Amazon Australia has broadened its reach in the region, and is now officially offering its services to customers in New Zealand.
While the online marketplace launched in Australia in 2017, Kiwis have long needed to purchase goods from the US marketplace, according to the business, and will now be able to access faster delivery times from Australia’s warehouses.
“We are excited to offer Kiwis access to millions of products at great prices,” said Tony Austin, general manager for exports, according to NZ Herald.
Delivery will start at NZ$3.20, while parts of Auckland and Christchurch will have the option of expedited delivery for around NZ$7.49.
This move should help New Zealand brands to access a wider range of the country, if they aren’t able to ship everywhere, by way of listing on Amazon Australia – and will allow more Australian brands to access the New Zealand market.
It isn’t clear if New Zealand will be able to take part in certain Australian programs, such as the recently announced ‘Amazon Warehouse’ resale platform, or its on-demand paperback printing service ‘Print on Demand’, or if the New Zealand service will be limited to the business’ traditional marketplace offering.
The service will certainly be able to take advantage of the business’ recently announced Western Sydney robotic fulfilment centre, which is set to “effectively double” Amazon’s operational footprint in Australia.