A few months on from launch, food and beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the first investment by its Amatil X arm, with the corporate venture platform taking a 20 percent stake in Australian startup Doshii.
38 percent of retailers remain exclusively bricks and mortar, according to a report from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA).
Payments company Square has revealed some figures around its growth in Australia since the local launch of its card reader last year, stating that over 60,000 businesses are using one or more of its products.
This will allow any vendor using the point-of-sale system to essentially become a delivery-ready store, with GetSwift automatically queueing, batching, routing, and dispatching the delivery of any products purchased through an Albert POS.
Queanbeyan startup myBUZZ is an admin portal where businesses can automatically or manually communicate directly to customers, replacing the age old buzzer and pager. A business can send confirmation messages to customers on their order and the expected wait time.
After much anticipation, Adelaide startup Aston Club, deemed “the uber of the hospitality industry” has just launched into the iOS and Android markets. Incorporated into the smartphone application is a Point Of Sale-integrated mobile payment system, member benefit programme with exclusive VIP rewards and unique marketing solutions for merchants.