ecommerce, online retail, delivery, parcel, globe

Online fashion retailer, The Iconic, is looking for a new leader after CEO Patrick Schmidt announced he is taking a new role as Co-CEO of Global Fashion Group as of February 1. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Global Fashion Group is The Iconic’s parent company and operates online

Amazon Echo Dot, Alexa

Internet banking is entering the age of voice computing. From today customers in Australia can preorder an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus, with the devices beginning to ship next month. Accenture predicts that ownership of smart speakers in Australia will increase more than five times this year, reaching

Amazon, Prime

Australia is now Amazon’s fastest growing marketplace and is bigger than Brazil, in terms of the number of sellers on the platform. According to figures from Marketplace Pulse, which tracks the performance of ecommerce marketplaces around the globe, Australia is the fastest growing Amazon marketplace (relative to total size), followed

Broken piggy bank, bank, disruption

There are few other industries outside of banking with a more drastic need to transform to ensure their long-term survival. That’s the view of the analysts at IDC, which at the same time acknowledge the industry is faced with a sizeable IT challenge, ironically caused by being early adopters of


The retail apocalypse is so overblown by the media and analysts that my head wants to explode. Lazy articles from CNBC and other news outlets clump together store closings from long-dying retailers like Sears and Kmart with those announced by Macy’s. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter I have

Australia Post, parcel, delivery, Christmas

Online shoppers kept Australia’s posties busy in December with Australia Post recording the biggest month in its 209 year history. Throughout December AusPost delivered 37 million parcels, that’s 20 per cent more deliveries per day compared to last year. In the week before Christmas 11 million parcels were delivered by

Amazon's Seattle Campus

Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items to its Prime members around the world in 2017. Although it doesn’t disclose the exact number, Amazon said it added more new Prime members last year than ever before. According to a press release from the Seattle giant, more than four million people

The automation of wealth management is tipped to become a booming business, according to a new Juniper Study, which found roboadvisor platform revenues will reach $25 billion by 2022, up from an estimated $1.7 billion in 2017. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The new research, Fintech Futures: Market

Ant Financial’s acquisition of MoneyGram has been called off after the companies were unable to convince the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to approve the deal. The Chinese payments company, which operates Alipay, is an affiliate of the Alibaba group and had hoped to buy US

Pitt street mall, shopping, retail

Australian consumers are tipped to spend nearly $18 billion in post Christmas sales, according to the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). The forecast is a near three per cent increase on last year’s actual figures. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The figures come from ARA research conducted in conjunction