The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-07-31T01:21:24Z Australia's First Change your Ringtone Day 2013-07-31T01:21:24Z australia-s-first-change-your-ringtone-day Melbourne, Australia, 31 July 2013 - One in three Australians do not change the default ringtone on their smartphone, according to a new survey from online retailer Kogan.com.The survey of 11,000 consumers highlights a problem irking Australians every day; that moment when a phone rings in a packed room, an elevator, or a public space, and several people in the room reach for their phone. It also highlights that, at a time when there is so much choice available to Aussies, a great number of us seem content with letting smartphone manufacturers make the decision for us.After crunching the numbers from the survey, Kogan is today launching Australia’s very first “Change Your Ringtone Day” to put an end to this problem. The company is urging Australians to use today, July 31, as an opportunity to spend a minute to change their ringtone.Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO of Kogan, said he hoped Change Your Ringtone Day would help prevent awkward moments, and encourage phone users to express their individuality. "We all know the feeling, when everyone in the room thinks their phone is ringing. It can be incredibly awkward, not to mention annoying.“We’re now forced to hear those default ringtones repeatedly throughout the day. They seem to follow you around. They’ve almost become the definitive sound of our generation. How many times a day do we have to hear the iPhone’s default ringtone ‘Marimba’?"Kogan is calling on all Australians to stop this unfortunate trend immediately, as our survey shows it has already begun to get out of hand. “The digital world has opened up so many choices for individuals - in devices, tones, music, images and a whole variety of preferences. There has never been a time when so many choices were available to so many people, yet over a third of us put up with the default settings of device manufacturers. “A lot of us remember the arduous task of having to manually enter in new ringtones on our old Nokia phones. Thankfully, personalising your ringtone is now a lot easier."With any new phone from Apple, Kogan, Samsung, and others, its incredibly simple to change the ringtone. All it takes is a few swipes of the finger. So, if you're one of those nearly 40% who have kept your default ringtone, today we urge you to change it, for your own sake and that of your friends, family, and colleagues," Kogan said.Key findings from the survey:- One in three people do not change the default ringtone on their smartphone, based on a survey of 11,000 Australians- Kogan has sold over 100 different models of smart phones in the last twelve months. Of these, a whopping 85% of phone sales are made up of the Samsung Galaxy, Kogan Agora, and Apple iPhone.- People with a Samsung phone are most likely to change their ringtone- Android users are 43% more likely to change their ringtone than an iPhone user Kogan Delivers More in Last Six Months than in its First Six Years 2013-06-13T02:23:33Z kogan-delivers-more-in-last-six-months-than-in-its-first-six-years Melbourne, Australia, 13 June 2013 - Kogan.com has sold its two-millionth product, delivering more in the last six months than in its first six years of operation. It took Kogan 6.5 years to deliver the millionth product through Kogan and barely six months later, the company has delivered its two-millionth product. Amidst the doom and gloom in bricks and mortar, Kogan is showing that an innovative business model can drive the industry forward while saving consumers more than ever before.Smart shoppers now order one product every 1.5 seconds at peak times on Kogan.comKogan is growing incredibly fast, with revenue in FY 2013 growing by over 300% The number of products purchased increased by 473% in May 2013 compared to May 2012Kogan is growing a sizeable, talented team - headcount is in triple digits now and causes the employment of thousands more in ancillary services and industries.The product range has ballooned from 100 products 18 months ago to over 1000 products today.Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO of Kogan, said educated Australian consumers were voting with their wallets, and the boom in online shopping would continue. “Kogan customers are smart shoppers and they know how to hunt down the best deals.  “Recent research by Roy Morgan showed that 50.3% of Aussies now shop online. Australians who don’t buy online are now the minority! That’s an incredible tipping point. It’s a paradigm shift that our incredible team has helped pioneer. “We’ve had big players in the retail industry doubt Kogan at each turn, assume that we’re no real threat to them, and even publicly doubt us. “Now they’re unable to ignore the impact we’re making on the retail industry, and we’re not backing down. “Technology manufacturing and retailing in particular is changing, and it’s time the incumbent bricks and mortar retailers realised this.  “Consumer electronics products are a commodity. An iPhone 5 is an iPhone 5. A 42” LED TV is a 42” LED TV. An iPad is an iPad. No matter where you buy your iPad, what you get inside the box is identical. Smart shoppers know this, and they shop on price. “We’re just getting started. There is so much innovation left to be done and that gets our team out of bed in the morning. It’s just a matter of time before Kogan will be a billion dollar company,” Kogan said.  Geelong Cats partner with Kogan to launch Geelong 32" LED TV 2013-05-29T05:30:21Z geelong-cats-partner-with-kogan-to-launch-geelong-32-led-tv Melbourne, Australia, 29 May 2013 - Geelong Football Club has partnered with iconic Australian technology manufacturer and retailer Kogan, to launch a Limited Edition Geelong  club-branded TV. The Official Geelong 32” LED TV, available for sale from kogan.com, is branded with Geelong Football Club logos on the bezel, the start screen and the remote control. The price tag is an affordable $249 and includes a built-in PVR which lets fans pause, rewind and record all of their great footy moments. David Lever, GM commercial operations, at Geelong FC: “Our supporters are passionate about their team and nothing could be better than watching the Cats play on a Geelong TV. This is a great initiative by Kogan to allow our great and passionate supporters and members to watch ‘the greatest team of all’ in action in high definition.” Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO of Kogan.com: “Geelong fans certainly have much to be proud of being one of the top footy clubs and Kogan’s Limited Edition Geelong TV is another way to show their loyalty to the team. “Even as Australia’s largest online retailer, we’ve made sure to remain agile enough to form great partnerships like this, and design and manufacture exciting products such as the Kogan Geelong TV. “This is another example of innovation at Kogan and demonstrates our commitment to producing the best technology designed with the customer in mind at Australia's best prices," Kogan said. Full Specification of the Limited Edition Geelong 32” LED TV can be found at:http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/official-geelong-32-inch-led-tv-by-kogan/ Collingwood teams up with Kogan to launch club branded TV 2012-07-25T03:47:49Z collingwood-teams-up-with-kogan-to-launch-club-branded-tv-1 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, 25th July 2012--This morning, the Collingwood Football Club and Kogan announced a partnership that sees the launch of aLimited Edition 42” Collingwood LED TV – the world’s first club branded TV.The TV, available for sale from kogan.com, is a 42” Full HD LED TV branded with Collingwood Football Club logos on the front, on the start-up screen, and on the remote control. If this is not exciting enough for Collingwood fans, the price tag is a market shattering $449 and if you are a Collingwood member, Kogan will shout you a club polo, cap and scarf. If you are not already a Collingwood member, Kogan will shout you a Magpie Insider membership.Eddie McGuire, President of Collingwood Football Club, said the unique partnership with Kogan is a coming together of two great Australian organisations.“Kogan is a home grown success story which is why they’re the perfect partner for Collingwood, a national sporting icon,” McGuire said.“Kogan is a company renowned for quality, something we are now able to directly share with our members and fans. Hopefully, there will be a lot of joy for the Collingwood army in watching their team on a Collingwood TV. It will be the next best thing to being there at a packed MCG.”Ruslan Kogan, Founder and CEO of Kogan.com, said Collingwood Football Club was the most innovative sporting club he had dealt with.“Collingwood is the perfect club to partner with on a world first concept like this."This is another example of innovation at Kogan and demonstrates our commitment to producing the latest technology at Australia's best prices," Kogan said.Full Specification of the Limited Edition Collingwood 42” LED TV can be found at: http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/collingwood-42-led-tv-full-hd-pvr/Kogan Media ContactRob Langfordrob@clickpr.com.au0416 914 002Collingwood Media ContactElizabeth Mulingelizabethm@collingwoodfc.com.au0430 434 187About Kogan TechnologiesKogan is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of consumer electronics. Kogan's streamlined business model allows us to bring the latest and best consumer electronics and home appliances direct to the door of smart shoppers through kogan.com and kogan.co.uk. We engage our customers through our blog, Facebook and Twitter, and release new products based on the feedback we receive. We believe there is always a better way to create and deliver the technology people want. We think technology can make the world a better place, and we want it more affordable for all.BRW 2011 Fast 100BRW 2011 Young Rich ListBRW 2010 Fast 100BRW 2010 Young Rich ListBRW 2010 Fast Starters listAustralian Retail Association 2010 Retail Innovator of the YearVirgin Australia Top Guns in Tech 2011T3 magazine most influential people in technologyThe Age Top 100 most influential people in MelbourneBRW 2009 Young Rich ListBRW 2009 Fast Starters listAnthill Top 30 Under 30 EntrepreneursMy Business 2010 Best Young Gun in BusinessErnst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Category, Southern Region Bricks and Mortar Retailers Continue