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Do you need to “go online”?

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In our last blog we talked about how we, as consumers, are doing so many  digital transactions and  doing research online. But does this apply to your business? We are living in an age of digital transformation – whether we like it or not. As business owners we need to scramble to keep up, to […]

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Webrooming – digital window shopping

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Webrooming is a new concept that online shopping has introduced into the retail sector. Webrooming is the concept of window shopping in the comfort of your own home, via a digital device. Before the introduction of the World Wide Web, retail marketing was led by the principles of the 4 P’s: Product Price Place Promotion […]

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The Cloud – Moving Data Storage Online

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The word “cloud” has come to mean more than a mass in the atmosphere. Since the turn of the decade, more and more businesses have adopted cloud solutions like cloud computing and cloud storage. A lot has been said about The Cloud and the promise it holds for this digital era.   What is the […]

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Automation – Minimizing Manual Processes

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There is no doubt that our world is moving faster and becoming more efficient with each passing day.  We all have computers in our pockets, and we don’t go a day without being directly affected by the astounding leaps of technology that have taken place over the last few decades. Daily activities are becoming less […]

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Getting more out of your data

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We know that our data has to be “good” to be useful, so let’s have a look at a couple more ways to improve data quality and get more out of your data for your business. The points we talk about in this series of articles don’t just relate to data for online stores, they […]

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Timber! How collaboration powers industry disruption

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Trans-Tasman vendor collaboration enables pure-play online hardware retailer… When Justin Newman from VTH in Sydney was approached by a disruptor who wanted to revolutionise the building supplies market in Australia with a digital business model, he immediately recognised that success depended on the best available technology solutions. For this he called in New Zealand’s First […]

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Vesta and VTH – working together to make online easy

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Virtual Timber and Hardware (VTH) offer complete digital solutions for Timber and Hardware industry. VTH work with brick and mortar stores to establish an online presence and help them to maximize revenue and market presence gains online. From data management to eCommerce store creation right through to providing in store technologies such as digital kiosks. […]

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HBT Product Directory – all access catalogue for members

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Hardware & Building Traders (HBT) is a buying group created for independent timber, hardware, garden and building supplies retailers. With over 650 members HBT focus on supporting and collaborating with them to keep the independent market going strong in Australia. HBT are focused on building membership and creating relationships with suppliers to drive better deals […]