Amazon announced that it is expanding its operations in Australia with plans to build the first of its mega warehouses along the east coast.

The new 93000 square metre Australian fulfilment centre is likely to be based in either Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

What does this mean for you?

Well, it depends, if you’re are an Australian business then this will be a great marketplace for you to get on board.

If you’re based in the UK or US (like the majority of our viewers & readers) then this will open a whole new market to you.

The main issue with selling to Australia has been dispatch times, but with the option of putting your stock into Amazon FBA (Australia), this will allow you to present a very competitive offering for the Australian market.

When is it going to happen?

Amazon hasn’t released any timetable yet for the official date yet, but it has been suggested its initial push will be in the consumer electronic category. We will be keeping you updated as we find out more information.