GST investigation has now opened a bag of worms, including the fact retailers here enjoy far higher profits than foreign rivals. The government investigation into retailers GST claims has led them to look at some other issues including the growth of retail giants including Officeworks.
More and more Australian consumers are purchasing goods or services online, with ACMA finding that close to 90 per cent of household Internet users in Australia have engaged in one or more e-commerce activities.
Nearly half of smartphone users say they have already, or soon will, use their phones to do mobile shopping, and 53 percent also use, or intend to use their smartphones for mobile banking, according to a new survey of 2000 consumer technology users in the US.
Consumer electronics and high end Hi Fi retailers who don't have online shopping operations are in for a tough 2011, according to new research which reveals that Internet shopping is set to double this year.
Microsoft Australia, who has under 8% of the search market in Australia but growing marketshare for their Bing search engine in the USA, is looking for a local advertising agency in an effort to increase their share up against Google who have the lions share of the Australian market.
Eight major airlines operating into Australia have been forced to change the way that they advertise airfares following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Qantas is not one of them.