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Appliances Online celebrates 7 ORIA nominations

Appliances Online has received seven nominations in the Online Retail Industry Awards (OIRAs), making it the most-nominated online retailer in the country.

Online shopping boom leaves Kogan enjoying traffic climb

Kogan.com.au saw a 264 percent rise in the number of products purchased this financial year, with Founder and CEO Ruslan Kogan reporting the strong figures are evidence of the online retail boom.

A look at the changing payments landscape

While Australians recognise the name, many don’t know how eftpos works and what happens when customers press ‘CHQ’, ‘SAV’ or ‘CR’ at the checkout.

5 considerations when building a business website

The importance of a quality website cannot be underestimated when running a business. A website can be seen as a digital shop-front, as it's often your customers first interaction with your business; so it's vital to get things right!

Retail sector must adapt and change: Shorten

Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten has spoken about the Productivity Commission (PC) draft report into the future of the retail industry released last week, declaring the review makes it clear the Australian retail sector has a bright future but needs to continue to innovate and change.

Kogan disputes connection between online and traditional retail

One of Australia’s most outspoken entrepreneurs, Ruslan Kogan, has announced he’s “divorcing” the traditional retail channel, arguing economists must stop grouping online retail with traditional bricks and mortar retailers.

Retailers gather to better online abilities

Bricks and mortar retailers gathered in Sydney this week for the Engage in E-tail seminar, in an effort to better their response to rising consumer demand for e-commerce offerings.

Sittin’ Pretty at Milan Direct

Milan Direct’s online-only business model has made designer furniture accessible to a generation of Australians born long after Eames made his famous chair. Founder Dean Ramler explains why his business is growing uncontrollably.

Online SMBs see 41 percent of turnover from web

Small businesses with an online presence reap almost half their average turnover from the internet, according to study by Telstra and the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA).

Don’t get left behind in online dash for cash

If the fees associated with eCommerce transactions are putting you off selling online, you’re being shortsighted. This opinion piece from Matt Bullock explores the benefits.

Australian businesses urged to boost online presence

Australian businesses with a website are more successful than those without, according to the MYOB Business Monitor Online Special Report. But despite this knowledge, the majority of Australian businesses still do not have a website - with 57 percent of businesses still choosing not to promote or sell their products online.

Australian online spend to skyrocket, retail urged to shift focus

Small businesses and bricks & mortar retailers are being urged to heed new figures that show Australians will spend over $13.6 billion online this year; with experts advising they focus on engaging customers via multiple channels to build deeper relationships and grab the consumer dollar.

SMBs warned: E-commerce growth involves risks

Australian small and medium businesses are embracing e-commerce in record numbers now, but experts are warning they should remain vigilant about risks associated with internet use.