Power Retail through the ages

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By Published On: August 1, 20230 Comments

Power Retail has had a site upgrade! We look back at the site's history and evolving face over the years.

Power Retail has had many faces through its thirteen years of ecommerce news reporting. In light of our latest site refresh we have decided to reminisce with the help of The Wayback Machine.


Where to begin! Theres lots to talk about here but the first thing to note is the “.net”, what a throwback. RIP to Google Places, absorbed into the shortlived but ambitious Google+ and eventually just Google Maps. The only Kias you’ll be able to find on eBay these days are second hand. Note in the corner that old Twitter logo before the bird!



This iteration of the Power Retail site would last several years (aside from a much needed colour correction in 2014 – unsure who thought turquoise and orange should have the cultural impact it had in the early 2010s). Its good to see Free Shipping has been the number one priority for customers since the dawn of time (2011). PayPal actually called the rise of tap to pay – though I would say they were slightly ambitious with the 2016 call. See if you can spot a throwback to Myer’s first online exploration




A bit of a leap from 2011! Now this looks more familiar, this modernising update came in 2019 but I thought it would be more interesting to include a screenshot from March 2020 when we really had no idea just how much retail (and the world) was about to change.


And that brings us to this weeks latest update! Have a browse around as we’ve updated the site to include all our resources in one easy-to-navigate place.

About the Author: Rosalea Catterson

Rosalea is the Editor of Power Retail. With a keen interest in consumer behaviour and tech, she covers everything ecommerce and hosts the Power Retail Power Talks Podcast.

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