Amazon is eyeing expansion of its global distribution network in Asia Pacific and is considering opening a local distribution centre in Australia.

It is understood that company executives plan to visit Australia in the coming months to visit prospective sites. Opening a distribution centre in Australia would make sense for Amazon as ecommerce continues to grow, accounting for more than 10% of retail sales in the country. There are a good number of quality sites available at low costs and an Australian base would allow Amazon to offer faster delivery times and lower shipping costs.