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Mixed reaction over interest rate hold

Glenn Stevens, Governor of the RBA, pointed to an improved sentiment in global financial markets, and stability in domestic markets as being contributing factors to the hold. 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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Election announcement greeted by call for reform

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s early announcement of the federal election has been met with a call for economic reform by the ARA. 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 »

Muchos Nachos

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Illi Ciardiello sold off his wedding planning company for a tidy sum and then went on to start a new business selling nachos/ 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 »

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 »

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 »

Retravision stock to be auctioned off in fire sale

Stock from three Retravision stores placed into receivership is going to be auctioned off online with all items listed for $9. more »

Online retail growth slows but still beats out bricks-and-mortar

The NAB Online Retail Sales Index pulls data from over 2 million transactions made via credit and debit cards with the bank. more »

Profile: Joe Button

Joe Button owners Melissa Lee and Modi Song

Modi Song and Melissa Lee started Joe Button to give online shoppers the luxury of having a personal tailor. more »

Targeting the online customer

will your brand work online?

Simply copying what your offline business has to offer onto the internet is not necessarily going to generate the same degree of attention and sales. more »

Make your site more customer-focused

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It might seem a good idea to write about how successful your business is, but this isn’t what site visitors want to see. more »

Changing the way we pay

Emma Hunt

With 97% of Australian internet users now having shopped online, retailers have woken up to the online opportunity. more »

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