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A divided vision of the future

We’re entering the next era of human-machine partnerships with a divided vision of the future, according to global research from Dell Technologies. Half of the 3,800 global business leaders surveyed, forecast that automated systems will free up their time while the other 50% believe otherwise....

How retailers are spreading the love this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, shoppers will once again be searching for the most meaningful gifts to celebrate this notorious event. This Valentine’s Day will see retailers offering a range of personalised gifts and limited edition products, giving Cupid a run for his money.

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How to outsmart the competition using HR technology

As more and more global retail giants enter Australia, it places a spotlight on the demand for more rigorous HR processes to ensure workforce compliance obligations are being met and the importance for niche retailers to up their HR game as a competitive strategy.

Human-Machine Partnerships in 2018

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) recently forecasted that we’re entering the next era of human machine partnership, and that between now and 2030, humans and machines will work in closer concert with each other, transforming our lives.

Involve staff in event planning and design

Modern technology has left customers with a short attention span. There is so much information coming at people at any given moment that they subconsciously edit the vast majority of it.

New international air-side offerings at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport’s new dining and luxury retail precinct is open, showcasing Melbourne's food and fashion capital.

Changing the retail paradigm

E-commerce has provided shoppers with an alternative to visiting traditional retail stores. The ability and freedom to buy products from the comfort of a couch, bed or office desk is hard to ignore for shoppers.

How to detox your business in 2018

January may be a great time to take stock of your personal life with the year ahead, but it’s also the perfect time to implement small changes and detox your work life, by reviewing your business plan. Where do you want your business to go and more importantly, how are you going to get there? 

Main street retail: where has everybody gone?

The move towards online shopping coincides with a decline in the presence and use of physical retail establishments, according to a study exploring the changes in shopping habits and environments conducted by Ipsos Global Advisor in 24 countries around the world.

Prepare for event planning

‘Customer happiness results from joyful, meaningful and engaging experiences, and customer happiness campaigns are most successful when they are executed in creative and innovative ways’ -Bernd Schmitt - Happy Customers Everywhere

New electronic shopping cart for businesses and consumers

The recent market correction has put more pressure on e-commerce sites to be even more profitable. It is vital for retailers to implement the correct technology to help adapt to the changing retail environment. The DS Smart Cart is a portable check out station that allows users to scan and weigh...

Global Marketplaces: Friend or Foe?

The Australian retail industry is amid a perfect storm. Slowing growth, rapidly changing shopper behavior, and dramatic increase in competition. The emergence of global marketplaces is an opportunity and a threat that brands and retailers need to consider and tread carefully. Data, analytics and...

Shipping Beyond our Shores

Exploring the global shift in how retailers tackle cart abandonment and why shipping and fulfilment is the new frontier for innovation.

Support for Small Business Made Easy

The Australian Government is committed to supporting small business owners achieve their goals and recognise the diverse challenges of running a small business.

AUD Transfers for Amazon Sellers

Hyperwallet account holders will be able to receive disbursements from sales on Amazon’s new Australian marketplace.

New Year, New Invoicing Solutions

Mobile invoicing application- Invoice2go, has launched a tap-and-go payments feature with PayPal Here, enabling Australia’s smallest businesses to be paid in person, wherever they are.

The Three Superpowers of Mobile Advertising

In the increasingly mobile environment, it is critical for retailers to tailor their advertising strategy to successfully target today’s consumers.

Shoppers Purchase and Post Gifts on the Spot

With the Christmas shopping rush in full swing, leading parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP) has opened a PopUp Stand in Westfield Bondi Junction to enable customers to conveniently courier recently purchased presents to loved ones around Australia and overseas to 220 countries.

Five Tips to Outstanding Field Marketing

Outsourcing field staff to a specialist agency can make a huge difference to sales figures, but to really capitalise on a field agency’s level of expertise, campaigns need to be driven by data and offer a flexible, more tailored approach.

A Review of Shopping Trends and Hot Products in November 2017

November kicked off the peak retail season with several online sales events – the most notable in Australia being Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These events offered a great opportunity for retailers to kick off sales for the season and increase brand awareness, and for consumers...

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