Category: SMEs

Change: An obstacle, or an opportunity?

‘Denying change is denying reality. Fearing change is fearing reality and the inevitable impact it will have on a company or an individual’. Famous words said in November 2019 by the Ex-Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a technology innovations and investment seminar. Was it prophetic? Or is the appetite for change already genetically encoded […]

The convergence of Bricks and Mortar, e-comm & the 2-Hour home delivery was Blue Sky retail – it just happened!

So why, even amidst a global pandemic wreaking havoc on well-established retail businesses, haven’t retailers pulled out all stops to revisit the questions ‘What business are we really in?’, and ‘How can we adapt to the new paradigm of empty malls, closed stores and very vacant sidewalks?’.

For Convenience, it’s Evolution, not Revolution!

Responding to the new retail customer expectations on fulfilment. 10 years ago ordering a book online and receiving it in the mail a week later was revolutionary. At the time, this state of the art retail experience was seen as way ahead of the curve. Yet for traditional bookstores, no warning bells were sounded and […]

Another Mother’s Day has Come & Gone Away.

Though mums will have to sit tight for another year before getting the recognition they truly deserve, we’re still hanging on just a little bit in their honour. Some will say we’re living in the past. To them we say this; it was 5 days ago. Besides, Sunday was a special day. We saw a […]

Last Mile, First Responder. The Role of the Gig Economy in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Foot to the floor. That’s how we hit 2020 here at Sherpa. Steaming through our sixth year in business with a full tank of petrol and the windows down. But just a little further down the road, we’d take a detour that would make history.  COVID-19. It even sounds like an exit you’d take somewhere […]

Inside Inside Retail Live! A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Future of Retail.

Having recently returned from Inside Retail Live 2020, we’ve been reflecting on what we learned, the people we met and the things we saw.  As a service provider to retailers, we thought we would do what we do best and provide more service, specifically to all those of you who weren’t at the expo.  So […]

Love Comes in Many Shapes & Sizes – Check Out the Most-Delivered Items on Valentine’s Day 2020

It’s no secret that love comes in many shapes and sizes. Here at Sherpa, we are reminded of this every Valentine’s Day. We’re no strangers to delivering special items to loved ones, but on the 14th of February every year we see all the different ways to say those three special words. Or more specifically, […]

Zip Zap! Introducing our New Plug-&-Play Shopify Integration

Sparks are well and truly flying here at Sherpa. We’re doubling down on the flexibility we offer to Australian merchants with the launch of our latest product integration, powered by Zapiet. With consumer demand leading to huge growth in the last-mile delivery market, the accessibility current is running strong, with MarketWatch projecting that globally the […]

Business Chat with GlamCorner CEO, Dean Jones

Tell us about your business GlamCorner is Australia’s leading online designer fashion rental business. Our mission is to be every Australian woman’s endless online wardrobe and remove the need for those “I have nothing to wear!” moments that happen for all those occasions throughout the year. GlamCorner‘s customers can rent designer dresses, playsuits, jumpsuits and […]

Merchant Independence – What retailers need to do to be competitive

Many of you may have seen the reports of late announcing that Amazon finally plans to launch in Australia by September 2017 (1). Since Australians already spend over $500M through Amazon I’m sure this is a welcome announcement for online buyers. However, retailers might not be quite as excited, especially those that are vulnerable through […]

Sherpa Business Workshop – Chuck Norris the S*** out of Social Media

Thursday 18th August We couldn’t stay away from you for too long, so we’re organising our SECOND Business workshop focused on Social Media Marketing for your business. What is this Workshop about? Social Media marketing and how each social platform works – Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Youtube. Customers are predictably irrational and working that to […]

Business Inspiration with Bianca Kristallis from Pamper Hamper Gifts

Tell us about your business Pamper Hamper Gifts is an Online Luxury Gift Hamper Company delivering Australia wide. Our e-commerce site enables consumers to purchase gift hampers for any occasion such as birthdays, thank you’s, weddings, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas and many more. The company began in 2004 and has taken the gift […]

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