The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-06T21:54:37Z e-Tailer Klika Group’s sales soar as it launches its latest fitness offering 2019-05-06T21:54:37Z e-tailer-klika-group-s-sales-soar-as-it-launches-its-latest-fitness-offering Melbourne, VIC, Release:  May 7, 2019.  For Immediate Release Klika Group buckled the general weakened consumer sentiment as it announced a 30% growth in its annual sales and the launch of its latest website, PowerTrain.com.au. The e-commerce group operates a hybrid business model with significant online market share across household product categories, selling its private label brands through its own platforms (Klika.com.au, Kahunaplay.com.au, Dropsite.com.au and now Powertrain.com.au) and across most major Australian and New Zealand online marketplaces. Director of Operations Leo Zaitsev said, “We have had annual 30% growth in our website sales and successfully reverse engineered the traditional wholesale business model, creating what we refer to as an “e-wholesale business”. We supply products and brands which we have created to other e-tailers with the additional service of delivering the products directly to their customers. This has allowed us to bridge the gap with quality and affordable products in a price sensitive environment, without the need for costly and intangible above the line marketing, and overheads.” The PowerTrain brand which recently celebrated its 6th birthday has enjoyed a significant customer following in the online retail space, delivering close to a million products to households in Australia and New Zealand since launch. “I don’t believe there is another Australian brand like PowerTrain which offers the depth of products, and local customer support that we do. Also unlike our competitors, we focus on the quality of the product and growing the brand, rather than discounting and ultimately cutting corners on the quality and durability of the product.  We have the range, local customer support as well as the local showroom for customers to play around with the products before they commit to buying them. The next logical step for the brand is expansion into activewear, which we aim to launch before the end of the year”, the proud co-owner continued. The current PowerTrain product line up consists of cardio, weights, home gyms, treadmills, gymnastic equipment, accessories and trending functional fitness essentials such as battle ropes, kettlebells, bosu balls to name a few. “I wouldn’t say I’m a gym fanatic, but I do enjoy working out and keeping fit in my own time and space. PowerTrain offers this freedom and motivation to anyone who wants to better their overall wellbeing and lifestyle by giving them the flexibility to choose how they want to exercise in the privacy of their own home. It allows you to have your home gym as basic as you want it or as sophisticated as a mini fitness centre can be. The setup is entirely up to the customer. We’re simply providing the vehicle to get them going.” As a show of confidence, Zaitsev concludes “we know the online market inside out. We understand the fitness industry well, and we represent a solid business with exceptional growth prospects going forward”. To learn more about Klika Group, visit https://www.klika.com.au/newsroom About Klika Group (www.klika.com.au) Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated, Klika Group has a unique hybrid online retail and e-wholesale business model, offering for sale directly to consumers more than 15,000 products via "klika.com.au platform and supplying products from its 18 private labels such as Kahuna Trampolines, PowerTrain Fitness, Wallaroo outdoor equipment, Yukon Trade, to name a few. Klika’s wide product range is also available across all the main online marketplaces in Australia. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in the country, in addition to Power Retail Top 100 Retailers list, Klika differentiates itself in the online retail space by supplying a diverse range of products with a focus on bulky profile categories and a true omni-channel presence with phone sales and a physical store operating 7 days a week at its 15,000sqm central facility in Melbourne. The group is supported by two satellite offices in China and Philippines. Klika Launches a World-First “Create Your Own" 3D Trampoline Platform – Kahunaplay.com.au 2018-08-07T23:25:28Z klika-launches-a-world-first-create-your-own-3d-trampoline-platform-kahunaplay-com-au MELBOURNE, August 8. KLIKA, Powerhouse e-tailer Klika Group unveiled a world-first trampoline website which allows customers to create and customise unique trampolines using its 3D engine. Klika’s Kahuna range of trampolines loved by families around the country has been dominating the Australian marketplace for almost a decade. The recently launched dedicated trampoline site creates a new level of user experience and engagement. https://youtu.be/67RrynFpscM The exclusive 3D platform allows customers to design in real time the perfect trampoline for their backyards, whilst still having the option to shop from Kahuna’s ready-made collection. This is expected to change the way consumers buy their trampolines as Klika Group continues to lift the bar when it comes to personalizing consumers' shopping experiences.  “We are always looking at innovative and fresh ways to keep our customers engaged and excited about shopping with us. Our Kahunaplay website does exactly that, as it helps parents stimulate their children's creativity and together as a family design their unique trampoline. With advances in technology, customisation is becoming a paramount marketing tool for online shoppers and I believe we are at forefront of it with the launch of this new platform.” Says Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations, Leo Zaitsev. As a father of two, Zaitsev makes no compromises when it comes to safety. “The exceptional aesthetics of our trampolines is one thing and we will continue to expand our designs, but we place an even greater emphasis on the durability and safety of the product. When it comes to children, there are no shortcuts.” Most global trampoline brands offer limited design options. Kahunaplay will change this, as it empowers customers to design the trampolines’ features and colours to suit their personal preferences. From the different trampoline sizes and shapes, to the colourful mat designs, pad colours and accessory choices, customers in Australia will now for the first time be able to personalize their trampoline shopping experience as well as the product itself. Customers can opt to have their trampolines dispatched to them nationwide within 24 hours, or elect to click-and-collect the product within 2 hours of order placement from Klika’s Melbourne retail outlet. Recognized as Internet Retailing 2017 top rising star, Zaitsev spoke excitedly about Kahunaplay’s 3D engine, website features and the brilliance behind the website’s concept. His clear vision, passion and industry insights enables the pure-play e-tailer to be at the forefront of understanding consumer needs, market gaps and online shopping trends, making them easily the number 1 online shopping destination choice.  “Taste and functionality is a subjective thing. We shouldn’t be dictating to customers what the end product should look like. It’s all about giving consumers a canvas and power to create what they want.” The rising star concludes. The custom built website took 6 months to be developed and from the outset will offer in excess of 800 trampoline options, with the range expected to be increased in time for Christmas shopping period. About Klika ( www.klika.com.au) Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated, Klika Group has a unique hybrid online retail and e-wholesale business model, offering for sale directly to consumers more than 10,000 products via the Klika HYPERLINK "http://klika.com.au/".com.au platform and supplying products from its 18 private labels such as Kahuna Trampolines, PowerTrain Fitness, Wallaroo outdoor equipment, Yukon Trade, to name a few. Klika’s wide product range is also available across all the main online marketplaces in Australia. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in the country, in addition to Power Retail Top 100 Retailers list, Klika differentiates itself in the online retail space by supplying a diverse range of products with a focus on bulky profile categories and a true omni-channel presence with phone sales and a physical store operating 7 days a week at its 15,000sqm central facility in Melbourne. The group is supported by two satellite offices in China and Philippines. About Kahunaplay.com.au Launched in June 2018, the website is a world’s first, dynamic trampoline website which allows customers to shop from standard collection or create their own design from the brand’s wide range of options. Kahuna brand includes Kahuna Classic, Kahuna Pro, Kahuna Blizzard, Kahuna Cyclone and Kahuna Rainbow models. Known for its quality, unique features, colours and variances, the Kahuna range is one of the most popular and affordable trampoline brands in Australia.     -ENDS- Klika Partners with Reebok and Adidas Fitness 2017-10-31T01:54:10Z klika-partners-with-reebok-and-adidas-fitness Melbourne, VIC, October 31 – KLIKA, Australia’s leading pure play e-commerce group has embarked on an exciting partnership with RFE International -  a global sports and fitness company specializing in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of Adidas and Reebok fitness equipment. The agreement takes effect immediately and gives Klika the distributorship rights for domestic fitness equipment in Australia .   