Australian e-commerce news

Amazon consolation prize for Aussies reason enough to smile?

As Amazon prepares for the official launch of its second Prime Day event for 2022, marking the first time the online marketplace has held the event twice in one year, Australia stands out as an exception to the retail giant’s Prime Day plans with the local Amazon arm instead kicking off a somewhat lesser sales event known as ‘Big Smile’.

ShopBack eye off growth in APAC following funding gains

Cashback rewards program ShopBack have announced the latest successful result as a part of their extended Series F funding round, as they eye off continued growth in the Asia Pacific region.

By |October 4, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

eBay hit with ticket scalping penalties for NRL Grand Final in NSW

E-commerce giant eBay has been spectacularly handed new penalties in New South Wales, it has been announced today, with NSW Fair Trading fining the marketplace following NRL Grand Final tickets appearing on its platform - breaching state ticket scalping laws.

Aussie online retailer Beer Cartel ‘big’ winners at BigCommerce awards

Leading software as a service e-commerce platform BigCommerce have announced the winners of this year’s ‘Make It Big’ awards, a series of awards aimed at spotlighting and celebrating the achievements of online retailers making use of the BigCommerce platform, with Australia’s own Beer Cartel taking home this year’s Innovation Award.

By |September 26, 2022|Categories: Case Profiles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Booktopia founder triggers board upheaval for struggling retailer

Fresh developments in the ongoing boardroom saga for online retailer Booktopia has seen four independent directors of online book retailer Booktopia depart their posts, resigning following founder and former CEO Tony Nash’s bold push to squeeze out some of the company’s directors.

By |September 21, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Concrete Playground bets big on e-commerce travel trends

Digital media outfit Concrete Playground has bet big on the continued growth of the online travel market, partnering with travel tech providers TRAVLR to launch a new e-commerce platform offering travel and experience itineraries aimed at Gen Z and Millennial travellers.

‘See Yourself on Pinterest’: Turning consumer ideas into retail profits

Image sharing social platform Pinterest has seen surprising growth in recent years boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing it reach a global traffic rank of 36 as recently as August according to SimilarWeb insights - even exceeding the ranking of e-commerce giant eBay - but it may well be the platform’s format offering the greatest potential assets for retailers.

Tech futures lead winners from Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit

A few days removed from the conclusion of the Federal Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit, industry leaders, employers and employees alike have begun to reflect on the results of the two-day event.

By |September 5, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Economic Optimism Drives ‘Virtually Unchanged’ Consumer Confidence

Australian consumers remain somewhat positive about current economic conditions, with consumer confidence virtually the same as in previous weeks.

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