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When it comes to online shopping, and despite the wide variety of opportunities Australian customers demonstrate a clear preference for particular types of purchases. According to the 2018 SAP Consumer Propensity Report, travel, fashion and entertainment top the online shopping list. Among those surveyed, 72 per cent are buying flights,

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Strong ecommerce sales have helped boost Australia Post’s profit by 41 per cent to $134 million, as the national carrier transforms its business to focus on parcel delivery. Australia Post today announced a full-year profit after tax of $134 million, up 41 per cent on FY17. Sign up for Which-50’s

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Amazon’s Prime Day kicks off in Australia for the first time today. It’s the latest in a series of global shopping events to infiltrate the local market, boosting traffic and online sales as well as adding new pricing pressures to local retailers. Starting in 2015, Amazon’s artificial holiday began with

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Australians spent $21.3 billion online last year, up 18.7 per cent versus 2016, according to Australia Post. That’s about 8 per cent of traditional retail sales, which excluding cafes and restaurants, still accounted for $267.4 billion spent in 2017. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Local retailers accounted for

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2017 was the year Amazon officially kicked off its retail operations in Australia, finally putting boots on the ground to fulfill online orders of its own products and third-party products sold via is brand new Australian marketplace. While any news of Amazon’s impending launch gave our traffic a significant boost,

Online shoppers in regional areas can now sign up to join Australia Post’s Shipster program, which gives them free delivery on eligible orders bewteen now and Christmas. Australia Post launched the membership program in early October, but it was only available to shoppers in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney metro areas.

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Australia Post is launching a new Amazon Prime-like delivery service called Shipster, which will provide free shipping for online shoppers in the lead up to Christmas. For $9.95 Shipster members will receive free shipping from more than 40 participating retailers when they spend more than $25 for delivery within Brisbane,

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Retailers should arm themselves with data about customers’ shopping habits to stay ahead in a competitive landscape and survive the next wave of market disruption. That’s the view of Australia Post’s General Manager of eCommerce & International, Ben Franzi. “Here in Australia we know the online shopping industry is about

Australia Post Parcel lockers

Blackmores CEO Christine Holgate will be the new Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post, continuing the company’s transformation to a parcel and eCommerce company. Holgate succeeds Ahmed Fahour who resigned in February following a public dispute over his $5.6 million salary after seven and half years in the

Australia Post will work with the Australian federal government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to integrate its own identity technology into the Commonwealth’s Digital Identity Framework. The partnership will focus on developing a proof of concept to help government agencies enhance how they provide access to services online and over the