Retailers call for $6000 small business grant to set up online stores in wake of COVID-19

The National Retail Association (NRA) is calling for a $6,000 e-commerce assistance package for every small business hurting financially...

The National Retail Association (NRA) is calling for a $6,000 e-commerce assistance package for every small business hurting financially as a result of COVID-19 to help them sell goods and services online, to be included as part of the JobMaker Digital Business Plan announced last Tuesday by the Morrison...

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Message from the CEO | 22 September 2020

To misquote the American author Mark Twain, reports of the death of retail have been greatly exaggerated. We know...

To misquote the American author Mark Twain, reports of the death of retail have been greatly exaggerated. We know many members are going through their toughest times ever, and sadly we know some retailers will be forced to exit the industry before the impact of COVID has passed.  But...

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Message from the CEO: 6 November 2018

Another week has come and gone in the retail world, and with it we are one week closer to...

Another week has come and gone in the retail world, and with it we are one week closer to Christmas 2018. In last week’s NRR we outlined five key areas that retailers of all shapes and sizes should pay close attention to in order to maximise Christmas sales. In the...

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15/03/18 ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney,...

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market. “Today, I am proud to release a...

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Small retailers own 37% of online spend

Small online retailers represent 37% of total online retail sales over the past 12 months, according to a report...

Small online retailers represent 37% of total online retail sales over the past 12 months, according to a report by Quantium.Though growth rates vary month-to-month, small online retail spending is trending much higher than past periods, tracking an estimated 22.2% higher than a year ago.These retailers are primarily based...

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Gen X dominates online spend

Online shopping is not, it seems, the exclusive domain of teenagers and Gen Y, according to a report by Quantium.Online...

Online shopping is not, it seems, the exclusive domain of teenagers and Gen Y, according to a report by Quantium.Online spending is dominated by the 35 to 44 year old marketAlthough those aged 35-44 make up approximately 17.2% of the adult population, their share of online spend is the highest at 24.2%....

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Domestic online spend dominates

According to a recent report commissioned by Quantium, 81% of all online spending in Australia is domestic.Year-on-year (YoY) growth...

According to a recent report commissioned by Quantium, 81% of all online spending in Australia is domestic.Year-on-year (YoY) growth rates for online spending is currently at 16.9% and this greatly outstrips the growth in international online sales which is only 0.9% YoY.A key factor behind this has been the...

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Growth of online shopping slows

Australians spent a total of $20.1 billion in online retail shopping in the 12 months to June 2016, according...

Australians spent a total of $20.1 billion in online retail shopping in the 12 months to June 2016, according to a new report commissioned by data analysts Quantium.This total is still well below the amount spent on traditional bricks and mortar retail, which came in at $296.9 billion for...

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Impulse purchases increasing profits

Since the 1950’s, shoppers around the globe have succumbed to impulse buying and point of purchase displays.Impulse purchases can...

Since the 1950’s, shoppers around the globe have succumbed to impulse buying and point of purchase displays.Impulse purchases can drastically increase your profits and shouldn’t simply be an afterthought.How do you get the most out of your impulse offerings?Choose the right productsDraw attention with promotionsEncourage purchases with strategic placementUse...

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Free returns lure new customers

Online fashion retail giant ASOS is going from strength to strength with sales surging in recent months and the...

Online fashion retail giant ASOS is going from strength to strength with sales surging in recent months and the company is only getting started.ASOS recently announced that shoppers will be able to return products free of charge. Working with Temando and Australia Post, customers were previously able to return...

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