Giftguide winter edition is out now

Customers are now more than ever choosing to shop the way they want, whether it's in person, online, via socials, deliveries, click and collect and so on, and smart retailers know this. Growing your business is not about one big thing. It’s about having a plan and improving areas a bit at a time.

In our marketing feature, retail expert Debra Templar shares a list of 30 things you can start to work on in drawing up your growth plan and increasing your sales. 

The Covid pandemic caused a lot of havoc and heartache for many people and businesses, however, it also inspired some fantastic business ideas such as gift flick, an innovative ecommerce plugin that enables consumers to virtually send any product or gift voucher in an e-tailer’s store.

In our ecommerce feature we chat to gift flick co-founder Helen Marsh about the innovative digital concept and how retailers can be part of this virtual gifting experience.

Homewares brand Love Friday was initially launched in 2015 by two neighbours as a popup and it wasn’t until 2018 when they decided to start wholesaling.

Check out our small business feature where we chat to Sue Hennessy, co-founder of Love Friday, about how she launched the brand with her neighbour seven years ago and their journey so far.

Catching Covid-19 is gruelling and inconvenient and even the suspicion that you’ve caught it is stressful. With RAT and PCR tests expensive, it’s a small relief to know that many of the most commonly incurred expenses related to Covid-19 can be tax deductible.

Don’t miss our tax tips, where Mark Chapman, director of tax communications for H&R Block Australia, explains how to claim Covid expenses, such as RATs, as a tax deduction.

Using a surfboard as a décor piece in your living room is not something many people instantly think off. However, when Lauren Daly-Marsden created Whyte Surfboards in April this year, her goal was to design luxurious, high-quality boards that serve as beautiful works of art, both in and out of the water. Check out her story in our interior feature.

We also feature some insights into current trends and of course there are plenty of products to choose from to stock your store shelves for Father’s Day, candles & lighting and the new winter season.