Embattled retailers and builders operating across greater Sydney have been dealt a further blow with the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions.
The ABS report revealed that Australia’s retail sales increased in May but at a slower pace than in April due to COVID-19 led restrictions and lower demand.
Marketplaces may now be virtual, but they are evolving rapidly and remain the most popular way for buyers to find what they need.
With many now preferring to pay using digital means, the need for businesses to maintain resilient and reliable payment systems is essential.
Spending is up across regional Australia, moving past the spend recovery seen in metro areas, according to new data from Commonwealth Bank.
While it can be overwhelming to start an online store from scratch, hundreds of entrepreneurs proved it can be done – even during a pandemic – by keeping it simple and having a clear online strategy.
Research from national workplace mental health organisation, SuperFriend, reveals a mental health crisis is unfolding amongst retail workers in Australia. The study, Spotlight on the Retail Industry 2020, found that 66.4 per cent of retail workers have experienced a mental health condition since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was even higher among casual… Continue reading Retail workers experiencing COVID-19 induced mental health crisis
Melbourne business owners are displeased with Premier Daniel Andrews’ plans to keep customer-facing businesses closed under his government’s latest COVID-19 response plan. In a press conference on Sunday, the Premier announced Melbourne’s newest roadmap out of the pandemic, along with which came news that customer-facing businesses may not open until November 2. There will be… Continue reading ‘An unjust joke’: Melbourne business owners respond to Victoria’s continuing restrictions
Covid-19 has reshaped retail and given business owners in the industry many unprecedented challenges so far this year. As shops on the high street were forced to close overnight under lockdown rules, consumers switched behaviours and eCommerce saw a huge uptake. What have been the pros and cons for retail businesses considering the circumstances of… Continue reading Let’s talk: Running a retail business
With Australia in a recession, most businesses are dealing with a range of unexpected challenges, but founder of the national Certainty Advice Group says that the retail industry has a chance to re-focus on what matters at this time. The national Certainty Advice Group advisers say there are a number of basic steps retailers are… Continue reading National financial adviser group: “Retail has chance to re-focus on what matters”