Fashion brand Cue to roll out WeChat and Alipay payments across Australia

Fashion brand Cue Clothing Co. has staked a claim as the first Australian retailer to offer WeChat and Alipay payment services in every one of its standalone store sites, nationwide. In a statement, Cue said its three fashion brands, including Cue, Veronika Maine and Dion Lee, will be using RoyalPay, a software platform that allows customers … Read more

Costco unveils West Australian expansion plans: will it crush the competition?

US retail giant Costco has confirmed it is headed west, opening its first Perth store by 2020. The company announced on Facebook this weekend that it had secured its first Western Australian site, with the news prompting thousands of comments from excited shoppers. The West Australian reports the $55 million project in conjunction with Perth Airport … Read more

Drinking to your health

It’s a new coffee brand in an already saturated market. Yet beforeyouspeak has grown 260 per cent month on month since the Queensland-based company launched its product last July. beforeyouspeak: the coffee shot company Co-founders Jaryd Terkelsen and Ash Bisset came up with the “high-performance, superfood-infused instant coffee sachet” concept, called One, by “mixing some … Read more

From $40 to $1.5 million: Eight entrepreneurs open up about the first time their companies made revenue

Every million-dollar business starts with one deal, but in the rush to grow, it can be easy to take that first paying customer for granted. But no matter what business you’re in — whether you’ve signed your first massive contract or sold a box of cereal — entrepreneurs tell SmartCompany that from the very first moment you get money … Read more