2011 gets off to a fiery start – the Retail Coalition’s strategy to pressure government and draw public sympathy has exploded in their faces, as the hostile consumer sentiment toward Australia’s big brand retailers dominates the headlines.
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Cyber Monday is an industry-driven, dedicated online shopping day in the US to capitalise on the Black Friday retail mania around Thanksgiving weekend. Would it/could it work in Australia? Have your say.
With a significant amount of Australian dollars being spent online going to foreign sites, what’s your view on this hot industry topic? Are more taxes the answer? Is there anything else we can do about it?
How is the Australian dollar’s big rise over the last month against the US dollar going to impact our local industry?
Please join our debate on ‘E-Payments – What security threats does the future hold?’ and have your say.
As the barriers to international purchasing are rapidly removed and the Australian marketplace opens up, can local e-commerce retailers still turn their backs on that ever contentious issue of free delivery?
One of the major issues for aspiring multichannel retailers is managing the balance between e-commerce and bricks and mortar, especially where there are large numbers of corporate or franchised stores. What are some of the fundamental strategies for managing the transition to multichannel and keeping all stakeholders satisfied?
This week Google has announced the launch of Google Instant, aimed at enabling faster search, but not everyone is glad to see it.
What does Google Instant really mean for pay-per-click and search marketing? What effect will it potentially have on online retail marketing?
What should Australian online retailers be considering right now to future proof their businesses for m-commerce, and when (if ever) will the predicted mobile shopping stampede occur?
Maligned and lauded in equal measures, Adobe’s Flash application has been a much discussed topic in e-commerce, particularly given Apple’s staunch anti-Flash stance for its suite of mobile devices. We consulted a number of industry experts for their opinion on the use of Flash in e-commerce sites, and now put it to the online retail community – what’s your take on Flash?