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  • Myer website back online | Business Spectator
    Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Myer website back online 2 Jan 2 56 PM Industries Retail Retailer apologises for keeping customers waiting after Boxing Day crash You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Myer Holdings Ltd s website is back online after it crashed on Boxing Day the busiest shopping day of the year The retailer has apologised to customers and offered free delivery for online orders We re so sorry for keeping you all waiting the retailer said on Twitter this morning Myer com au is now open again Our stocktake sale catalogue offers are back online Heavy customer traffic triggered another crash of the Myer website in June shortly after launching its annual stocktake sale Read Robert Gottliebsen s Wheels turn in online retail s favour here Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Britain s Christmas ghost of retail future 09 Jan Retail sales beat forecasts in Nov 08 Jan Online sales push towards 15bn 07 Jan Ikea abandons sales target 06 Jan Westfield split a hard sell report More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt

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  • Myer offers free postage after website failure | Business Spectator
    Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Myer offers free postage after website failure 30 Dec 2013 3 47 PM Industries Retail Site not functioning since Boxing Day group to extend sales report You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Myer Holdings Ltd will offer free postage re run Boxing Day sale offers and add extra online only specials to appease customers when its website is back up and running The Australian Financial Review reports Myer s online store crashed in the early hours of Boxing Day the biggest shopping day of the year and at the time of writing is still not functioning I know perfectly well that this is not good for our reputation in trying to compete online chief executive officer Bernie Brookes told the AFR unreservedly apologising to customers Mr Brookes said a breakdown in communication between software and the site s services was behind the continuing problem according to the newspaper Mr Brookes hopes the online store will be operational again after system tests conclude tomorrow the AFR reports Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Britain s Christmas ghost of retail future 09 Jan Retail sales beat forecasts in Nov 08 Jan Online sales push towards 15bn

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  • Aust online shopping surges: study | Business Spectator
    rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Aust online shopping surges study 30 Dec 2013 9 43 AM Industries Retail Three in 10 shop online once a week local retailers maintain share You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Australia is seeing a second wave of growth in online shopping but local retailers aren t missing out according to a study More consumers are buying goods and conducting financial transactions online the study of online retail in Australia conducted as part of the World Internet Project WIP indicates And three out of 10 Australians now shop online at least once a week The study conducted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovations and Swinburne University of Technology looked at online purchasing habits between 2007 and 2013 After an apparent plateau between 2009 and 2011 our latest survey confirms that online shopping by Australian consumers grew strongly again between 2011 and 2013 said Dr Scott Ewing of the centre and Swinburne University of Technology The average number of online purchases by Australians grew 46 2 per cent from 2011 to 2013 and the monthly value of average purchases grew 5 8 per cent to 218 Men spend more online averaging 229 a month while women on average spend 204 The good news for Australian businesses is that local retailers are maintaining their share of this growth as Australian consumers maintain their strong preference for shopping with domestically based websites Dr Ewing said Three out of 10 Australians now shop online every week or more often compared with two in 10 New Zealanders and one in 10 Swiss There has also been a continued major upsurge in the number of Aussies using the internet for financial transactions For example people making travel bookings online grew from 49 per cent in 2007 to 73 per cent in 2013 those

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  • Myer website crashes on Boxing Day | Business Spectator
    Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Myer website crashes on Boxing Day 27 Dec 2013 9 48 AM Technology Industries Retail CEO Bernie Brookes apologises for malfunction downplays impact on group You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Myer Holdings Ltd chief executive officer Bernie Brookes has apologised to customers after the department store s website crashed on the busiest shopping day of the year Fairfax Media reports According to the news outlet Mr Brookes said the company was really disappointed about the technical difficulties that stopped its online store from working in the early hours of the morning on Boxing Day We ve upset quite a few of our online shoppers and we really apologise for that We expect to have it the website up in the next couple of hours maybe earlier Mr Brookes told Fairfax yesterday However at 0945 AEDT on Friday December 27 the group s website was still not functioning Mr Brookes downplayed the website failure saying that online sales accounted for less than one per cent of Myer s total sales according to Fairfax There will be no impact at all on our profitability or our overall sales he said according to the outlet Heavy customer traffic triggered another crash of the Myer website back in June shortly after its annual stocktake sale was launched Print this page Related articles

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  • Boxing Day sales hit $2 billion | Business Spectator
    compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Boxing Day sales hit 2 billion 27 Dec 2013 9 05 AM Industries Financial Services Retail Retailers tip 4 sales lift on previous year bank transactions jump 25 You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP with a staff reporter Yesterday s Boxing Day sales are being hailed as a bumper period for retailers with more than 2 billion going through the tills while Australian banks reported a 25 per cent jump on transactions compared to last year Australian Retailers Association s Russell Zimmerman said crowds were so big on Thursday that many stores were forced to restrict entrance to stores He said he expected that more than 2 billion was spent on the big festive sales day If sales continue like those we saw yesterday throughout the post Christmas period the 15 1 billion predicted in sales will be exceeded he added in a statement The ARA is forecasting 15 1 billion to be spent during post Christmas sales from Boxing Day through to mid January If achieved that would be an almost four per cent rise on last year s 14 5 billion worth of sales turnover Big Boxing Day jump for bank transactions Boxing Day banking transactions at one of Australia s big four banks were up by 25 per cent on last year The National Australia Bank said it processed 4 78 million transactions at an average rate of 127 a second as shoppers rushed to stores or jumped on the internet for Boxing Day sale bargains This year s figures were nearly one million higher than last Boxing Day an NAB spokesman said Last Monday December

