Tag: "online shopping"

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Cheap and cheerful:  Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

Cheap and cheerful: Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

According to IBISWorld, Christmas retail spending is set to remain flat this December, growing by only 0.4% on last year’s sales as consumers tighten their belts. Early indications suggest Australians are becoming more frugal this December, which will be reflected in an increased interest in early sales, deep discounting and bargains. In the lead up […]

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Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

As thousands of school leavers across the country evaluate whether to pursue further education, vocational education and apprenticeships, or full-time employment in light of their high school exam results, IBISWorld has revealed the key industries tipped to enjoy employment growth over the coming years. Demand for technology The Online Shopping industry is expected to be […]

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Made to measure: Retailers are finding new growth opportunities

Made to measure: Retailers are finding new growth opportunities

Australian retailers have battled difficult trading conditions over the past five years. In particular, clothing retailers have been negatively affected by subdued consumer spending and mounting competition from the entry of foreign fast fashion retailers, such as Zara and H&M, into the Australian market. Overall, the clothing retailing industry is expected to have grown by […]

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Junk mail: Declining mail volumes have contributed to stamp price increases

Junk mail: Declining mail volumes have contributed to stamp price increases

Declining mail volumes over the past five years have led Australia Post to increase the price of stamps from 70 cents to $1.00 from January 2016 onwards. Mail volumes have declined each year from a peak in 2008 as email, social media, text messaging and phone calls have replaced postal communications. As a result, Australia […]

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Just the ticket: Online ticket sales are booming, benefiting local venues

The internet has revolutionised the way musicians, both emerging and established, reach out to their fans. Websites such as Bandcamp and SoundCloud allow bands to attract fans by recording and distributing their music online without the need for a record label or promoter. Meanwhile, social media websites like Instagram enable performers to amass more followers […]

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Blurred lines: Retailers are adopting hybrid business models to boost revenue

The Australian retail sector will continue to be troubled by subdued consumer spending and weak sales growth over the next five years, as discretionary income growth remains sluggish and consumer sentiment seesaws. As a result, the consumer goods retail subdivision is projected to see little growth over the five years through 2020-21. To be successful, […]

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IBISWorld reveals the industries set to fly and fall in 2015

As Australian companies enter the new year, business information analysts at IBISWorld reveal the five industries expected to soar and the five expected to sink. Business information analysts at IBISWorld expect 2015 to be a boom year for a wide array of industries. Coal seam gas extraction will provide the benchmark for others to chase, […]

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Cyber-security breaches boost demand for IT security services

Australians are increasingly shopping, working and socialising online, which is leading to the digital storage of massive amounts of sensitive financial and personal data. For businesses and individuals, safeguarding this information has become paramount. Increasing day-to-day reliance on computers, explosive growth in online shopping and some recent high-profile security breaches have highlighted the importance of […]

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Australian online retailers fight back

The rise of online retailing at the expense of bricks-and-mortar stores has been well documented. Overseas retailers have thus far been the primary beneficiaries of this shift. The strong Australian dollar and significant web presence of companies like ASOS, the Book Depository and Amazon have made online shopping from overseas retailers easy and affordable for […]