Amazon has confirmed that over 500 Australian businesses have already registered to sell their products on www.amazon.com.au when the Amazon Marketplace goes live. Catch says its tally is up to 600.
Amazon, which is due to launch its full-fledged offering in Australia in the near future, says it has signed up over 500 locals sellers onto its marketplace. Next month the company will host its first-ever Marketplace Seller Summit in Sydney, which will clearly be an avenue for it to lure more Australian sellers onto its platform.
Its half-day event will provide potential sellers with information on setting up an online business and is being run in partnership with the Australian Retailers Association and small business network, the SME Association of Australia.
On the other hand, Australian online retailer Catch.com.au which launched its Catch Marketplace in June this year, says it has already signed up 600 Australian retailers registered to join its platform, with 300 already live on the site. “The remaining retailers are currently going through rigorous checks to make sure they adhere to Catch Group’s strict customer service and value criteria,” says the company.
Since launching Catch Marketplace in June this year, the company has diversified into a number of new categories, including high-end-brand computers, outdoor gear, musical instruments, furniture, sporting equipment and video games to name a few. Now with 600 Australian retailers already registered to sell on Catch Marketplace, the company says it’s predicting a marketplace sales target of $50 million for FY 2017/18.