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Global Business Network Live | European m-commerce | Australian online retail sales growth

Global Business Network Live 2016
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On 1 November 2016, British Chambers of Commerce will hold its Global Business Network Live event, formerly known as the International Trade Conference.

The event offers British SMEs interested in trading internationally the chance to hear from inspiring speakers, attend lively panel discussions, join informative workshops, and network with other professionals.

The BCC Global Business Network is a powerful B2B support network that includes Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK and around the world.


European mobile commerce on the rise

According to the ING International Survey – Mobile Banking 2016, 66 per cent of mobile device owners in Europe have made a purchase using their smartphone or tablet over the last 12 months.

M-commerce was strongest in Turkey, Italy, and Poland, whilst the fastest growth of mobile shopping was in France and the Netherlands. Outside of Europe, mobile commerce also rose in the US and Australia.

50 per cent of shoppers said they would return to a store that retained their mobile payment data.


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Australian online retail sales growth

The National Australia Bank (NAB) Online Retail Sales Index has found that e-commerce sales rose to $20.1 billion during the 2015/16 financial year. This is an annual increase of 13.5 per cent, and is set to continue to grow.

“The share of total online spending is dominated by homewares and appliances, groceries and fashion – with media contributing the most in the past year,” said Alan Oster, Chief Economist at the NAB.

The report also found that around 37 per cent of all online retail sales came from smaller retailers.


Thursday 04 August 2016

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