Expand into Australia

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For some shipments, including exporting goods from Germany to countries outside the European Union, your company must declare export goods with the German customs authorities, and you are required to prepare an export declaration. If you fail to provide this, your shipment may be held back.

Example scenarios:

a) If the value of the shipment is less than EUR 1000 or weighs less than 1000 kg, you do not need to prepare an export declaration

b) If the value of your shipment exceeds EUR 1000 or weighs more than 1000 kg, you must provide UPS with an export declaration to clear customs in Germany. To learn more, please visit the website of the German Customs Authority: www.zoll.de

You have two options for applying for an export declaration:
(i) You can do it yourself: If you can prepare the export declaration yourself, do so and then attach it when your shipment is collected/handed over.

(ii) You can arrange for it to be done through the Service Provider Network (SPN): Through Amazon SPN, you can contact third-party providers who can prepare the export declaration for you within approximately two to four days. These services are subject to a fee and completely independent of Amazon.
Grow with Amazon in Australia

Grow with Amazon in Australia

Start selling on Amazon in Australia to reach millions of new customers. In 2019, the number of monthly visitors to Amazon.com.au grew by 52% compared to the previous year. During the same period, e-commerce sales rose 3.8% across the country.*
Diversify your revenue stream

Diversify your revenue stream

Grow your Amazon business while diversifying your sales by becoming a selling partner in Australia. 30+ categories are open for selling on Amazon Australia.
Use Amazon’s tools to simplify expansion

Use Amazon’s tools to simplify expansion

Let Amazon help you with international logistics and shipping to Australian customers with Fulfilment by Amazon.

Hear how entrepreneurs have built their businesses on Amazon in Australia

It’s been great watching sales increase alongside Amazon Australia’s traffic.
Lisa RacitiKind-LY CEO

Ready to start selling in Australia?

Just like in Europe, you can sign up for a Seller Central account in Australia. Amazon’s tools and services make it easy to expand your businesses internationally. If you’re interested, follow the steps below to start selling on Amazon in Australia.

Step 1

Decide what to sell
Make sure that you comply with all laws and product standards in Australia. Find out about restricted products and category requirements for selling your products in Australia. Third-party service providers can also help with issues surrounding compliance, international shipping, and taxes.

Step 2

Register and list products
Learn what you’ll need to register a Seller Central account in Australia. Once you register, you will need to complete seller identity verification, complete the tax survey, and assign your deposit method using an Australian bank location.

Use Build International Listings to synchronise your listings in Europe with Australia or begin adding products in Australia by finding existing listings or creating new listings.

Step 3

Amazon has a network of leading international shipping and logistics experts that offer special discounted rates for Amazon sellers that are expanding their business into Australia.

Most Amazon Sellers opt for Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) when they want to generate more sales without necessarily investing more in logistics. Understand what’s involved in shipping to and fulfilling in Australia, including costs, times, and requirements.

Step 4

Manage your business
To manage your business in Australia you’ll need to understand Goods and Services Tax (GST), set your prices, and get paid in your local currency with currency converter services such as Hyperwallet. Use Amazon tools like Global Sales Summary, Sponsored Products, and Lightning Deals to grow your business in Australia.
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Get answers to the frequently asked questions about selling in Australia.


What products should I sell in Australia?
We usually recommend that sellers offer all of their eligible EU selection in Australia. With Amazon’s Build International Listings (BIL) tool, it’s easy to add your EU listings across Australia and set pricing rules. However, you’ll need to make sure that you have the appropriate distribution rights and that your products are compliant with local Australian regulations. For example, a European plug won’t work in Australia.

If you plan to use Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) to fulfil in Australia, you may want to start with a “wide and thin” approach. Start with your full catalogue but just a few units per ASIN to see what sells. Then, once you identify your top-selling products, you can send in larger replenishment shipments. Get more guidance on product details in the marketplace entry strategy section.
How hard is it to get started selling in Australia?
Getting started selling in a new geographic region such as Australia can be a big step for your business. However, the investment may be worth it for a fast-growing Amazon store like Australia.

Just like when you started selling in Europe, your success in Australia will vary based on factors unique to your business, including product category, margins, and regulatory requirements. It’s important to take the time early in the process to fully consider all of the pros and cons involved in selling in Australia.


