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Daily deals, and they're done dirt cheap
Daily deals, and they're done dirt cheap December 29, 2010 - Focusing on a single discount may trigger the next internet gold rush, writes Julian Lee.When Colin Fabig posted an offer of a half-price colonic irrigation session on the daily deals website he runs he never expected it to be such a hit.''But there were a lot of people out there who thought to themselves, 'I've heard of it and it is usually quite expensive, so I'm going to give it a go.''' And they did, in droves. Five hours after the deal was posted on Jumponit, 530 vouchers for the $49 session at the North Bondi clinic had been sold.
Groupon to enter Australia as daily deals sites explode
Groupon to enter Australia as daily deals sites explodeJulian LeeDecember 29, 2010 * Why daily deals is the next internet gold rushTHE world's largest daily deals website, Groupon, which Google tried to buy this month for $US6 billion, has confirmed it is entering the Australian market.The company is recruiting people to sign up to its email database before a launch next month into a market that is becoming crowded. The No. 2 player, Living Social, abandoned plans to start from scratch in Australia, opting instead for a joint venture with an existing company, Jumponit.
Online Sales Rose 15% This Holiday Season, Report Says - NYTimes.com
Online Sales Rose 15% This Holiday, Beating In-Store Growth, Report SaysBy TIMOTHY WILLIAMSPublished: December 23, 2010 * Recommend * Twitter * Sign In to E-Mail * Print * Reprints * ShareClose o Linkedin o Digg o Mixx o MySpace o Yahoo! Buzz o PermalinkoOnline sales increased more than 15 percent this holiday season, according to data released Thursday, the latest confirmation of the growing importance of Internet commerce during retail’s most lucrative time of the year.
Michael Pascoe | Myer's half-idea on the internet and GST | Bernie Brookes
Myer's half-idea on the internet and GST December 7, 2010 Saw the story about Myer CEO Bernie Brookes saying the department store chain is opening an online shop, shipping stuff out of a warehouse in China to avoid GST. Checked the date. Think it was April 1. I don't think Bernie was quite serious.
Australian Government Won't Be `Stampeded' by Retailers Over Online Sales - Bloomberg
Australian Government Won't Be `Stampeded' by Retailers Over Online SalesBy Shani Raja - Dec 19, 2010 The Australian government won’t be “stampeded’ by retailers over the threat to businesses from goods sold by offshore websites, Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten said.
It's one thing to create a gift registry for a wedding - but is a Christmas gift registry taking the concept just a little too far? Apparently not. Online retailer DealsDirect.com.au says 15,000 Australians have created an online wish list on their website - to help friends and family members select a gift that meets the mark.DealsDirect.com.au CEO, Michael Rosenbaum, says his company was not surprised by the overwhelming popularity of the gift registry.Aussies embrace online gift registry concept > Inside Retailing > Articles page
'Whistleblowing website' launched for retail sector > Inside Retailing > Articles page
Australian Internet entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan's latest publicity stunt is a take-off of Wikileaks - for people who feel aggrieved by retail experiences. TradeLeaks.com, is described as "a whistleblowing website that will make retail and trade open and transparent," says Kogan in a statement first thought was an out of season April Fool's joke."TradeLeaks is here to fix the bullshit in trade and commerce around the world," Kogan proclaimed.
Study Outlines Why Local Retailers Need an Online Presence | ineedhits
If you run a local retail business like a toy store, book store or even a shoe store, then a new study indicates that you need to start getting online.The study by market research firm The Leading Edge shows that almost one third of the 1500 online shoppers surveyed said the main reason they shopped from overseas websites was to buy goods not available locally. While 19% said they shopped offshore because it was cheaper and a similar number said they shopped internationally for a greater choice of products.Paypal commissioned the research to determine the biggest areas of growth and opportunity for retailers.
Drift to online US stores won't last - survey > Inside Retailing > Articles page
Australians apparent love affair with buying goods from overseas websites won't last according to a new study. Analysis of American Express' Australian Cardmember spending online shows that the strong Australian dollar is driving people to shop with US online retailers, but that it does not appear to be creating a long term habit.In the past year American Express Cardmember spending on American websites has increased and decreased in line with the strength of the dollar suggesting that Australian retailers should not be concerned about shoppers being driven offshore long term.
Press Release - The Future of Australian Retail [18/12/2010]
The Future of Australian RetailThe Government has today announced an inquiry into the future of Australian retail by the Productivity Commission, the release of new research into online shopping in Australia and a compliance campaign to crack down on people or businesses rorting the $1,000 low-value threshold.The Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, today released the Terms of Reference for the Productivity Commission inquiry, which will report to the Government and industry in 2011 on the implications of globalisation on the Australian retail sector.
Digital Ministry - Failed GroupOn deal may mark the start of Google's decline
Ten years ago, I was working for an industry-dominating technology giant when this happened to us: we tried to buy our way into a smokin' hot new web startup category way too late, only to be roughed-up and shown the door by a team of young punks a couple of years out of college. Why did this deal fail, and what could it mean for Google? It could mean the beginning of the decline.the decline of GoogleAll the tell-tale signs are there: Google, whose next-biggest acquisition was for online advertising powerhouse
The net still has its share of catches
The net still has its share of catchesDecember 1, 2010Fancy that...Nikki Yeaman and Roma Burke.Fancy that...Nikki Yeaman and Roma Burke. Photo: Tamara DeanA good computer, some business acumen and perhaps a spare room in the back of the house are some of the key ingredients you need to start an online business.Many businesses are finding they don't need a shopfront and have begun operating purely online. But don't assume that because you're not paying rent and utilities that an online business is without its costs.