Over a half of Australians have started their Christmas shopping earlier this year compared to last.
A third of Australians have fallen victim to an online scam or know someone who has, according to a study released by McAfee.
Shoppers are expected to spend $41.2 billion on goods this Christmas.
Clothes and shoes, domestic trips and technology are at the top of the Christmas shopping list this year, a report by AMP Capital Shopping Centre says.
While there’s been hype around how social media plays a role in engaging customers, only a small percentage of consumers have ever used it for a customer service enquiry.
Mobile penetration continues to experience rapid growth in the retail sector.
As we head towards Christmas, more positive news arrives, with consumer sentiment lifting strongly in November.
Research from Google Australia shows 2012 will be Australia’s biggest online Christmas yet.
Job growth is expected to improve despite report of an economic slow down, the MyCareer employment forecast predicts.
The Australian online group buying market has stabilised in Q3 2012 compared with the previous quarter with $117 million in revenue.