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Australian fashion ecommerce retailer theurge.com is launching in America and the UK this spring

theurge.com, an Australian-based technology company making it easy to “Shop the World,” recently announced it will launch in America, the UK, and across the globe this Spring.

59% of Aussie shoppers believe most of our retail industry will be online within five...

With Australian consumers increasingly turning to online shopping, multiple stores have closed in recent years, with Toys ‘R’ Us, Gap, Esprit, and selected Target stores the casualties this year alone. Australians have become so used to these closures that a recent survey revealed 59 per cent of Aussie shoppers believe most of the industry will be online in the next two-to-five years.

The latest Startup Muster survey shows the opportunities, progress and challenges in Australia’s startup...

We trust this report will improve the understanding of not just our current ecosystem, but also those that will help build our future ecosystem.

Australian business owners are turning immersive tech into a (virtual) reality [VIDEO]

Over the next decade, Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies will create opportunities for small and medium size businesses to interact with their customers in new immersive ways.

This customer service start-up from Melbourne is getting major buzz in the US

Testing and real-time monitoring might sound like basic things every organisation is already doing, but this is not the case, and our mission is to educate the market.

Openpay launches shop now, pay later service; opens $8m-10m pre-IPO cap raise

Through its standalone software, customers use the Openpay app or the instore portal to make a purchase with payment transferred to the merchant the next business day, direct debited from the customer’s account.

Here is what shoppers want – and really don’t want – from retailers this...

Customer service priority #1 this Christmas. Retailers, have enough staff to help customers; invest in loyalty and avoid turnoffs like point of sale charges

Melbourne beauty start-up Bellabox is on an express route to China thanks to Market...

When Melbourne-based beauty start-up Bellabox decided to expand its operations to China, it chose to use Market Engine's unique retail management platform.

We are ready to spend more: Research reveals retailers could see sales rise this...

Good news for the retail industry as new research suggest that more than half of Aussie shoppers will spend more in the second half of 2015 than the first

China’s ‘big four’ want to connect Australian businesses with Chinese customers

China's big four e-marketplaces (Alibaba, JD Worldwide, VIP.com and Yihaodian) want to sell more premium Australian products to the growing Chinese middle class.

When things don’t turn out as hoped… Small business lessons from Stan Cash, the...

For over 35 years, the Caval family have been part of the bulky white and brown goods electrical industry, an industry that was cluttered...

Here comes yet another ASX reverse takeover as Rision aims to disrupt the recruitment...

Contingent workforce solutions provider, Rision, is seeking a $4 million plus funding boost to accelerate growth of its patented mobile recruitment and HR platform...

Kogan Pantry is disrupting the supermarket duopoly and adding inches back to your wallet

Finally, we may have the supermarket revolution that Australians have been waiting for. Kogan.com, the country’s biggest online retailer, recently launched Kogan Pantry, a new...

GST on online purchases? All good things must come to an end, except for...

Love your online shopping? So do many Australians. With an estimated growth rate of 12.6% per year,Australia’s e-commerce is growing fast. Online spending is...

All ye merchants, wake up! Mobile commerce is growing way faster than you think

Performance marketing tech company Criteo recently released its Q4 2014 State of Mobile Commerce Report, critically looking into consumers’ mobile shopping behaviour and trends. Finding that...

2 ways small business owners can afford beacon marketing

Beacon marketing has been on my mind lately. And as I was researching the subject, one of the questions I came to ask myself...

This new concept storefront space in Brisbane is changing the face and future of...

In what could be one of the first steps into the future of retail, Brisbane’s newest concept retail and workshop space opened on Latrobe...

This 27-year-old is a self-made millionaire thanks to her Facebook addiction and love of...

Jane Lu immigrated to Australia with her parents when she was eight years old. At 18, she started working at KPMG through a cadetship...

This is what you should be doing instead of bleeding profits in the name...

Experian is a global provider of integrated consumer insight, and according to their latest data, many customers are price indifferent. Basically, consumers have developed more...

With GAME OVER looming, video games retailers were strictly playing to win last Christmas

Last year, we witnessed Grand Theft Auto 5 break five Guinness records, grossing $1 billion within three days! 2013 was clearly an awesome year...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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