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Australian wages will be one factor that keeps online cheaper

There are many factors in play when looking at the online and in store price comparison of a similar product; some of these influences receive more media coverage than others – the hotly debated GST debate raises its head every … Continue reading

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Gen Y and beyond will never shop at Myer

ABS retail figures for November were released showing a stark drop in sales for that month – whilst not unusual, it is concerning the month before the biggest trading month, Christmas, that retail figures are not only low, they have … Continue reading

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Australian Retailers are getting left behind

As we read another report from a Australian CEO slamming, with Solomon Lew of Premier Investments – which owns the Just Jeans Group of retail outlets attacking the Government today on not moving on the GST issue as well as … Continue reading

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Still no change on GST

I wish this would be the last piece I ever write on the GST and Low value import Threshold; however I am not confident of that at all. Today the Government announced that they are not going to change the … Continue reading

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Is the GST threshold to be reduced soon?

An article today has indicated that a third report commissioned by the Federal Government is expected to state that the GST threshold on overseas goods which currently sits at $1000.00AUD should be lowered or the way it is applied broadened. … Continue reading

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What can retailers expect for the rest of the year

As we close in on the 31st of December 2012, what can retailers in Australia expect from the final two months of trading? Typically retailers will aim to make the most of their yearly budget within the final quarter of … Continue reading

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Will retailers get what they want from recent rate cut?

Last week on Tuesday, the first Tuesday of October, the Reserve Bank of Australia meet and agreed to reduce the official interest rate of Australia by 25 basis points dropping the official cash rate to 3.25%, the fifth rate cut … 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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State Governments join push for lowering GST import threshold

Previously the retail world has had some debate about overseas purchases under $1000 not having to have GST charged to them – this has been labeled unfair and giving overseas sellers an advantage over a struggling local industry. The government … Continue reading

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