The product range includes cardiovascular and strength equipment, and accessories across both Reebok and Adidas brands. This partnership will see Klika add two of the world’s most iconic sports brands to its suite of fitness products currently sold under its private label PowerTrain Fitness, and further grow its e-wholesale operations through its existing supply chain relationships with Australia’s major e-tail groups. “We are always looking at fresh, fun and innovative ways to improve consumers’ shopping experience with us, and build on the trust we have established with our customers. We see our partnership with RFE International as a great milestone for our overall business strategy with an expansion into the premium fitness product range, as we understand that a wider depth of products, prices and brands forms a crucial part of the consumer engagement .” Says Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations, Leo Zaitsev. “We’re very excited to partner with Klika as we see them as a good fit in terms of their size, operations and understanding of our brand and product integrity. We look forward to working with Klika and seeing our range succeed via Klika’s various sales channels and platforms in the Australian marketplace” noted Garry Moon, Oceania Sales Manager for RFE International. “Klika’s partnership with the world’s most iconic fitness brands is true testament to the strength of our business and represents the next step in its evolution. We will be distributing the product range via the Klika platform which now offers for sale in excess of 10,000 products, and all our existing online partner verticals. We are already in discussions with several groups which are eager to gain access to the Reebok and Adidas range of products we carry. With Christmas and summer just around the corner, the partnership couldn’t have happened at a better time”. Zaitsev concluded.   About Klika (www.klika.com.au) Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated, Klika Group has a unique hybrid online retail and e-wholesale business models, offering for sale directly to consumers more than 10,000 products via the Klika.com.au platform and supplying products from its 18 private labels such as Kahuna Trampolines, PowerTrain Fitness, Wallaroo outdoor equipment, Yukon Trade, to all the major online platforms in Australia. Klika’s wide range is available across the main e-tail platforms in Australia. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, in addition to Power Retail Top 100 Retailers list, Klika differentiates itself in the online retail space by supplying a diverse range of products with a focus on bulky profile categories and a true omni-channel presence with phonesales and a physical store operating 7 days a week at its 15,000sqm central facility in Melbourne. The group is supported by two satellite offices in China and Philippines. About RFE International (www.rfeinternational.com)A global sports and fitness company specialising in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of a comprehensive range of fitness equipment to both the commercial and home markets. With a distribution network covering more than fifty countries worldwide, our market leading product lines are designed and developed under some of the top brands within the world of sports and fitness today, including Reebok and Adidas.                                                                             Ends   KLIKA EXPECTS PROFITS TO SOAR WITH AMAZON 2017-06-14T20:28:44Z klika-expects-profits-to-soar-with-amazon MELBOURNE, June 15, KLIKA- Australia’s top 20 pure play e-tailer refuses to jump on the hysteria bandwagon and contrary to most other Australian retailers expects its profits to soar through its planned partnership with Amazon. As the local online retail industry prepares for the next wave in retail revolution to sweep across the country, Klika, expects the “Amazon Effect” to grow its business and awaits eagerly for the world’s largest e-tailer to land in Australia. “Whilst many local businesses are under a real threat of becoming irrelevant, we’re excited and welcome the entrance of Amazon into the Australian market.”, says Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations and Internet Retailing 2017 top rising star, Leo Zaitsev Unlike many players in the market, Klika notes that it has complete control of the entire supply chain of its private brands across thousands of products and is not restricted to being a mere website for local distributors to offload their excess stock. “Our private brands and products have a mass following, and are already entrenched in every online marketplace in Australia which naturally diversifies our business, and we forecast the same to occur with Amazon Marketplace. We know who we are and have a good customer proposition.” The rising star continues Zaitsev expects the current 7% online market penetration in Australia to double over the next few years with Amazon’s marketing power and for Klika to leverage off the traffic Amazon will command to promote its suite of products, and increase Klika’s market share through an entirely new demographic Amazon is likely to capture.  “We are able to be more innovative than just compete on price as our customers still look for a quality provider that gives them individual attention. Our customers have the option of shopping online, over the phone or the more traditional way in our physical store. In addition to nationwide delivery, we also offer on-demand delivery in Melbourne metro, as well as click and collect, to provide a more holistic shopping experience”. Zaitsev said Klika’s attentive customer service approach makes the online giant a serious player to take notice off. Offering for sale more than 10,000 products, with its Melbourne store trading 7 days a week and longer hours, means customers opting for click and collect have the flexibility of picking up their purchases before or after work, and on weekends. “We are a genuine omni channel e-Tailer and we don’t believe any other e-tailer in Australia comes even close. We are excited with the prospect of growing even more by partnering with Amazon as another platform to market our brands and products,” Zaitsev concluded. About Klika Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operate Klika has grown to become one of Australia’s leading online department stores. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, in addition to Power Retail Top 100 Retailers list, Klika offers over 10,000 products to shoppers covering everything from fitness equipment, tools, home living, music instruments and outdoor furniture, with a flat shipping rate nationwide for $9.95.  Trading 7 days a week Klika provides nationwide delivery even for its largest products, as well pickups and same day delivery in Melbourne. As a genuine omni-channel e-tailer, Klika customers can shop online, over the phone, select the click and collect option, or the traditional way of buying over the counter. In addition to this Klika offers home installation services for its more sophisticated and bulkier items.   Klika operates out of its 15,000 sqm central facility in South Oakleigh, Victoria with satellite offices in two other countries. Klika customers are not only spoilt with a wide range of product categories to shop from, but also with Klika’s range of private labels as well as global brands such as, Sony, Breville, Apple, Huawei, educational toys from Colorific, Disney licensed toys and bedding, VTech, Uniden, Belkin, to name a few. For more information, please visit www.klika.com.au   -ENDS-   KLIKA BRINGS FORD BACK TO AUSTRALIA 2017-04-03T21:16:10Z klika-brings-ford-back-to-australia MELBOURNE, APRIL 4. KLIKA, Australia’s top 20 online retailer continues to aggressively expand its local operations with its recent appointment as Australia’s exclusive distributor of Ford Power Equipment. This makes Klika the first online retailer to partner exclusively with one of the world’s largest conglomerates. The exclusive Ford product range will comprise Pressure Washers, Portable Generators, Inverter Generators and Water pumps across both domestic and commercial verticals. This partnership agreement will see Klika expand beyond its traditional pure-play online presence and enter the Australian wholesale distribution chain. The agreement takes effect immediately and gives Klika exclusive distributorship for Australia. “Klika’s partnership with one of the world’s most iconic brands is true testament to the strength of our business and represents the next step in its evolution. We are now witnessing the merging of our local omni-channel offering between online retail and bricks and mortar, but rather than imitate our competitors by establishing physical pop-up stores, we will distribute directly via the national retail chains. We are already in discussions with a number of chains which are eager to gain access to the Ford brand, which Australians have loved for over 91 years, said Leo Zaitsev, Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations. “The Ford power equipment range will meet the upcoming strict Australian National Clean Air Agreement standards. We were very particular during our negotiations, as stringent quality, reliability and durability requirements is paramount. It’s definitely very exciting times for us as our growing team looks forward to the journey ahead of us”, Zaitsev continues Recently recognized as one of Internet Retailing’s 10 Rising Stars, Zaitsev concluded by saying “For decades Ford has held a global leadership position in the manufacture and distribution of vehicles and power equipment which will undoubtedly make a positive contribution to our business’ bottom line, especially given the success of this product range overseas”. “Yukon- Klika’s own private label in the online Trade sector, dominates the online retail space and it makes perfect sense to bring together two companies who are both leaders in their fields. The partnership agreement allows us to widen our reach to the high-end power tools market and thereby provide a more comprehensive offering to both our retail and wholesale customers”. About Klika Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operate Klika has grown to become one of Australia’s leading online department stores. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, in addition to Power Retail Top 100 Retailers list, Klika offers over 6,000 products to shoppers covering everything from fitness equipment, tools, home living, music instruments and outdoor furniture, with a flat shipping rate nationwide for $9.95.  