Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Industry Recognition Award Winner 2013

Industry Recognition Award Winner 2013

Online Retail Industry Awards
21st August 2013

Industry Recognition Award is special award, nominated by the public, for the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the eCommerce industry in Australia and judged by the ORIA's committee.

"It’s a great honour to have received the award, especially given the calibre of other nominees and past winners. The support I’ve had from the co-partners of PeSA, eBay Inc and Australia Post and others has been a great foundation for helping to achieve the award. I think this will provide great momentum to continue building our event and providing great content for our attendees.” Phil Leahy

CONGRATULATIONS to all of this year’s winners!!!

Best Pure-Play Online Retailer – Appliances Online
Best Multichannel Retailer Award – Harvey Norman
Most Innovative Online Retailer – Shoes of Prey
Best Online Retail Marketing Intiative – Dan Murphy’s
Best Customer Experience – birdsnest
Best Aggregation Channel -Lasoo
Best Site Optimisation & Design – Bing Lee
Best Mobile Commerce Application – Eat Now
Best Social Commerce Initiative – The Iconic
Best New Online Retailer – Masters Home Improvement
Industry Recognition Award – Phil Leahy
Online Retailer of the Year  - Dan Murphy’s

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Andre Eikmeier Keynote. PeSA Internet Conference e-Commerce 2013

MOFO! Watch this debut Keynote from ‪#‎PeSA13‬

A star is born!

 Keynote by Andre Eikmeier , CEO & co-founder, Vinomofo "The 10 most valuable things I have learnt as a Mofo!"  PeSA Internet Conference 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

$68,000 Raised for my annual charity night for the Reach Foundation

I am please to report that we raised over $68,000 for the Reach Foundation at this year’s gala dinner. Former eBay Australian MD Deborah Sharkey was awarded the inaugural Excellence Award.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Free Ride on Uber this weekend up to $100 for new users

Hi everyone I got this message from Uber today!

Give your friends a free Uber ride this weekend

Hey Philip,
Wow, you're one of our top 25 riders! To say thanks, here's a gift that you can share with your non-Ubering friends. 

Sweet, what is it?

It's a free ride up to $100 for them to use anytime between now and the end of the weekend.

What do I need to do?

Simply forward this email to your besties. They can click here to sign up to Uber, which will automatically apply the free ride.

Do you have some information I can give them?

For sure. If your friends would like some background on Uber they can visit the Melbourne page of our website here.

The fine print

This offer is available to new Uber users only and needs to be redeemed before the end of Sunday 7 April 2013. Time to get forwarding!

You can email me on supportmelbourne@uber.com if you have any questions.

Uber on!
- Tim, Tim & Jase

Monday, April 1, 2013

Appointment of Helena Stylman

Press Release: Immediate announcement
Appointment of Helena Stylman

--> Director, InternetConference.com.au and Development Manager, Online Market Experts

Helena began her career within the Social media and Digital Marketing space in 2009 by bringing together C level Marketing executives from top brands across all industry sectors within North America, to learn about the latest trends and technologies within digital marketing- From there, she played an integral role within the massive growth of the iStrategy Conference and moved to Australia 2 years later to help develop and oversee the iStrategy Conference, APAC.  As the Director of iStrategy APAC, Helena has facilitated relationships between  agencies that have worked with brands including Coca Cola, McDonalds, Westfield’s and America Express, to help educate on  best practices to integrate businesses  online and offline efforts, in order  improve customer experience. Understanding both the Australian and US markets, Helena’s knowledge and passion for the digital space makes her highly effective at building strong internal and external relationships.

Helena commenced on Monday in our New York partner’s office eComercePartners; during her first week she will be studying the latest developments in eCommerce website construction before returning to Sydney. Helena will be assisting Paul Greenberg at the National Online Retailers Association (NORA) and will be based at the NORA offices in Chatswood.

