DealsDirect.com.au acquires DinosaurDeals.com.au

DealsDirect.com.au, Australia’s largest online retailer has announced the acquisition of DinosaurDeals.com.au.

I suspected we might see some form of consolidation in the online space this year, and there could be more to come in future, although the press release indicates that perhaps you need some special business qualities to encourage an acquisition to take place. I fear that there are too many copycat sites in the market that aren’t unique enough, or don’t have enough special qualities in their makeup to put themselves in a great position for future purchase.

In any case, here is the full press release (provided courtesy of Chris Hitchen of Getprice, http://twitter.com/hit_ch): (more…)

PeSA Australia Summit Wrap-up

Back on deck at work this morning, following up a few people that I met at the Pesa Summit over the last few days.

It was great to meet some readers of my blog, and talk to a lot of sellers. After my panel session on Business Automation my 15 min one on one blocks with sellers were booked out very quickly. I had lots of sellers ask advice on their websites, listings and business and it was great to see so much enthusiasm.

As Jonathon Garriss pointed out during one of the sessions, he doesnt know it all and neither do I. But it is great to chare experience and we always learn.

Every time I catch up with some of my peer sellers we always learn things too. You will never hear of Paul from DealsDirect.com.au visiting a conference like this and walking away saying he didn’t learn something to go back to his business and implement, for example. I learnt a lot too.

Day two of the summit had some great material. I was particularly fascinated by Tom O’Toole (of Beechworth Bakery fame). He is a very energetic and passionate speaker!

Other sessions included copywriting and headline skills which was very interesting. Direct marketing has a lot of common ground with eBay listings and advertisements. A lot to learn.

I also had a lot of people ask about our new product ReadytoShip which was great, and also got some great feedback on some other areas that sellers find frustrating and time consuming that we are working on fixing. But I will post more about that shortly!