despatch an order weighing up to three kilos. For comparison, Australia Post would cost $8.50 to send a parcel that size anywhere in Australia.
Obviously FBA also involves some other expenses. Storage at Amazon Australia FBA will be billed at $19.40 per cubic metre per month for the most of the year. As with other countries, the prices will increase at peak times and will be $26.50 per square metre in the busy Christmas shopping months from October to December.
But if you are interested in selling on Amazon Australia, and perhaps using FBA, the word is that they are very keen to build inventory and choices for shoppers and FBA deals are available. If you want to express your interest in selling on Amazon Australia, you can find out more on this page.