Monthly Archives: September 2012

Choice slams Harvey Norman – but was it fair?

On Wednesday this week – Choice published a press release to the media after it had ‘surveyed’ 10 retailers for in store service; the release stated that Harvey Norman’s service offering was the worst of all the 10 surveyed – … Continue reading

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Successful ShopTalk Melbourne last night

The last Wednesday of every month in Melbourne at the Honey Bar is ShopTalk the eCommerce meet up group and last night was an extremely successful event with over 60 people attending and hearing the inside story on Coles Online … Continue reading

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Look into the future of retailing

The best thing – and perhaps only good thing about being behind the online retail markets in the UK and USA is that in Australia we get to see what the future holds and can look forward to implementing it … Continue reading

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Surf Stitch opens European operation

Surf Stitch one of Australia’s premier online shopping destinations has announced an expansion into Europe, after securing an 8,000sqm facility in France to head up their European operations. This is a terrific move and an exciting one for a home … Continue reading

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Deals Direct Group appoint new Chairperson

Today DealsDirect Group (DDG) announced Naseema Sparks as chairperson – the recent arrival of Ms. Sparks follows the arrival of Michael McRitchie as CEO early this year – following founder and executive chairman Paul Greenberg move to initiate the National … Continue reading

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Australian Retail – current state of play

What is going on with Australian retail currently – main media reports for big names such as David Jones, Harvey Norman and Myer show double-digit profit downgrades appearing each month, we also see retail player Premier Retail and pureplay ASOS … Continue reading

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ECOMM AND CARRY ON – The weekly eCommerce Review

Phil Leahy and Chris Morley as they examine the week of eCommerce in our dynamic evolving industry. Join Online Market Experts as we share the hot stories of the week. Friday Update: 21th September 2012

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Is online the most efficient business?

Selling in today’s environment is tough and if you read the recent news releases in mainstream media it’s the toughest it has been for years, and most businesses are dropping profit estimates with monotonous regularity. Online retail has been at … Continue reading

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Catch of The Day & Kogan’s $11,000 dinner!

Shaun O’Brien from Selby Acoustics paid $11,000 to The Reach Foundation to have dinner with two of Australia’s leading online retailers, Gabby Liebovich (Catch of the Day & Scoopon) and Ruslan Kogan (Kogan.com). These gentlemen account for around a half … Continue reading

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Amazon Dominance in Infographic form

Our good friends at Power Retail recently produced this terrific infographic on the eCommerce dominance of Amazon. Amazon has been huge market force in the USA, gaining market share over eBay in recent years, and rumors of Amazon having a … Continue reading

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