The world of e-commerce is rapidly changing with COVID-19 overhauling consumers’ shopping behaviours almost overnight.
The Retail Ready Jobs Program is a government-funded initiative under Smart and Skilled funding. This Program focuses on building the skills and capabilities of applicants to ensure they are equipped to meet the needs of retailers.
Does your business pay contractors to provide one or more of these services: cleaning, courier, road freight, IT or security, investigation and surveillance?
An omni-channel campaign aims to give the shopper the ability to experience brands and products with equal levels of engagement and excitement. This allows them to seamlessly switch between formats and channels, and have a uniform impression of not only what the brand is, but also what it can be.
If you have used a personal budget before, you might be familiar with the ‘Challenge Every Expense’ strategy. It is a budgeting tactic that asks you to carefully examine your expenses and cut away unnecessary expenditure, often readjusting the way you approach spending in your daily life.
Workers across the state will receive free accredited training to help them manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus infection in their workplace and keep the state open for business.
Providing a fantastic shopping experience to customers, both online and offline through technology, is no longer a novelty – it is an essential part of successful retailing.
Australian retailers are facing the fight of their life in 2020. Consumer confidence slumped for a period, job losses have soared, and spending behavior has been tipped on its head.
An efficient omnichannel operation is essential to give your customers your brand experience while keeping costs under control; so you can invest in the future.
The relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions quickly saw shopping centres re-open and brick-and-mortar retailers welcome Australians in droves. With consumers racing back to the shops, many are wondering what this means for e-commerce.
The overwhelming majority of Australian small business owners (80 per cent) are optimistic their business will survive the COVID-19 pandemic; however, if trade doesn’t pick up quickly enough, about half (52 per cent) fear for their long-term survival, according to this year’s Small Business...
The Victorian Government is helping local businesses by giving them the support they need to grow.
2020 has been a very challenging time for businesses, with COVID-19, bushfires and drought taking an unprecedented toll on many.
While caution and precaution is still priority number one, a wave of excitement and momentum is gently building through the Australian retail industry as retailers begin to reopen their doors and welcome their loyal customers back into stores.
As the Australian e-commerce industry continues to grow, smart retailers are seizing the opportunity before them by drawing on intelligent technology that delights the customer at every click.
If you’re a retail business finding it tricky to navigate COVID workplace rules and guidance, you are not alone. Since our May article resuming retail operations during COVID-19 the Australian Government and State and Territories have announced their plans for easing restrictions.
In 2019, the Australian Retailers Association (including the Retail Institute), in partnership with Young People Ahead, applied to deliver a Regional Employment Trial project. This was managed by the Employment Facilitator in Mount Isa, Tamilyn Brennan and funded through the Department of...
The Morrison Government continues to back small business with the announcement that it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six months to 31 December 2020.
The retail industry has always been an exceedingly volatile one that has changed suddenly at many points throughout history. We are, at present, standing amid one of those landmark crossroads that both retailers and consumers must adapt to build the new normal.
Direct selling and a new payment channel help deliver personalised customer experiences and enable remote work for staff across 300 stores.