Tag Archives: online shopping

Coles and eBay join forces to boost online grocery shopping

Coles and eBay Australia have teamed up to allow eBay users to buy Coles products on the ecommerce portal. eBay users can now shop from Coles’ perishable and non-perishable everyday essentials across a variety of categories. These include select prepacked fresh food, pantry, personal care and household items. Shoppers in metro Sydney, …

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Eight in ten want after-hours parcel delivery (but won’t pay for it)

Online shoppers in Australia want round-the-clock parcel delivery but don’t want to pay for it, research has found. CouriersPlease, which describes itself as a “leading parcel delivery service”, says it commissioned an independent, nationally representative panel of 1,021 Australian consumers. The goal was “to gauge the demand for after-hours or …

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Use ‘sensory marketing’ to lure shoppers, says new research

Consumers want an ‘experience’ and will choose bricks and mortar over online shopping if they can, says new research. The key is to use ‘sensory marketing’. Prevailing opinion says shoppers are overwhelmingly moving to online. But a new study by Walnut Unlimited for Mood Media, ‘Elevating the Customer Experience: The …

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Smart retail: thinking inside the box

Retail has changed and it’s not about to stop changing, with smart retailers adapting their approach, writes Retail World Journalist Peter Howard. In the US, Amazon’s recent moves sent a clear message to retailers and, while the reverberations have not yet been fully felt in Australia, the stage here is …

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Aussies spending more money online than ever before

Australians are spending more money on online shopping and apps than ever before, according to a new report. ‘Digital 2019’ is a collaboration between social-media management company Hootsuite and creative agency We Are Social. It examines digital trends and social media use across 230 countries and territories, including Australia. Online …

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Bagging a bargain ‘more exciting than sex’

Almost one in four Aussie shoppers say finding a bargain is more exciting than sex, according to new research. Online retailer containerdoor.com.au commissioned the survey of 1,000 Australians, which revealed their love of a good bargain. More exciting than … There were some eye-catching findings. For a start, 24 per …

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China poised to topple US as world’s leading retail market

China will overtake the US in retail sales in 2019, driven by booming ecommerce, according to new data. In fact, China’s retail sales this year will surpass that of the US by more than $100 billion, predicts eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail and ecommerce forecast. In 2019, China’s total retail sales …

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Christmas sales should meet forecasts, says NRA

The National Retail Association (NRA) says the ‘strong’ retail sales for November 2018 suggest Christmas sales will hit forecasts. It made the announcement after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its latest Retail Trade report. The report showed an increase in turnover of 0.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted). Based …

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So how was Amazon’s first year in Australia?

Amazon Australia has revealed its top-selling items from the past year – and some of the shopping trends it’s seen so far. They’re all in the ‘Amazon Australia 2018 Trends Report’. The retail titan says it’s grown its available selection fivefold since its launch Down Under. It now offers nearly …

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Can Amazon challenge Woolies’ and Coles’ online domination?

As online grocery shopping surges, Woolies and Coles enjoy an 85 per cent stranglehold on the Aussie market. But can the great disruptor, Amazon, loosen their grip? For online grocery shopping in Australia, it seems, the only way is up. Or so says Nielsen’s just-released quarterly Grocery Ecommerce Report. According …

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