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.
The Lea family, owner and operator of the Darrell Lea Chocolate Shops, has found a buyer for the collapsed business, which will see the closure of all remaining stores by Sunday.
Despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics' reported slow down in retail spending in July, retailers expect there'll be a surge over the Christmas period.
The group buying market has begun to stabilise following two quarters of revenue decline, according to analyst firm Telsyte.
The ABS trade figures show that while brighter trade results of 1.2 per cent were achieved in June, they have flatlined in July with turnover falling 0.8 per cent, seasonally adjusted
National Australia Bank's nline Retail Sales Index valued online sales in Australia in the year to July 2012 at $11.7 billion.
The words 'shopping' and 'men' is often a rare combination but a new study into behaviour analysis shows that while men do less research than women they are still likely to buy online.
According to Adrian Mullen, the creator of E-commerce Websites, traditional bricks and mortar retailers must be prepared for an influx of mobile shoppers if they want to compete in the growing online shopping arena.
In many aspects of retail technology Australia has been vastly known to always been lagging. However, according to a study by Experian, Australia is a mature market when it comes to social network usage such as Pinterest and Instagram.
New research by Telstra shows up to 89 per cent of online shoppers in certain sectors purchase goods in-store, over a third of which do so from the same retailer.