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Written by Dionne Alaveras, News Xtend All those business owners looking to increase online sales still here? All new readers, we welcome you. In previous articles, we’ve looked into how, when harnessing the powers of Facebook and Google, simple advertising strategies can be implemented to increase online sales. Now we draw our attention to the […]

Message from the CEO – 2 October 2018

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Earlier this week PayPal released its mCommerce Index which surveyed over 1,000 consumers and 400 businesses. The report contained some interesting findings that the retail industry should acknowledge. Rest assured, the NRA has long maintained that traditional bricks and mortar outlets will continue to be at the forefront of the Australian retail scene. However, a […]

Do you feel confident handling sales to inbound and local Chinese ?

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China has become Australia’s largest market for total spend and visitor nights. As of March 2018, 1,403,600 Chinese visited Australia with total spending’s of $10.9 Billion in the twelve month period of 2017, a 13% increase from the previous year. The NRA has recently partnered with AXCEN to help members benefit from their expert Chinese […]

Message from the CEO, Dominique Lamb: 26 December 2017

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Hard to believe that we’ve already reached Boxing Day in what has been a bumper Christmas for the Australian retail sector. We’re forecasting this Christmas trade period to be the biggest ever and I’m pleased to say that we’re predicting today’s Boxing Day sales to also be a record-breaker! In total, we’re calculating Aussie’s to […]

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Do you want to be easily found online when people are looking for a business like yours? News Xtend are ready to kick start each individual retailer’s digital marketing – including getting you found on Search engines, starting a conversation on Social media and delivering your message when and where it matters most with Display. […]

Message from the CEO: 10 October 2017

It’s that time of year again – the dust has settled on the annual ‘too soon?’ media narrative after the fruit mince pies have hit the grocery store shelves; the warm weather’s sparking daydreams about tropical, end of year holidays; and staff in corporate offices are locking down dates for the work Christmas party. For […]

Policy Update: Boxing Day shopping here to stay in NSW

Boxing Day trade continues in NSW The NSW Government today announced it will legislate to allow Boxing Day trade to continue in all parts of NSW, in accordance with the findings of an independent review by Professor Percy Allan AM which considered feedback from retailers, employees and shoppers. NRA will update retailers on the implication […]

February Retail Figures Show Narrow Growth

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) retail trade figures for February released today show negligible change from the previous month, indicating that the retail sector is still operating in a challenging environment. According to the ABS, the seasonally adjusted trend estimate fell 0.1 per cent in February. In trend terms, each state experienced a narrow […]

Record-breaking Boxing Day bonanza on the cards for Aussie retailers

MEDIA RELEASE The National Retail Association (NRA) has today predicted Australian consumers will spend a record-breaking $2.28 billion when the roller doors go up this Boxing Day – the highest in Australia’s retail history. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb said shoppers this year were on track to spend around $100 million more than Boxing Day last […]

Retail Sales Analysis: Nov 2016

by Aaron Blackman CEO of Retail Express. Key insights across the retail industry from November 2016   November 2016 VS October 2016 Sporting takes a dive in November sales Given the exceptional performance of all retail sectors last month, it’s not surprising that many retailers didn’t follow the same upward trend this month. Sporting was […]

Sales figures show retailers on track for record Christmas spend

MEDIA RELEASE The retail industry is on track for record sales during the Christmas trade period, according to the latest round of retail figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS figures for October 2016 reveal that retail turnover rose by 0.5 per cent, seasonally adjusted, which follows a rise of […]

Christmas shoppers shop early and want more discounts

Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) says 74% of retailers won’t be changing their approach to sales this Christmas, even though about half (46%) of shoppers expect larger discounts during the festive season. According to CBA’s latest research from the Retail Insights Report, 18% of Australian retailers have commenced some form of Christmas sale, and 48% of consumers […]

ABS finds retail continues flat trend

According to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for retail trade in July 2016, retail trade figures have continued the flat trend that they finished the 2015-16 financial year with. Seasonally adjusted, retail turnover for July 2016 remained more or less unchanged at 0.0 per cent, which follows a rise of […]

Online sales resources for SME’s

Selling online sounds easy enough. Buy a domain, set up a website and watch the sales role in without the overhead of a bricks and mortar shop. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as 3 simple steps. Before setting up shop online you must consider the following:– Products and services offerings– Omni-channel retailing– Selling directing or […]

Retail sales improve as temperatures plummet

South-east Australia has recently seen temperature plummet with wild weather bringing howling winds and light snow showers, even in the sunshine state of Queensland. Heaters have been dusted off and ugg boots finally seeing the light of day with weeks of winter chill predicted. Retailers however, should not start dreaming of summer just yet. The […]

MEMBER ONLY ARTICLE – Soft retail sales continue in April

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week indicates that the soft retail sales that have been recorded since the beginning of 2016 have continued into the final quarter of 2015/16. The recorded growth of 0.2 per cent, seasonally adjusted, is below the figure forecast by the National Retail Association last month, […]

Improve your retail sales in 20 mins!

Are you truly maximising the shoppers who come into your store? We hate to say it, but probably not. So many retailers today are getting distracted by the process of attracting new customers through marketing and promotion that they are forgetting to invest in the vital process of converting the sale and developing a loyal […]

Australian retailers still hot on the tails of international counterparts

BDO’s Spend Trend 2015 review provides a comparative analysis of how Australian retailers are performing against their international competitors. In addition to examining whether the effect of the perceived – and much talked about – tough retail trading environment has actually been reflected in the retailers’ published financial results.   BDO’s analysis of Australian and international […]