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How Aussie ecommerce stores can compete with the retail giant Amazon

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The powerhouse Amazon retail store is set to launch in Australia toward the end of 2018 and Aussie ecommerce retailers need to ready themselves for the competition storm ahead. 2018 may seem a while away but getting your ecommerce site in tip top shape and ready to compete can take time. Check out these helpful hints from the Anchor crew. Speed kills If you’ve ever heard of the tale of the tortoise and the hare, the moral is that “slow and steady wins the race”. This is definitely not the place for that phrase, because if your site loads as slowly as a 1995 dial up connection, your ecommerce store will not, I repeat, will not win the race. Site speed can be impacted by a number of factors and…

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Will Magento’s Progressive Web Apps drive more mobile revenue for merchants?

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Magento Live always has a few big announcements and this year’s London edition did not disappoint. With the promise of more traffic and higher conversions, Magento, in collaboration with Google, will offer native Progressive Web Apps (PWA’s) to the Magento ecommerce community in 2018. Even though that’s at LEAST five months away, you might already be pondering ‘What does that mean for my ecommerce site?’. Has responsive web design gone out of fashion like man buns and paleo diets? And how do I explain Progressive Web Apps to the boss? What are Progressive Web Apps? Progressive Web Apps are technically standard web pages that can ‘live’ on a user’s home screen and behave like a native app, without the need for downloading and installing an app. PWAs promise a faster,…

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eCommerce Melbourne Prize Winner

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Congratulations to Guy Cooper from Wave Digital  Guy has won an appleTV just by visiting our booth at The Melbourne eCommerce Expo, which was held last month. We’re always giving away cool prizes at events, so make sure you keep an eye out for us to be in the draw to win. You can keep up to date with our events by signing up to our newsletter, watching this blog, or checking the events page.

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eCommerce Melbourne – WIN an iPad mini!

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Anchor’s Keiran Holloway, Jessica Field and Phillip Pace are heading down to Melbourne to attend the eCommerce Show. The event is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center on Wednesday and Thursday. Our booth is no 6006. If you’re in the area, come down to say hi – and enter the draw to win an iPad mini! We hope to see you there.

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Shoptalk eCommerce Meetup – Free drinks, food and knowledge!

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Tomorrow night sees the return of Shoptalk eCommerce Meetups. These events will be held each month, alternating between Sydney and Melbourne. The topic for tomorrow night’s meetup is Online Fashion Retailing, and includes presentations by two eCommerce professionals: Finn Haensel, Managing Director at THE ICONIC Sally-Anne Newson, Country Manager at ASOS There will be a few Anchorites wandering around at the event, so come along to the Belvedere Hotel from 6pm – share a drink and chat to other eCommerce enthusiasts. So far there are over 100 people who have RSVP’d to this months event, so check out the meetup page to make sure you don’t miss out! We hope to see you there.

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