Trading 7 days a week Klika provides nationwide delivery even for its largest products, as well pickups and same day delivery in Melbourne. As a genuine omni-channel e-tailer, Klika customers can shop online, over the phone, select the click and collect option, or the traditional way of buying over the counter. In addition to this Klika offers home installation services for its more sophisticated and bulkier items. Klika operates out of its 15,000 sqm central facility in South Oakleigh, Victoria with satellite offices in two other countries. Klika customers are not only spoilt with a wide range of product categories to shop from, but also with Klika’s range of private labels as well as global brands such as, Sony, Breville, Apple, Huawei, educational toys from Colorific, Disney licensed toys and bedding, VTech, Uniden, Belkin, and Oricom, to name a few. Ford power equipment range can be viewed by visiting www.fordpowerequipment.com.au   -ENDS- Klika’s Partnership with Parcel Connect 2016-11-29T21:56:37Z klika-s-partnership-with-parcel-connect MELBOURNE, Nov 30. KLIKA, One of Australia’s top online retailers continues the expansion of its omni-channel offering and enhancement of the overall customer shopping. It announced its recent collaboration with Parcel Connect, making Klika the first Australian pure play e-tailer to offer customers a more efficient parcel service by becoming a Parcel Connect store. Customers can shop, click and collect or send their parcels from Klika thereby avoiding missing their deliveries or having to line up at traditional postal outlets leading in to Christmas. Sounds like the perfect marriage between online and offline after-sale shopping experience from this power house yet again. “We’ve always been customer centric and are continuously monitoring consumer trends to allow us to identify their needs, minimize their pain points, and tune in to key factors in generating store, and website traffic, and repeat business. Understanding customers’ needs and habits allows us to improve our services and enhance our customers’ shopping experience,” says Online Retail Veteran and Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations Leo Zaitsev. “We know that one of the major pain points of online shopping is missing your delivery and coming home to a calling card. A lot of our customers are time poor and the mere thought of lining up at a postal outlet the next day can be frustrating not to mention stressful. With that in mind we have been operating our click-and-collect outlet 7 days a week, long before click-and-collect became a buzz word. Now our partnership with Parcel Connect couldn’t come at a better time. With the spike in online shopping leading to Christmas it means increased deliveries and some returns. By being a Parcel Connect service outlet, Klika becomes part of a solution for online shoppers nationwide”. Zaitsev continues. Parcel Connect is part of a range of delivery options Fastway Couriers introduced in 2013 to provide consumers a convenient alternative to postal or traditional courier services by providing customers parcel pick-up or delivery via a network of outlets across Australia. It allows customers to send and collect their parcels at a local Parcel Connect agent when it suits them. Customers who are unable to receive their parcels at the delivery time can pick them up at their local Parcel Connect agent at a nearby convenience store or service station. The parcels are automatically redirected. The in-store service allows customers to send parcels anywhere in Australia. Klika has had a long-standing partnership with Fastway Couriers, making the alliance with Parcel Connect a seamless transition. Simon Sproule, Parcel Connect’s National Marketing Manager said "At Parcel Connect, we focus on making consumers’ lives easier and taking away the frustration many shoppers experience with missed deliveries. Klika’s capabilities and demonstrated focus on improving customer experience makes it the perfect addition to our national growth.   ‘We are all about making the online shopping process and delivery convenient and easy, Sproule said. People want to be able to pickup and drop-off their parcels during the weekend or outside standard business hours. Klika offers just that. We look forward to working with Klika”. Sproule concluded.   “We find Parcel Connect’s business model relevant and believe that it fills a big gap in the shopper’s post shopping needs. We’re big on our after sales service, and adding a parcel pickup and drop-off service to our business model bridges that gap shoppers are currently facing. We also look forward to the increased store traffic and the opportunity to put our own impressive products and brands on their radar. It’s a win-win situation and a great way to turn store traffic in to new or repeat customers”. Zaitsev said “Consumer confidence in online shopping is rising every month and we are expecting the online shopping frenzy to peak even more between now and mid-December. Last year alone, Australia saw a circa $4.9 billion Christmas splurge in online sales. Our business is experiencing exponential growth and we expect this sales activity to spike even higher this year, and attract an even bigger market share for Klika”. Zaitsev concluded. About Klika Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated Klika, has grown to become one of Australia’s leading online department stores. