Ecommerce

Covering the latest E-Commerce Startups in Australia. And get first-hand updates on disruptive, new online-store platforms and solutions, and news on industry giants Amazon, Alibaba & Taobao.

  • 28-year-old entrepreneur Mick Spencer releases Book for Budding Entrepreneurs

    Mick Spencer, 28-year-old CEO and founder of custom sportswear apparel provider, ONTHEGO, has today announced the release of his first book, Start Before You’re Ready(SBYR). Published by Wiley, SBYR offers entrepreneurs an inspiring new roadmap to success – one that runs against the traditional principles of running a business. The book will be available across all national… Read more »

  • Amazon accidentally made an A.I Recruitment Tool that Didn’t like Women

    E-commerce giant Amazon reportedly had to scrap an A.I recruitment tool because it was biased against female candidates. According to a report from Reuters, Amazon started building the platform in 2014, to help speed up the recruitment process by making it automated and more efficient. It rated resumes out of five, automatically ranking candidates in terms… Read more »

  • How to Change your Marketing Strategies to Resonate on a Global Scale.

    How Marketing Strategies has to Change for Globalisation Over the past decade, the world has changed dramatically and along with its marketing strategies. Globalisation by no means is a new phenomenon and some may argue that the Mongols in Asia were responsible for international trade and influence. Others believe the World Wars drew the globe… Read more »

  • This Startup Is Offering Everyday Kiwis 14,000 Shares In Their Company

    AllGoods, the new Kiwi online marketplace that soft-launched earlier this year, is offering New Zealanders a chance to win shares in their company. It’s an interesting tactic to get New Zealand talking about them by offering ‘shares’ for ‘sharing’. The thousands of dollars worth of stock will be given to everyday Kiwis who refer other… Read more »

  • How Amazon will affect the Australian digital ecosystem

    Since the launch of Amazon in Australia in December last year, there has been much hype about how the launch would impact Australian businesses and consumer behaviour. Just on 61-bit alone, three articles were written about Amazon and its potential impact (you can read more here, here and here). We decided to engage in an expert… Read more »

  • Amazon Vs Alibaba and Taobao

    It’s time to set eyes on the battleground since this e-commerce war is worth witnessing. Amazon and the Alibaba Group are battling against each other to win the crown for the leader of the global e-commerce market. Amazon laid the cornerstone in 1995 as an online bookstore whereas Alibaba came in 1999, nearly five years after… Read more »

  • Ready for the payments revolution?

    The advent of digital, mobile and social media has integrated finance into the daily life of the individual in a way it never was before and given the pace of technological, commercial and regulatory change, it is impossible to guess where payments will be in the coming decades. A few broad trends, however, are likely… Read more »

  • The BNPL Mentality: The rise of zipPay and Afterpay

    BNPL. The “Buy Now and Pay Later” mentality. I’m sure we’ve all been there before. I’ve certainly, most definitely been there. Wanting to buy that sweet-ass gaming desktop, rigged with the latest graphics card (GEFORCE GTX 1080 TI of course) and hardware but didn’t have enough money? Feeling disappointed and sorry for yourself? While now… Read more »

  • How Amazon Australia will Impact Australia’s e-commerce Industry

    After announcing its incoming arrival to Australia, Amazon has earned a reputation for being ‘the worst possible corporate citizen’. It is now being called by names like ‘Attila the Hun’, ‘a parasite’, ‘who pays no tax’ or ‘sends everyone broke’. Why is it so? Is it the so-called happy consumers or the retailers who are… Read more »

  • Why winning the Last Mile matters for the e-commerce industry

    If you’ve been keeping up to date with all the latest tech news, especially articles relating to Amazon, you’ve probably seen reference to the term “the last mile delivery”. But what does this mean exactly? When Jeff Bezos began the era of e-commerce in 1995, from books to computers, over time, nearly all major retailers… Read more »