Alibaba Group revealed some of the retail technology it is pitching to Australian businesses in Sydney today at its E-Commerce Expo. The Chinese giant is attempting to entice more Australian brands into the lucrative Chinese market through its wide-reaching ecommerce platforms and retail technology, while also attempting to drive the uptake

Margrethe Vestager, the European Competition Commissioner who has levelled two antitrust fines at Google, is turning her attention to another tech giant — Amazon. EU antitrust regulators have begun a preliminary investigation into Amazon’s use of third-party merchant data. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Vestager noted no formal

China’s middle class is already around the size of the entire population of the USA and Australia combined. Even more remarkable, is the fact China’s middle class is expected to double by the end of the decade. For local ecommerce merchants, the opportunity is huge. Australian retailers will get the

It seems more consumers are reaching for their phone at the checkout with new data from CBA showing mobile payments are up 35 per cent in the past six months. From five million CBA app customers, 16.8 million tap and pay transactions were made via smartphones and smartwatches during the

Over one million convenience stores in China, around one-sixth of the total market, are now using Alibaba’s LST platform (Ling Shou Tong) to help manage their operations. LST is designed to help these small scale ma and pa stores by providing a platform where operators can crunch sales and operations

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Online retailer Catch is tapping into current consumer trends, launching a live trivia show that gives participants the chance to win discount codes for popular products like Apple AirPods.  Think of it as a flash sale crossed with a live streamed quiz. Ryan Gracie, CMO at Catch Group said Catch

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Since the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal occurred earlier this year, more customers are becoming conscious of their data and how it is being used. In a new Salesforce report, 59 per cent of customers believe their personal data is vulnerable and 54 per cent question whether businesses’ intended use of

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Australians’ attitudes towards Amazon’s local service are improving, but a pared back Prime offering is limiting the speed of Amazon’s growth, according to new research. Visits to Amazon Prime pages spiked 324 per cent and sign-ups to a 30 free day trial surged 377 per cent on Amazon Prime Day,

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has revealed its succession plan; Jack Ma will step down as executive chairman of the company he founded in 1999 one year from today. Ma made the announcement today, his 54th birthday, in a letter to Alibaba’s customers, employees and shareholders. Alibaba’s CEO Daniel Zhang will

Taxify is adding dockless electric scooters to its ridesharing app and will explore launching the service in Australia in the coming months.  It would be the first on-demand transport app in Australia to launch scooter sharing and ride hailing in one app. Rival Uber has a bike sharing option, JUMP which