Retail

Why you can’t afford not to enter business awards

Sponsored by StarTrack The StarTrack Online Retail Industry Awards (StarTrack ORIAS) are designed to honour Australia's most innovative online retailers who set new standards of...

Why research into who your customer is, is vital for success

The biggest and potentially most damaging things business owners fail to do is understand their target market and understand them intimately.

Consumer confidence drops, petrol prices cited

Consumer sentiment dropped by 3.2 per cent during April, hitting 96.2 per cent from the 99.5 registered in March.

Skimming and penetration pricing strategies a thing of the past

Pricing products at a high price or a low price to attract consumers are no longer widely used strategies, according to new study published in Marketing Science journal.

More Aussies leaning towards ‘Made in Australia’ food

The number of Australians more likely to buy food products labelled ‘Made in Australia’ has increased over the last two years.

Coles fined $2.5 million for false “Baked Today” claims

Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd has been fined $2.5 million for misleading consumers by promoting its bread products as being “Baked Today, Sold Today” and “Freshly Baked In-Store”.

South Australia Saturday penalty rates abolished

South Australia’s Saturday penalty rates will be abolished and Sunday rates cut in half as a result of a landmark agreement between the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA).

Online retail continues to climb

The Australian online retail sector continues to grow, with almost 40 per cent of the population now purchasing one or more products via online per average four weeks.

Global detergent capsule safety campaign kicks off

A global campaign to create awareness of the dangers associated with laundry detergent capsules has kicked off today, aiming to highlight the 16,000 cases of chemical exposure reported every year.

Darwin petrol prices coming under ACCC spotlight

The ACCC has chosen the first regional location to be studied as part of the petrol monitoring arrangements launched in December 2014.

Why keeping your online store simple brings higher profits

To make sure you don’t make the mistake of launching an overly complicated website, here are the 5 reasons why you should keep your online store simple, clean and agile.

Rise in retail turnover is encouraging

The January rise follows a climb in December, culminating in the fastest retail turnover rise in three months and the eighth consecutive month to experience a rise in retail spending.

New policy to boost Sydney’s “grassroots” businesses

A new policy and guidelines have been drafted by the City of Sydney in an effort to encourage grassroots businesses.

PayPal Here targeting small business payments solution

PayPal Australia is focusing on expanding its payments solution technology, today announcing a Tap and Go-ready version of their PayPal Here Chip and PIN card reader.

New Code aims to ensure fair food and grocery dealings

Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has introduced the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, launched to safeguard commercial dealings between Australian retailers, wholesalers and suppliers.

Optus and Scentre Group team up for nationwide Westfield WiFi

A state-of-the-art WiFi service will hit 21 Westfield shopping centres nationwide, as part of a partnership between Optus and Scentre Group.

January saw the lowest petrol prices in six years

The first quarterly report into the Australian petroleum industry for 2015 has been released by the ACCC, revealing a price decrease to 109.2 cents per litre in the month of January – the lowest monthly average since 2009.

Australians to spend $8.8 billion via smartphone this year

A 43 per cent rise in spending via mobile devices is expected to be seen in 2015, a forecast revealed in research commissioned by PayPal.

Woolworths and eBay team up for delivery pick-ups

Woolworths Ltd and eBay have today announced a partnership that will allow eBay customers to pick up purchases at Woolworths and Big W stores.

Small rise in consumer spending provides some business optimism

There has been a slight increase in consumer spending across the month of January, according to the Commonwealth Bank’s latest Business Sales Indicator (BSI).