Armageddon for Australasian retailers.
At least according to news.com.au:
“AMAZON is planning to “destroy” Australian retail when it lands in September next year with prices 30 per cent cheaper than local stores, according to reports.’
Mr Braitling said Amazon’s plan was to collect pricepoints on everything before setting prices at a 30 per cent discount.
He said the e-commerce giant saw potential in Australia because prices here are too high, saying “your margin is our opportunity” would be Amazon’s “motto” for Australia.“
Amazon opening up in Australia is great news for Australasian consumers. Great prices, fast delivery, huge selection.
and it will destroy some retailers.
Retailers that try to compete with them.
But it will be a boon for small retailers who have a defined niche offering quality products.
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