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Top Tips for Peak Retail 2019

The holiday season is fast approaching. With Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Boxing Day weeks away, how prepared are you for the largest retail period of the year? Visits to retail sites during key sales events are up +7.5% YoY showing a continued rise in online shopping. Here are 4 big learnings from last year’s […]

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Prime Day 2019: AU Analysis

Has Amazon cracked Australia?  In our last article, Prime Day 2019 Wrap Up, we showed how Amazon is rapidly expanding in Australia. Visits and transactions to Amazon’s local site grew by +50% compared to the previous year. Over 300K Aussies visited Amazon each day over Prime Day, and a further 40K people made a purchase. […]

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Top Stats from Boxing Day 2018: Australia’s largest online retail day grew a further 7.5% YoY

In a previous blog, Hitwise highlighted how November has become a star-studded month of high-profile online shopping dates – from Single’s Day, Click Frenzy, Black Friday to Cyber Monday. As a result, many had feared that November’s online success would detract from December’s retail results. Hitwise has crunched the numbers for online retail. December is […]

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Hot Holiday Products & Top Toys

In the lead up to Christmas Hitwise will be releasing it’s annual weekly Top 10 listings for the most popular product and toy searches! In our second installment, you can view the most popular items everyone is looking for. Christmas Countdown Hot Holiday Products – Week 4 First up, we take a look at Ebay […]

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Almost 7 million transactions made on Amazon over Prime Day 2018

Amazon Prime Audience: Why Retailers Should Take Note

Amazon Prime Day came to Australia for the first time this year. One month after the dust has settled, Hitwise takes stock of how Prime Memberships have performed, who prime early adopters are and their impact on the retail landscape. Prime ‘sign-ups’ spike 377% on Prime Day, but the rise was short-lived During the 36-hour period […]

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Rise of AI in the Homethe Smart Speaker sensation

Over the past year, smart speakers have become one of the biggest consumer electronics trends. These digital assistants have quickly transformed into a crucial part of the ‘Internet of Things’ and are considered a tipping point for home automation. Some commentators argue when it comes to technology adoption, talking assistants are outperforming the uptake seen […]

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Christmas Unwrapped: Peak Planning 2017 [On-Demand Video]

In this webinar recording, we look at data from Black Friday through to the New Year.  What will you learn?  – Online retail performance over peak periods, Cyber Week and Christmas – Which Christmas campaigns worked and saw an uplift online – Which channels were used by top retailers – How was search used to drive traffic to […]

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