Amazon Australia’s top 10 best selling items in its first week
The 10 best selling products on Amazon Australia after one week
After its first week in Australia, the retail giant Amazon has revealed the best selling products since the launch. These are the top 10 products most purchased by Australians and shipped around the country. Interestingly 8 out of the 10 biggest selling items were from the technology category of the site, with four of those being video games. Consoles and video games were offered at competitive rates, coming in cheaper than the big retailers on most titles.
1. FIFA 18 PS4
2. Call of Duty: WW2 PS4
3. Star Wars Battlefront II PS4
4. Nintendo Switch (Neon Blue and Red Joy-Cons edition)
5. Strong HDMI 3M Cable
6. Strong Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Speakerphone
7. The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need by Scott Pape
8. 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver
9. Star Wars Battlefront II Xbox One
10. Nintendo Switch (Grey Joy-Cons edition)
FIFA 18 on PS4 came out on top for the video game section, closely followed by Call of Duty: WW2 for PS4. The new Star Wars Battlefront II on PS4 came in third for overall sales on Amazon, despite its controversial release, while the XBOX One edition came in at number 9. Finally, the Nintendo Switch featured twice on the list, in 4th and 10th place due to the two different colour bundle options technically being different products listed. For a new console that many were unsure about these sales are a great sign for the newest Nintendo console.
Two of the best selling products included on this list were of course Star Wars themed, with the movie releasing this week it is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story CD and Star Wars Death Star 3D LED Lamp were big sellers, making for some great stocking stuffers this Christmas season.
The Strong 3M HDMI Cable seemed to be a favourite of Australians, making number 5 on the list of sales, which makes sense considering the cheap price and length of the HDMI. Some stores have tried to overcharge for HDMI and other cables in the past but Amazon knows their market is more likely to buy them at their correct price.
The Strong Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Speakerphone was the only tech accessory on the list, coming in at number 6. Able to pair up with any Bluetooth device and a six-hour battery life this compact speaker is only AUD$15.00, a real bargain that Australia has been taking full advantage of.
Finally on the list were two non-tech related items: Australian author Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need book and Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food came in at 7th and 8th respectively.
In the lead up to Christmas, it's no surprise to see some of these products selling like hotcakes thanks to the small deals and delivery provided by Amazon. Already Australia has become accustomed to our new online service, with Australians purchasing their daily essentials and big purchases on the site at all hours of the day. New South Wales is currently ahead as the state to have purchased the most from the retailer. The very first purchase made on Amazon.com.au was L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation, while the Kindle Paperwhite is the most popular product in NSW.
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