Our team has put together a list of online resources, books and videos to give you insights and information around ecommerce industry practices. Here are a few of our favourites to add to your collection.
Online ecommerce resources
The 2017 report provides an in-depth look at online shopping and delivery trends across Australia; growth patterns and insights on popular products to buy online, where the nation’s top online shoppers live and predictions for future growth areas. This report is a powerful tool for you and your business, by aligning eCommerce data and insights with our growing and transforming economy.
Based on two million non-cash transactions per day, scaled up to replicate the broad economy, the NAB Online Retail Sales Index tracks online retail spending across sectors, demographics, locations and the breakdown of goods bought from domestic and international online retailers. The index is produced monthly and analysis is provided on a quarterly basis.
In the ever-evolving online space, it's good to know that many professionals find physical books are still great resources for updating and maintaining personal knowledge. Following the distinguished success of The E-Commerce Leaders' Playbook, Power Retail have the current 2017 edition for sale.
Recommended reading & videos
Shopify are regularly posting great content with tips and tricks to improve your online store.
A Better Lemonade Stand are an online resource for templates, suppliers, and tons of fascinating blog articles around product sourcing, marketing, shipping, and all things ecommerce.
InsideRetail.com.au is the online arm of Australia’s leading authority on retail industry news and trends. Inside Retail has been a trusted source of retail industry news for more than 45 years and is produced by a staff of seasoned journalists and commentators with decades of specialist retail knowledge driving their coverage.
Meetups & Groups
The team at CLIK Collective run a quarterly meetup for ecommerce enthusiasts in Melbourne. Hear from inspirational, dynamic, successful and switched on people in this forever changing industry. This Meetup Group is a community of active eCommerce store owners, managers, marketers, designers and developers who are interested in getting involved in the enterprising area on eCommerce whether to add to their business growth or become a business in it’s own right. People who love networking, sharing their triumphs and exchanging ideas will gather to meet with their peers explore the eCommerce arena!
The Shopify Meetup Melbourne is the ideal place for anyone interested in selling online to get together with a friendly, relaxed group of people and talk shop (ify). Amongst the ranks are: • People interested in taking the first steps to setting up their own online store; • Seasoned Ecommerce retailers; • Shopify Partners, developers, designers, marketers and agencies that help store owners achieve their goals. These Meetups are relaxed and informal affairs (no sales pitches!), with the goal being to help everyone learn more about the Shopify platform and get advice on new apps, meet local experts and share general ecommerce tips.
#Shoptalk is a meetup group for eCommerce professionals in Melbourne. First launched in Sydney & Melbourne in 2012, these events are held once a quarter, bringing together eCommerce exclusively online retailers only to share insights and tips from one business owner to another.