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.

  • 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 »