Amazon has teamed up with the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and the SME Association of Australia for the first Marketplace Seller Summit in Australia, taking place on November 13, 2017 at Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney.
The free half-day event will provide practical guidance on setting up and growing a business online, and registration is now open to Australian businesses ranging from established retailers through to start-ups looking to bring their products to millions of customers across Australia and around the world.
Since the launch of its Marketplace in 2000, Amazon has been helping businesses increase sales and reach new customers. Sales from Marketplace sellers now represent over 50 per cent of all items sold on Amazon websites globally.
The event will feature keynote presentations from Amazon Australia country manager, Rocco Braeuniger, and head of Amazon Marketplace in Australia, Fabio Bertola, as well as insight from experts and entrepreneurs alike.
“The internet and technology have the power to level the playing field between big and small businesses, empowering Australian companies, large and small, to grow their sales and their business online,” Rocco Braeuniger said.
“We look forward to enabling local businesses to make their products available to a wide audience, not only in Australia, but also worldwide.”
ARA executive director, Russell Zimmerman and its members are looking forward to attending the Amazon Marketplace Seller Summit in November. “We believe that Amazon’s arrival brings new possibilities to Australian retailers, small and large. We are pleased to work alongside Amazon to bring the Seller Summit to Sydney so that businesses and retailers alike can receive practical advice and guidance on how to make the most of Amazon Marketplace.”
SMEA board member, Mark Flack commented, “We are proud to partner with Amazon for its Seller Summit and beyond to help Australian small businesses learn more about how Amazon Marketplace can help them grow. The reality is that there’s a lot of education that needs to happen amongst the small business community when it comes to being digitally savvy and using the right tools to take their business to the next level. The SMEA is committed to ensuring that our own community has all the information needed to make the most of the digital opportunity.”
This story originally appeared on Appliance Retailer.
Want the latest retail news delivered straight to your inbox? Click here to sign up to the retailbiz newsletter.