Amazon Australia is expected to go online at 2pm tomorrow, Thursday November 23, marking the company's long-awaited local launch.
Australian customers who have become used to buying from Amazon's overseas arms will be keen to check out both the range carried by the online shopping colossus as well as the pricing in comparison to the US-based Amazon mothership or outlets in other countries.
An email sent to Amazon's local marketplace partners and published by LifeHacker says sellers should be ready for first orders from 2pm Thursday, although access will initially be limited to "a small number of customers" in the initial 'soft launch' phase.
However, it's expected that Amazon Australia will open its doors to all customers in the early morning of Friday November 24, which marks the annual Black Friday shopping mega-event held in the USA and is followed by the Cyber Monday online salesfest.
Amazon is said to have arranged two-day courier shipping within Australia.