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Retail
  • July 4 2018 Small Business Insurance for Convenience Stores

    If you own, or are planning to open, a convenience store, then you’ll be glad to know that you’re entering a thriving industry. Australia’s convenience store industry is one of the strongest in the world, with growth outpacing grocery, pharmacy, and liquor – making owning a convenience outlet a more attractive proposition than ever. But as Read More…

  • June 28 2018 Kathmandu’s CSR Manager on combatting modern slavery in retail

    Kathmandu receives FLA accreditation.

  • June 22 2018 Changes on the horizon for SME’s but will they deliver much-needed reprieve?

    How will these changes affect small business?

  • January 24 2018 “We’ll see a two-speed sector develop”: Seven retail experts share their 2018 predictions

    There was a massive shift in the retail sector, last year, with ecommerce giant Amazon making its long-awaited debut as some of the incumbents continued to see diminishing returns. As the Amazon saga continues to play out, with a question marking hanging over the longer-term impact, we asked seven industry experts to gaze into their Read More…

  • September 20 2017 NSW retailers given green light to trade on Boxing Day under new legislative reforms

    NSW Parliament has passed legislation giving retailers based outside of Sydney CBD and Bondi the option of trading on all future Boxing Days.  Introduced by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet earlier this month, in accordance with the findings of an independent review by Professor Percy Allan, the Retail Trading Amendment (Boxing Day) Bill 2017 has amended the Retail Trading 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 23 2017 Inventory insights: how to stay on top of stock control

    Managing inventory is an essential part of your business, however, it can be a drain on your cash resources. It can also make you lose orders if you don’t get it right, which is why it pays to know where you stand with your stock control. Here is a look at some potential ways to Read More…

  • June 22 2017 Warehouse Management in the Era of Amazon

    If you keep yourself updated in the retail game, it shouldn’t be news to you that American giant Amazon is going to cross into Australian borders with the speculation of destroying Australian retailers [1]. For any small business owner, the thought of a radical change in competition is frown worthy. It goes without saying that Read More…

  • June 7 2017 On the road: Insurance for mobile businesses

    Mobile businesses are unique.  From taco vans to locksmiths, and dog groomers to plumbers, these businesses gain a competitive edge through their ability to operate from any location. Mobile businesses have needs that are very different from their stationary counterparts. They need different stock, different equipment, and importantly, different insurance.  In this article, we explain Read More…

  • March 29 2017 Square partners with Vend and other leading POS and order management platforms to provide more sellers with access to payments services

    Australian businesses using Vend, TouchBistro, Posboss, Abacus, SalesIn, Mobi2Go or Boppl can now integrate with Square to simplify payment needs. The integration will give business owners across Australia who are using alternative point-of-sale and order management platforms the ability to accept payments with Square. Australian businesses can now access Square’s affordable hardware, fast deposits and online payment solutions Read More…

  • March 28 2017 Four tips brick and mortar retailers can use to truly personalise their in-store experience

    As competition grows, retailers have to work increasingly hard to maintain steady foot traffic in their stores. But once you attract that traffic (be it through a compelling storefront, a killer omnichannel marketing strategy, or effective word-of-mouth), you should focus on crafting a personalised experience so unbeatable that those customers come back again and again. Read More…

  • February 14 2017 Flower sales for Valentine’s lag Mother’s Day

    If proof was ever needed that Aussies are rookies in romance, an analysis of retail data by Square has revealed the typical consumer spends more on their mums for mother’s day than they spend on their Valentine.  The global payment technology company found that not only do Aussies purchase 60% more flowers on Mother’s Day, the average national spend on Read More…

  • October 21 2016 Aussies browse in clicks but shop in mortar

    The Australian shopping experience has evolved dramatically over the last decade. Emerging global high street outlets vie for space among newly expanded independent retailers as each offer unique products and services to towns and cities. At the same time, online retail has experienced a boom; widely adopted by business owners and shoppers alike.  Despite the Read More…

  • September 22 2016 A recipe for success: growing your business with a dash of streamlining and a pinch of automation

    Any inefficiencies within your business can eat away at your bottom line and makes things a lot harder than they should be, which why it makes sense to find some ways to streamline your operation. There are many aspects of your business to evaluate from using an international parcel service to keep control of your Read More…

  • August 19 2016 How to increase your warehouse quality and efficiency​

    Most business owners have their own ideas on the best methods to improve warehouse efficiency. As with any other department or company asset, regular reviews and upgrades can help optimise the performance of your warehouse. High standards of quality and output targets don’t just happen – success requires constant reviewing of each and every process. Read More…