E-tailing in Australia : a preliminary analysis of David Jones

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Xu, J, Gao, X & Hammond, JB 2017, 'E-tailing in Australia : a preliminary analysis of David Jones', International Technology Management Review, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 149-157.

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Compared with other countries, especially China, United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, Australia’s online retail fall behind in terms of both its sale and percentage contribution to the total retail. This paper analyses David Jones, which is typical of large department store chains, and Australian e-tailing environment as a case study to identify enablers for and obstacle to the advancement of e-tailing in Australia. Based on the analysis, the paper provides David Jones with recommendations on internal improvement, supply chain, customer relationship, and adoption of emerging technologies. Future research will be conducted to investigate if the recommendations are also applicable for other Australian retailers.

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