News

Truckies are threatening to strike and ‘cripple food and fuel supplies across Australia’, as Toll allegedly tries to slash wages and outsource jobs

Toll is staring down the threat of an enormous strike, as negotiations break down between management and truck drivers. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) claims almost 7,000 workers could be swept up in industrial action, as the logistics company tries to change the existing workplace agreement. TWU national secretary Michael […]
Truckies are threatening to strike and ‘cripple food and fuel supplies across Australia’, as Toll allegedly tries to slash wages and outsource jobs
News

Amazon now sells pre-owned products in Australia – but it promises they are ‘like new’ and come with warranty

Amazon Australia has launched ‘Renewed’, a program that sells pre-owned and refurbished tech products. Mobile phones, computers, tablets and headphones will be available from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft. The program offers a six month warranty on renewed products. Amazon Australia has launched its ‘Renewed’ program, which offers […]
Amazon now sells pre-owned products in Australia – but it promises they are ‘like new’ and come with warranty
News

A former Amazon executive reckons Aussie retailers like Bunnings and Good Guys have what it takes to beat the US e-commerce giant at its own game. But they need to act fast.

Local retailers have a huge window of opportunity right now to take the fight to e-commerce giant Amazon, former Amazon executive Jon Reily told Business Insider Australia. Given the $30 billion e-commerce space is predicted to expand enormously over the next five years, the growing pie means it’s anyone’s game […]
A former Amazon executive reckons Aussie retailers like Bunnings and Good Guys have what it takes to beat the US e-commerce giant at its own game. But they need to act fast.
Markets

Amazon Australia’s best sellers and consumer trends in its first year

Amazon today released its 2018 Consumer Trends Report to mark one year of its local website. Nostalgia emerged as a key trend with LEGO and Monopoly popular. Australians love wearable tech, including FitBit, and have been spending big on their pets. Amazon’s local website, a force disrupting retailing in Australia, […]
Amazon Australia’s best sellers and consumer trends in its first year
News

IT’S ON: Amazon Australia’s Black Friday sale deals

The first Black Friday sale on amazon.com.au launched at midnight. Deals are across video games, fashion, beauty, electronics, and books. The sale runs all weekend to midnight on Monday. Amazon has launched deals on tens of thousands of products in the first Australian Black Friday sales event on Amazon.com.au. Country […]
IT’S ON: Amazon Australia’s Black Friday sale deals
Markets

More than half the growth in Australian retail is now online

Australian retail sales grew by 2.5% in the 12 months to May, according to data from the ABS. Analysis from Macquarie Bank suggests around 60% of that increase came from entirely from growth in online sales. Even with that enormous contribution, online sales only accounts for a fraction of total […]
More than half the growth in Australian retail is now online
Tech

Amazon’s Prime launch in Australia is more aggressive than anyone expected

Amazon finally rolled out its Prime subscription service to the Australian market this week, promising free two-day delivery. The announcement caught some by surprise, with many in the retail industry expecting a launch later this year. At $59 a year, Prime is cheaper in Australia than other developed markets. Morgan […]
Amazon’s Prime launch in Australia is more aggressive than anyone expected