It appears that Australia’s take up of multi-channel retailing is slow, with only approximately half of them currently offering some form of online sales capabilities, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan.
Myer continues to make good progress adapting itself to the changing retail environment but it hasn't been enough to help the company's half-year earnings where NPAT was down 19.8 per cent.
To keep up with the times, as well as to keep disgruntled university students at bay, The Co-op Bookshop has launched its 'window shop' experience.
There is a sense of widespread reluctance amongst Australian retailers to wed themselves to multi-channel retailing. Kees de Vos discusses why and what they can do to become a blushing multi-channel bride.
As more retailers recognise the need to invest in multi-channel platforms, Roy Rubin, Magneto CEO said the best way to go about dealing with it is to seek help from from an external company.
As part of this new partnership, IBM will develop an develop an end-to-end multi-channel e-commerce platform for the department store retailer across its physical stores, its online stores and mobile devices.
David Jones has appointed Antony Karp to the newly created role of group executive retail services while Reg Clairs retires one of the company's non-executive directors.
Activewear retailer Lorna Jane has paired up with digital signage company Five Faces to debut an in-store Facebook initiative, known as SocialEyes.
Bricks and mortar retailers gathered for the final Engage in E-tail, jointly hosted by ARA and ASGA in partnership with PayPal to learn about mCommerce and social media.
An ACRS report suggests that retailers who engage consumers effectively across multiple channels including new technologies will earn a greater share of their customer’s wallet.
Carpet Court is meeting the demands of its customers who are looking online for inspiration and advice with the launch of its new look website, carpetcourt.com.au.
CEO Paul Zahra said the company experienced challenging trading conditions in a period where consumer confidence is low and in order to over come this, it will continue its multi-channel strategy to drive sales.
The department store reported a net profit after tax result of $162.7 million. Meanwhile, sales were down 3.8 per cent to $3.16 million and on a like-for-like basis it was down 5.5 per cent.
The way consumers are conducting their pre-purchase research is impacting on the way traditional retailers operate, a new study has revealed.