The relationship between online and physical retail

Written by Brian Walker, CEO and Founder: Retail Doctor Group “Consumers have a different path to purchase. They don’t shop...

Written by Brian Walker, CEO and Founder: Retail Doctor Group “Consumers have a different path to purchase. They don’t shop less than they used to; it is just that the footsteps went online. You have to think differently in how you engage with users.” – Margo Georgiadis Is consumer behaviour changing as...

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Drive online sales with display

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend All those business owners looking to increase online sales still here? All new readers,...

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend All those business owners looking to increase online sales still here? All new readers, we welcome you. In previous articles, we’ve looked into how, when harnessing the powers of Facebook and Google, simple advertising strategies can be implemented to increase online sales. Now we draw our...

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Message from the CEO – 25 September 2018

It’s no secret we’re addicted to our phones – just think about the panic most of us feel at...

It’s no secret we’re addicted to our phones – just think about the panic most of us feel at the thought of losing ours! While it’s also no secret these little devices have revolutionised our industry, the latest research from Salesforce suggests they are going to play an even greater...

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Driving online sales with google

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend Attention all business owners looking to increase online sales. You ready for another week of...

Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend Attention all business owners looking to increase online sales. You ready for another week of tips and hints? Previously we deep dived into the Facebook platform and looked at how Facebook could be utilised to drive online sales. This week, we are looking at another digital advertising...

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How to improve your online presence

Searching is one of the most popular activities on the internet, and an integral part of the modern consumer...

Searching is one of the most popular activities on the internet, and an integral part of the modern consumer journey. With online advertising becoming increasingly competitive, businesses looking to grow are encouraged to leverage the frequent use of search engines in the consumer’s decision making process. Recent figures show that only...

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Message from the CEO, Dominique Lamb: 12 June 2018

How many great ideas can you think of that ended up having disastrously unforeseen consequences? Given this week’s plastic...

How many great ideas can you think of that ended up having disastrously unforeseen consequences? Given this week’s plastic bag ban campaign launch in Queensland with the NRA’s campaign ambassador, Origin great Mal Meninga, the introduction of cane toads to gobble cane beetles munching on sugar cane crops seems...

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ASBFEO Releases Small Business Cyber Security Guide

By Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy...

By Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman A Cyber Security Best Practice Guide has been developed to help busy small business operators understand the risks and how to prevent cyber attacks. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman published the guide after research showed 60 per cent of small...

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Message from the CEO: 12 December 2017

There has been more in the media this week about retail stores doing it tough and some having to...

There has been more in the media this week about retail stores doing it tough and some having to close up shop. While we love to celebrate the retail success stories in this industry, we know that behind every one, there are countless others that don’t turn out so...

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Rapid change in retail environment drives first associations partnership

Australia’s two leading retail industry groups have joined forces to help retailers move in response to the rapidly changing...

Australia’s two leading retail industry groups have joined forces to help retailers move in response to the rapidly changing business environment. Australia’s largest and most representative retail industry group, the National Retail Association, and the established business network connecting and supporting online retailers, NORA, have today announced a national-first partnership. The...

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Message from the CEO: 21 November 2017

Today we can share with you an exciting development for the association, that will open up entirely new avenues...

Today we can share with you an exciting development for the association, that will open up entirely new avenues for retailers all across the nation. After almost a century representing retailers of all sizes across the nation, we have today announced a national-first partnership with the National Online Retail Association...

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Ready to smash your business goals?

Do you want to be easily found online when people are looking for a business like yours? News Xtend are...

Do you want to be easily found online when people are looking for a business like yours? News Xtend are ready to kick start each individual retailer’s digital marketing - including getting you found on Search engines, starting a conversation on Social media and delivering your message when and where...

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Message from the CEO: 10 October 2017

It’s that time of year again – the dust has settled on the annual ‘too soon?’ media narrative after...

It’s that time of year again – the dust has settled on the annual ‘too soon?’ media narrative after the fruit mince pies have hit the grocery store shelves; the warm weather’s sparking daydreams about tropical, end of year holidays; and staff in corporate offices are locking down dates...

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RainCheck: the new on-demand shopping experience

RainCheck is a platform that transcends the digital and physical worlds for retail shopping. It allows people to save items...

RainCheck is a platform that transcends the digital and physical worlds for retail shopping. It allows people to save items they discover online and request availability from store associates nearby, creating an on-demand shopping experience. With 90% of people discovering and researching new products online, 90% of transactions in retail still...

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Brick and mortar stores are not dead, just different

By Joanna Arhontis, The New Retail Revolution There is all this talk on the street that traditional brick and mortar...

By Joanna Arhontis, The New Retail Revolution There is all this talk on the street that traditional brick and mortar retail stores are dying with many sadly closing their doors in recent months. It is true that retailers are being hit hard throughout the nation, and indeed across the globe, as...

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Message from the CEO: 2 May 2017

The media’s certainly been abuzz over the past week after retail giant Amazon finally (after months of speculation) confirmed...

The media’s certainly been abuzz over the past week after retail giant Amazon finally (after months of speculation) confirmed it would be expanding onto Australian shores, with a distribution centre tipped to be in Melbourne or Sydney. While many are already heralding the end of the retail world as we...

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New Digital Scorecard rates businesses

All organisations, big and small, need to take advantage of the latest technologies to thrive. The Queensland Government has launched...

All organisations, big and small, need to take advantage of the latest technologies to thrive. The Queensland Government has launched a new tool to help small-to-medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations get better prepared to take advantage of digital technologies. The Digital Scorecard will help businesses identify ways to improve their digital...

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