Online shopping destination eBay Australia and New Zealand has appointed JJ Eastwood as head of advertising who will report direct to David Odgers, sales and marketing director for the company.
In an aim to help businesses remain competitive, eBay will introduce a series of changes in September, including adjusting the fees on eBay.com.au.
eBay said while fewer physical stores may mean fewer jobs, there will be an increase in other areas such as logistics and stock control.
The OBI report found that 35 per cent of merchants said manufacturers and suppliers tried to prevent them from selling their goods on the internet or on particular websites.
eBay.com.au will be seeing changes to the website between March and May to meet the growth of the Australian ecommerce market.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has called on Australian retailers to embrace the government’s NBN, which he believes is the "part of the solution" to reducing the gap between Australian retailers and its overseas counterparts in online retailing
It seems that brick and mortar retailers' worst nightmare of seeing a growing number of customers buying online is becoming more apparent after the world’s largest online retailer reported another strong quarter.
More than one million people are expected to sell their unwanted presents online post-Christmas to avoid embarrassment and long queues involved in returning Christmas gifts, according to eBay.
Australia Post has partnered with eBay to offer eBay sellers a simplified packing and posting deal.
Based on the last three to four years worth of research, eBay.com.au has forecasted that this Sunday 12 December will be the busiest online shopping day of the year for them.
eBay.com.au has announced it will be releasing an application suitable for the new Windows Phone 7 in mid-October 2010.
Since his recent appointment to the newly created advertising director role at eBay, David Odgers said he will assist the company in continual growth in its advertising publishing business.