Get ready to splurge, Australia. An analysis by Adobe of over one trillion retail web site transactions over the last seven years, along with 350 million stock keeping units (SKUs) suggests seven billion dollars will be spent online downunder this holiday season. Adobe has a solid track record making these

Retailers who are solely online may start to struggle as marketing costs increase and they’re forced to fight off rejuvenated bricks and mortar stores. That’s the view of Grant Arnott publisher of Power Retail and managing director of online retail site Click Frenzy. Arnott said for all this talk of

Australia’s retailers recognise the importance of mobility and analytics and yet few are making the kinds of investments that will really move the dial and provide the truly integrated experience consumers crave, according to a major new report released by the Commonwealth Bank. The study called CommBank Retail Insights combines an

Most companies imagine themselves to be customer focused. Most aren’t. But a rare few genuinely live the meaning of it every day, and build customer experiences that are a direct extension of brand and culture. Alton Lane, the bespoke men’s tailor currently operating in seven US locations and with grand

The corporate and government world is shifting from one where “companies are too big to fail” or one where many organisations are too big to succeed, according to a new paper on Thematic Investing by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (Yeah, the irony was not lost on us either.) According

A small cluster of international banks — including two Australians — has pulled away from its peers when it comes to delivering mobile banking.That’s the view of Forrester Research, which earlier this year analysed the efforts of 41 banks internationally across seven ceriteria including enrollment and login, account information, transactional functionality,

Online retailing – whether provided by pure plays or traditional vendors suffers from one significant disadvantage – delayed gratification. None of us wants to wait for that shiny new bauble in our always-on ever-connected community. Uber is tapping into this sentiment in the US with Rush – a service enabling

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Amazon is extending its dominance in the  $300 billion American e-commerce over its competitors including top search engines like Google and online retailers, according to a new Survata study commissioned by BloomReach. Of the 2,000 U.S. consumers surveyed, 44 percent bypass the rest of the Web, and go directly to

The response of both David Jones and Kmart to the latest hacks and theft of customer data suggests businesses have learnt the lessons of disclosure. Where once companies hid such breaches from the community, now the advice is to get on the front foot. In a statement on David Jones’

Online retail sales increased 0.6 per cent in August following a sharp decline in July. Traditional sales, however, still fell slightly during the month. The daily deals market is collapsing. In August it recorded its fourth consecutive decline of over 15 per cent. Has reality finally caught up with the