Twist in the E-tail

by Jeanne-Vida Douglas @ BRW

E-tail sales have never reached the levels anticipated when retailers first took to the web. Now sellers are integrating online efforts with a presence on the ground.

BRW Magazine (p.24-25), 2-8 July 2009

BRW Magazine (p.24-25), 2-8 July 2009

The chief executive of online retailer dStore Australia, Andrew Cooper, says his main challenge has been in accessing brands, and that brand owners are often reluctant to work closely with retailers that only have an online presence.

“Online retail in Australia is particularly price-focused, and a lot of the merchants are pitching themselves at that low-price, high-volume space,” Cooper says.  “We are more like traditional retailers: we’re looking to build a strong retail brand, and a reputation for customer service.”

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Dotcom boom 2.0 still to come

by Wealth Creator Magazine

dStore.com.au managing director Andrew Cooper explains why the best of the internet is still to come for retail operations

Wealth Creator Magazine July 2009

Wealth Creator Magazine (p.30-31), July 2009

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Net assets

by Phil Brown @ Brisbane News

In a city with few successful online entrepreneurs, Andrew Cooper stands out. Now he’s turning virtual into reality with a string of stores set to open.

Brisbane News, 17-23 June 2009

Brisbane News (p.12), 17-23 June 2009

Many major retailers are getting serious about online business although, in Australia, few of the major traditional retailers have done that.

Brisbane News, 17-23 June 2009

Brisbane News (p.13), 17-23 June 2009

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Online giant makes bricks & mortar move

by Carla Bridge @ eTailToday.com.au

High profile online retailer, dstore, will open its first bricks and mortar store on Brisbane’s fringe before Christmas.

dstore CEO Andrew Cooper said the move to couple its online presence with traditional retail outlets was driven by dstore’s interest in forming relationships with its customers across channels.

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Online retailer moves into high street

by Simon Canning @ The Australian

Clicks and mortar retailer dstore.com.au is about to become a bricks and mortar store as it launches a bold move into high street shopping precincts.

CEO Andrew Cooper told Media the decision to open the retail outlets to operate in conjunction with the online store was the culmination of a vision originally planned when dStore was launched a decade ago.

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Frugalista-friendly beauty

by Cassandra Laffey @ Style Magazine

Cash-strapped and time-pour?  Cassandra Laffey finds a Brisbane-based online department store where you can get your beauty fix 24/7 for a fraction of the price.

Style Magazine, June 2009

Style Magazine, June 2009

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Save on the web

by Maria Bekiaris @ Money Magazine

Where can you save $50 on a luxury face cream or buy a dozen bottles of wine at a $100 discount to the recommended retail price? The internet – that’s where.

Money Magazine, May 2009

Money Magazine, May 2009

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