Amazon has opened its Australian online store to New Zealand shoppers for the first time.
Shoppers will now be able to buy millions of products from amazon.com.au, as well as the company’s US site.
The range of products on offer differs between the two stores.
Tony Austin, general manager of Exports for Amazon.com.au, says the move will offer faster deliveries and lower delivery charges.
“We are excited to offer Kiwis access to millions of products at great prices,” Tony says. “We know many New Zealand customers are already shopping on the US store and we are pleased to be offering them a faster option.”
For New Zealand customers, standard delivery starts at $2.99, while those in certain areas in Auckland and Christchurch will access expedited delivery for as little as $6.99.
Homegrown small businesses such as Serious Food Co, The Herb Farm and Bella Honey, will now be able to sell to New Zealanders as well as delivering products across the ditch.
Amazon has four fulfilment centres in Australia – Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane – with a second planned centre for both Melbourne and Sydney.
Set to open later this year, the new distribution centre in Western Sydney will span 200,000 square metres and is capable of housing up to 11 million products.
The company says Amazon Prime remains unavailable in New Zealand, but customers can subscribe to Prime Video for $8 a month.