When it comes to e-commerce markets, Australia is a considerably smaller yet solvable market for its sheer pace of growth. The interaction with the online shipping behemoths is enormous, and there are some local players in the digital space, with an established foothold, leading the customer interaction domain. All-in-all, the online shopping industry has clocked a huge $23 billion in the previous year, and the tech-oriented economy is continuing with this e-commerce shift, for better. With the increasing potential, online stores are increasingly popping up, but only some dominate the market. Here are 2020’s top five e-commerce platforms to shop from.
eBay is a well-known name to all. This e-commerce pioneer is an American based marketplace which facilitates the businesses and people to sell directly on the online auction platform. eBay was founded in 1995 and has now set its foothold in more than twenty countries including Australia. You can get access to the sale of the products ranging from vehicles to fashion, home to sports, electronics to industrial products. The portal allows payments via PayPal, credit and debit cards. You can also avail the afterpay option, which allows you to bifurcate the bill amount into installments as per your convenience, after the purchase.
Amazon was founded in the United States back in 1994. It initially started as an online bookstore and went on to diversify into a huge array of categories ranging from electronics, furniture, toys, apparel, food, and jewellery. Amazon is already uncontested for the position of a global leader, and Australia is following the suit. The portal has now developed further into brick and mortar retailing after it acquired the whole foods market, as well as electronics, cloud computing, publishing, production and video streaming.
JB Hi-Fi was founded in 1974. Initially, just a brick and mortar retailer of entertainment and electronic consumer goods, JB Hi-Fi has now diversified into the market by selling movies, music, software, hardware electronics, mobile phones, electrical home appliances and more. The customers can purchase anything from the mentioned categories by logging on to their e-commerce platform. JB Hi-Fi also expanded its operations to New Zealand in 2006. Boasting the title of Australia’s largest home entertainment retailer, you can get your product by normal delivery, parcel locker, or you can collect your chosen item from the nearest store by choosing click and collect.
One of the biggest names in Australia, Woolworths is a retail company that operates the supermarkets, including the Big W. The Woolworths group is undoubtedly one of the largest companies in Australia. Through the website, Woolworths is in the market of selling groceries, household utility items, baby products, health and beauty products. As of now, the company is operating 995 stores across Australia. Woolworths accepts payments made via debit, credit cards, PayPal, or their Wish gift cards.
One of the largest chains of supermarkets, consumer services and retail stores, Coles was founded in 1914. Right now the chain covers more than 800 supermarkets across Australia. The company has created a user-friendly online shop, which gives consumers access to purchase groceries, home and consumer products. The customers can pay using a credit/debit card- Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, or via PayPal account.