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World Wide Web Wednesday #41

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! How did Prime become Amazon’s most powerful weapon? When Amazon Prime was first launched, skeptics doubted that people would pay the expensive membership fees, and wondered how the business was going to shoulder the […] ... Read More

  July 18, 2018     

Optimising eCommerce Workflows

Businesses both big and small can manage online store fronts, granting them access to markets that they might otherwise struggle to reach. Of course, the eCommerce industry has some large competitive giants. Companies like Amazon have a strong presence in the market and can command pricing and shipping rates that other eCommerce retailers may strug ... Read More

  July 14, 2018     

Getting Started with eCommerce

Every business is unique, with different needs for their eCommerce strategy. Some businesses focus on business-to-business (B2B) sales, others focus on business-to-consumer (B2C) sales that can be conducted through brick-and-mortar stores or online. When B2C companies look to enter the eCommerce world, it can be an intimidating step. Online shoppin ... Read More

  July 14, 2018     

7 eCommerce Trends NZ Businesses Should Know

Make sure you stay ahead of the curve this financial year. Find out about the fastest growing eCommerce trends in New Zealand. New Zealand consumers increasingly use online shopping Each year, more and more New Zealanders are shopping online – as much as 12-15% per year for the last few years, according to the Bank […] ... Read More

  July 14, 2018     

How Multichannel Retailing Can Help You

Consumers are now shopping in more ways than ever, and they respond well to having the option to shop on multiple platforms, a trend that hasn’t escaped retailers. In this article, we explain what multichannel retailing is and how it can help you boost sales. What is multichannel retailing? Multichannel retailing is a selling strategy [&helli ... Read More

  July 12, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #40

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Indicators of Wealth How will you know if you’re rich? Economists at the University of Chicago recently published a paper that examined the best indicators of wealth over the last few decades. In the […] ... Read More

  July 11, 2018     

B2B Retailers versus B2C Retailers: What’s the Difference?

You may have come across two terms which are often confused – Business-to-Business (B2B) retail and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) retail. In this article, we outline the key features of each model so that you know the differences between the two. The Basics The B2C model is possibly the business model most widely understood by the general [&hell ... Read More

  July 7, 2018     

Emerging eCommerce Trends in Australia

The Asia-Pacific region has seen an online boom over the past decade, particularly in eCommerce. This part of the world has the largest online market globally and high levels of growth in the Australian eCommerce market have had a lot to do with this. With global eCommerce sales set to reach $4.5 trillion by 2021, […] ... Read More

  July 6, 2018     

3 Inventory Management Best Practices E-Tailers Shouldn’t Ignore

Having sound inventory management practices is crucial to any online business that deals with goods. Tracking, measuring and forecasting inventory stock should be a primary focus. It can be challenging to fulfill orders on time if your inventory stock is disorganised or difficult to track, which can result in lost profits. Having too little of [&he ... Read More

  July 6, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #39

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! 5 eCommerce Myths Debunked Will malls really be wiped out by online stores? While the force of online retail is undeniable, here are five things many often get wrong about eCommerce. Amazon tidying up […] ... Read More

  July 4, 2018     

Why Inventory Management is Important for eCommerce

Inventory management is how a company keeps track of their inventory. It allows them to plan and determine how much inventory stock they should have on hand at any given time. With integrative platforms and shifts in technology, online inventory management has become more commonplace. Using Online Inventory Management With online inventory manageme ... Read More

  July 4, 2018     

How To Select the Right eCommerce Platform

eCommerce is undeniably gaining more traction with every passing year; brick-and-mortar stores are struggling to keep up. eCommerce is a powerful platform that can yield large benefits for online merchants. eCommerce sales have reached over $1.5 trillion and is projected to grow. If you are looking to join the eCommerce world it’s important to fi ... Read More

  July 3, 2018     

The Current State of e-Commerce in the US

e-Commerce has taken the world by storm in recent years, with an ever-increasing amount of American businesses adopting e-commerce platforms to pitch and sell their products. While physical stores are still common, online retail stores are proliferating the retail landscape and American consumers are turning to online shopping. In fact, current ret ... Read More

  July 3, 2018     

What e-Commerce Trends Australian Businesses Need to Know

Global e-commerce, surging from high to high, continues to outpace most Australian businesses. Intelligent online inventory management is the trick to help ensure your business is a success and taps into the benefits of the next decade. Get online and take orders Australians firms typically have a low online presence compared to online peers in [&h ... Read More

  June 30, 2018     

Combining Digital with Brick-and-Mortar Stores

The shopping habits of consumers has changed significantly over the past 10 years and will continue to change over the next decade too. The use of smart phones and the radical increase of online stores has been an industry game changer for traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores. With the ability to purchase at the buyer’s convenience [&he ... Read More

  June 29, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #38

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Alexa, order room service Keep an eye out for an Alexa speaker the next time you’re on vacation! Amazon recently announced it has developed a version of Alexa for hotels, called “Alexa for Hospitality”. […] ... Read More

  June 27, 2018     

Multi-Channel Retailing: A Quick Guide for SMEs

As traditional retail channels dwindle in popularity, more businesses are turning to multi-channel retailing to provide an extra income stream and keep business ticking over. If you're interested in knowing more about diversified retail, this guide is for you. Multi-channel retailing As with any business term, multi-channel means different thin ... Read More

  June 27, 2018     

4 Tips for Managing Seasonality in Retail

Managing a successful business can be daunting at the best of times, let alone when you throw in seasonality and reduced income in the off months. This can create issues around staffing, warehousing, inventory and cash flow to name a few. But, it is indeed possible to excel at a seasonal business with the right […] ... Read More

  June 26, 2018     

Managing Inventory Stock for Seasonal Businesses

When we talk about the actions retailers should take in the summer, we are really talking about what should occur when the business is in its low-peak months. For the Northern Hemisphere, this is in the summer when people are out and about enjoying the sun with the festive season still months away. For the […] ... Read More

  June 26, 2018     

Inventory Mastery: Where Should Online Businesses Start?

With consumers demanding quicker turnover and a larger product range, the online retail industry has to keep up with much more complex customer needs than a decade ago. Managing inventory well is essential for reaching customer expectations; let’s look at some easily achievable ways to get closer to best practice inventory management. Keeping dat ... Read More

  June 26, 2018     

UK E-commerce Needs to Prepare for the M-commerce Movement

Ranked by the World Bank as the 9th richest country per capita, the United Kingdom (UK) is home to 65.64 million people. Of this population, there are currently 45.36 million e-commerce users, and this figure is expected to increase with an additional 4.06 million consumers shopping online during the next four years. A significant amount […] ... Read More

  June 25, 2018     

Inventory Management Tips for E-tailers

Inventory management has long been something retailers worry about. However, it is not just brick-and-mortar stores who must have their inventory in check. Likewise, it’s not something that keeps business owners up at night because with the right support and inventory management software, inventory control and a tidy warehouse are very achiev ... Read More

  June 23, 2018