Articles with tag online-shopping

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GST battle is just 10% of the online retailing picture

The question of imposing GST on online retail sales from overseas websites has periodically made its way into headlines in recent years and it has once again in recent weeks. So does the GST-threshold really need to be lowered?

Posted Fri 06/12/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Australians plan to drive a hard bargain online this Christmas

E-commerce spending in Australia is expected to increase by 6 per cent year-on-year in the lead up to Christmas, according to new research from Adobe.

Posted Wed 06/11/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Aussie retailers continue to brave new consumer demands

Shopping anywhere anytime is now the new normal, according to research by New Galaxy Research.

Posted Wed 07/08/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Time for advertisers to play mobile catch-up: Google

Lack of education and transparency are hindering advertisers' ability to reach Australian consumers as they become more mobile than ever, new insight from Google shows.

Posted Mon 22/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

A witness to mobile shopping behaviour: eBay

As eBay celebrates the fifth birthday of its mobile application, the company has released a report revealing mobile shopping is only expected to grow.

Posted Tue 16/07/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Finding the right present online

Everybody loves a gift, but in the eCommerce world, selling a wide range of gifts and hampers presents navigational challenges for retailers.

Posted Tue 11/06/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Department store customers shop online

One in two department store customers also shop online, the latest Roy Morgan research shows.

Posted Fri 26/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Internet downloads increase: A sign for retailers to be online

Internet downloads have increased by a third in volume over six months to June 2012 quarter, according to the latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Posted Wed 10/04/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Convenience, price drive shoppers to buy online

Consumers continue to shop online, according to an AVG Technologies survey.

Posted Mon 18/03/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online shopping to soar in 2013

Online shopping is one of the top five industries expected to soar this year.

Posted Mon 07/01/2013 12:00:00 / Read More »

Australians shop here if the price is right

Australians still want to shop locally online, research by MasterCard shows.

Posted Mon 10/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Busiest online shopping day predicted

Sunday 9 December was forecasted to be the busiest online shopping day ever, according to eBay, PayPal and Australia Post.

Posted Thu 06/12/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

A clicking frenzy: Black Friday and Cyber Monday

U.S shoppers have been taking part in a clicking frenzy with online sales jumping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Posted Tue 27/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Protecting shoppers this Christmas

A third of Australians have fallen victim to an online scam or know someone who has, according to a study released by McAfee.

Posted Mon 19/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

A multi-screen Christmas

Research from Google Australia shows 2012 will be Australia’s biggest online Christmas yet.

Posted Wed 14/11/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACCC warns of risks of buying online

ACCC has advised consumers on how to avoid potential safety issues when making online purchases

Posted Mon 22/10/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online, mobile shopping remains favourable

The amount of Australians shopping online is not looking to slow down any time soon based on Getprice's 2012 Shopping Report which details how Australian shoppers are researching and buying online.

Posted Wed 05/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Protecting the digital wallet

Consumers are being urged to protect their digital wallets with new research from and the Centre for Internet Safety revealing two thirds are more careful with their ATM or credit card PIN than with their online passwords.

Posted Wed 05/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Domestic retailers drive online sales growth

National Australia Bank's nline Retail Sales Index valued online sales in Australia in the year to July 2012 at $11.7 billion.

Posted Mon 03/09/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Picking up Click & Collect

Kirsty Dollisson from TorchMedia explains the benefits of providing Click and Collect as an option for shoppers.

Posted Wed 29/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

MyFoodlink help grocers get online

An Australian-based company is giving independent supermarkets and grocery stores the opportunity to have access to e-commerce technology in order to remain competitive against major supermarkets while increasing customer satisfaction.

Posted Tue 07/08/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailers forced to re-strategise

New research from PwC and Frost & Sullivan indicates that as online shopping reaches record levels retailers are being forced to rethink their strategy.

Posted Tue 24/07/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Smartphone, app shopping least favourite choice

According to a study compared to a recent, similar survey in the UK, Australians are about half as likely to use an app or a smartphone for online purchases.

Posted Mon 28/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Study reveals online shoppers are impatient

According to a recent survey by Rackspace Hosting, online shopping is a booming category in Australia with 90 per cent of connected consumers spending online.

Posted Fri 11/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

In-store shopping online with Google Maps

Google Maps has taken photos of Seattle’s Archie McPhee store to show off the potential of virtual shopping and a new form of online shopping.

Posted Fri 04/05/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Auspost launches digital mailbox, opens superstore

Australia Post has decided it will opening 30 superstores across the country, in addition to giving a free Australia Post Digital Mailbox for every Australian.

Posted Thu 29/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Getting local with inStore

inStore has been setup to help connect retailers and their products with shoppers, enabling them to locate products in bricks and mortar stores nearby.

Posted Tue 27/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Geo-intelligent shopping to help retail revival

Retail executives must 'know their place' if their businesses are to successfully emerge from the sector's worst performing year in a generation, geo-retail specialist Esri Australia said.

Posted Mon 05/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

15-year-old creates virtual mall

The 360° Mall replicates a lifelike representation of a shopping centre; complete with an elevator, advertising and all the shop fitouts, where users can ‘walk’ through a shop door.

Posted Thu 01/03/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online shopping a booming industry

Online shopping is one of five industries that IBISWorld has nominated in its annual list of top five industries that are set to soar in 2012.

Posted Mon 09/01/2012 12:00:00 / Read More »

Suit up online with Vinspi

Melbourne-based e-commerce pureplay Vinspi.com.au is reaping the benefits in the growth of online shopping.

Posted Tue 20/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

More online shopping opportunities

More evidence has been released that shows more consumers will jump online to grab a bargain this Christmas based on a survey from Getprice.

