Ahead of Amazon’s arrival in Australia, corporate accelerator Slinghot and retail network NORA have partnered to launch Australia’s first retail tech accelerator. According to Slingshot CEO Karen Lawson, the 12-week ‘RetailTech’ program will assist a consortium of four large-scale retail companies (including logistics and payments businesses) to ‘fast-track’ the development of new revenue streams, processes … Read more

Australia Post partners with AlphaPaymentsCloud to launch online ecommerce hub

Australia Post has announced a new partnership with global fintech AlphaPaymentsCloud that will see the development an integrated ecommerce platform designed to help local retailers trade and compete online. Named the ‘AlphaCommerceHub’, the platform will provide an exclusive application programming interface (API) allowing merchants to easily connect to a range of services such as payments, … Read more

How to Reconfigure Your Sales Operations for Account-Based Selling

As the B2B sales process becomes increasingly complex, it’s becoming obvious why so many companies are choosing to steer away from the traditional lead-based model and instead embrace account-based sales opportunities. With the average number of decision-makers in a B2B purchase now topping five people, it’s understandable that companies want to maximize their investment in … Read more

E-commerce website optimization : why 95 per cent of your website visitors don’t buy and what you can do about it (book)

Authors: Dan Croxen-John and Johann van Tonder For those running e-commerce websites there are three ways to increase sales: increasing the quantity of visitors; increasing the percentage of visitors who buy from the site; and increasing the amount that visitors spend when they buy. E-commerce Website Optimization goes beyond simply increasing traffic, helping readers to … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Local Business Marketing (ebook)

Authors: Perry Marshall and Talor Zamir With Google, Yahoo!, and Bing returning local businesses as results on more than a billion daily searches, Google AdWords expert Perry Marshall and lead generation expert Talor Zamir introduce you to the basic framework behind a successful local marketing campaign. From defining local search—often confused with paid search and … Read more

Sydney startup Inamo draws global attention after helping Visa make pay-wave sunglasses

“A Sydney startup that is developing wearable payment technology has found itself at the centre of global attention after Visa asked it to collaborate in the development of pay-wave sunglasses. Inamo, a founding startup at Stone & Chalk, had just raised $1 million to launch a pay-and-go watch when Visa knocked on its door in … Read more