Tag Archives: online retail

ARA teams up with Google

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and Google have announced a new strategic collaboration this week. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of ARA, says a more direct relationship between the ARA and Google will allow the ARA to better support retailers to use digital tools and platforms which support their growth ambitions. …

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Shopper influence reaches new heights

New research suggests almost two-thirds of online shoppers shun celebrity influencers and more than 61 per cent feel that celebrity influencers are out of date. Fashion and lifestyle blogger influence on consumer purchasing trumps royals, models, actors and sportspeople, but it’s everyday shoppers who have the greatest power to sway …

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So how was Amazon’s first year in Australia?

Amazon Australia has revealed its top-selling items from the past year – and some of the shopping trends it’s seen so far. They’re all in the ‘Amazon Australia 2018 Trends Report’. The retail titan says it’s grown its available selection fivefold since its launch Down Under. It now offers nearly …

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Confidence boost among traditional Aussie retailers

Bricks-and-mortar retailers have defied fears of online wipeout as confidence hits new high. CommBank’s latest Retail Insights Report has revealed that confidence in the Australian retail industry has bounced back to fresh highs, driven by a sharp rise in optimism among bricks-and-mortar-only retailers. According to the report, retailers have grown …

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Retail sector reacts to Amazon launch

Despite being one of the biggest retail launches in the country, Amazon still isn’t offering its complete suite of products and services.  Earlier this week, Amazon Australia officially launched its retail offering of millions of products across 20 categories with benefits such as everyday low prices and fast delivery options. …

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Amazon trumps Coles in lead-up to local launch

The Amazon US site was accessed by 4.6 million adult Australians during October, according to Nielsen Digital Ratings data, placing the retailer behind Woolworths and ahead of Coles in terms of unique audience. The data was released ahead of the ‘soft launch’ of Amazon’s Australia site, expected this afternoon (November …

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NRA and NORA partner in response to changing business environment

The new partnership between the National Retail Association (NRA) and the established business network connecting and supporting online retailers, NORA, will allow the two organisations to combine their strength and expertise in supporting all Australian retailers, whether they operate online, in store or both. NRA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Lamb …

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Amazon courts local suppliers

Amazon’s first Australian Seller Summit was attended by hundreds of people who came to hear how businesses can use the online retail giant’s third-party selling platform, Amazon Marketplace, to grow. The event, organised in partnership with the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and the SME Association of Australia (SMEA), was held …

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Tough start to year as consumers tighten their belts

Real (inflation-adjusted) retail turnover growth was 1.2 per cent for the year to March 2017, according to Deloitte Access Economics’ latest Retail Forecasts subscriber report. Deloitte Access Economics partner and report author David Rumbens says the March quarter was a low point for retail spending, continuing what has been a …

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