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CNet reports that Amazon has ”finally” begun doing business in Australia, expanding on an e-books-only operation that it has had Down Under since 2013.

According to the story, “The Australian store launched with 23 categories, including electronics, DVDs, PCs and software. It also stocked general merchandise, like clothing, baby and beauty products … Amazon confirmed it will launch at least some of the Echo range in Australia, alongside Alexa and Amazon Music Unlimited, in early 2018. Aussies also anticipate fresh grocery delivery -- the company has been quietly hiring for its AmazonFresh business since the start of the year -- though there's no official launch news on this front.”

Amazon also is not offering Prime membership in Australia … yet. And, because Amazon “is starting without FBA and just one warehouse on the outskirts of Melbourne in Australia's southeast … instant gratification might be a while off.”
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