NORA Buzz June 2017

Hi there,

Earlier this month came the highly anticipated announcement naming the StarTrack ORIAS 2017 finalists. A hearty congratulations to all those who made the cut, and a special shout out to NORA members Booktopia, Nourished Life, Tinyme, Vinomofo, FitMyCar,, Hunting for George, Myer, Menulog, Adore Beauty, Birdsnest, Box for Monkeys, and Yellow Octopus. The winners will be announced at the StarTrack ORIAS Awards Dinner being held in Sydney on 27 July. We're excited to be there on the night with you all.

Will you be at Online Retailer in July? For the first time, NORA will be running specially curated tours of the exhibition stands, giving you the chance to be connected directly to those solution providers who can help your business. So if in the past you’ve felt a bit overwhelmed walking the expo hall, keep an eye out for more info to come in the next few weeks and sign up for a free tour.

All the best from me and the team.



Corinne Franks

General Manager, NORA

Upcoming NORA Events



The Changing Face of Wine Retailing / 29 June, Sydney

Guests of NORA and Investec will enjoy an executive lunch and wine tasting as we shine the spotlight on Australia’s dynamic wine scene and hear from leaders in the space as they take a deep dive into the changes and challenges facing wine retailing and e-tailing in Australia. C-Suite event by invitation only. Find out more.




From Bricks and Mortar to Bricks and Clicks / 25 July, Webinar

Join Paul Greenberg, Founder and Executive Director of NORA as he talks to Charles Nicolson and Joseph Alonso of Vesta Central and Aimee Innes of Hardware and Building Traders on how to futureproof your business and compete effectively against menacing international giants like Amazon and Alibaba. Find out more.

Upcoming Partner Events

Shoptalk Melbourne / 5 July, Richmond

The next Shoptalk meetup in Melbourne will focus on delivering consistent customer experiences in an omnichannel world across technologies, platforms and channels and how retailers are tackling this in today's retail landscape. Find out more.


E-Commerce Fulfilment Bootcamp / 25 July, Sydney

In this one day intensive workshop by consultant and author Jonathan Reeve and Sealed Air will teach you to create a winning fulfilment model for your business and have you operating more effectively. Find out more.



Online Retailer Conference & Expo 2017 / 26-27 July, Sydney

Online Retailer is Australia’s original, largest and most established exhibition and conference for technology led retailers and retail enablers. Being a part of this event means that you immerse yourself in two days of disruptive and innovative retail models and the technologies that enable this. Find out more.



Retail Fulfilment Summit / 26-28 Feb 2018, Melbourne

The 2018 Retail Fulfilment Summit brings together Retail Leaders from globally-renowned brands and the most innovative start-ups and disrupters from national and international markets. The Summit is unrivalled in providing insights to continue shaping the future of retail, deliver powerful networking connections and facilitate business opportunities for thousands of executives. Find out more.

Spotlight on NORA Member Dave Barnes from Gym and Fitness

From a young age Dave Barnes participated in competitive sports and was always in and out of gyms with an interest in fitness. It was while setting up his own home gym at the age of 18 that he noticed a major gap in the online market for fitness equipment. And that’s how Gym and Fitness was born. We caught up with Dave to find out more about those early days and what’s in store for the future...


Read more here.

Media Mentions and Articles

Retail facing toughest time in many years, operators warn /SMH Business

Think Like a Shrink – A New Retail Paradigm / Paul Greenberg

Industry Events: To Attend or Not to Attend, That is the Question / Paul Greenberg

On the near horizon: technologies transforming retail

Analytics is revolutionising all aspects of retail – from store operations to marketing and the supply chain – but nowhere is analytics more important than in understanding the customer’s journey from nascent need through to purchase and beyond.
Of course, journey analytics is not new. What is new is the degree to which technology is promising to make journey analytics an everyday retail tool and the new types of intervention technologies that enable retailers to convert analytical insights into more sales and satisfied customers. Learn more in Telstra's latest retail research report.

Live e-mail content – if it's not real time, it's too late

Marketers have to juggle producing content that is not only relevant but also extremely time-sensitive and actionable. This new whitepaper takes a look at how new technology can help brands, especially those in the travel industry, stand out, by overcoming the limitations of traditional emails. Download your copy here.


NORA Out and About

Latest News from our Valued Members

Securing Customer Reviews: Your Key to Ecommerce Success. Read here.


ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide Boosts Integrated Fraud Management Capabilities for Bambora. Read here.

The State of Shipping in Commerce explores the expectations of consumers and the capability of retailers to meet them – register your interest in the 2nd State of Shipping in Commerce 2017.  Read here


Dematic has been named the 2017 Top Revenue Performing Partner, Workflow Solutions for the Asia Pacific region. Read here.

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