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Amazon parcels can be picked up from select CommBank branches, Stockland shopping centres and Victorian newsagents as part of a new click and collect partnership launched today.  The Seattle-based ecommerce giant has begun rolling out Amazon Hub in Australia, a new network of more than 100 parcel pickup points which

Decreasing footfall, rising rents, and conservative shoppers means retailers are less optimistic about the all-important Christmas trading period than 12 months ago, according to new research for Deloitte. In contrast, online sales are expected to grow as digital investments start to pay off, while the Amazon juggernaut continues to gather

Supply chain projects underway at supermarket giant Coles are expected to have a transformative impact on the retailer’s operations as they come online over the next five years. But in the short term, Coles is expanding its partnership with UberEats, launching its own subscription delivery program and bringing wearables into

Catch Group’s paid membership service, which includes free shipping on certain orders for a monthly fee, now includes Kmart and Target stores. Kmart Group, which includes both the traditional retailers, acquired online only Catch Group earlier this year for $230 million in a move it said would bolster its digital

Amazon is opening its third Australian fulfilment centre in Perth, which will enable it to ship goods to customers on the west coast of Australia.  The facility – which is expected to be operational in late 2019 – is located in the Perth Airport Business Precinct and will enable faster

For the first time since 2017, Amazon missed its earning predictions for its quarterly profit, sending shares down more than 7 per cent.  Its net income dropped to US$2.1 billion, down from $2.9 billion in the prior year, while its operating income also decreased from $3.7 billion in the prior

Big consumer tech companies continue to dominate Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable brands in 2019, while B2B software vendors like Adobe, Salesforce and Microsoft are some of the fastest growing brands globally. Interbrand, which developed a methodology to put a dollar value on brand, released its annual list

Amazon is launching one of its most popular global services in Australia today which automates repeat purchases in exchange for a 10 per cent discount and free delivery.  ‘Subscribe and Save’ enables customers to sign up for scheduled repeat deliveries on products such as toilet paper, laundry powder, nappies and

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Bunnings plans to launch an online marketplace, called MarketLink, as the home improvement retailer expands its digital offering.  The retailer has been a latecomer to ecommerce, with Bunnings’ Managing Director, Mike Schneider saying earlier this year the business has been building its digital capability “which is less about selling products

This year, the world’s four most valuable companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet — all signalled a new or renewed push into gaming. The tech giants all want a bigger share of what market researcher NewZoo says is a $US152 billion gaming market, currently growing at 9.6 per cent