Sydney, Australia – Amazon’s imminent arrival in Australia has been the cause of a great deal of discussion over recent months as to the effect the giant company will have on Australian retailers. The highly automated online retail operation is moving in to a location just outside Melbourne with plans already in the works to take on up to 5 more locations throughout the country. Reactions have been mixed, depending on their source, but there’s unquestionably a sense of fear and foreboding in the air.
And with good reason. Amazon has become the world’s biggest retailer, even leaving Walmart in the dust back in 2015. (It’s now twice as large as Walmart.) Australia’s biggest retailers: Wesfarmers, Woolworths, JB Hi Fi, Myer and Super Cheap have a combined value of about $80 billion. Amazon is worth $US460 billion ($630 billion), and investors are still confidently buying up its stock at $1,000 a share. One recent study shows that Amazon accounted for the majority (53%) of the growth in U.S. e-commerce sales in 2016, while U.S. department store profits have plummeted.
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Peter Grant of CoachAMZ.com has been a part of the Amazon empire since 2013. He began selling on Amazon in New York, but has since moved back to Australia where he operates his businesses selling through Amazon U.S.A., U.K. and Canada. In his opinion, small retailer have nothing to fear and it’s actually a massive opportunity for Mum and Dad businesses.
“Amazon allows the small guys to compete with big business through ‘Fulfilment by Amazon’,” Peter explains. “In other words, Amazon will stock small businesses products, list them on Amazon and send them to customers. It’s a simple and highly effective. And it can transform your small business in a matter of weeks.”
According to Peter, Amazon Prime provides free delivery for a small $99 annual fee: “Same day shipping means that a customer can order a toothbrush for $4.99 at breakfast time and have it arrive that afternoon with no shipping fee. I strongly believe that the arrival of Amazon will be a blessing in disguise. It’s really going to level the playing field and help small businesses.”
Peter Grant began selling on Amazon 4 years ago when he moved to New York to live and caught the Amazon bug. Since then he’s expanded to selling to the U.S.A., U.K. and Canada to an audience of over 500 million customers. His goal is to help Australian entrepreneurs and small businesses learn how to sell on Amazon and compete against the big retailers.
For more information about Peter’s services, visit his website at http://www.coachamz.com
Company Name: CoachAMZ
Contact Person: Peter Grant
Phone: 0421 001 613