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Amazon Australia launches Renewed Program

Amazon Australia is inviting businesses to sell like-new products (refurbished, pre-owned and open-box) to Amazon customers, including mobile phones, computers, tables and audio products, as part of its Renewed program.

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Products must undergo rigorous testing and inspections by qualified suppliers to work and look like new. If successful, products will become available with a six-month warranty from the selling partner.

“Renewed provides Australian customers with great discounts on good as new products, paired with the reassurance of a six-month warranty and the convenience of having it delivered to their door,” Amazon Australia country manager, Matt Furlong said.

Amazon is taking advantage of the $43 billion second-hand economy by moving into the ‘like-new’ product market.

Almost 95 million used goods were sold in the last 12 months, according to the 2019 Gumtree Second-Hand Economy report. Clothing, shoes and accessories are the most unwanted item group, followed by electronics. Of those selling second hand, 78% were sold online.

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