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Retail
Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards finalists for 2022 announced
Finalists have been announced for this year's 2022 Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS Awards), recognising the achievements of online retailers in Australia.
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Infrastructure
Lenovo announces launch of Retail Solutions portfolio in A/NZ
Lenovo has announced the launch of its Lenovo Retail Solutions portfolio across the A/NZ region, which they say will help retailers transform their business and face future retail demands.
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Artificial Intelligence
Salesforce harnesses automated solutions with new developments
Salesforce has launched Sales Cloud Unlimited, a new feature to help accelerate productivity with AI and automation.
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Cloud
Linktree Marketplace creates new commerce options for creators
Linktree has launched Linktree Marketplace, a new forum for users to discover all of Linktree's partners, Link Apps, and integrations in one place.
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SaaS
MedCart achieves close to AUD$10 million in sales with help from Marketplacer tech
Australian health and medical start-up MedCart has achieved annual sales of close to AUD$10 million in less than 12 months, utilising Marketplacer marketplace technology to help achieve successful results.
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Omnichannel
Lexmark launches A/NZ first with retail publishing solution
Lexmark, a global imaging and IoT solutions leader, launched its Publishing Platform for Retail (PPR) in Australia and New Zealand.
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First Table
First Table set to revive restaurant commerce in NZ with platform launch
A new restaurant booking platform has launched in New Zealand, giving Kiwi diners the opportunity to save and book at a variety of restaurants around the country.
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CRM
Freshworks launches new CRM with Shopify availability
Freshworks has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) solution, which has also been made available on the Shopify apps store.
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Phishing
Retail and wholesale at significant risk of phishing attacks
New research from Zscaler has found that many retail and wholesale environments are at significant risk, with a 400% increase in phishing attacks being reported in the last 12 months.
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eInvoicing
Investigating the secure frontline of NZ's eInvoicing rollout
As of 31 March 2022, Central Government agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand were required to be capable of receiving eInvoices.
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Digital Marketing
Smith Brothers Media to drive marketing enhancements for Emperor Champagne
SBM will make site enhancements to the company's current Shopify theme, with a rebuild that includes quicker response times and improved conversion and performance. 
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Artificial Intelligence
Salesforce announces new service and marketing innovations
Salesforce has announced a range of new service innovations, utilising AI and cloud intelligence for better customer experiences.
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SYSPRO
Study: External collaboration vital to help disconnected supply chains
A new study by SYSPRO has revealed that external collaboration may be the key to realigning the links of disconnected supply chains.
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Zeller
Big four branch closures see shift in fintech market for regional businesses
A new report by Zeller has revealed that the majority of regional businesses in Australia have been impacted as a result of branch closures by the big four.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant
Optimizely (Welcome) named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant
Optimizely (Welcome) has announced that Gartner has named the company as a Leader in its 2022 Magic Quadrant for Content Marketing Platforms.
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Cloud
BillingPlatform announces new range of product capabilities
Revenue management company BillingPlatform has announced a range of new product capabilities and developments for the finance and commerce markets.
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Cloud
Delloop reveals new WordPress plug-in for customer engagement
Delloop has revealed its WordPress eCommerce helper plug-in, ‘Delloop for WooCommerce’, which looks to help further engage with customers.
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Cloud
Raiz Invest partners with Pokitpal for investment commerce opportunities
The announcement revealed news of the next iteration of the Raiz Reward feature, set to create further opportunities for customers to save and invest when they shop with a Raiz Rewards partner.
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Cryptocurrency
When implementing eCommerce cryptocurrency payments, think safety first
More and more, consumers are looking for tangible utilisation of crypto in their everyday lives, and eCommerce companies are seeing this as an opportunity for new growth.
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Nethone
Mobile payments are booming and fraudsters have noticed
While payment security is generally regarded as safer on mobiles than on desktops, fraudsters are now using an array of techniques to successfully target mobile customers – but they can be stopped.
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Cloud
Tripwell launches platform for travel planning and commerce
Australian based travel publisher Tripwell has launched its new digital platform, which looks to utilise social media for the purpose of travel planning and commerce.
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Cloud
Masabi receives Accel-KKR investment for better ticketing commerce solutions
The funding is set to allow the company to provide further innovation within the Fare Payments-as-a-Service market.
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Phone
Best looking phone survey reveals surprising market trends
The survey not only found the best looking devices, but revealed some interesting facts about the cellular phone market on a whole.
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Microsoft
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Comvita on new Microsoft collaboration
Comvita has recently announced and put in place a variety of interactive sensory experiences for consumers, collaborating with Microsoft to implement its Hololens technology technology.