Monthly Archives: July 2012

Is anger directed at Tarazz justified?

Last week a new player emerged on the Australian eCommerce scene; launching their site with little fanfare was Tarazz – a site built on the model similar to hopshopgo, priceusa.com.au and myus.com– where items can be purchased from websites that … Continue reading

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eBay where to next?

eBay in Australia is the biggest and most successful online shopping destination online – having been an early player in our region – it has built on the early success and maintained their marketplace situation – improving the strong stance … Continue reading

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Facebook and Retail: What can we get out of it?

Facebook and retail – what is the story – is it worth it, is it the boom it was supposed to be, do I need to bother, everyone seems to talk about it – so what is the real ability … Continue reading

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The Mining BOOM – what does it mean for online business?

Yesterday we heard the news that within 2 years the mining boom might be over – as it is slowing quicker than was first thought – cooling down over the next few years; potentially putting a hole in government budgets … Continue reading

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Should Australian Retailers ask Government for grants to move online?

Last week we saw Ford Australia announce they would sadly have to slash jobs at their manufacturing plants – this of course was a kick in the guts for the economy, the Gillard Government who had given a $1billion grant … Continue reading

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Is there a Saturation Point for Online Sales?

Early this week – the NAB Online Retail Index was released for the month of May. General findings from the index were that online sales grew at 14% slightly down from the figure of 15% for April and the 19% … Continue reading

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Online Sales Results for May 2012

NAB released online sales figures for month of May 2012 in the most recent Online Retail Sales Index. These figures show a slow down from last years high % growth from 41% May 2011to 14% May 2012; and a slow … Continue reading

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Shaun O’Brien’s great generosity

At the PeSA Internet Conference on the Gold Coast last month the annual Gala Charity Dinner Sponsored by Online Market Experts raised over $89k for the Reach Foundation. Online Market Experts was extremely proud to sponsor this event and the … Continue reading

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The way consumers think should influence your retail plan

So you need to buy something; as a consumer you have more power than ever before when it comes to making a choice, getting value for money, evaluating product reviews, comparing service offerings and modes of delivery and pickup. With … Continue reading

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