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  • April 3 2018 Common misconceptions you need to know before you start a website

    Websites and the internet are ubiquitous throughout our lives. They offer the power to share your thoughts, your work, your business and can allow you to connect with individuals from around the world. Websites have never been as powerful or as easy to set up, either, meaning that anyone can start their own blog or Read More…

  • January 30 2018 How to deal with ‘friendly’ fraud when your business’s online customers aren’t so friendly

    Every year we see an increasing number of people buying or selling online. In 2016, Australians completed 8.1 billion card transactions, totalling $714.5 billion. By 2020, forecasts project that online shopping will have doubled since 2015 and account for 15 per cent of all retail sales globally. However, as more people shop online, businesses not only Read More…

  • December 8 2017 Focus on what you can ‘uniquely own’ on Amazon, BigCommerce CEO tells e-tailers

    Small Australian retailers need to figure out what they can ‘uniquely own’ on Amazon and not waste their time on products that won’t win them the Buy Box, according to Brent Bellm, the CEO of ecommerce solutions provider BigCommerce.   Bellm described Amazon as the “best online retailer we’ve ever seen”, adding that the company Read More…

  • December 7 2017 What you should look for in an ecommerce store designer

    E-commerce is the lifeblood of many businesses. You literally cannot afford to have any mistakes made regarding your ecommerce store’s design. You also cannot afford the cost of lost traffic and abandoned shopping carts because of inadequate shopping site designs. Here are a few tips about what you should look for in an e-commerce store Read More…

  • November 29 2017 Benefits of dropshipping

    When you’re just starting an ecommerce business, many decisions need to be made about how you plan to operate. Even if you’ve had your doors open for decades, these same areas need to be revisited every so often to ensure that you’re doing things the best way possible. One of these is your shipping processes. Read More…

  • November 23 2017 Amazon a ‘worthy opponent’ for retailers but can’t offer ‘retail as entertainment,’ says NRA

    With Amazon having its soft launch in Australia, today, Dynamic Business spoke with Dominique Lamb, the CEO of the National Retail Association (NRA) who admitted the ecommerce giant was a ‘worthy opponent’ for local retailers but one that can’t satisfy demand for ‘retail as entertainment’. [Related: Let’s Talk… Ecommerce and If you can’t beat them, join Read More…

  • November 22 2017 If you can’t beat them, join them: how SMEs can begin taking advantage of Amazon Australia

    With Amazon expected to launch in Australia on Thursday, the build up has seen mixed reactions from online retailers. While the immediate response from many has been one of fear and skepticism, there’s no doubt that appetite among consumers is alive and well. A recent study by Nielsen reported that 75% of Australians aged 18+ Read More…

  • November 15 2017 The ‘perfection mindset’ is an e-commerce killer: get online quickly, cheaply to help win customers 

    To thrive in the digital era, all businesses need to be where their customers increasingly are – online. In 2015/16, Australians spent a whopping $41.3 billion shopping online according to a press release published by Roy Morgan in 2016, up 9.25 per cent on the previous financial year.” Although the popularity of e-commerce amongst consumers Read More…

  • November 2 2017 How eCommerce systems can streamline your business

    When you’re running a business, you don’t have the time or money to micromanage every single element of what you do. Particularly when you use e-commerce trading, sometimes it’s necessary that things happen even if you aren’t watching or getting involved. By ironing out inefficiencies within your business, automated systems allow you to reduce the Read More…

  • October 25 2017 Benefits to employees of superior web hosting in their businesses

    Web hosting, the way that websites are placed on the internet for people to visit them, is a thriving business that all business which sell online make use of. Many times, hosting is thought of as something that benefits customers or the company, but it’s rarely not examined from an employee standpoint. There are several Read More…

  • October 5 2017 Online Chinese consumers demand ‘Made in Australia’

    Since its inception in December 2015, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement has presented potential advantages for Australian businesses, including driving exports. Between 2015 and 2016, more than 25 percent of total Australian exports went to China, earning Australia as much as AU $85.9 billion in revenue[1]. In 2015, the National Bureau of Statistics of China Read More…

  • September 20 2017 Amazon put on notice to comply with Australian unfair contract terms legislation

    Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer has been reminded of its obligation to comply with Australian unfair contract terms legislation ahead of its imminent arrival in Australia. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell said analysis of the Amazon Marketplace contract terms in the United States suggested they would have to be changed Read More…

  • September 20 2017 Let’s Talk: Ecommerce

    “How can Australia’s e-retailers best prepare for Amazon?” That’s the question Dynamic Business put to nearly 20 entrepreneurs and industry experts, this week, for our exclusive “Let’s Talk…” article, centering on Ecommerce. To paraphrase a few of our commentators, the global giant is heading to our shores like a freight train outta hell, so e-retailers Read More…

  • August 29 2017 How e-tailers can optimise sales in four steps

    Australia’s ecommerce landscape is continuing to transform at a rapid rate. The entry of new marketplaces, the proliferation of pay-later services, and a growing range of delivery options are fundamentally conditioning and changing consumer behaviour with the expectation that online transactions of goods and services be quick and easy. Aussies are continuing to embrace these Read More…

  • August 8 2017 How to achieve global reach with ecommerce

    Over the last 18 months, the currency market has been weakened by a series of international political shocks – from Brexit and Trump, to Theresa May’s poor performance at the UK general election. However, there can be an upside to political uncertainty. For example, the weak pound is making British exports more competitively-priced overseas. For Read More…