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5 tips for avoiding shopping cart abandonment

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While it’s easy for your customers to browse your site and add items to their cart, a growing number of customers actually abandon their shopping cart and never return to complete their order. more »

Online retail grew by $2 billion

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NAB released the latest Online Retail Sales Index that showed Australians spent $13.5 billion online in the first quarter of the year, $2.3 billion more than the same period last year. The index monitors 500 brands within NAB’s transaction data. The threshold for a company to be included in the study is $2.5 million in annual online sales. The analysis is based on two million non-cash transactions per day, which are then scaled up to represent the entire country. The data was assessed by Quantium, a data analytics firm. Analysis … more »

How to increase in-store visits

Chris Dale

With increasing competition from pureplay online retailers, it’s no wonder so many retailers find it hard to keep their shopfronts open.
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Bambino Brands

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When Ronnie McKenzie and his wife Carlie had their first child, they decided to start a buying group that gives discounts to parents. more »

CertifiGIFT

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Diane Davey teamed up with Phil Prapulenis to create a service that helps businesses create their own gift certificates. more »

MasterCard report renews debate over GST-free threshold

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A new report from MasterCard has shown that the removal of the GST-free threshold won’t impact online purchases from overseas. more »

eBay millionaires

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The internet has been a genuine wealth of opportunity for millions of people around the globe. more »

Post-Christmas sales expected to hit $6.8 billion

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A new report is predicting that consumers will spend $14.8 billion on retail goods during the post-Christmas sales period. more »

Shopping cart abandonment

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Making sure your customers make it to the checkout requires a little diligence and insight. more »

Edible blooms

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Kelly Baker-Jamieson started the business in 2005 as the sole employee, and now has 25 full-time employees in numerous capital cities. more »

Setting up an online store

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These days, savvy business owners know they have to be online or risk being elbowed out of their markets altogether. more »

Running a Facebook competition

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Giving things away for free can drum up interest in your Facebook page, but you need to do a little planning before clicking submit. more »

StyleRocks

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After seeing the success of Shoes of Prey Pascale Heylar-Moray decided to leave her career behind and go into business for herself. more »

Case study – Lulu and I

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Fleur Filmer spent two years planning and designing her online accessories retail website, luluandi.com, before she ultimately went live. more »

The state of online retail

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Getting noticed in the increasingly-cluttered online environment can be particularly challenging – particularly for new startups. more »

10 e-commerce tips for small business

JohnWinning

Online retail has a bright future for those with good customer service. Just make sure you are among those that have it. more »

ARA welcomes interest rate cut

The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has called the decision to cut interest rates an early Christmas present for retailers. more »

27 per cent of mobile users browse online shopping sites at least once per day, survey says

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A new report found that 27% of respondents visit an online retail site with their mobile device at least once a day. more »

With the number of Australian small businesses growing, NETT provides a one-stop shop of information to get your business working for you. Crammed full of helpful articles, tips and small business advice, NETT gathers expert advice from Australian small business owners, industry experts and online professionals and houses it all in an easy-to-follow format. Reaching across a wealth of topics from technology to search optimisation and resources. NETT focuses on assisting Australian small business and providing better business advice to allow you to build a strong online presence.