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BNZ Marketview May 2014

Total online spending in May 2014 was up 7% on May last year.

Growth continues to ease – the underlying trend has now been fairly flat since February 2014.

Online spending at domestic online sites is up 4.6% on May last year. This is slower that the 5.6% growth rate in Statistics NZ’s Electronic Card Transactions figures (if we count similar industries), which predominantly includes physical stores.

Online spending by New Zealanders at offshore retailers is 11% higher than May 2013.

RURAL / URBAN RESIDENTS

Total online retail spending by rural New Zealanders has grown 20% over the 12 months to 31 March 2014, outpacing the 14% growth rate for urban residents.

The growth in online retail shopping has been especially strong for rural kiwis buying from international retailers, where spending has increased 27% over the year to March 2014.

Rural residents do more of their online shopping at domestic merchants than urban shoppers do. 67% of online retail spending by rural kiwis has been at domestic merchants’ websites. For urban shoppers, 61% of their online retail spending has been at domestic sites.

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BNZ MarketView Apr 2014

NZ's online retail spending in April was up a healthy 11% on April last year. The online sales split between domestic & international was 60/40 in April. A spending increase is being seen both online and on the street, with consumer confidence high.

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Ellerslie Responsive Website

Another website to launch recently is that of the Ellerslie Business Association.

The business association had struggled to keep their original Roadworks Online website up to date, with the network of early town centre websites no longer being supported. Their new website has been built using the open source Joomla platform.

Visit the site at www.ellerslie.net.nz

Mt Eden Responsive Website

Mt Eden responsive Website

Recently we have been happy to assist the Mt Eden Village Business Association with the development of a new website.

The new website embraces a 'responsive design', meaning that reagrdless of what device is used to browse to it, a positive user experience will be encountered.  

The website supports Mt Eden Village Business Association members businesses and the community at large.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a Bakery or a Bicycle Rack, the site's Directory provides a direct link to the information you seek.

Visit the site at www.mounteden.co.nz