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  • Xmas spend tipped best since GFC | Business Spectator
    compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Xmas spend tipped best since GFC 24 Dec 2013 3 41 PM Industries Retail Retail group flags 30bn overall spend in four weeks leading up to Christmas You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Australian shoppers are spending up big this Christmas and the tills are tipped to be fuller than any year since the global financial crisis hit the world Margy Osmond from the Australian National Retailers Association ANRA says the overall spend in the four week run up to Christmas this year is expected to hit 29 6 billion We think Australian retailers will probably have the best Christmas they ve had for four or five years she told AAP And the post Christmas sales are set to bring in bumper figures too with ANRA predicting bricks and mortar spending will reach 13 1 billion up 4 2 per cent on the corresponding period last year Ms Osmond believes the other kind of bricks and mortar are responsible for pushing up consumer confidence I think the interest rates are starting to really make some difference in terms of households and the fact that the housing market s taken off so everyone feels a bit more comfortable about what they re worth she told AAP And we re post election so everyone s like Phew thank god that s over Australia wide bargain hunters are expected to spend 1 9 billion on Boxing Day alone David Jones Ltd group executive for operations Cate Daniels said the department store was gearing up for a big day when its flagship Sydney city store opens at 0500 AEDT on Boxing Day We

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  • Retailers eye $15b in holiday sales | Business Spectator
    Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Retailers eye 15b in holiday sales 24 Dec 2013 11 40 AM Industries Retail Australian Retailers Association sees spending spike continuing over next 3 weeks You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Shoppers could face a retail hangover if forecasts for the annual post Christmas sales binge pan out Retailers predict stores around the country will take in more than 15 billion over the next three weeks with the bulk of that likely to be spent on Boxing Day It s been a reasonably good Christmas Australian Retailers Association executive director Russell Zimmerman told AAP from Sydney s Pitt Street Mall on Tuesday As I look around there s a fair few bags in people s hands so that s a good sign He expects a huge number of people to head for the Sydney CBD shops and other malls around the country for the Boxing Day sales starting on Thursday New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres says people should ensure they are familiar with store return policies Sales can be exciting and tempting but please don t get caught out with a lasting hangover he said NSW Fair Trading fielded almost 14 per cent more complaints involving refunds over the last Christmas period than the 2011 holiday season Mr Ayres said it also pays to do homework when shopping online His tips are to make sure you know who you are dealing with be wary of offers that appear too good to be true and shop around for comparisons Some stores were starting online Boxing Day sales as early as Christmas Eve But Mr Zimmerman didn t think the lure of early sales online would take away from the familiar frenzy seen in department stores on the day There s a

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  • Retail | Business Spectator
    Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Retail Xmas shoppers spending 1bn a day Retailers record pick up in holiday spending 29 6bn flagged over period 3 36pm December 23 Anchorage five cash in on Dick Smith float Christmas has come early for the five key players at the private equity firm that floated Dick Smith after just one year of ownership by Bridget Carter The Australian 9 57am December 23 2 comments Singapore firm buys Gloria Jean s Coffees for 36m Global Yellow Pages wants to expand the Gloria Jean s Coffees franchise in Asia especially China by Brett Cole 3 23pm December 20 The year in charts After underperforming this year top miners are more efficient and should see fortunes turnaround in 2014 while JB Hi Fi promises to go from strength to strength by Kirstie Spicer 11 02am December 20 Wesfarmers value is off Target Diversification has created numerous sources of revenue growth for Wesfarmers but its underperforming business units continue to drag down earnings by Stocks In Value 10 46am December 20 2 comments Top five business blunders of 2013 Investor confidence in the US picked up strongly over the past year with markets hitting record highs But a number of high profile businesses still found time to make some pretty disastrous errors in judgement by Mathew Murphy 10 27am December 20 1 comment Boxing Day sales start early Retailers begin discounting before Christmas on soft demand report 1 11am December 20 Inman proud of Billabong record Former Billabong chief speaks of pride in saving iconic brand 5 57am December 17 Metcash hires Convenience CEO Former Woolworths Coles BP exec Peter Struck to join wholesaler next year 1 43pm December 16 Wesfarmers sells ALWA stake Group to offload stake in WA JV and associated interest for 95m pre tax profit 12 49pm December 13 Invest in new technology invest in organisational change Fulfilling the true potential of any new technology investment requires a comprehensive rethink of just what the change means to your organisation by Graham Jackson 11 04am December 13 Daiso plans Aust expansion Japanese discount retailer looking to open 20 stores next year report 5 48am December 13 Aldi hits back at rival claims German owned grocer deflects pressure to sign grocery code report 4 10am December 13 Aust Christmas spend to top 18bn This weekend expected to be busiest for retailers shopping numbers likely to beat 2012 12 14am December 13 1 comment Woolworths Colgate in cartel ACCC Consumer watchdog alleges laundry detergent cartel also involving Unilever 5 22pm December 12 1 comment Is success more than a mirage for Billabong A decisive strategy for the

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