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The rise of ecommerce is changing Christmas shopping before our very eyes

Physical shops remain the main point of purchase for most Australian Christmas shoppers, but it is online stores which are fuelling growth in a mut..

  • Physical shops remain the main point of purchase for most Australian Christmas shoppers, but it is online stores which are fuelling growth in a muted retail market.   While just 1.5% of respondents to EKAS’s Christmas Retail poll – conducted in early November – said they would do all of their Christmas shopping online, nearly a […]

  • Delivery logistics has been somewhat of a drawback of online shopping, with customers historically having to deal with lengthy wait times and additional checkout fees. To address this, retailers are now ramping up their click and collect offering, by increasing the number of designated pick up hubs around major cities and regional centres.  This Black […]

  • Mobile and social commerce is rapidly growing in Australia. The recently released Paypal mCommerce Index, found that 18% of businesses are now selling via social media, with a further  21% indicating they intend to within the next six months.  The research also revealed that Facebook was the most popular social commerce platform for Australian social […]

  • Singles Day, the 24 hour event dubbed the Double 11 shopping festival in its native China, takes place on November 11 and is Asia’s equivalent to the US’s Black Friday sales. Online retailers offer massive sales and discounts with shoppers snapping up billions of dollars worth of bargains.  Each year the buzz around the event […]