What do I need to do to sell on Amazon in Australia?
There are four main steps to start selling in Australia:
  • Prepare to sell, including by considering local tax and regulatory requirements.
  • Register a Seller Central account in Australia and list your products.
  • Ship your goods internationally to Australia and fulfil orders.
  • Manage your business, including customer support and returns.
What is Goods and Service Tax (GST), and what do I need to know about it?
If you choose seller fulfilment, Amazon will remit the taxes on your behalf. If you choose Fulfilment by Amazon, you will pay an import tax on all shipments to Australia (10% of the shipment value). However, registration with the Australian Tax Authority (ATO) is not required until your revenue exceeds AUD 75,000. Once you’ve registered, you will collect and remit GST quarterly. More information on GST: Australia's Low Value Imports GST and Australian Taxation Office.

In 2018, Australia implemented legislation to impose Goods and Services Tax (GST) on imported goods that are classified as taxable for Australian GST purposes and have a customs value of AUD 1,000 (Australian dollars) or less (Low Value Imported Goods or LVIG). Based on this, Amazon is required to calculate, collect, and remit 10% GST on LVIG sold by sellers on Amazon.com and shipped from outside Australia to an Australian address.

If you sell an item that qualifies as LVIG, Amazon will automatically calculate, collect, and remit GST at the rate of 10%. The GST will be added to the price and delivery charges that you have set in Seller Central for items that are classified as LVIG.
Do I need an Australian business entity or bank account?
No. You can keep using your local, European business entity. Your bank must be based in Australia. As a result, you cannot use your European bank account. To facilitate the process, we recommend currency converter services such as Hyperwallet.

Account and listings

Can I use my current European account to sell in Australia?
No, you’ll need to register an Amazon Australia account. You can link your EU account to your Australian account using the Sell Globally dashboard in Seller Central. If you’re new to Amazon, here is how to get started.
Can I transfer my Amazon European product listings over to Amazon’s Australian marketplace?
Yes. The Build International Listings (BIL) tool helps you sell globally by adding listings and synchronising pricing across multiple marketplaces.

To transfer your Amazon European listings to Amazon.com.au with BIL, you’ll need to link your accounts. Linking your accounts forms the basis for managing your businesses across multiple regions. This allows you to access your business information for different marketplaces in a central location. Link your European and Australian accounts.

Once you have linked your accounts, use BIL to set the US as your “source” marketplace. Next, set the Australia marketplace as your “target” marketplace.

BIL does not create new product listings (ASINs). It adds listings if the product listing already exists in the new marketplace. If it doesn’t exist yet, the listing will not be added. BIL also does not manage inventory. To make the listing available for purchase, make sure that inventory is available for that marketplace.
How do I know if my European products are compliant in Australia?
Compliance regulations in Australia change regularly. If you sell products in the consumables, beauty, or consumer electronics categories, you’ll want to be particularly vigilant in reviewing local regulations and ensuring compliance. Amazon has a number of external service providers that can help with product compliance.
Do Australian product listings require a new ASIN?
No, not usually. Product ASINs are “global” and are different only if the product is materially different from the original ASIN. For example, if you had two product versions that vary by the type of plug — Australian versus European — then each version would have its own ASIN. However, if the products are not materially different (e.g. colour variations), then each version would not have its own ASIN.

Shipping and fulfilling

If I’m selling on another Amazon marketplace, do I need to ship my products to Australia?
Yes. Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) cannot fulfil your Australian marketplace orders with inventory stored in European fulfilment centres.
Can I ship direct from my manufacturer to an Australian fulfilment centre?
How do I ship my products to Australia, including to Australian fulfilment centres?
FBA processes in Australia is similar once your items are in Amazon warehouses. However, how the items get to these warehouses in Australia differs in some specific ways from the process in Europe. Amazon’s Service Provider Network has a list of third-party providers that other Amazon Sellers have used to ship their inventory into Australia.

Regardless of which fulfilment method you choose, shipping to Australia involves certain requirements. Two of the most important ones are providing an importer of record (IOR) and using delivery duty paid (DDP). These largely involve who is responsible for paying fees such as import duties and taxes.

Importer of record: An IOR or customs broker is required to sell in Australia. The IOR or customs broker is the entity responsible for paying import duties and taxes. This ensures that your imports comply with local laws and regulations. Note that neither Amazon nor its fulfilment centres can act as the IOR for FBA shipments. Learn more about important requirements for Australia here or consult a third-party provider.
How much does shipping to Australia cost?
Shipping costs, duties, and customs costs can vary depending on the size, weight, and contents of the shipment. Amazon has a number of providers for FBA in Australia and seller-fulfilled shipping that can help with freight quotes. There is not currently a preferred carrier programme. For self-fulfilment, most international carriers such as DHL, FedEx, and UPS can facilitate shipments, duties, and customs as well. Please be sure to request DDP (Delivered Duties Paid) shipping rates.
Is Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) in Australia different from FBA in Europe?
FBA in Europe is very similar to FBA in Australia. Just as in the EU, FBA in Australia will help you deliver products to customers, manage customer service, and handle returns on your behalf. When you use FBA in Australia, you will get Prime badging, increasing your listings’ attractiveness to the millions of Australian customers who appreciate Prime’s fast delivery options. FBA listings also have a higher chance of winning the Buy Box. FBA fees vary by marketplace and category, as do Prime customer delivery times.

