Four ways technical solutions can modernise the B2B e-commerce experience
Inside FMCG » E-commerce
by BigCommerce
1w ago
B2B e-commerce plays an extensive role in global trade. Until a few years ago, companies selling business-to-business (B2B) mainly relied on traditional sales channels, and e-commerce was nice to have. However, the rapid evolution of macroeconomic conditions and the increasing digitisation of market players have prompted more and more B2B companies to invest in the online space. As an e-commerce platform, BigCommerce has had a front-row seat in witnessing the B2B e-commerce boom over the past few years, especially in Apac. Today, around 20 per cent of BigCommerce customers use its solution pri ..read more
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Asian online grocer tempts shoppers with free milk and eggs
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by Celene Ignacio
1w ago
Online Asian supermarket Ebest is relaunching its website and offering free eggs and milk for first-time customers, in a move to attract buyers amid the cost-of-living crisis. The free premium brand eggs or 1.5 litres of milk are being offered on a rotating basis to customers’ first order, along with a $10 off and complimentary delivery for orders over $59. “We invite customers to explore our offerings and discover the value and variety available at an online grocer like ours,” said an Ebest spokesperson. “At Ebest, we understand the challenges Australian families face in balancing quality and ..read more
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Online grocer Delish Deliveries collapses – twice – with deceptive twist
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by Sean Cao
2w ago
Online grocer Delish Deliveries has collapsed for the second time in less than a year and is transitioning to a new owner amid customers’ complaints about deception and poor services. Current owner Olivier Adolphe told the Sydney Morning Herald that the control of the company will be handed over to Umall Australia and that her involvement will cease at the end of this financial year. “Our investors have faced challenges, and despite our efforts to improve the company, external political reasons and other factors beyond our control have necessitated this change,” Adolphe added. Delish Deliverie ..read more
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Aussie online grocer Ebest launches on AliExpress
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by Stephanie Caite Chadwick
1M ago
Australia’s largest online Asian supermarket, Ebest has opened a store on AliExpress. Since Ebest’s founding in 2020, it has grown to be Australia’s highest-profile online Asian grocer, offering more than 50,000 items. Now, Ebest has teamed up with the global e-commerce giant to give Australian consumers a dedicated destination of authentic and affordable Asian foods as well as popular household essentials. The partnership is looking to “revolutionise the online grocery shopping landscape by bringing in a new era of convenience and accessibility for consumers” with the introduction of a dedica ..read more
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Freshippo private label brand goes global, starting in US
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by Irene Dong
1M ago
Alibaba’s retail label Freshippo has debuted at 99 Ranch Market, the largest Chinese supermarket chain in the US, and Yamibuy, North America’s largest online retailer of Asian goods and groceries.  The launch marks the first time a Chinese-headquartered supermarket has begun large-scale exports of its own-brand products abroad. According to the company, Freshippo’s private-label products, such as Freshippo Daily Fresh, Freshippo Kitchen, and Difresco, have been well-received by customers since its launch in 2017. Freshippo also intends to provide private-label products in Australia, Singa ..read more
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Revealed: Critical clues on how online shoppers are reacting to tough times
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by BigCommerce
1M ago
Fresh research from e-commerce platform creator BigCommerce highlights significant changes in shopper behaviour this year – and their impact on the online shopping landscape.  BigCommerce’s 2024 Online Shopping Report: Consumer Behaviour Trends Shaping Ecommerce examines trends across multiple years, revealing the current challenges – and opportunities – for online retailers. Among the key findings: Average order sizes have contracted noticeably compared to four years ago as shoppers react to extended financial pressures this year.   BigCommerce’s data from this year – benc ..read more
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Supermarket Swap app helps families make smart grocery buying choices
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by Karl Aguilar
3M ago
As a busy mum, Nabula Brdar found nutrition labels on foods hard to decipher and confusing. What if there was an app to help customers select healthier, additive-free, and affordable supermarket food choices to feed their families? Brdar teamed with Rebel Tidmarsh to create Supermarket Swap, an app that does just that. To date, the app has catalogued more than 2000 products stocked across Australia’s largest supermarkets and has built a community of informed and health-conscious consumers around it. Inside Small Business talked with Brdar and Tidmarsh to discover their story… For this week’s f ..read more
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Just Wines throws Liquor Loot a lifeline
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by Celene Ignacio
3M ago
Online wine shop Just Wines has acquired craft spirit subscription service Liquor Loot, which entered voluntary administration last month. Liquor Loot tapped Andrew Spring, partner at business turnaround and insolvency specialist Jirsch Sutherland, as the voluntary administrator. Last year, Spring arranged the sale of Sans Drink to Just Wines.  “In the case of Liquor Loot – and, previously, Sans Drinks – we have acted like a ‘matchmaker’ in a way, in that we have brought two synergistic businesses together and helped effect a sale,” Spring said. “The voluntary administration process takes ..read more
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Fine wine marketplace targets younger enthusiasts with tokenisation
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by Robert Stockdill
3M ago
GrtWines, described as “a pioneering Web3 wine marketplace” allows wine enthusiasts worldwide to discover high-value wines with investment potential, invest in them, collect, store or trade them – or even have them shipped to their home for consumption.  Founded by Jonathan Slone, its CEO, wine expert (pictured above) and negociant Mathieu Chadronnier and wine critic James Suckling, the concept uses the blockchain to ascribe digital tokens for each bottle. Through tokenising real bottles of wines, GrtWines “revolutionises the way people discover, collect and relish in their favourite bott ..read more
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Former Catch, MySale execs launch online beauty discounter On Trend Beauty
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by Sean Cao
3M ago
Former MySale CEO Kalman Polak and ex-Catch beauty category manager Sarah Frazer are teaming up to launch an online space offering discounts and hard-to-find beauty brands. The website – Ontrendbeauty.com.au – is a response to consumer demand for the best big brand products for less, said Polak, co-owner of On Trend Beauty. “We know customers are paying too much at the checkout both online and in-store, and we know we can make a big impact on the beauty category.” Frazer, director and co-owner of On Trend Beauty, said she brings her over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry to the ven ..read more
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