Adore Beauty’s Kate Morris says that while Amazon has a strong presence in Australia’s beauty market, it has a specialist service and a passion for beauty that Amazon will never have.
As eBay looks to increase its share in the e-commerce pie, the company recently announced that all brand new merchandise listed on its eBay deals page will qualify it for a price match guarantee.
Style Sourcebook is a new Australian product sourcing and styling destination that has been developed to help customers renovate and decorate. The online platform has just launched its moodboard tool to help customers create their perfect space.
Nike Inc. has agreed to sell some of its products directly to Amazon, a concession by the sneaker brand to reduce the number of counterfeit Nike products sold on Amazon, and one that shows it can no longer afford to ignore the online retail giant.
Woolies is now shipping its homebrand merchandise to China at heavily inflated prices, in a new deal struck with online retailer Kaola.com. Woolworths says the listed price point however, is out of its hands.
While Amazon buying Whole Foods Market doesn’t directly affect Woolworths, it does however highlight a very real threat posed to it when Amazon spreads its wings further in Australia in coming months.
Walmart will pay $310 million to buy fashion e-commerce brand Bonobos. It’s clothing, however, won’t be sold in Walmart stores, but instead made available on its online marketplace Jet.com. Walmart will also learn from Bonobos.
Australian online retailer Klika says it welcomes Amazon’s entrance in Australia, and believes that while the world’s largest retailer will grow the local online retail pie, Klika will undoubtedly reap some benefits of that.
In a world that’s so commercially focused, it’s nice to know there are a few online retailers out there who are trying to do more than sell things – they’re trying to make a positive difference in the world in day-to-day operations. Come, let’s meet some of them.
Almost one in ten Kiwis are regularly embracing the convenience of shopping online, according to new research from Mastercard, with travel, books and music purchased most online.