Home Tags Retail

Tag: retail

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...

Aussie bargain hunters too can cash in on Black Friday sales thanks to this...

The Black Friday sale is undisputedly the biggest in the world. We see US retailers offer big discounts not just on individual products, but...

Dads, don’t bother crossing your fingers for anything expensive this Father’s Day

Aussies love their dads. That’s not being questioned. But for some reason, they will spend less than half what they spent on Mother’s Day...

Stop competing with each other! Sage advice from the Retail Prophet

Doug Stephens is a futurist. This doesn't mean he gets to wear a cap and some sort of wizard-like hat. What it does mean...

eCommerce: Sorry Amazon, it’s still the next big thing!

Online retail, it would seem, has come a long way. But consider this: retail e-commerce is estimated to be $16 billion this year, a mere 6.3%, of the traditional brick-and-mortar business in Australia. Clearly, the biggest opportunities lie ahead.

Aussie music mogul is putting better music in retail stores (at last!)

Nothing is more boringly and painfully banal than in-store Muzak. Well, almost nothing. You know the score: lifeless, sterile jingles that make Yanni seem as...

What I learned at the Hackathon (and what SoMoLo means to you)

The internet is not going to kill retail. It’s going to put it on steroids. Ok, so it might sound a little creepy right now, but I think it’s inevitable and will be business as usual in a few short years. I don't think we know yet the exact form it will take - my examples above are just illustrative, but real time, location based, two-way communication between the retail world and the consumers in the street outside is the next logical step. It’s been in science fiction books for decades.

Meet Jason L, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Finalist [Online Business Category]

Jason L is a relatively young startup providing unique, commercial quality office furniture. The company sells direct to the public at wholesale prices, leading to discounts of up to 40%. The best part is that Jason L offers fully customized, ergonomic designs that ship fast, direct to your door. That's right – if you see something on the company's website that you like but would like another colour, the company will build to suit. Now that's thinking convenience.

Are you ready for a patriotic shopping experience?

BuyAustralianMade Direct will be officially launched by founder Stephen Gately and Federal Senators John Madigan and Nick Xenophon on November 13 in Melbourne. Also attending the launch will be the inaugural group of BAM Direct shoppers and a number of manufacturers participating in the BAM Direct initiative.

What can training do for business? Surveys says: a whole lot!

Technical skills are essential to a job, be it IT-related or elsewhere. But, simply knowing how to perform a techie function is no longer the endgame for personal development in the modern world of business. The most effective people are the ones practicing sound management and excellent communication bolstered not only by experience, but by training as well.

How LeapFrog Retail is putting some ‘Moneyball” into the retail game

The launch of LeapFrog Retail comes after noticing a gap in the market and eight years of meticulous research, development and testing. Making the right decision requires the right information and LeapFrog Retail is making this possible with a scientific approach that reveals vital new insights for retailers to unlock their hidden sales, profit potential and productivity.

BizExchange Index says private company values going wonky

Bad news just in from BizExchange: it seems that private company values are on the fritz, According to the BizExchange Index, fiscal reporting for the second-quarter of 2012 shows an increased number of failed businesses, while the number of businesses put up for sale dipped slightly over the first-quarter. In short, it looks like gloom and doom are in the forecast.

The future of payments is mobile. How is your business adapting?

Imagine never needing plastic, or even a wallet again because your smartphone is about to replace them. You have it with you at all...

Retailers must think beyond traditional customer data to stay in the game

Software solutions provider Pitney Bowes has laid down the law regarding customer data for the retail industry. Perhaps you’ve been labouring under the delusion that old-school broad customer data will do the trick when it comes to growing your retail business. I'm afraid not.

How one new app helps you (or your business) get a ‘boost’ around Sydney

We’ve all been there. Out-and-about the city with no charge left on our mobile. It’s a sinking feeling, really. It's like living in 1996 all over again. A new company in Sydney called Chargebar is setting up their charging stations at locations across the city, and looking to expand nationally.

Show Pony Fashion uses social media to make $1M in first year. Who says...

Founded little over a year ago on the back of a credit card 'investment' Show Pony Fashion has defied the industry trend of sliding sales to post it's first million dollars in revenue. A combination of internationally-inspired, Australian-designed and affordable garments coupled with an intelligent approach to social media and ecommerce seems to have struck a chord with Australia's fashion-conscious women.
Subscribe to the Newsletter Over 30K subscribers

FREE BUSINESS TOOLS

How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

FREE BUSINESS TOOL

Three easy wins when using LinkedIn with David Hobson [FREE REPORT]

"If you’re pressed for time, I'm here to help." In this report, David Hobson will show you three quick wins - things you can do to pimp out your LinkedIn profile in 15 minutes or less.

INFOGRAPHICS

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...

OPINIONS & ADVICE