5 tips to get your business ready for Black Friday sales

- October 9, 2019 3 MIN READ

There’s little doubt consumers love bargains. According to the 2019 eCommerce Industry report, mega sales events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday now surpass Christmas as the peak shopping period. So, how can your business take advantage of this trend in eCommerce to boost your pre-Christmas sales? To truly benefit from mega sales events,… Read more »


ORIAS celebrate innovation in online retail

- July 16, 2018 3 MIN READ

With the 2018 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS) set to take place in Sydney this month, Kochie’s Business Builders (KBB) sat down with Alice Kuepper, event director of the Online Retailer Expo and Conference to discuss the changing face of retail and how small businesses are leading innovation in the sector. With the awards… Read more »


2018 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS) finalists announced

- June 14, 2018 3 MIN READ

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS). Now in its ninth year, the annual awards celebrate the leaders in Australia’s online retail industry. Each year awards are given out across an array of categories including Best Multichannel Retailer, Best Online Retail Marketing, Best In-Store Initiative, Best Small Independent Retailer, Best… Read more »


Ask Kochie: A solution for short term staff issues

- May 13, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

In this week’s Ask Kochie, Kerry Pietrobon owner of Harlow, an Australian designer label for plus-sized women, asks Kochie’s advice on how to find temporary reliable staff to help fill the gaps in times of need. Kochie enlists the assistance of Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business at Australia Post to find out how their… Read more »


WATCH: Expert advice on international expansion for your business

- April 7, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Erin McGowan is the owner and founder of Aqua Maternity. Operating out of her family home In Geelong, McGowan’s online store specialises in swimsuits for mums-to-be. The business has proved incredibly successful. So successful, McGowan is considering international expansion. With 5 percent of her sales coming from New Zealand, McGowan believes it’s time she set… Read more »


The sharing economy was the inspiration for successful online fashion rental start-up GlamCorner.

- February 26, 2018 3 MIN READ

Husband and wife team Audrey Khaing-Jones and Dean Jones were fashion novices when they started their online business GlamCorner. Yet that didn’t prevent the couple from rewriting the rule book on how to build a successful fashion business. It was co-founder Audrey Khaing-Jones’ real-life dilemma of having nothing to wear to an important event that… Read more »