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Shaunn
Shaunn
3/19/2018 7:41:15 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@DHagar Right on, if the consumer doesn't win, no does. The whole thing hinges on the benifit of consumers; without their support no company could stand a chance in such a market.

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DHagar
DHagar
3/19/2018 5:34:05 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@elizabethv, excactly!  Plus, there are lessons to be learned, such as my comments on Amazon - is it possibly one step forward but two steps back, or places them on an economic transformation that is not beneficial to all!

I think as technology advances we will learn to better develop tactics that follow strategy as opposed to buying the "latest toys"!

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DHagar
DHagar
3/19/2018 5:32:04 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@srufolo1, very interesting!  One wonders if they are not correct and that it advances Amazon's model but inhibits the overall economic growth?  We will see over time what is the better strategy?

The overall winner needs to be be the consumer, not on ly in delivery, but also in employment in their communities.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/19/2018 3:42:12 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@DHagar - Exactly! They may not be furiously competing, but that doesn't mean they aren't keeping up. And there's something to be said for coming in late where technology is concerned. You don't have to put in the time and money to invest in the front end, you can come in after the bugs have been worked out, and you can still come out as just as advanced as the people who did the trail-blazing. You don't need to cut the trail to finish the path. 

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vnewman
vnewman
3/18/2018 10:04:02 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
Amazon did finally launch its au site but geography is Public Enemy #1. There is little transport infrastructure to support delivery in the sparsely populated inland regions. Amazon in North America can feed off the revenue from its direct services to pay for its own delivery vehicles to serve remote parts of the US. While certainly a challenge, Amazon is never one to be a wallflower so supposedly it is going to attempt to introduce Prime at least in coastal, well-populated areas. Something like 90 percent of purchases in AU are still brick and mortar. Amazon has an uphill battle on its hands for sure.

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afwriter
afwriter
3/16/2018 11:13:02 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@Srufolo1 I was going to mention this too. If you won't let a company like Amazon in you are never going to be at the forefront of tech advances. That being said, I'm sure they'll be just fine. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
3/16/2018 6:45:01 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@clrmoney Australia is a country that is more and more becoming a protectionist one. Was reading in a New York Times article, they don't even want to see an Amazon come to their country. They consider it a threat to their culture of mom-and-pop bookstores, not to mention their literary culture. So, it's no surprise Australia is not exactly a leader in digital transformation.

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DHagar
DHagar
3/16/2018 5:41:48 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
@elizabethv, transforming into the digital age is a huge leap of investments, culture, and economy, and Australia is wise to be identifying the cost/benefits of making this a strategic imperative.

You are right, they probably will not complete with India, China, Germany, etc., but can be a viable participant in the 21st century economies, which include digital transformations.  Australia represents good potential for becoming a viable market.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/16/2018 4:10:49 PM
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Re: Australia Sees Potential
I think Australia more falls along the lines of Europe in their technology. Not necessarily a front runner making headway and pushing for the latest and greatest, but also not without the ability to keep up with the rest of the world at their own pace. Particularly in the more urban areas, I'm sure Australia does just fine providing technological advancements for its citizens. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
3/16/2018 10:44:28 AM
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Australia Sees Potential
Australia is one of those countries tat you really don't hear much about so them geing on board ith the Transformation think will be great for them so they can see the value of what the digital world has to offer.

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