Amazon: The retail jungle for David and Goliath

Amazon: The retail jungle for David and Goliath

Blocking Australian customers from Amazon? Will David have any chance at all in this battle for customers? I would like to believe so. I ask myself the question why other US retailers have tackled the new Australian GST laws differently, when Amazon has chosen to...

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The instant gratification of Afterpay

The instant gratification of Afterpay

Afterpay in Australia The instant gratification offered by payment gateways like Afterpay is the stuff of retail dreams. More than a payment method, it’s a way of delivering audiences, where the last piece of the retail puzzle has become a customer’s first port of...

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Big Australia — Big Opportunity

Big Australia — Big Opportunity

Growth Opportunities for Retailers The Australian population has grown by 400,000 in the last 12 months and is likely to reach 25 million sometime this year. As I watched the Four Corners episode on Big Australia, whilst I felt a little ‘cramped’, I also felt that...

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It’s not all gloom and doom in retail

It’s not all gloom and doom in retail

Is retail dying? I have attended a number of retailer conferences this year; looking for where the opportunity lies, what success look likes and learning from others. As US online purchasers hit 14% of all retail transactions (and it is expected to go to 20% by 2025),...

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Retail has changed forever — we must adapt

Retail has changed forever — we must adapt

Retail trends 2018 Retail will never be the same and we need to get used to it. I have attended two retail transformation conferences in the last few weeks and the message is clear: retail IS disrupted. This is not a downturn. Forever the expectations of consumers...

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