Free Crime Update Workshop for Brisbane retailers

All members of the NRA SafeCity Network are invited to come along to the next Retail Crime Update meetings. In this one-hour meeting,...

All members of the NRA SafeCity Network are invited to come along to the next Retail Crime Update meetings. In this one-hour meeting, the NRA will provide an update on current crime trends occurring in the Brisbane area and invite all retailers to share their experiences of the crime affecting their business. This is...

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QLD and WA retailers prepare for plastic bag ban

The countdown is underway for Queensland retailers before they are forced to permanently bin the plastic bag ahead of...

The countdown is underway for Queensland retailers before they are forced to permanently bin the plastic bag ahead of bans that will take effect on July 1 2018. The National Retail Association (NRA) will be touring local shopping precincts to provide advice for retailers preparing for the impending ban on...

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NRA joins RFID Coalition to support the Australian retail industry

A group of like-minded retailers, brands, solution providers and trade associations joined forces on Thursday 22 March 2018 to...

A group of like-minded retailers, brands, solution providers and trade associations joined forces on Thursday 22 March 2018 to bring the benefits of RFID technology to the Australian retail sector. Calling themselves the RFID Coalition, the group agreed to share projects, experiences, solutions and case studies with the aim...

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Container Exchange: Learn about the opportunities available to businesses

Queensland is the next state to roll out the container deposit scheme. Container Exchange is the Product Responsibility Organisation that...

Queensland is the next state to roll out the container deposit scheme. Container Exchange is the Product Responsibility Organisation that is working to build the network of Container Refund Points.  Container Exchange would like to invite NRA members to one of the briefing sessions they'll be hosting in the next fortnight...

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High-tech bid to fight retail crime in the Brisbane CBD

Brisbane retailers are teaming up with the Brisbane City Council and Crime Stoppers in a high-tech bid to stamp...

Brisbane retailers are teaming up with the Brisbane City Council and Crime Stoppers in a high-tech bid to stamp out crime in the CBD and Fortitude Valley. The National Retail Association’s SafeCity Network will be switched on in March next year, thanks to backing from the Federal Government’s Safer Streets...

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5 Steps to Managing the Bag Ban

The National Retail Association has partnered with the Queensland Government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag...

The National Retail Association has partnered with the Queensland Government to help retailers navigate the new compliance issues, find alternative bag solutions, and to help retailers manage consumer sentiment to minimise negative impacts on their businesses. The Queensland bag ban will affect all retailers who currently use lightweight, single-use plastic bags, including HDPE...

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Woolworths leads the way in plastic bag phase-out

Retail giant Woolworths Group leads the way in phasing-out plastic bags, today announcing its voluntary commitment to eliminate single-use...

Retail giant Woolworths Group leads the way in phasing-out plastic bags, today announcing its voluntary commitment to eliminate single-use plastic bag use across its entire retail grid, Australia wide. Throughout the next 12 months, all stores within the Woolworths Group from Big W to BWS, will ditch their single-use plastic...

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FREE digital training for small businesses

Having a strong online presence is increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Now there's free digital training to...

Having a strong online presence is increasingly important for companies of all sizes. Now there's free digital training to help small businesses to help level the playing field.Officially launched at last week's Australian Chamber Business Leaders Summit, Google has officially launched The Digital Garage in partnership with the Australian Chamber of...

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Are online marketplaces right for you?

Indirect selling or third party online marketplaces, such as eBay, can be a great way to broaden your reach,...

Indirect selling or third party online marketplaces, such as eBay, can be a great way to broaden your reach, trial new products, and test different regions with lower costs compared to setting up a new storefront.Groupon, eBay, Etsy and Zazzle are just a few examples of third party websites...

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Is your customer data safe?

Retailers that are engaging in online sales (e-commerce) or collecting customer data in registrations forms have unique security and...

Retailers that are engaging in online sales (e-commerce) or collecting customer data in registrations forms have unique security and privacy considerations.Retailers may be using proprietary solutions or using a 3rd party program to collect and process this information. If a retailer collects this information, they are responsible for its...

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Increase your profits with Rich Media

Rich Media facilitates a new kind of information delivery or messaging, in the form of digital content. ...

Rich Media facilitates a new kind of information delivery or messaging, in the form of digital content. The term “media” in “Rich Media” is an abbreviated version of the term “multimedia.” Multimedia goes beyond traditional text (including printed material).The term “rich” in “Rich Media” defines digital content,...

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Reveal growth areas with a CRM

Without customers, your business cannot exist.An obvious statement, however many businesses small to large, don’t put enough focus on...

Without customers, your business cannot exist.An obvious statement, however many businesses small to large, don’t put enough focus on managing their customers.That’s where a CRM (Customers Relations Management) system comes into play.Collecting important data like names, address and orders to product preferences and dispute resolutions, can help your business...

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Engaging your audience through webinars

Webinars are not a new concept, however implementing them into your marketing plan could still be essential to building...

Webinars are not a new concept, however implementing them into your marketing plan could still be essential to building brand awareness and providing value for your current customers.Running a webinar offers you a chance to gain insights from your customers and target audience while delivering key messages and engaging...

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What Does Your Business’s Intelligence Look Like?

We live in a world where we have access to more data, analytics and business intelligence than ever before....

We live in a world where we have access to more data, analytics and business intelligence than ever before. In theory, this is extremely beneficial for business growth yet in reality it’s an overwhelming amount of information to sift through. But firstly… What is business intelligence data? Business intelligence data comes...

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Roster Coster reduces the headache of rostering


Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) and Australian technology provider Rision Ltd launched Roster Coster - a free tool...

Today, the National Retail Association (NRA) and Australian technology provider Rision Ltd launched Roster Coster - a free tool to enable NRA members and other retailers and fast food businesses to build and cost award compliant rosters.Rision CEO Kate Cornick said: “At Rision we understand that rostering is complex....

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Online sales resources for SME’s

Selling online sounds easy enough.Buy a domain, set up a website and watch the sales role in without the...

Selling online sounds easy enough.Buy a domain, set up a website and watch the sales role in without the overhead of a bricks and mortar shop.Unfortunately it’s not as easy as 3 simple steps.Before setting up shop online you must consider the following:- Products and services offerings- Omni-channel retailing-...

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