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SiteMinder
Hotel sector heads online to engage 'dynamic travellers'
Australia’s hotel sector is increasing its uptake of online commerce and technology, with direct bookings now one of the top two revenue drivers for the industry.
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Zebra Technologies
Only 4 in 10 shoppers completely trust retailers to fulfill orders as promised
A new survey confirms a large trust gap between shoppers and retailers.
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Online shopping
Shopify survey: What 'going shopping' means to Australian consumers
According to Shopify APAC managing director Shaun Broughton, Australians haven’t quite broadened their definition of what a store is.
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Online retail
New sales tactics drive online retail in APAC market - Forrester
Asia Pacific’s online retail market will be worth $2.8 trillion by 2025, up from $1.7 trillion in 2020.
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eCommerce
The double-edged sword of online retail
Retailers who fared better during the pandemic were those who had a head-start in their digital capabilities. But, for others, it was a race to catch up. 
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Data
Leveraging technology to operate with confidence in the post-pandemic future
Having a unified digital and non-digital strategy, combined with unifying customer data, is how retailers can future-proof their business and succeed in a highly competitive market.
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Retailers
Tips for better shipping in the borderless eCommerce landscape
Here are the steps that e-tailers can take to optimise shipping processes to make it more efficient and cost-effective for all parties.
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Online shopping
Retailers must change mindset in wake of COVID-19
While the retail winners of 2020 have enjoyed a phenomenal rise in online sales, they should not get too smug about it.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Kogan to maintain Mighty Ape staff, branding
With the acquisition of Mighty Ape, Kogan plans to make the most of its new asset by supporting the current team.
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Omnichannel
APAC retailers lagging in omnichannel capabilities
“It’s great to see APAC brands making significant progress in improving customer experience, however, currently they aren’t setting the bar high enough for a customer-centric strategy."
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DDoS
The retailer safety guide for the world of online shopping
Are you an online retailer? This guide details the threats that you need to be aware of to keep safe in the biggest ever year of online shopping.
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Online retail
Research: Aussie retail will never be the same
While 72% of Australian respondents prefer to shop in-store, more than any other country surveyed, 33% say they will now shop online more often.
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Apple
Futuresource: COVID-19 - Innovative retailers reaping rewards
Opportunity beckons to upgrade supply chain processes, transform the consumer experience and build customer loyalty across the omni-channel landscape.
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Online retail
Körber to roll out A/NZ’s largest deployment of autonomous robots
The project will see the leading online retailer roll out more than 100 autonomous mobile robots and is the largest deployment of its kind in A/NZ.
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Data Loss Prevention / DLP
Survey: poor backup planning can cripple online retail
New survey finds one in four retailers have permanently lost critical business data, damaging sales and revenue.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom warns Becextech for breaches against Fair Trading Act
ComCom accuses Becextech of a number of breaches, including false price claims.
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Government
Retailers see immediate lift after Govt's COVID-19 level 3 announcement
The move is set to benefit consumers by providing more competition in the market and reducing prices.
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Noel Leeming
Govt widens 'essential products' to include tech goods
New Zealand businesses are now able to sell ‘essential’ non-food consumer products such as computer equipment and mobile phones, while the country remains at Alert Level 4 lockdown.
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Christmas
Online shopping to reach tipping point this Christmas
"With more Kiwis shopping online than ever before it makes sense for online retailers to look to increase their marketing reach and improve their advertising return on investment."
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Recruitment
New APAC managing director for Emarsys
"Asia Pacific is one of the fastest-growing markets for Emarsys and Adam brings the industry knowledge and depth of retail understanding to steward the business in this exciting phase of growth."
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Commerce Systems
Black Friday alert: Financial botnets targeting eCommerce apparel sites
Black Friday is arguably the most anticipated retail sales period in the world, when brands offer consumers the largest discounts and promotional offers.
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Venafi
Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
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Retailers
Buy Now Pay Later users ditching their credit cards
"Buy Now Pay Later has changed the face of the way we pay for goods."
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Gartner
Gartner: Augmented retail shopping a reality by next year
Augmented reality and virtual reality will rely on 5G to change the customer experience inside and outside retail stores.