Monday, 26 October 2009

Nine West investigates ecommerce facilities for Australia

Nine West has advised that their US web consultants are currently looking into e-commerce facilities and hope to be up and running in the not too distant future.

This is great news as they curently have a well laid out site, great product photography etc, only thing missing is the checkout facility.

Looking forward to seeing the ecommerce enabled site.

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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Insights into's strategy and the future

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Detailed insights into and Paul Greenberg's thinking, strategy, systems and the future:

Click here to read the article

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Saturday, 24 October 2009

IS multi channel worth the money

Very relevant to the Australian landscape, many traditional retailers are asking "Is multi channel worth the money?" I am certain many would say it isn't based on early experiences with etailers in Australia.

There is a fantastic article written by Joanna Perry in Retail Week from the UK this week following the UK  InternetRetailing 2009 conference, where she writes a compelling article about multi channel retailing and whether it's worth it.

The bottom line as usual is a lot of passion and hard work to make it profitable.

Read the article here

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Australian Internet Activity to June 09 ABS

Here are figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics to Jun 2009 (released 14/09/09) via aaNet's monthly newsletter

• At the end of June 2009, there were 8.4 million active internet subscribers in Australia
• Dial up users still account for 13% of internet subscribers with 1.1 million users.
• DSL continued to be the major technology for non dial up connections with 50% (4.2 million) subscribers.
• 57% of non dial up subscribers are now using a download speed of 1.5Mbps or greater, compared with 51% in December 2008
• Mobile wireless subscribers account for 23% of non dial up users with 2 million subscribers.
Data from Australian Bureau of statistics 8153.0 - Internet Activity, Australia, Jun 2009, released 14/09/09

Saturday, 3 October 2009

It looks like the Toys R Us Site is now online

After what appears to be a brief launch hiccup on Thursday (don't we all have these when launching a site for the first time), the new Toys R Us ecommerce site was up and working  tonight and I had the opportunity to test some of its features. Visit our article here for more commentary on the site.

Best of luck to the team at Toys R US and Citrus, I'm always excited when a national brand dips their toes into the online retailing space.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Media Scope Final Design & Listing Overview Sept 09

Check out this SlideShare Presentation, This is Denise Shrivell's latest offering, and looks like a very interesting way to search for advertising listings