Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

More Australians shopping online

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Photo credit; SEOPlanter on Flickr

Photo credit; SEOPlanter on Flickr

More Australians continue to to turn toward online shopping, according to a study done by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovations and Swinburne University of Technology as part of the World Internet Project (WIP).

The study looked at online purchasing habits between 2007 and 2013 and found that three out of 10 Aussies shop online at least once per week now.

“After an apparent plateau between 2009 and 2011, our latest survey confirms that online shopping by Australian consumers grew strongly again between 2011 and 2013,” said Dr Scott Ewing of the centre and Swinburne University of Technology.

The average number of online purchases by Australians grew 46.2 per cent from 2011 to 2013, and the monthly value of average purchases grew 5.8 per cent, to $218.

Men spend more online, averaging $229 a month, while women on average spend $204.

“The good news for Australian businesses is that local retailers are maintaining their share of this growth as Australian consumers maintain their strong preference for shopping with domestically based websites,” Dr Ewing said.

“Three out of 10 Australians now shop online every week, or more often, compared with two in 10 New Zealanders and one in 10 Swiss.

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Peddlar theme by WooThemes

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Peddlar is a new theme developed by the WooThemes team, it is a very clean design, and it provides some cool features such as support of WooCommerce Brands extension to showcase your company’s brands.

Peddlar is built mainly to support the eCommerce type of websites, however it can also be installed for the basic websites such as business pages or personal website.

It comes with many features and facilities, and one of the coolest features of this theme is the full width featured slider.

Online sales reached a trilion US dollars

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

According to an article published at the Sydney herald Newspaper, the business-to-consumer e-commerce has passed a trillion US dollars in a single year  for the first time. In 2012, more than 10 million people, or almost 50% of the population, had bought something online, spending an average of $3,547 per person.

What is more interesting about this news is that the average expenditure per online buyer in Australia is higher than in the US and the UK by 54 per cent. It is also expected that the average expenditure per online buyer for Australia will grow by 7.2 per cent this year.

This means that the physical stores are definitely going to be affected by this change, it is the time for online stores to dominate the market.

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Damp Streetwear and the reasons to go for online business

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Damp Streetwear is a retail shop that has recently discovered the power of online business and how it can improve their sales. Damp Streetwear is owned by Matt Dampney, he is the founder of cutting edge clothing brand and also owns a design studio in Australia. Matt Dampney has decided to start the online retailing for the clothing side of his business, this is to increase his sales and reduce the costs of running a business on the street such as shop rental.

Matt says his business used to pay between $20,000-50,000 annually for the cost of shop rental which is very expensive. This was before he found out about the idea of online business, which gave him a substantial opportunity to expand and market his business.

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