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Visiting the wonderful city of Quebec

  • Posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

One of the most beautiful cities to visit in the world is the city of Quebec, located in Canada. Quebec is a city which has a multitude of varying environments. It is located at the top of North America and is huge in size, measuring over 1.6 million square kilometers. The area is actually three times the size of France.

The southern area of Quebec is separated by a river called St. Lawrence which is one of the largest river systems in the world. There are also mountain rangers to the north called the Appalachian Mountains. The lands are filled with huge masses of river systems and forests.

Summer in Quebec brings the streets to life and you will find many things to do. There are many tourist routes and water sports during this time. In Winter the perfect activity to do is skiing where there are over 90 resorts available.

If you are looking to travel to Quebec, take a look at some deals from Zuji. They have some great deals available and with a Zuji promo code you can get an even better deal.


Retail sales is causing the RBA headaches

  • Posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

In what is billed as one of the biggest surprises of the year for analysts is that retail spending in December actually dipped, marked the third monthly decline. The December figures includes the all important Christmas trading period which is traditionally the biggest shopping period of the year – not so this year.

The figures released by the Bureau of Statistics has revealed that retail sales nationally dropped 0.2 percent in the month of December. The amount spent during this period was 21.42 billion dollars.

In terms of categories, there was a rise of 2.1 per cent in clothing and footwear. Department stores experienced another slow period with sales up modestly 0.8 percent along with household goods.

The category that provided the biggest shock to economists was the performance of other categories that included cosmetics and books which was surprisingly down 2.8 per cent.

Online sales were also down but still up a healthy 23 per cent. Stores like Surfstitch reported brisk sales leading up to Christmas and ran promotions such as a SurfStitch promo code.

Click and Collect expands it’s reach

  • Posted on January 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

One of the biggest Australian online retailers for beers, wines and spirits has adopted a technology to their e-commerce site called Click and Collect. Dan Murphy’s, owned by Woolworths, have been slowly growing in dominance in their online market and, day by day, have grown in size.

One of the main reasons behind this is that they have implemented a huge marketing push which has seen their brand plastered all over the internet. Along with this, they have also partnered with PayPal frequently to offer a Dan Murphys promotional voucher, which gives consumers free delivery on products.

With this growth, they have also had the desire and smarts to improve the options available to consumers when purchasing.  One such option is called Click and Collect. This allows a consumer to behave as if they are purchasing online however when they get to the checkout page, instead of paying for it then and there, they can organise to pick it up and pay for it at a store instead.

Instagram backtracks super fast

  • Posted on December 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

Only a few weeks ago, Instagram was the darling of the photo sharing world. This all came to an end though when the company announced sweeping changes to its terms and conditions which caused an outcry. Users interpreted the new terms and conditions as meaning Instagram owned the photos you took and it had royalty free access to reproduce all your photos and use them in advertising.

This obviously did not sit well with users, and the expected backlash was swift and strong. After seeing the backlash that was caused by their announcement, the company quickly backtracked and clarified the meanings behind their terms and conditions.

The co-founder of Twitter, Kevin Systrom, even made a public apology and said members would be notified in advance of any changes they would make to the product.

He believed that the issue was that the company did not clearly communicate what it’s true intentions were when it distributed it’s new terms and conditions.


The Iconic, the perfect retail case study

  • Posted on December 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

Retailers take note – If there is an example of how you should run an internet retail business then The Iconic is the perfect example.

The Iconic has seen some amazing success in it’s short 10 month life. So much so that it has attracted international attention from JP Morgan Asset Management who have decided to throw in 20 million dollars of funds into the company.

The Iconic is just over 10 months old and during this time, it has been able to achieving some amazing numbers such as growth at up to 30 percent each month and unique visitors numbering up to 150,000 per day. The companies amazing success has meant that it has had to increase it’s staff numbers from 10 to more than 300.

There are some huge players now in the Australian market such as ASOS and Shopbop however The Iconic have been able to hold their own by offering similar incentives such as a The Iconic coupon to consumers.