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Survey finds telco stores a prime target for theft

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Survey finds Telco stores a prime target for theft

A retail crime security survey focussed specifically on Australia and New Zealand has found customer theft accounts for over half of all lost revenue from Australian stores, with telecommunications stores suffering the highest losses per incident. The findings support recent news that telecommunications stores are regularly targeted by gangs, with thieves becoming increasingly brazen in…

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Combatting mobile phone gangs

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Combatting Mobile Phone Gangs

A recent news story on A Current Affair highlights the increasing challenges mobile phone retailers face when it comes to protecting their staff, their customers and their products in the face of targeted mobile device theft. Aired on April 15, the story showed CCTV footage from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne telco stores where gangs of…

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Retail roundup July 2018

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Retail Round Up

It comes as little revelation the retail landscape is shifting, and as the industry passes the mid-year mark, headlines indicate there are changes afoot. From major retail revamps to cashless, cardless shopfronts, here’s what’s making the news in mid 2018… DJs overhaul David Jones’ is set for a major overhaul, with the CEO telling News…

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Voice ushers in a new retail era

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Voice Recognition Post

Across the board, voice has been tipped as the big-ticket trend for 2018, and only a few months into the year, that prediction is coming to fruition. From how we shop to the way we pay, and even behind the scenes, voice technology is rolling out in new and innovative ways to improve the retail…

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Targeting the mobile consumer

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Mobile Consumer

Targeting the mobile consumer Picture this…as you get ready for work in the morning you order your shopping via voice assistant, spend time during the commute perusing social media, and tap and buy the latest products you like being worn by the star of your choosing. Throughout the day, you’re sent messages notifying you orders…

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Securing the iPhone during a smartphone spending bonanza

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Securing the iPhone

With only days to go until the iPhone hits Australian shelves, retailers are limbering up for what promises to be a smartphone  spending bonanza. This year alone, Aussies are tipped to fork out $150 million on attaining the latest and greatest offering from Apple in a spending spree that ensures many a retailer’s Christmas will…

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No sign of hanging up on our love of mobile phones

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No sign of hanging on our love of mobile

These days it’s hard to imagine life without a mobile phone. These nifty little go-anywhere devices now pay our bills at a tap, allow us to search the internet, stay connected to social media and of course make phone calls and text on demand. In Australia they’re such a ubiquitous device that experts tip this…

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All eyes on electronics security as Apple launches new lineup

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Electronics security

All eyes are on Apple this week as the tech giant gears up for the release of its latest lineup of products. This season’s big reveal of the latest and greatest Apple items on offer is scheduled to take place on September 12, and among the items tipped for launch are the iPhone 8 and…

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