After months of restrictions forced many retailers and businesses to shut their doors, the light at the end of the tunnel is beginning to appear. As lockdown begins to ease across the country, we’re taking small steps towards a return to the ‘new normal’, writes Dave Scheine, APAC Managing Director, Vend. Over the next couple… Read more »
From Harris Scarfe and Bardot to Curious Planet and Jeanswest, the retail industry in Australia has experienced a difficult start to 2020, with multiple store closures leading to a so-called ‘retail bloodbath’. But while the closure of big-box retail stores is a cause for concern, driven by a robust, inspiring and innovative independent retailer sector… Read more »
Last year, Buy Now, Pay Later was marching on as an alternate payment method, with take-up by both retailers and consumers accelerating. Fast forward to 2020, and it’s now considered essential by consumers and small businesses, writes Grant Arnott, Managing Director of Power Retail. Power Retail, the number one resource for Australian Online Retail Industry… Read more »
A study by small business lender OnDeck has found the festive season can be disruptive for many small businesses. While Australians are predicted to spend over $50 billion between mid-November and December 25, 2019, businesses can still do it tough.
Poor service, checkout pain points and a lack of available stock are costing Australian retailers an estimated $71 billion in lost sales according to new research by payments platform Adyen.
A new trend report by leading online retailer, THE ICONIC, has revealed their Australian and New Zealand customers have spent over 1000 years shopping online for their favourite fashions in 2018. The report was released in honour of the popular e-tailer’s seventh birthday. It reveals some illuminating facts on the shopping habits of Aussies and… Read more »
If your idea of Augmented Reality (AR) is confined to Pokemon Go, it’s time you had a re-education. Whilst AR is yet to become ubiquitous in the retail space, more and more retailers are turning to the technology to give their stores and brands the edge. Retailers are always searching for new ways to display… Read more »