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Australians discard domestic fashion in favor of international e-retailers

Online fashion retailer ASOS has posted impressive sales growth for FY2011, with international shipping up 141.8% year-on-year. Australian sales were especially strong, which has encouraged the retailer to set up a dedicated site for the market in 2011-12. ASOS is one of many foreign retailers looking to Australia to increase online sales due to their ability to undercut domestic retailers.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2011
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Coles: must couple online expansion with emphasis on quality

Supermarket chain Coles has extended its online grocery shopping service to a sixth Australian city, Adelaide. Although Australian consumers have not been receptive to online grocery retailing, if Coles can promote the channel's time and money saving capabilities, while emphasizing that quality is not compromised, the venture may prove successful.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2009
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eBay: reluctantly defers change to payment rules

Auction site eBay's recent announcement that it intends only to accept PayPal payments between its Australian members has since been challenged by the Australian competition authority, the ACCC. The regulator is yet to release its findings on the issue, and eBay has been forced to delay its implementation yet again.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2008
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Inditex to enter Australia and South Africa in 2011

After entering a number of new markets this year, Inditex is poised to enter the Australian and South African markets in 2011. Its plans for expansion, which include introducing global online retail platforms, will ensure that it keeps one step ahead of its international rivals, and will provide an opportunity for rejuvenation in the local clothing markets.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2010
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Visa: Australians choosing safer option?

Visa Australia has announced that debit card uptake in Australia rose significantly in the last quarter of 2005 and online spending boomed. Visa expects this trend to continue into the near future, and these latest statistics may be an indication of Australian consumers becoming more aware of the problems of credit card debt.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2006

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