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Mobile shoppers put on an appy face

Melissa Kent Fashion stores are embracing the 'bricks and clicks' phenomenon, as more Melburnians use their phones to shop.

Packer snaps up DealsDirect site

Chris Zappone Billionaire James Packer has stepped into the online retailing space through an investment in DealsDirect.

Forget Facebook: big retailers beat a retreat

Forget Facebook.

Michael Baker So-called F-commerce has gone into the too-hard basket, with a number of high-profile retailers terminating their Facebook storefronts.

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Cashing in on a payment revolution

Smartphone.

Christopher Niesche When it comes to collecting money from customers, cafes have traditionally been low-tech – a couple of gold coins for a coffee, maybe a card payment for a bigger order.