Shopping

  • Amazon Prime Day is a very mixed bag

    Today was supposed to be the start of Amazon’s biggest sale day, the first ‘Prime Day’ in Australia. While there are some discounts to be had, it seems many Aussie retailers didn’t come to the party which is actually really disappointing because as much as Australian’s love their technology,...
  • Reminder: It’s Amazon Prime Day tomorrow.

    In Australia, we’re just hours away from Amazon Prime Day. After entering Australia late last year, this will be the first time Australian customers are truly able to take advantage of the sales. While most Aussie journos (myself included) often complain about the 2 and 3am rises to cover...
  • International GST backfires on Australians

    The federal Government went after multinationals not paying their fair share of tax. As part of that crackdown, they also introduced legislation to make international companies charge Australia customers GST on imported goods of any price, rather than goods over the $1,000 previous limit. Australia is an island, but...
  • Amazon just reinvented the supermarket

    Amazon Go is a brand new, unique shopping experience located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street. Currently open to Amazon employees in a Beta program, the revolutionary supermarket will open to the public in early 2017. So what makes Amazon Go so different...
  • Next week, you’ll be able to buy stuff through Instagram

    Instagram is fun and cutesy right? While there’s a few ads in your stream, its not serious business right? Well from next week, things are definitely getting serious. Many of the things we take photos of are products and especially the brands that are on Instagram. With mobile making such...
  • Dear Amazon, please disrupt Australia

    Online seller of everything, Amazon have announced they will begin delivering packages on Sundays. This adds to Amazon’s Prime membership which sees many customers receive their goods delivered for free the next day or in some cities, the same day. Later this month, the United States Postal Service and...
  • Lasoo introduces fullscreen junk mail reading

    If you’re still getting your junk mail in the letterbox, you’re living in the past. Lasoo is a service that allows you to read the catalogues from retail outlets electronically. Slap a ‘No junk mail’ sticker on your box and let them know you’ve found a better way. One...
  • Ebay’s new TV ad is neat, but a new website would be better

    Ebay’s just released a new TV ad which promotes the convenience and range of their service. The Old Spice inspired, single shot, multiple environment video is direct and to the point. Obviously had this been the first time we’d seen this style of ad we’d be blown away and...
  • Review: Coles Online. Is it time you bought groceries online ?

    This afternoon my first online order of groceries arrived. While I’m completely comfortable buying technology products online to get great prices, for some reason, I’d always shied away from buying groceries that way. I guess I had always assumed the cost of delivery would be prohibitively expensive, turns out,...