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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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BWX announces new warehouse utilising Dematic automated solution
Australian natural wellness and beauty company BWX has recently gone through a period of sustained growth, expanding its Melbourne operations with the announcement of a new highly automated manufacturing DC.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Salesforce and AWS partner for video-streaming commerce offering
Salesforce and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have collaborated to create a new customisable direct-to-consumer (D2C) offering for next-generation video streaming.
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Ingram Micro Cloud, Microsoft partner on new commerce experience
The new commerce experience adds per-seat based offers for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Windows 365 users. 
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Digital Transformation
Forter launches Smart Payments offering for digital commerce
2Forter has launched Smart Payments, a new offering designed to increase conversion rates and digital commerce revenue.