Posted Tue 13/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Finding the Christmas spirit online

Its been forecasted that this will be the busiest ever online shopping week with expectations it will peak on eBay.com.au on Sunday 11 December, according to PayPal, eBay and Australia Post.

Posted Tue 06/12/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Get in quick before missing out, Google says

Retailers who do not plan ahead may find themselves missing out on valuable traffic this Christmas as web traffic is expected to grow over the next five weeks.

Posted Thu 24/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Black Friday shopping live in Australia

Online shopping USA will attempt to broadcast America’s Black Friday event live via Twitter on November 25.

Posted Tue 22/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

ACMA finds more Aussies shopping online

Convenience and price are the main drivers for why approximately 62 per cent of Australians have made a purchase online in the six months to April 2011.

Posted Mon 21/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Shopping during office hours

Nearly 80 per cent of consumers admit to making online purchases at work and almost two thirds are planning to use office hours to search online for Christmas gift, according to a PayPal Australia survey.

Posted Fri 18/11/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online consumer research grows

An AMP Capital Shopping Centre study shows that 85 per cent of shoppers are online using some for of digital media to support their in-store shopping.

Posted Mon 19/09/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Getting retailers online with Spruiks

Anticipated to launch in September, Spruiks.com.au is an online shopping website that creates a new marketplace for retailers to promote deals and specials online.

Posted Tue 30/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online retail to grow in next three years

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.

Posted Fri 05/08/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online store targets online shoppers

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

Posted Mon 25/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Subway shopping in South Korea

Using smartphone technology, commuters can take photos of corresponding QR codes of the products they wish to purchase, check-out online and have the goods shipped to their home.

Posted Mon 18/07/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

High mark-ups drive consumers online

One of the key factors that are driving Australian consumers to shop online is that it saves them money, a study from The Australia Institute reveals.

Posted Wed 25/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

PayPal's growing fashion trend

The secure payment channel said the fashion sector is now PayPal Australia’s second largest eCommerce category, behind electronics.

Posted Thu 19/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

OfferMe launches online shopping centre

The MeStore features full e-commerce and 'buy now' functionality and enables retailers to promote and sell the full range of their goods and services for as little as $30 per month.

Posted Thu 12/05/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Bookstore expands multi-channel business

Collins Booksellers has acquired Seek Media, an online book retail company that also provides website hosting arrangements and order fulfilment services for third party book retailers and affiliates.

Posted Fri 29/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Time to up the ante

It appears that Australia is at the back of the pack when it comes as an option for international retailers to expand their store networks and in adopting online e-store capabilities, a survey says.

Posted Thu 14/04/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Moving beyond traditional media

A survey by Salmat, Google and the ACRS indicated that a 5.1 point average of consumers are making contact via the online space before they even make a purchase.

Posted Thu 31/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Forward company to bring competition

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.

Posted Tue 29/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Myer follows through on threat

Having previously made threats to launch a China-based retail website Myer has gone live with an experimental offshore online shopping site, myfind.com.

Posted Tue 01/03/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Dymocks is here to stay

With REDgroup Retail announcing it entered into voluntary administration last week, RetailBiz caught up with book chain Dymocks' CEO Don Grover to see whether they were feeling the pressure of online shopping.

Posted Wed 23/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Time to make adjustments: retailers

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

Posted Tue 22/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online shopping on the rise

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.

Posted Mon 07/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Forum to push online retailing

Australian retailers are being encouraged to explore online business options by Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy.

Posted Thu 03/02/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

eBay grows as retailers struggle

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.

Posted Mon 24/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Which state shops online the most?

According to the IbisWorld Industry Inside report Australia's biggest bargain hunting state is New South Wales, where a third of online purchases originate.

Posted Fri 21/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online grocery shopping yet to take off

More Australians are choosing to buy online, a Roy Morgan research reveals with travel items such as tickets and accommodation being the most common purchase.

Posted Tue 18/01/2011 12:00:00 / Read More »

Busiest day to hit eBay

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.

Posted Fri 10/12/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Retailer extends product offer online

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.

Posted Wed 24/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Google's virtual boutique

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.

Posted Tue 23/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Westfield launches online mall

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.

Posted Fri 19/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Getprice reaches 1000 milestone

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.

Posted Thu 11/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Bringing technology news with Getprice

The news.com.au technology product finder is now being powered by Getprice allowing consumers to search, compare and buy technology products from across hundreds of stores.

Posted Wed 10/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online complaints on the rise

There has been a continued year-on-year surge in online shopping complaints, according to Queensland Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor.

Posted Tue 09/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

PayPal pushes mobile payments

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.

Posted Wed 03/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

ARA urges for GST threshold review

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.

Posted Wed 03/11/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Safer mobile shopping

As smartphones become more prevalent in the market, it is changing the way consumers are shopping as more are gaining access to online stores through their mobile phones.

Posted Wed 27/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

eBay responds to booming market

eBay.com.au has announced it will be releasing an application suitable for the new Windows Phone 7 in mid-October 2010.

Posted Wed 13/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Yahoo, Getprice team up

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.

Posted Tue 12/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online shopping strengthens

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.

Posted Thu 07/10/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Trash for cash on eBay

A recent study conducted by Galaxy Research for eBay revealed that Australian households are hoarding 120 million unwanted items worth more than $5 billion.

Posted Thu 02/09/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Minister warns consumers about the dangers of online shopping

Minister for Fair Trading, Virginia Judge, has urged consumers to be careful when shopping online after over 3000 complaints were received in 2009 about online trading.

Posted Wed 27/01/2010 12:00:00 / Read More »

Online shopping increases in March

Online retail spending increased in March 2009 compared to February 2009 (month over month) according to Coremetrics, a provider of online marketing and business optimisation solutions.

Posted Tue 14/04/2009 12:00:00 / Read More »

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