Research from Google Australia shows 2012 will be Australia’s biggest online Christmas yet.
It's evident that online is changing the way consumers are shopping. But relative to some other developed economies, the e-commerce market in Australia is still a fairly young one, according to a report from IBM.
Businesses based in China were contacted by Australian buyers the most, accounting for over 70 per cent of enquiries, according to research from Alibab.com.
CPM realised that more field marketing companies are focusing on building the credentials of their staff due to the growing popularity of online retailing.
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.
PwC has predicted that the online shopping market in Australia in 2011 will reach $13.6 billion, a growth of 13 per cent from the $12 billion expenditure in 2010.
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 new site is leveraged by multi-channel commerce software vendor Hybris’ B2C commerce platform solution, which allows Target to customise and update the site based on new product developments.
USA Shopping Affair is an Australian-owned and operated package forwarding company that will allow Australian online shoppers to buy from multiple US retailers and have it delivered directly to them.
Department stores were tipped to suffer in the face of online retailing but IbisWorld research shows that their revenue is expected to increase by 1 per cent in 2010-11, reaching $20.66 billion.
The ARA has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s Future of Australian Retail Inquiry and the government’s approach to evidence based policy.
To help retailers better understand the opportunities of online retailing, the federal government will hold an online retail forum in early 2011.
The study, which was carried out in conjunction with Forrester Research and The Leading Edge, also showed that while there’s a surge in overseas online shopping, domestically eCommerce is also growing rapidly.
Ten years after the launch of its US site, clothing retailer Ralph Lauren has launched a UK version of its e-retail website.