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  • Alibaba's Singles Day smashes online shopping records

    It was always going to be big, but the day-long "Singles Day" promotion on Chinese online shopping site Alibaba on Wednesday smashed previous records, with millions of people participating and $US14.3 billion worth of goods sold.

    Written by Martyn Williams12 Nov. 15 00:00
  • Online retail sales lag in June

    Online retail sales lagged slightly in the 12 months to June 2013, according to the NAB online retail sales index, recording the weakest growth rate in the history of the index.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald01 Aug. 13 15:51
  • Online spending hits $13.7b

    Around $13.7 billion was spent on online retail transactions in the 12 months to May 2013, according to the NAB Online Retail Sales Index.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald02 July 13 14:01
  • Google: Tablets driving online retail

    Australian consumers are increasingly using tablets to carry out research for shopping purchases, according to research from Google Australia.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald14 Nov. 12 08:00
  • Quickflix signs content deals for streaming service

    Quickflix (ASX:QFX) has signed agreements with studios including Sony Pictures for its soon-to-be-launched movie streaming service, which will debut on Sony devices

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling26 Oct. 11 19:58
  • Lessons from High Street Retailers

    Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers may secretly wish the Internet didn't exist, but uncertainty about interest rates, rising utility costs, consumer caution, global recession and other financial issues are also contributing to the grim offline retail scene.

    Written by Morris Kaplan22 Sept. 11 12:00
  • Myer revenue shrinks 3.8% in FY11

    Myer (ASX:MYR) reported falling revenue and underlying profit in FY11, and predicted a further profit drop in FY12, but said it was encouraged by growth in online sales

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling15 Sept. 11 20:14
  • iSelect makes off-market offer for Infochoice

    Insurance comparison website operator iSelect has altered its approach in its bid to acquire listed rival Infochoice (ASX:ICH)

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling19 Aug. 11 18:49
  • Retail reforms needed: Productivity Commission

    The govt needs to consider loosening trading hours and zoning restrictions to enable the retail sector to better contend against international competition, the Productivity Commission said

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling04 Aug. 11 18:56
  • ATO targets online traders in data sweep

    The ATO has launched a data matching program to detect the underreporting of revenue earned through eBay or the Trading Post

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling30 July 10 15:44