Marketplace entry strategy

What products should I sell in Australia?
When selling in Australia for the first time, a natural approach is to think about your best-selling products in your home marketplace. From your previous experience and from data in sales reports, what sells well? Consider, why these products do well and evaluate if it will also work well in Australia based on how culture, climate, and demographics influence customer demand.

List a wide range of products (with less inventory) rather than just a few products (with a lot of inventory). A wider selection of products means more customers will see your listings overall. This allows you to quickly determine which of your products are doing well in each marketplace.

In deciding which products to sell in an Amazon marketplace, you have another key source of information available to you: observations about the marketplace. Research on current best sellers on amazon.com.au for your product categories. Read customer reviews to understand your competition’s strengths and weaknesses.

Make sure you’re allowed to sell the product and understand your distribution rights. Be aware that Australian safety and compliance regulations differ from those in other geographic regions.

Learn which product categories are open to start selling in Amazon’s Australian store.

Eligible product categories and restrictions: Our customers trust that they can buy with confidence on Amazon. It is your responsibility to make sure that you and your products comply with all applicable laws and with Amazon’s policies concerning Category, Product and Content Restrictions. Review the requirements by category here. If you have questions about your products’ compliance or your legal obligations in Australia, we advise you to consult one of our external service providers.
How should I set and adjust my prices for Australia?
Just like in Europe, you can choose between two selling plans that enable you to sell in Australia. Use the Amazon fee calculator for Australia to estimate your average fee charges and potential revenues. When selling in multiple countries you can get a discounted subscription for multiple countries by linking accounts.

When deciding how to adjust your pricing for Australia you should consider the following: Shipping costs (including potential returns) when you’re shipping directly to international customers or to FBA fulfilment centres, the cost of converting currencies, and taxes and duties. Many of the variable costs can change based on whether you decide to fulfil products yourself or use FBA.

Many of the variable costs can change based on whether you decide to fulfil products yourself or use FBA. You can find more details in the Fulfilment Options section.
How do I generate initial sales in Australia?
Amazon in Australia has similar tools to help you grow sales. Sales conversion begins with products that are discoverable with compelling listings. Just like selling in the EU marketplaces, you can use advertisements and promotions to increase visibility and sales.

Amazon Sponsored Products advertising can help increase exposure to your offers in Amazon Australia. Sponsored Products is a cost-per-click advertising service that helps you promote the products you sell through keyword-targeted ads.

The promotional tools available vary by Amazon marketplace. Visit the Promotions help page for more details on the types of promotions available. To see the steps to creating a promotion, visit Creating a Promotion.

Managing your business

How do I convert currencies?
Your bank must be based in Australia. As a result, you cannot use your European bank account as the deposit method. To facilitate the process, we recommend using a currency converter service such as Hyperwallet. You will receive a local receiving account for Australia. Enter this account information as follows:

In the Settings menu, select Account Info.

1. In the Deposit Method section, click Assign.
2. Select Australia from the drop-down menu next to Bank Location.
3. Fill in the requested account information.
4. Click Submit.
How do I provide customer support to Australian customers?
When you use Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA), Amazon will provide 24-hour customer support for delivery-related questions, which comprise the majority of overall customer contacts, on your behalf. For many sellers, this FBA feature is critical to selling successfully in Australia.

When you choose to fulfil customer orders yourself, Amazon requires that you handle customer support for delivery and product-related customer contacts.

Customers expect prompt, helpful service when they have questions or concerns about your products. Customer service specialists who understand your products know where the buyer’s product is and when it will be delivered and can respond quickly to email queries, so can help you maintain good performance.
How do I handle international returns from Australian customers?
If you use FBA, Amazon handles returns on your behalf. You don’t have to worry about providing a local return address or changing your pricing to incorporate international returns shipping.

Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN) returns are the responsibility of the seller. You must pay for a return mailing label and provide a local return address. Alternatively, you can issue a refund and let the buyer keep the product. To learn more, visit Customer Returns for International Sales.

Ready to expand to Australia

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