The online space is moving at lighting pace and we are committed to keeping a close eye, ear and most importantly, a physical presence in the most advanced and competitive location for eCommerce – The USA. Helena brings valuable international experience and we welcome her to our management team at Internet conference & Online Market Experts.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

How to Sell on eBay - Learn From the Professionals



How to Sell on eBay - Learn From the Professionals

Have you always wanted to start selling on eBay but weren’t sure where to begin?

Perhaps you’ve sold a handful of items but now want to make more money selling regularly?

For the first time in many years, eBay is hosting an introductory selling event to help you get the most out of selling on eBay.com.au.

Don’t miss your chance to listen to presenters that work for eBay & sell successfully on eBay!


Gold Coast Convention Centre


Wednesday, 29 May 2013


10 am to 3 pm

Ticket Price

$99 – includes lunch and your FREE

copy of the latest release book, The New eBay (RRP $24.95)

Learn from eBay Leaders:


Jim “Griff” Griffith (USA)

eBay’s Dean of Education and author of The eBay Bible

Nathan Huppatz

Successful eBay seller and author of eBay for Dummies


Todd Alexander

Author of five internet books including the upcoming June release The New eBay

Topics Covered

  • A brief history of eBay
  • Budgeting for profitable selling
  • Sourcing products to sell
  • Creating outstanding listings
  • Building a business brand on eBay
  • I wish I knew then - what I know now
  • Automating your eBay sales
  • Planning for future growth

FREE copy of Todd Alexander's
new book (RRP $24.95)

FREE copy

Special Offer

Purchase your ticket before April 30th, 2013 and you could win 2 FREE tickets to the 2013 PeSA Internet Conference valued at $1190!




Thursday, March 7, 2013

Delivering a bigger and better PeSA Internet Conference in 2013

I am very pleased to report that we are on track to delivering a bigger and better PeSA Internet Conference in 2013

The agenda is hotting up. We're pleased to announce we've confirmed the biggest names in Australian Retail for "The Hour of Power" Panel - with the big guns from ASOS, THE ICONIC, CatchoftheDay & Kogan with Paul Greenberg as moderator! Who'sSpeaking in 2013?

We had over 400 delegates registered so far for 2013 by the end of February. Following are just some of the businesses that will be at the 2013 event - with a lot more to register in the coming months! Click on the image for a full list.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

PeSA Q1 2013 meeting with eBay Australia Executives

I can report that we had a very productive meeting with eBay management.  The quarterly meetings with the PeSA board are held confidentially so we cannot give specific details regarding upcoming changes or policy movements. Many of the issues that you have raised on this post have already been identified as “pain points” for sellers by eBay management and solutions are being addressed with many being rolled out over the course of this year. 

While we would like to share more specific information, it is not our place to make announcements. I can say there are some exciting changes coming in Search, rewarding sellers for maintaining Best Practice Retail Standards, along with several initiatives to make it easier for your customers to buy and pay and for sellers to market to them effectively.

PeSA Australia has been meeting with eBay management here and in the USA since 2005 and the PeSA Australia Board members are impressed with the current level of engagement shown by the management team in listening to the concerns of the seller community and taking proactive steps to improve the seller experience.

PeSA and eBay will never agree 100% of the time on everything but I can say the majority of changes will benefit Australian sellers.

The PeSA board would also like to take the opportunity to recognize eBay’s Global boss John Donahoe and Australian MD Deborah Sharkey. Deborah and the Australian team have been recognized as one of the top eBay marketplaces in the world, which gives the team access to greater resources and the ability to react faster in an ever-changing global landscape.  Australian sellers in partnership with eBay should take pride of our standing globally. (The American’s watch & listen closely to the Australian office)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Uber Car Service to Shake up the Australian Taxi industry

Ladies and Gentlemen of Melbourne! Uber car service is now available in Melbourne after launching in Sydney a few months back. Do yourself a favor - sign up and download the app for your phone. This company is going to shake up the Taxi industry in a massive way. (You will also receive $10 off your 1st ride -It is 100% safe to give them your CC details)

Sign up here