National postal service Australia Post has today announced its formal commitments to the Australian government’s Net Zero by 2050 climate goals, becoming the first Commonwealth Government Business Enterprise to sign on to the target.
Despite a decline in overall job vacancies, data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week show vacancies in retail have grown by almost 15 percent since May of this year, as online retail giant Amazon joins many in preparing for a considerable recruitment push ahead of the festive season.
Fallout from the historic Optus data breach continues to be acutely felt, with the full extent of the damage to Optus’ brand credibility as a result of the cyber attack unlikely to be known for months or even years to come. Meanwhile, consumers and retailers alike are warned to be vigilant as Black Friday events are predicted to see a rise in instances of online scam attempts.
Fuel prices are set to rise again across Australia, as the Government’s Fuel Excise cuts have expired, opening the door again for the cost of petrol to shoot back up to punishing levels for consumers. The news for online retail, however, may not be all bad - as out of necessity consumers increasingly turn to online shopping as a method of saving on fuel costs.
Premier Investments, whose portfolio includes fashion retail brands such as Just Jeans, Peter Alexander and Jay Jays, have announced to investors the investment group’s FY22 results - celebrating a net profit gain of more than $280 million driven especially by online sales for the company’s brands seeing particularly strong growth across the course of the financial year.
Confidence across Australia has rebounded, gaining back the loss it experienced last week. According to Roy Morgan, consumer confidence levels have experienced their biggest weekly gain in the entirety of 2022.
We identified three key strategies for retailers to meet — and exceed — shopper expectations going into peak season from BigCommerce’s 2023 Customer Experience Report: What Online Shoppers Want from Brands.