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Upcoming Event: PeSA Summit 29-30 July

Being a Professional eBay seller can be a lonely business. The many small businesses or sole traders often work from home and spend their days focused on meeting orders, with little time to work on the growth of their business. The Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PeSA) has come to the rescue, teaming up with eBay, […]

Online Retailing in Australia 2010

Australian e-retailers looking for insight into the behaviours, trends and issues of the local industry will be pleased to learn that Forrester Research Inc has released the results of its benchmark study “Online Retailing in Australia 2010: Marketing, Merchandising, and Customer Service.” Making available for the first time real data on the domestic online retail industry, […]

Online Retailer Expo & Conference

The second annual Online Retailer Expo & Conference has almost drawn to a conclusion, with the Website Optimisation Masterclass and the e-Christmas: 2010 Christmas Online Retail Strategies & Planning in session as I write. From our perspective, and admittedly we are strongly biased with our organisational involvement in the event, Online Retailer 2010 has been […]

Big Brown Box wins Best Site Design!!!

Big Brown Box has taken out the honours for Best Site Design, sponsored by Power Retail, at the Online Retail Industry Awards. In one of the most hotly contested categories, Big Brown Box’s combination of usability, features and smart design impressed the nine-strong panel of judges. At a star-studded (literally) night hosted by James O’Loghlin […]

ORIA Winners Announced

The inaugural Online Retail Industry Awards winners have been announced. In a lavish ceremony celebrating Australian retail’s advances in cyberspace, the industry’s brightest gathered to recognise online excellence after the final day of the Online Retailer Conference in Sydney. A glittering black tie affair featured New Inventors host, James O’Loghlin, who had the gathered throng […]

Experian Hitwise Analysis Released: Australians Online in 2010

Last week, the Experian Hitwise analysis, Australians Online in 2010, was released to coincide with the annual Experian Hitwise Awards, which rewards the most popular websites searched for by Australian consumers in the past year. The analysis has some great insights to share on a range of online social behaviours that e-tailers will find very useful.  Not surprisingly, […]

IBM acquires Coremetrics

IBM continues its expansive acquisition program with the agreement announced today to acquire Coremetrics, one of the most recognised global names in web analytics software.  Coremetrics, a privately held company based in San Mateo, California, will expand IBM’s business analytics capabilities by enabling organisations to use a cloud-based delivery model to gain real-time insight into […]

James O’Loghlin to Headline Online Retail Industry Awards Presentation

With the biggest ever Australian online retail industry “night of nights” fast approaching, we can confirm James O’Loghlin, host of The New Inventors on ABC, will present the evening’s entertainment. The black tie event will be held on Thursday 8 July at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Ballroom, with the who’s who of Australian […]

Walmart wakes up to ecommerce potential

US retail giant Walmart has conceded it is losing ground in the cyberspace race. Speaking at the ‘Next Generation Walmart’ shareholders meeting, President and CEO Mike Duke admitted that the internet is an area the company needed to significantly improve. “Leadership is not an entitlement, especially in our business,” said Duke. “We’ve made significant investments in […]

Finalists Announced – Online Retail Industry Awards

After much deliberation and debate, the finalists for the inaugural Online Retail Industry Awards have emerged. Congratulations to the shortlisted entrants who proceed to the final stages of judging, with one winner to be announced for each category, and one contender from all categories to be named Online Retailer of the Year for 2010. For […]