Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Blackhawk Network’s survey predicts a Christmas gift card sales boom

Blackhawk Network has revealed that 81% of Australians plan to give their loved ones a gift card instead of a physical gift to combat potential delays in shipping and stock shortages.

Zoom2u lists on Australian Stock Exchange with an $8 million raise

Zoom2u Technologies Limited, an innovative delivery platform and Software as a Service (SaaS) business, commences trading on the ASX, following the completion of its Initial Public Offer.

Online Retailer casts new conference for digital transformation in B2B

The B2B market is antiquated, lagging behind the B2C market by at least 10 to 12 years when it comes to eCommerce and digital transformations. Though a costly and time-consuming process, digital transformation for B2B is vital for the future.

American Express’ Dream Backers set to make business dreams a reality

American Express unveiled Dream Backers, a pursuit to give one lucky small business the chance to see their boldest business dream realized. With challenges from floods, drought, bushfires and a global pandemic, it’s unsurprising that many business owners have put their dreams on hold to focus on survival.

Sherpa in partnership with Starshipit to fast track retail delivery service

Sherpa technology is integrated into the Starshipit platform, and retailers have instant access to Sherpa’s service, including multiple same-day delivery propositions and live tracking.

Lightspeed announces union with Aussie hospitality tech platform Doshii

Today, leading point-of-sale and ecommerce provider, Lightspeed, announces a strategic partnership with the Australian hospitality point-of-sale and app middleware platform, Doshii. The integration will provide Lightspeed customers in Australia and New Zealand with additional tools they can connect to their point of sale for their efficient automation of operations. 

HypeAuditor’s influencer trends on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube

HypeAuditor, the AI analytics platform for brands who want fair and transparent influencer marketing, has released its third annual “State of Influencer Marketing” 2022 report, unveiling the key Influencer Marketing trends in 2021 across TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

Airwallex raises additional $100m in Series E1 led by Lone Pine Capital

Airwallex, one of the fastest growing and a leading global fintech platform has announced their successful raising of an additional $100 million in a...

Trading card boom incites the startup culture of niche business ventures

Collectors, flippers and investors are driving a boom in the Aussie trading card market with data from eBay, revealing a 649% growth in sports trading cards like NBA and a 365% growth in collectible card games including Pokémon in the first three months of 2022. The uplift comes following COVID when sales of collectible card games went up 7,769% YoY in December 2020 thanks to a Pokémon resurgence driven by childhood nostalgia, people spending more time at home cleaning out their cupboards and the cancellation of live sports.

Global food giant Nestlé partners with Grabox kitchens to bring bespoke burgers to Australians

Nestlé’s debut into the food delivery market will see its HARVEST GOURMET® plant-based patties introduced to Grabox Kitchen’s popular Wattaburrger menu