What a year it’s been for online retail. With more businesses than ever increasing their focus on online audiences as a way to increase both brand engagement and online revenue, retailers are turning their attention to 2020 and considering what the next 12 months are likely to bring the industry in Australia. Under increasing time-pressure… 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 »
The City of Sydney has partnered with Investible to run a Retail Innovation Program, an accelerator program aimed at helping traditional bricks and mortar retailers get online.
ShopBack is an online loyalty program of sorts, giving shoppers cash back for purchases made from partner retailers through its platform.
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.
Though Australian shoppers may be excited about Amazon’s arrival down under – and the dramatic drop in shipping fees expected to come with it – the headlines announcing the imminent death of the local retail sector are somewhat melodramatic. As it turns out, many local consumers still enjoy the bricks and mortar experience and will… Read more »
In this episode of Startup meet Corporate we explore innovation in the retail sector.
A few months after confirming its plans to set up shop in Australia, Amazon has today announced the opening of a fulfilment centre in Dandenong South.
The Wine Gallery was founded in 2015 out of a frustration cofounder Tom Walenkamp thought he couldn’t be alone in facing: understanding the language of wine is complicated
After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed in a brief statement that it will be launching its retail offering in Australia.
Catch Group has announced today its acquisition of troubled trans-Tasman childrenswear retailer Pumpkin Patch, with its focus on reviving the brand online.
According to KPMG, 35 percent of online purchases made in Australia and New Zealand were imported, with 25 percent coming from North America and Europe.
UK ecommerce startup Pretty Little Thing expanding celebrity-inspired fast fashion offering in Australia
Manchester-based startup Pretty Little Thing was launched in 2012 by Umar Kamani, who grew up surrounded by fashion – his father is the founder of online fashion retailer Boohoo.com.
Catch of the Day was awarded People’s Choice at last night’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs) gala, while two year old Sydney startup Mon Purse took out Best In-Store Initiative and Best Bootstrapped Growth Initiative and Shoes of Prey was inducted into the Hall of Fame.