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Corrected - Amazon Australia goes live in time to ruin rivals' Christmas

Reuters  |  SYDNEY 

By Byron KayeSYDNEY (Reuters) - Inc's Australian arm said it would start taking orders on Tuesday, ending speculation about the timing of its launch in the world's No. 12 economy and likely dashing hopes of a holiday boost for struggling brick-and-mortar rivals.The global retailer said it would offer free shipping nationwide for purchases over A$49 ($37.26), with millions of products available from clothes to sporting goods to consumer electronics.The move establishes the $550 billion behemoth as an aggressive presence in the sluggish Australian retail sector, just as shopkeepers ...

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 03:49 IST