Amazon reported local revenue of $2.63 billion in the year to December 31, 2022, up 47.7 per cent from $1.78 billion a year earlier, according to the company’s most recently lodged accounts.
“Amazon is maintaining momentum in a slowing market, taking greater than 10 per cent of incremental sales excluding food. Amazon thrives as consumers seek out value,” Jarden’s head of research Ben Gilbert said.
According to the monthly NAB Online Retail Sales Index, Australians spent $54.2 billion on online retail in the year to September, equal to around 12.8 per cent of total retail trade.
“Many Perth Prime members have already experienced next-day delivery on an Amazon order, and our investment in this site will increase the selection of items that can be shipped directly to local customers more quickly,” Amazon Australia country manager Janet Menzies said.
Sustainability features of the new warehouse include a 1.5 megawatt solar panel system that, once operational, is expected to generate up to 80 per cent of the site’s energy needs.
It also contains a disaster relief hub that stores thousands of essential items including toiletry bags and clean-up kit. These are available for immediate dispatch to those affected by natural disasters and extreme weather events in WA.
Last month, Amazon reported a 13 per cent rise in third quarter revenue to September 30 of $US143.1 billion ($220 billion), ahead of analyst’s expectations.
Operating income increased to $US11.2 billion, compared with $US2.5 billion in the period a year ago following heavy cost-cutting efforts.