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Commerce Commission
Commission cracks down on sales practices that mislead online shoppers
This month
The Commerce Commission has issued a formal warning to online gift-box retailer, Occasion Box, for making false and unsubstantiated claims.
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Pattern
Demand for Australian brands grows in China despite tension
This month
67% of China’s cross-border online shoppers expecting to increase their online spending for western and Australian goods in the coming year
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Online shopping
FedEx expands international day-definite delivery services across AMEA
This month
The company says the continuous expansion of the FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) is also set to fuel cross-border eCommerce growth within the APAC region.
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Online shopping
Online shopping delivers unhappy returns to fashion retailers
This month
Consumers now demand greater freedom and flexibility as their browsing, shopping and purchase activities have shifted from in-store to primarily online.
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Marketplace
What does it take to build a thriving enterprise marketplace?
This month
Enterprise Marketplaces are proving to be an essential priority for retailers and brands looking to capitalise on expansive growth in consumer eCommerce.
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Electronics
How a major electronics retailer ended the bot menace on its portal
This month
For a firm operating 300 retail stores that attract ten million shoppers a year to its website, this level of bot traffic is unsustainable. It’s risking not only lost sales and rising costs but also damage to a brand image built with huge effort over many years.
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eCommerce
Record number of Australians shopped online over last year
Last month
Pattern has released new research showing that in the last twelve months, a record number of Australians made a purchase online, spending AUD $62.3 billion.
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eCommerce
Online shoppers leaving cart because of high shipping costs - report
Last month
New research commissioned by HUBBED reveals 90% of online shoppers abandoned a cart due to high shipping costs, and 64% say the lack of security was a purchase deterrent.
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Ebay
FedEx and eBay team up to boost APAC eCommerce options
July 2022
FedEx Express' new alliance with eBay enables eBay sellers in APAC to sign up for a FedEx account and access the full spectrum of FedEx e-commerce delivery service options at competitive rates.
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Havas Media Group
Havas solution meets critical time as brands shift to online sales
July 2022
Havas Media Group says its Havas Market solution provides businesses with a strategic full-service eCommerce offering at a time when sales are increasingly moving online.
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Amazon
What brands can expect from Amazon Prime Day in Australia
July 2022
Amazon Prime Day is the annual two-day shopping event, kicking off this year from July 12-13 and is the global online shopping platform's biggest sales event. 
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Digital Transformation
Retailers must invest in new tech to keep up with online shopping demand
July 2022
There's a higher demand for more purchasing opportunities at our fingertips, as well as greater expectations when it comes to the online customer experience."
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SOTI
Australian consumers loyal to retailers who deliver speed and visibility
July 2022
SOTI finds extensive order visibility and speed are the most important factors for turning one-off customers into loyal, long-term buyers.
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Online shopping
Consumers want speed, visibility in return for brand loyalty
July 2022
72% of Australian shoppers want complete online order visibility and 63% are loyal to retailers who deliver goods the fastest.
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Salesforce
Data crucial to capture shoppers' wallets post-COVID
June 2022
First-party data strategies key to driving personalisation, customer satisfaction, and long-lasting relationships according to a new report.
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Manhattan Associates
New late-stage order cancellation to improve customer service
June 2022
Manhattan Associates launches new service allowing orders to be cancelled up to the point of manifested/loaded status, preventing unwanted shipments and costly returns.
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Cybersecurity
Retailers amongst most targeted by cybercriminals
June 2022
While online shopping has opened up a new world of convenience, it has meant retailers have increasingly become targets of cyber attacks and scammers. 
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Forter
Digital commerce fraud: What it is and how to stop it
May 2022
Australia and New Zealand have experienced a 15% spike in sales from the previous year, continuing a trend that accelerated during the pandemic as the world turned to online shopping.
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New Zealand Post
Online shopping up 31% this quarter - NZ Post report
May 2022
NZ Post's eCommerce Spotlight report finds online shopping for Q1 2022 is up 86% on the same quarter in 2020, before COVID-19 restrictions first came into effect.
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Customer experience
Research unveils precarious customer loyalty for retailers
May 2022
New research has found customers are reassessing established brand loyalties as their priorities and behaviours shift.
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Online shopping
A/NZ shoppers plan to spend less, be more selective
April 2022
For retailers, 2022 is set to be a year of introspection as shoppers across Australia and New Zealand indicate they plan to spend less.
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Cloud
Pinterest partners with WooCommerce and launches app
April 2022
The new app gives businesses of all sizes the power to turn their product catalogues into shoppable product pins on Pinterest
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eCommerce
Aussies vote on the toughest jobs in online shopping
April 2022
Shoppers have revealed how much, or how little, they know about what goes into the online shopping process in a new survey by CouriersPlease. 
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Online shopping
Online retail still the chosen method for Australian consumers
March 2022
According to a new report from Manhattan Associates, a significant shift to online retail is still very much apparent among Australian consumers.