Homewares chain Bed Bath & Beyond has 57 physical stores around New Zealand, but after seeing online sales grow by 40 percent in 2016, is capitalising on this by investing in a new ecommerce website.
Three quarters of Millennials would like to shop locally when they go online, says new research from the Australian Retailers Association. A new website called Shop Small aims to grant this wish by presenting Kiwi SME retailers’ goods on a single platform, making it easier to shop with local independent retailers.
NZME is entering the self-service online vehicle listing market, by allowing people to advertise their vehicles on driven.co.nz. Launched this week, the platform sits alongside listings for dealer-owned vehicles which, includes new and used cars across the country.
Seeing as it's 2016, websites are a must for most retail stores. Storbie marketing and communications guru and self-confessed shopaholic Angelka Vegar explains the top twelve features an ecommerce website should have to attract and retain customers, and gives examples of Kiwi websites already doing it well.
A new online retailer named Dropit hopes punters and retailers will say yes to no reserve and sign up to take part in reverse auctions. Last week Dropit soft-launched its auction website, where items have no reserve.