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, Klika offers over 1,500 products to shoppers covering everything from fitness equipment, tools, home living, music instruments and outdoor furniture, with a flat shipping rate nationwide for $9.95. It operates out of 15,000 sqm central facility in South Oakleigh, Victoria with satellite offices in two other countries. Klika customers are not only spoilt with a wide range of product categories to shop from, but also with Klika’s range of private labels as well as global brands such as, Sony, Breville, Apple, Huawei, educational toys from Colorific, Disney licensed toys and bedding, VTech, Uniden, Belkin, and Parrot, to name a few.     -ENDS- For further information, please contact Jabeen Pastore 0411 391 366 E: jabeen@klika.com.au www.klika.com.au Hands On With Klika and hipages Partnership 2016-09-26T21:56:17Z hands-on-with-klika-and-hipages-partnership MELBOURNE, September 27. KLIKA, Australia’s top 20 online retailer continues to dominate the online retail space by offering more ways to improve its customers’ shopping experience. It announced its recent collaboration with hipages, making Klika the first Australian e-tailer to offer customers an in-home installation service via the hipages network. Klika sells and delivers to end consumers many large, lifestyle products. To keep its customers happy and their shopping experience stress free, Klika customers can shop, opt for an interest free buy-now-pay-later payment method and even get products assembled in the comfort of their homes, all at a click of a mouse. Sounds like e-tail heaven yet? “We’ve always been customer centric and are continuously looking at ways to improve our customers’ shopping experience with us,” says Online Retail Guru and Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations Leo Zaitsev. “We believe that there is a gap in the market for after sale services by way of home installations for larger items such as our trampolines, multi-function gym sets, and renovation products. We are one of the few e-tailers which offers for sale bulky products and delivers them directly to our customers’ door steps, so it made perfect sense to partner with hipages for home installations and make it as hassle free as possible for our shoppers from purchase to delivery, right down to not having to worry about assembling their purchased items,” Zaitsev continued. hipages is Australia’s Number One app and site to hire tradespeople, connecting Australians with over 80,000 home experts, building professionals and trade services. Klika’s customers can now gain access to hipages' nationwide registered tradie database and get the bulky items from Klika assembled and installed for them. hipages has grown significantly since it was founded in 2004. With over 2 Million monthly visitors to its site and a job posted every 29 seconds, Klika’s customers no longer need to worry about ringing around looking for a Tradie. Gideon Kline, hipages' Chief Commercial Officer, said "At hipages, we thrive on making people's life easier and look forward to assisting Klika's customers with their assembly and installation needs.    "We will extend the ease of ordering large lifestyle products online to having them installed at home, for a seamless customer experience." A recent customer survey conducted by Klika’s Customer Intelligence Group (CIG) revealed that a large number of potential customers are concerned about the installation requirements prior to purchasing the more complicated products. The study also found that one of the top reasons for putting off bulky purchases was due to the customer’s lack of faith in finding a reliable Tradie to arrive on time and to be able to do the job properly without denting their budget. “We find hipages’s proposition appealing and relevant to our customer’s needs. Our customers will get three obligation free quotes from hipages to choose from, they get contacted directly by the Tradies with their quotes and then if the customer is happy, they arrange a time to assemble the product. This whole process is automated, simple and effective. We’re very excited about this last mile after-sale offering”. Zaitsev said “Consumer confidence in online shopping is rising every month and we are expecting the online shopping frenzy to peak even more between October and mid-December. Last year alone, Australia saw a circa $4.9 billion Christmas splurge in online sales. Our business is experiencing exponential growth and we expect this sales activity to spike even higher this year, and attract an even bigger market share for Klika”. Zaitsev concluded with excitement. About Klika- www.klika.com.au Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated Klika, has grown to become one of Australia’s leading online department stores. