New research shows international retailers are chipping away at New Zealand shoppers’ consumer spend, but Kiwi companies finding a way to effectively harness the power of online retailing could add another $34 billion to the economy. And online events like the upcoming Click Monday are doing their bit to get Kiwis spending on local sites.
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New Zealand’s own version of a global online spendup has achieved strong sales and traffic numbers for the nearly 70 retailers that took part. The organisers say a proven international business model and the competitive nature of retail were big contributors to the results.
The Warehouse Group has brought its own version of the 24-hour online buy-up Cyber Monday to New Zealand, ahead of another Kiwi event based on the concept. The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Red Alert, Torpedo7, 1-Day, ilovebeauty, pet.co.nz, No.1 Fitness and shotgunsupplements.co.nz were among the participants in the group’s 12 November event.
Kiwis are getting their own version of a 24 hour online event designed to whip shoppers into a frenzy, modelled on a day that kicked off in the US in 2005. The organisers are targetting a Kiwi-sized proportion of the sales results a similiar day achieved on debut in Australia despite that site crashing under the weight of web traffic.