What do brand owners and sellers on Amazon lose sleep over?

As Amazon and the eCommerce world at large continue to gather speed worldwide, its impact on the lives of online non-Amazon retailers is getting hard to miss. To dissect this change, eCommerce consultants Chris McCabe and Leah McHugh sat down with Moira Weigel, a faculty associate at the Harvard law school and a researcher at […]

How rich is Jeff Bezos

Just how rich is Jeff Bezos?

While the epidemic continued to make 2020 a stormy sea of global recession, individuals such as Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk saw their wealth soaring higher. And until January this year, Bezos had occupied the number one position for more than three years. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos is still the world’s richest person, with a […]


Amazon Australia Set to “Take Over” Local Online Shopping by 2030

Australian consumers’ obsession with online shopping shows no sign of slowing down, and Amazon Australia is taking advantage of this upward trend. Since its launch in December 2017, Amazon.com.au has continued to grow at rates that can only be described as breathtaking. Morningstar Equity Research analysts predict that this e-commerce behemoth will dominate over a […]

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The Age of big data is here – are Australian retailers ready?

We’re experiencing a time when brands need to adjust to consumer needs constantly. And if your business has the resources to support decisions and expenses, you stand to gain a competitive edge. Apart from forecasting demands and allocating resources, a business must figure out the best large-scale data collection means. Furthermore, they need to respond […]


How American Shopping Malls are transforming their Spaces Creatively

Since about 2011 there has been a steady stream of investors abandoning the traditional concept of the shopping mall. Changes in consumer shopping habits has meant that Shopping Centres  (or Malls in USA parlance),  once suburban lifestyle’s epicentre,  are transforming slowly due to specialty retail bankruptcies. And COVID-19 has sped everything up. As lockdowns impose […]

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Amazon and Environmental Sustainability: Has Jeff gone green?

You’d have to have been living on Mars not to notice in the last few years the cultural shift towards Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) awareness. As more people, activists, and organizations continue to be environmentally responsible, what is Amazon doing to maintain an image of a company that values mother earth.? Well possibly more […]

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The age of Direct-to-Consumer has come.

5 Direct-to-Consumer Trends to Watch in 2021 Like many other industries, the retail arena has gone through stormy weather due to Covid-19. Many retailers had to furlough employees, close stores, and embrace new strategies on the fly to take advantage of increased ecommerce demands. But Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands were well placed to weather the disruptions […]