Amazon launches Prime down under
Inside Retail reported that Amazon.com launched its Prime membership program in Australia today, offering free two-day delivery to 90% of the country for an annual membership fee of $59. Amazon Prime in the US costs $119 annually. Prime members in Australia will also have access to the four million products on Amazon in the US, which Amazon decided to make available through the Australian site, with free international delivery on orders over $49. In our view, this still doesn’t compensate for their recent decision to stop shipping orders from its US site to Australian addresses in order to protest against the now more level GST rules in Australia.