New research has revealed Australian companies doing business in China that have a detailed ecommerce strategy are 12 per cent more profitable than those without. The research also found that despite a lack of transparency in China’s regulatory environment nearly 80 per cent of businesses are optimistic about their China

Oracle Bronto, a cloud-based email marketing vendor, has launched a new product recommendation feature – Recommendations Web. Oracle says the new solution helps marketers increase consumer engagement and revenue. Integrated within the Bronto Marketing Platform, Recommendations Web enables commerce marketers to leverage a combination of custom business rules and predictive models

SWIFT has joined forces with a group of Swift gpi banks from Australia, China, Singapore and Thailand to develop a unique cross-border real-time payments service in the Asia Pacific region. Swift has held exploratory talks with banks from the Asia Pacific region, including ANZ, Bangkok Bank, Bank of China, China Construction

“When are you going to launch Prime?” That’s the number one request Amazon has gotten from customers since it launched in Australia five months ago. And the answer — according to Russ Grandinetti Amazon SVP, International Consumer — is soon. “I don’t have any news to report about Prime other

A new study from Juniper Research has found that online physical goods sales will account for 13% of global retail by 2020, or $3.8 trillion out of a global retail market of nearly $30 trillion. The new study, Mobile & Online Remote Payments for Digital & Physical Goods: Opportunities &


Alibaba Group will acquire all outstanding shares that it does not already own in, a leading online delivery and local services platform in China, in a transaction values at US$9.5 billion. Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group currently own approximately 43 per cent

For customers and merchants alike, it’s an intriguing time to be in retail in Australia. We’re bombarded with tales of woe, such as retail sales seeing their biggest fall in four-and-a-half years, plunging 0.6 per cent in August and not moving in September, while the NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index

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India is set to overtake Australia as 4th largest online retail market in Asia Pacific in 2019, according to Forrester research. The analysts have updated their outlook for APAC’s ecommerce market with data showing that the region continues to be the largest for online retail sales globally, comprising both the

Samsung Pay has become the first smartphone mobile wallet provider in Australia to be made available to customers of the ‘Big Four’ banks in Australia, following its partnership announcement with National Australia Bank (NAB). NAB’s customers – along with those of the three other ‘Big Four’ banks and over 45

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Australian ecommerce business Catch Group has expanded to New Zealand with the launch of The New Zealand launch is the first in a number of new markets the Group is looking to enter as part of its broader growth strategy, with plans to also extend into South-East Asia. Catch