It’s Friday. And cancel culture is in full swing. 1. Microsoft moves Build online Microsoft has canned May’s Build developer conference in Seattle, which normally brings around 6000 people together. The software giant is planning to hold something online instead. It joins a long list of tech companies that have pulled the pin on… Read more »
It’s Thursday. And Redbubble’s probably looking forward to the weekend more than most. 1. Bubble bursts Just seven weeks ago, ASX-listed online marketplace Redbubble (ASX: RBL), which sells t-shirts, mugs and art by independent artists, was on a high, announcing a 37% revenue jump for Q1 FY20, and massive turnaround in its profitability on 12… Read more »
“Babe, do you think they had Pelotons in Gilead?” Source: Peloton Hello Tuesday. At least we think it’s you. Hard to tell through the smoke haze. 1. Hit the road, Jack Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is off to live in Africa for six months next year, impressed by the region’s burgeoning startup community.… Read more »
Amazon Prime Video has announced its first Australian Amazon Original series will pitch 10 Australian comedic actors and stand-ups against each other trying to make each other laugh first to win a $ 100,000 prize. Actress Rebel Wilson will host the comedy-variety series, LOL: Last One Laughing, in 2020. The local series is a reworking of… Read more »
Up to $1 in every $10 spend in retail in Australia now comes from online sales, with double-digit growth in the sector pushing total annual sales towards a $30 billion market. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on April 2019 revealed that Australian shoppers spent $29.23 billion on online retail over the past year, which… Read more »
How Byron Bay women’s surfwear brand Salt Gypsy is spreading its sustainable message using Amazon Launchpad
Byron Bay-based Danny Clayton is a pioneer of the surf leggings trend. Her brand, Salt Gypsy, uses recycled fishing nets and plastic ocean waste to produce sustainable surfwear. Salt Gypsy clothing is Australian made and Clayton is one of the first brands to be part of the new Amazon Launchpad store for startup brands. … Read more »
Amazon Launchpad, an online store for startup brands, launched in Australia today. The store has more than 150 brands and more than 3000 products available. It uses Amazon’s rapid local fulfilment network to solve some of the biggest challenges startup founders face. Amazon.com.au’s latest innovation for the Australian market, Amazon Launchpad, a new store for… Read more »
Amazon Australia, fresh from its push to change the local retail landscape after launching here in 2017, is now turning its attention to the next generation of coders with a STEM program for primary school students. Camp Amazon is a two-year $150,000 initiative for 100 kids in years 3 to 6 to develop their… Read more »
Amazon’s announcement that it will block shipping to Australia from Amazon.com and redirect users to the Oz site has angered the company’s Aussie users.
As the retail sector waits for Amazon to launch its Prime service down under, eBay has today announced the launch of its own membership program, eBay Plus, in Australia.
Amazon is set to open its second Australian fulfilment centre, or distribution warehouse, in the coming months, today announcing its leasing of a 43,000 square metre facility in Moorebank, in Sydney’s south west. The company’s first fulfilment centre is a 24,000 square metre facility in Melbourne’s Dandenong South, launched a few months ahead of retail… Read more »
Aussie businesses registered to sell on Amazon’s Australian Marketplace will be able to access Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) from today.
While one of the obvious advantages of an ecommerce business is having access to a borderless marketplace, for many merchants, the idea of expanding internationally can seem daunting.
Amazon’s Alexa is coming down under complete with Aussie accent, with the company today opening preorders for its Echo smart speakers in preparation for shipping in early February.
Before launching IT operations management platform PagerDuty in 2009, Alex Solomon had earned his street cred as a software engineer for Amazon.