Amazon reportedly launching in Australia in 2017, including brick and mortar stores

One of the brick and mortar Amazon stores

Amazon has been keeping itself busy as of late. The company is rumored to be expanding some services in the EU, and it’s also constantly adding new bonuses for its Prime members. Now, a new report says that Amazon may be getting ready for a big expansion in Australia as well.

According to a source cited by the Australian Financial Review, Amazon wants to have a local presence in the land down under, with services and locations in every Australian state. And that’s not just a digital presence, but also brick and mortar stores, the type that Amazon was rumored to be looking to massively expand.

The report states that Amazon had originally intended to launch its local Australian service somewhere at the start of next year. However, that has now been pushed back by around 6 months, so that Amazon will also be able to offer fresh products as well.

The company reportedly told a number of financial workers that it was looking at disrupting the local market in Australia. Given its popularity and clout there’s quite a bit of force behind those words, so local retailers might be in for bad times.

Amazon will reportedly launch the local Australian version in September of 2017, just in time for spring.

Source: AFR Via: Lifehacker

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