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Australian Ecommerce Solutions Get Influx of Cash

May 24, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A group of investors led by Australian millionaire James Packer recently invested 80 million dollars in ecommerce solution “Catch of the Day,” the overarching company that holds “Scoopon,” a leading Australian daily deals ecommerce solution and holder of the “Groupon.au” domain name (more on that later). The company, led by brothers Gabby ... Read More »

New Ecommerce Solution for Australian Supermarket Coles

May 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Australian supermarket Coles is experimenting with allowing shoppers to buy through their ecommerce solution and pick up in person. Finding a way to integrate their ecommerce solution with the usuall real-world experience of grocery shopping has been a struggle grocery chains have been enduring for years. Growth in the online retail sector ... Read More »

Ecommerce Fraud Increasing Down Under

May 6, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team It’s been recorded that the US is one of the top countries in which consumers have fallen victim to hoards of ecommerce fraud, until recent studies have detailed an exponential increase of internet pirates in the land down under. New data collected from over 2 million Australian credit and debit cards have ... Read More »

Google Shopping for Ecommerce Solutions Launches in Australia

May 5, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Australian merchants with ecommerce solutions are in the midst of the first wave of changes with the birth of Google Shopping in their country. The service (some say long overdue) allows Australian merchants to list their complete store inventories on Google’s expansive search database. This lets users find local (well, at least ... Read More »

Groupon Acquires Australian Ecommerce Solution Crowdmass

May 3, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The daily deals market might just be one of the most competitive sectors for any ecommerce solution. For industry leader Groupon, their latest battlefields are in the east, where they face an uphill (some might say “losing” battle) in China and are the underdog in Australia. Their latest tactic to gain ground: ... Read More »

Australian Retailers Charge ‘Fitting Fees’ To Make Up For Ecommerce Losses

April 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Brick-and-mortar retailers are lashing back at free-loading consumers by charging a fee for trying on clothing. Customers at some Australian ski shops are now being slapped with a $50 “fitting fee” to try on ski boots. The charge, which is refunded if the customer buys a pair of ski boots in-store, is ... Read More »

Google And MYOB Offer Free Websites, May Lead to More Ecommerce

March 7, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Search engine giant Google has been reported to be teaming up with ecommerce software developer MYOB in attempts to offer free website hosting to Australian small businesses for free. “Getting Aussie Business Online” aims to provide free websites to small businesses in Australia using the MYOB Atlas website creation tool. The deal ... Read More »

Groupon Contendor, LivingSocial, Invests in Let’s Bonus

January 14, 2011 By the ZippyCart Shopping Cart Reviews Content Team Location, location, location! In a bold attempt to gain ground in the online deal space, LivingSocial has taken majority stake in Barcelona based Let’s Bonus, a group buying site that is a leader in the Spanish Market serving Portugal, Italy, Argentina, and Mexico. At the same time, Groupon has announced ... Read More »

Groupon Sues Australian Immitator

January 6, 2011 By the ZippyCart Shopping Cart Reviews Content Team Daily deals giant Groupon is suing Australian competitor/imposter Scoopon. The competing daily deals site, is operated by Australian’s Gabby and Hezi Liebovitch, who also own homegrown Australian deal provider catchoftheday.au. Groupon’s problem with the two brothers isn’t that their competing business is just a carbon copy of Groupon, it’s ... Read More »