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  • Amazon turns to printed catalogues

    Amazon at Dandenong South, VIC.

    E-commerce giant Amazon plans to print millions of holiday season toy catalogues and distribute them to US customers by mail and through its national chain of food stores, Whole Foods.

    According to Bloomberg, the catalogue will be Amazon’s version of the 100-page Big Book formerly published by national toy store chain Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy last year after suing Amazon to end a 10-year partnership that it says led to years of falling sales.

    The move into toy catalogues is part of Amazon’s push to incorporate traditional retailers’ tools into its business model, said the report. No details of the printing contract have been announced.

    In 2016, Amazon signed a deal with direct-to-garment press manufacturer Kornit to supply Amazon with industrial inkjet printers intended for Amazon Merch, its T-shirt manufacturing and distribution service. Meanwhile, Amazon Books has announced it’s opening another six brick-and-mortar bookstores to its expanding US network.

    In Australia, Amazon is recruiting staff for its 43,000-square metre facility at Moorebank in South West Sydney, its second ‘fulfilment centre’ in Australia, due to open in second half of 2018.

    Amazon launched in Australia last year and offers print-on-demand book publishing through its CreateSpace publishing and distribution partner, which sells editing, book design, and marketing services. Amazon’s Kindle business offers on-demand self-publishing in digital and print, including paperbacks. The company sells Kindle e-reader devices, audio books and content through its Australian website, where there’s also office printers, printing inks, toner cartridges and printing paper from major brands including Epson, Brother and Canon.