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, Klika offers over 1,500 products to shoppers covering everything from fitness equipment, tools, home living, music instruments and outdoor furniture, with a flat shipping rate nationwide for $9.95. It operates out of 15,000 sqm central facility in South Oakleigh, Victoria with satellite offices in two other countries. Klika customers are not only spoilt with a wide range of product categories to shop from, but also with Klika’s range of private labels as well as global brands such as, Sony, Breville, Apple, Huawei, educational toys from Colorific, Disney licensed toys and bedding, VTech, Uniden, Belkin, and Oricom, to name a few.   About hipages Founded in 2004 by David Vitek and Roby Sharon-Zipser, hipages is Australia’s largest on-demand home improvement marketplace. The platform connects consumers looking to hire plumbers, electricians, builders and over 240 other categories, with pre-screened home improvement professionals in their local area. 1.5 million Australians request jobs every 29 seconds on the platform, which comes on web and app. The venture-backed company, which also secured funding from News Corp in 2015, operates Australia wide with more than 80,000 businesses registered and approved by hipages. hipages has received many awards for cutting edge business strategies, vision, workplace culture and innovation: ●      Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist 2016 ●      AFR 50 Most Innovative Companies 2016 ●      My Business Awards Aspiring Business of the Year 2015 ●      My Business Awards Medium Business of the Year 2015 ●      Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia 2014 ●      Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Australasia 2014 ●      BRW Fast 100 2014 ●      BRW Best Places to Work Australia 2014 ●      BRW Most Innovative Companies 2014   -ENDS- Klika's Global Expansion Kicks off in New Zealand 2016-08-15T21:50:13Z klika-s-global-expansion-kicks-off-in-new-zealand MELBOURNE – August 16 2016 – KLIKA, one of Australia’s top 20 online retailers with satellite offices in two other countries announced it has expanded to the New Zealand market where overall online shopping is rapidly increasing. Pure play E-tailer Klika embarks on its latest strategic direction and has landed in New Zealand. While setting its sights on generating business revenue coming from Asia and Europe, Klika continues to expand its range of branded and privately labeled products. These products include kitchen and home appliances, trampolines, power tools, fitness equipment, consumer electronics and an expanded range of manchester and bedding, currently offering close to 2,000 products to shoppers in Australia. “We think that New Zealand is an attractive market in the long term given its proximity to our Australian home base, and as a significant part of our current product offering is in high demand with our neighbors across the Tasman, we’re excited about filling that supply chain gap.” Klika's Director of Commercial Operations, Leo Zaitsev said, “The bricks and mortar businesses in New Zealand have been too comfortable with lack of competition and lax with their pricing strategies, and product offerings for far too long, however, will soon need to come to grips with the fact that the world has changed and we're all part of a global economy.  The expansion means our customers in NZ can now gain access to a wider range of products and brands at sharper price points.” Zaitsev continues A recent AC Nielson study shows that 52%of New Zealanders will attempt to buy New Zealand made products, however Zaitsev was quick to point out that it was dependent on product category, brand and most importantly price.  "We have run trial campaigns on a number of online platforms with products being shipped out of Australia, and even factoring in the associated shipping fees and delivery time-frames, we are able to deliver products to New Zealand customers in some instances 30% cheaper than they could buy them locally, and in just 4 days from purchase."  "By partnering with multiple verticals in NZ, we have gained the ability to tap into customers that we may not have been able to do so quickly. As a result, our customers can shop more and get their parcels quickly when it matters most, and bring unprecedented levels of relevancy and timeliness to their shopping needs”.  Zaitsev said One of the verticals which Klika has partnered with is Trade Me which is the largest internet-auction site in New Zealand and as of August 2015 had 3.7 million active users in a country with a population of 4.7 million.  Head of Trade Me Marketplace Stuart McLean said “We’re stoked to have Klika join Trade Me’s stable of international sellers. Kiwi kids love trampolines and gazebos are a hot ticket item over summer, so we reckon our members will benefit from their range.” Whilst at present the products are being shipped out of Australia, Klika is in discussions with a number of logistics partners in New Zealand with a view of setting up local warehousing, to shorten the delivery time-frame and expand its offering to the bulkier lifestyle products it is well known for in Australia.   “We have shipped out millions of parcels in Australia and most of our customers are repeat customers, said Zaitsev. Our wide range of products, helpful sales staff, improved website, local warehouse and ability to ship out bulky items that many of our competitors can’t, all play a part in our ongoing success. Unlike some other online shopping platforms out there, we focus on products that customers are actually looking for. Our approach has proven to generate a greater acquisition and conversion rate thus far which we are confident will be mirrored in our expansion to New Zealand” said Zaitsev.  Klika has been around for over a decade and continues growing unlike many one hit wonders in the online retail space. Where churn is generally high in the online retail space, Zaitsev talks about their bullet proof retention rate and believe the key to their success understands the different demographics within their database. “We have a great Customer Intelligence Team (CIT), which through its analytics helps us engage the right person with the right message at the right time”. Zaitsev said matter-of-factly. About Klika Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated Klika, has grown to become one of Australia’sleading online department stores. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, Klika offers over 1,500 products to shoppers covering everything from fitness equipment, tools, home living, music instruments and outdoor furniture, with a flat shipping rate nationwide for $9.95. It operates out of 15,000 sqm central warehouse in South Oakleigh, Victoria with satellite offices in two other countries.  Klika customers are not only spoilt with a wide range of product categories to shop from, but also with Klika’s range of private labels and well sought for brands such as Sunbeam, Sony, Breville, Apple iPhone, Huawei, Jason, educational toys from Colorific, Disney licensed toys and bedding, VTech, Uniden, Belkin, Oricom, to name a few. -ENDS- For further information please contact Jabeen Pastore 0411 391 366 E: jabeen@klika.com.au www.klika.com.au Australia’s new love affair with Pokémon GO increases click-and-collect sales for online retail Giant Klika- “catch ‘em all” at Klika 2016-07-18T23:53:49Z -315 MELBOURNE – 19 JULY 2016 – KLIKA, one of Australia’s top 20 online retailers, has seen a 20% uplift in its click-and-collect sales in the last week alone since the Pokémon GO sensation has enveloped the country. With Pokémon PokeStops and characters spotted around Klika’s Melbourne showroom and premises, customers are going Krazy not only for Klika deals but also to be part of the latest scavenger hunt around Klika’s premises.   “Seeing a sharp spike in sales is always a great thing, but finding customers in our showroom looking to catch Pokémon characters, takes customer engagement to another level,” Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations Leo Zaitsev said in amazement.  “Who would have thought that we would be seeing adults arriving to shop or pick up their shopping from our showroom and then finding them chasing virtual cartoon characters? It’s incredible”. Zaitsev continues With the game only available on a limited number of continents at the moment, Australia has a chance to be ahead of the pack on Pokémon GO marketing and tourism. “There are rumours on Chinese social media app WeChat that Pokémon fans are flying into Australia from Asia to be part of the latest scavenger hunt. It would be great to drive that interest straight to our online store”. Said Zaitsev Klika has always been at the forefront of innovation and its ongoing hunt for ways to enhance and simplify the online shopping experience for their customers. In 2015, Klika was the first major online retail shop in its space to partner up with an interest free payment platform to offer customers a “shop now and pay later” concept. It is no surprise that the dynamic team at Klika is looking at creative ways to cash in and make the most of the “Pokémon effect”. Zaitsev said, “We will be engaging our customers further by setting up PokeStops and offering iTunes vouchers to pay for Pokémon Lure Modules. We like to keep things fresh, interesting and relevant at Klika and there is no better way and time to make the Pokémon Craze more accessible to our customers.” Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated Klika, has grown to become one of Australia’sleading online department stores. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, Klika offers over 1,500 products to shoppers covering everything from fitness equipment, tools, home living, music instruments and outdoor furniture, with a flat shipping rate nationwide for $9.95. It operates out of 15,000 sqm central warehouse in South Oakleigh, Victoria with satellite offices in two other countries. Klika customers are not only spoilt with a wide range of product categories to shop from, but also with Klika’s range of private labels and well sought for brands such as Sunbeam, Breville, Apple iPhone, Huawei, Jason, educational toys from Colorific, Disney licensed toys and bedding, , VTech, Uniden, Belkin, Oricom, to name a few.   -ENDS- For further information please contact Jabeen Pastore 0411 391 366 E: jabeen@klika.com.au