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Technology

What small businesses can learn from enterprise when it comes to tech

- March 11, 2024 3 MIN READ

As commerce becomes increasingly competitive and fast-paced, a retailer’s ability to adapt quickly is essential for survival. And for all retailers, regardless of industry or size, the software they use plays a pivotal role, writes Shaun Broughton, Managing Director, APAC at Shopify. In years past, fully composable solutions — essentially bespoke technology  with unique components… Read more »

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News

Four steps to Direct to Consumer (D2C) growth

- February 14, 2024 4 MIN READ

In 2024, retailers will continue to face challenges such as rising costs, tightened consumer spending, and shifting consumer behaviours. While many across the economy have been tasked by leadership to ‘do more with less’, that’s not necessarily an option for all businesses. This is especially true in retail, writes Shaun Broughton, Managing Director, APAC at… Read more »

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Sales

How retailers can build a strong foundation for 2024

- January 15, 2024 3 MIN READ

To set themselves up for success, retailers need to  focus on what they can control and lay strong foundations to overcome any challenges in the coming months, writes Shaun Broughton, Managing Director, APAC at Shopify The beginning of a new year is often accompanied by feelings of reflection, renewal and hope. The promise of a… Read more »

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Growth

How customers shop is changing: Here is what you need to know

- September 12, 2023 5 MIN READ

The last few years have seen Australians face an onslaught of successive macro-level events, which have impacted so many facets of daily life. From the pandemic to the cost of living crisis, Australians are now prioritising health more while being more discriminating in how and where they spend their hard-earned dollars, writes Shaun Broughton, Managing… Read more »

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Growth

Australia’s entrepreneurial triumph: seizing opportunities for growth and global expansion

- June 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Ranking sixth globally and first within the Asia-Pacific region in the recent Shopify Entrepreneurship Index, Australian entrepreneurs proved their mettle by generating over AUD$42.1 billion in business activity last year. With a favourable ecosystem and conducive conditions, Australia is emerging as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurial success. However, amidst its remarkable achievements, there are… Read more »

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Growth

Unlocking new markets: Mastering eCommerce sales for explosive growth

- May 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Cross-border commerce has become increasingly popular in recent years, with the rise of online shopping and the globalisation of businesses. In fact, Australian merchants are now selling to an average of ten international markets, reaching 92 million international shoppers. However, selling internationally comes with its own set of challenges and considerations that must be… Read more »

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Sales

A new era of commerce: B2B’s big global upgrade

- April 14, 2023 4 MIN READ

  In recent years, the world of commerce has seen a significant shift towards digitisation, with businesses of all sizes moving online to better serve their customers. But while the focus has largely been on direct-to-consumer (DTC) transactions, the business-to-business (B2B) sector has also been quietly undergoing a transformation of its own, writes Shaun Broughton,… Read more »