Retail

  • Why is Canon building a retail store? For the experience.

    Canon Australia have announced the launch of a new retail experience store (concept). This is designed to provide a unique customer experience for the Canon beginner to enthusiast. Located in the heart of South Melbourne (95 Buckhurst St), Canon’s Experience Store offers people an opportunity to be inspired, learn...
  • Kogan is now worth more than Myer, online winning over retail

    In the battle between online and bricks and mortar retailers, its clear the direction the world is heading. Kogan is now worth more than Myer. Yep, crazy right. While many still enjoy browsing the isles and getting hands-on with products before making their final buying decisions, it seems increasingly...
  • Square gets serious about retail with the Stand now available in Australia

    Payment company Square has been in Australia for around 18 months now and says they’ve got tens of thousands of businesses using their service. Now they’re getting much more serious about helping retailers go digital with Point-of-sale systems. Today they’re introducing the Square Stand, which may not sound like...
  • Goodbye Dick Smith, Australian electronics retail giant, gone forever

    Goodbye Dick Smith, we’ll miss you. This weekend will see the end of one of Australia’s largest electronics retailers and as the end draws close, the stock prices have been progressively slashed to move everything, including store shelves, eftpos machines and even the security gates at the entrance to the stores. After a visit...
  • How I scored 68% off a TV at Dick Smith’s clearance

    Today I bought a new TV at 68% off the regular price. After bad financial results and a dramatic drop in share price, news spread quickly that there was about to be a clearance sale at Dick Smith. Sometimes social media just consumes your time, but other times, it saves...
  • Microsoft opens Sydney store to much fanfare

    At midday today Microsoft officially opened it’s first retail store outside of North America in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall. The countdown began with an expected “Windows 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…” and the curtain dropped on the two-level brightly lit store in the centre...
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    Microsoft just opened a retail store in Sydney

    Microsoft have just opened their first retail store outside North America. The store is located in Sydney, at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall. The retail store offers Microsoft customers (both software and hardware) the opportunity to experience the best of Microsoft before making their buying decisions. Not only...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Telstra’s Director of Retail Operations, “I have a freakout board”

    Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunication company, but also one of the largest retail businesses in the country. We sat down for an exclusive interview with Telstra’s Director of Retail Operations, Andrew Smith. This interview took place during the same week ABC announced the closure of 300 retail stores in...
  • First Microsoft flagship store outside the US will be in Pitt Street Mall, Sydney

    Managing Director of Microsoft Australia, Pip Marlow posted this morning that Sydney will be the first Microsoft flagship store in Asia Pacific. That announcement gets a little more interesting when you realise, this is the first brick and mortar store outside the US for Microsoft, highlighting how important the...