Singles’ Day tempts Chinese customers to splash out

  • News
  • November 10, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Singles’ Day tempts Chinese customers to splash out

The 11th of November is Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie – an ecommerce shopping occasion which now dwarfs even the mighty Black Friday. Sales this year are expected to top $20 billion.

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Getting to 'Yes': Clara Ng on telephones, televisions and omnichannel sales

  • News
  • August 16, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Getting to 'Yes': Clara Ng on telephones, televisions and omnichannel sales

Yesshop is New Zealand’s only dedicated television shopping company and the only retailer to rely on television as its primary sales and marketing platform. Its shopping channel is complemented by a website - about half of its sales come through as phone orders, and the other half are made online. The South Korean-owned company expanded into Australia earlier this year. Yesshop’s head of media strategy Clara Ng shared the inside story.

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Relax, winter will bite into inventories

  • Opinion
  • July 19, 2016
  • Warren Head
Relax, winter will bite into inventories
Image: Kerryn Smith

Unseasonal weather had an unpleasant impact on retailers' sales over summer. However, business commentator and NZ Retail columnist Warren Head has some reassuring advice.

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Zavy and The Register have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

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Don’t blame digital commerce when your physical experience misses the mark

  • Opinion
  • June 7, 2016
  • Juanita Neville-Te Rito
Don’t blame digital commerce when your physical experience misses the mark

Some retailers are blaming technology for falling sales when really, they should be examining their in-store experience, says Juanita Neville-Te Rito from The Retail Collective.

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What retail spending looks like around New Zealand

  • News
  • May 17, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
What retail spending looks like around New Zealand

Auckland is undoubtedly New Zealand's centre of commerce, but outside the super city, retail sales are spread more evenly. In an infographic, we map the money spent on retail by geographic location.

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