Catch Group is expanding its online offering launching an online personal loan product with Now Finance named Catch Personal Loans. The online retailer claims it is “taking aim at the big banks” through the introduction of this new financial product helping customers get the “best possible finance deal to fund

Amazon Seller Summit Sydney

Amazon has reversed its decision to block Australian shoppers from, saying it has listened to customer feedback and worked out a way to comply with Australia’s GST rules for low value goods bought online. But retail experts argue the move was designed to kick start growth for Amazon’s local

Globe China southeast asia

Southeast Asia’s internet economy is expected to exceed US$240 billion by 2025, a fifth more than previously estimated, as more consumers use their smartphones to go online. The joint study from Google and Temasek first published in 2016, encompasses ride-hailing, ecommerce, online travel and online media. The latest report, released

November is increasingly a crunch-month for retailers with online sales such as Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday embedding themselves in the consumer and merchant mindset. Add to that the global impact of Singles Day in China and it’s easy to see why the month is such an important

robot AI plan

Pharmacy giant Chemist Warehouse is piloting machine learning software from New Zealand startup Insite AI to support its buying and planning decisions around the biggest area of its business, vitamins and non-prescription medicines. Insite AI also announced today it has raised $1.8 million pre-seed funding led by Goat Ventures, an

NAB Alipay

NAB will soon accept Alipay as a payment method through its point-of-sale terminals as part of a new deal between the two finance companies. The bank announced today it is testing the Chinese payment method with a small group of its business merchant customers in November, before a wider roll

PayPal today announced the launch of PayPal Giving Fund Australia, a registered charity that facilitates digital payments options for other Australian charities. The initiative is designed to combat an increasingly cashless society, a trend PayPal says is hurting donation levels. PayPal will provide the technology and, along with partners, cover

Australian retailers are optimistic about the holiday season, with investments in digital technology expected to pay dividends. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Retailers’ Christmas Survey released today, 80 per cent of retailers expect to see higher sales this Christmas compared to last year and 56 per cent are expecting to see

Bob Hetu, Research Director with the Gartner Retail Industry Services team, visits Amazon 4-star, the company’s new physical retail store which sell products rated 4-stars and above on Much has been written about the merchandising, or lack thereof, in Amazon’s 4-Star stores, but my visit to its Spring Street

Mastercard has opened its Australian Global Tech Hub in Sydney with the company using the space to invest in automation, AI, cyber security and data analytics.  The hub will serve as a collaboration centre for the finance company and its partners, providing a dedicated space to innovate with and for