A report released by Deloitte Access Economics on Australian internet use has said that growth in online shopping is expected to increase by $10 billion over the next three years.
Co-founders James Harris & Ei Sabai Nyo setup the website Online Shopping USA earlier this year, taking advantage of the growing consumer trend of buying more products from international online websites
A survey found that despite 75 per cent of Australians are concerned about the information they share online, almost 50 per cent admit to not knowing how many websites hold their personal details.
A new survey from the ANRA showed that at least three quarters of Australians used the internet to help them out with their shopping in the past three months
The Australian group buying market is currently the fastest growing sector in the online retail space, according to telecoms, media and ICT analyst firm Telsyte.
The revamped site features a new core online ordering system that has automated iPOS capabilities, a new payment gateway, and customer database potential.
Lasoo has also predicted that content, e-commerce, multi-channel integration, customer interaction and return on investments will be other key shopping trends this year.
After only launching in February 2010, GUESS' online store now provides greater product offering to include watches and jewellery on top of handbags, wallets, shoes and accessories for men and women.
The RBA said that the number of inbound postal items delivered through the Australia Post network suggests there's been a growth in online purchases from overseas.
Getprice has released its 2011 shopping report, which identifies the online shopping habits and behaviours of over 3000 consumers who visit its site.
The MobileShopper is a Smartphone-based application that integrates online shopping with the in-store experience by bringing together a retailer's bricks and mortar technology silos with their web/ecommerce platforms.
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.
According to the IbisWorld Industry Inside report Australia's biggest bargain hunting state is New South Wales, where a third of online purchases originate.
The online Salvos Store has been launched to coincide with the charity's 'Shopping with a Conscience' campaign, which aims to inspire Australians to shop with the environment and community in mind.
In response to the escalating row over imposing GST on international online sales, independent online IT retailer estore.com.au offered customers a GST-free weekend on goods.
The company said it is looking to acquire local online companies to boost its reach and range of products nationally.
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.
Australian e-tailer eStore.com.au is asking consumers to buy from local online retailers this Christmas, despite the soaring Australian dollar.
Photographic retail chain Camera House has launched its e-commerce website that will be selling over 600 photographic products.
It may seem that Australian SME retailers believe Christmas will be a tough period for them, according to the latest MYOB Business Monitor.
Waiting in long queues and battling for parking spots will be equally the most frustrating thing about Christmas shopping this year, according to a survey by Getprice.
According to pizza chain Eagle Boys, almost a quarter of store sales in Perth are now coming from online orders compared to a national online ordering sales averaging 15 per cent.
Australian Geographic Retail has partnered with brand and design agency phdcreative to extend its retail offering online with the launch of its e-commerce website.
After realising there was a gap in browsing, discovering and shopping for soft goods online a year and half ago, Google has launched Boutiques.com.
As part of the first stage launch, it will feature more than 100 retailers, not only existing retailers but also 'brick and mortar' retailers that are not currently trading in a Westfield centre, as well as retailers who currently operate purely online.
SLI Systems has revealed some top consumer online searches that retailers need to take note of as they prepare their sites and inventories for the holiday buying frenzy.
PayPal has announced that it is expanding its buyer protection for online shoppers when they make a purchase with retailers that accept PayPal internationally.
Hitting the 1000 retailer milestone comes off the back of Getprice signing agreements with retailers such as Bing Lee, Big W, Dick Smith and Rebel Sport.
There has been a continued year-on-year surge in online shopping complaints, according to Queensland Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor.
Already offering mobile apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry, PayPal has announced the availability of the Mobile Express Checkout, a two-click checkout experience allowing customers to opt-in and remain logged in across apps.
Based on a Frost & Sullivan report, it is estimated that Australian consumers will spend in excess of $12 billion dollars online this year and almost half of that will be spent offshore.
Ten years after the launch of its US site, clothing retailer Ralph Lauren has launched a UK version of its e-retail website.
Online media company Yahoo!7 and online comparison shopping destination Getprice have joined forces to create a new online comparison shopping initiative - Yahoo!7 Shopping.
Amazon.com will be acquiring members-only fashion and online buying community BuyVIP.com.
Independent online price comparison site Shopbot.com.au has released details that online buying activity in Australia is continuing to surge despite a lot of uncertainty in the retail market.