to Tumble 2010-08-18T04:44:03Z bricks-and-mortar-retailers-continue-to-tumble Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, 18th August 2010-- Melbourne entrepreneur and businessman Ruslan Kogan today slammed traditional bricks and mortar retailers for failing to innovate in the face of a changing marketplace."Today's collapse of supposed 'direct' bricks and mortar retailer DFO shows that traditional retailers which fail to innovate are doomed to fail."Some archaic businesses are slowly realising that they can't operate like they did twenty years ago and still survive. We saw this last week when Bing Lee finally launched an online store."When Clive Peeters collapsed I said you would start seeing more and more bricks and mortar retailers falling into receivership. DFO's demise is just the tip of the iceberg."Gerry Harvey and I exchanged words about this last week on Today Tonight, and you can see my direct challenge to him for a live debate on the state of the industry on our website:http://bit.ly/harveyvskogan""I am surprised the ACCC never called DFO up on using the term 'direct'. I think it may have been misleading and deceptive conduct. It is clear that customers can decide on their own accord what is direct and what isn't. The only real direct businesses out there are online," Ruslan Kogan said.Ruslan Kogan is available for interview today. To arrange this please contact:Vuki Vujasinovic0422 492 660vuki@kogan.com.auAbout Kogan TechnologiesKogan Technologies is a wholly Australian owned and operated manufacturer and retailer of consumer electronics. Specialising in LCD and LED TVs, Blu-ray players, digital photo frames, PVRs, and digital video cameras, Kogan brings the best technology direct to consumers at unbeatable prices. By cutting out the middle men and selling direct throughwww.kogan.com.au, Kogan smash the competition on price. We regularly talk to our customers through our blog and Twitter, and release products based on these conversations.BRW 2010 Fast Starters listBRW 2009 Fast Starters listBRW 2009 Young Rich ListT3 magazine most influential people in technologyThe Age Top 100 most influential people in MelbourneErnst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Category, Southern Region Kogan Starts LED TV Price War 2010-08-11T05:17:54Z kogan-starts-led-tv-price-war MELBOURNE, Australia, 11th August 2010-- Kogan today unveiled a new range of big screen LED TVs that smash the big name brands on price and features, with the ability to pause, rewind and record live TV.The edge-lit Kogan ELITE LED range now includes 32", 42", and 46" TVs with 1080p panels. All of the new TVs have stylish, thin designs, USB input for photo and video playback, and a built-in PVR for recording TV to a USB device.Ruslan Kogan said this marked the start of the price war on LED TVs."Big name brands are using 3DTV as an excuse to charge far too much for LED TVs.The technology inside a 3DTV is virtually identical to that of any 100Hz LED or LCD TV."The big name brands are holding this technology hostage at the moment, but that doesn't stop us from smashing everyone on price with LED TVs."None of the brands like Sony, Samsung, or LG come anywhere near our price for the new LED TVs. Customers can find this information extremely easily with a quick Google search, or by using any of the well known price comparison sites,” Ruslan Kogan said.The cheapest 46” LED TV onHarveyNorman.com.autoday is $2999,* nearly double the price of the Kogan 46” released today."The Kogan brand has been growing in the Australian market with sales nearly doubling each year. Our increased buying power has allowed us to drive down the price of LED TVs."We're also introducing features that big name brands aren't doing because it cannibalises sales of their other products. Every TV in the Kogan ELITE LED range we're launching today has an easy to use built in PVR that uses a USB flash drive or hard disk."We've also placed a huge emphasis on the design of the Kogan ELITE LED range. These units look fantastic and are extremely thin, so they'll look great in any home theatre setup."Kogan is here to throw down the gauntlet to the big name brands and keep them honest," Ruslan Kogan said.The TVs launched today all include free delivery during the presale period.*Price taken at 9am 11/08/2010 atHarvey Norman's websiteThe entire Kogan ELITE LED range can be viewedhereKogan 32" ELITE LED TV 100Hz - $799 with free deliveryKogan 42" ELITE LED TV 50Hz - $1099 with free deliveryKogan 42" ELITE LED TV 100Hz - $1199 with free deliveryKogan 46" ELITE LED TV 100Hz - $1599 with free deliveryFor review product or media enquiries contact:Vuki Vujasinovic0422 492 660vuki@kogan.com.auAbout Kogan TechnologiesKogan Technologies is a wholly Australian owned and operated manufacturer and retailer of consumer electronics. Specialising in LCD and LED TVs, Blu-ray players, digital photo frames, PVRs, and digital video cameras, Kogan brings the best technology direct to consumers at unbeatable prices. By cutting out the middle men and selling direct throughwww.kogan.com.au, Kogan smash the competition on price. We regularly talk to our customers throughour blogandTwitter, and release products based on these conversations.BRW 2010 Fast Starters listBRW 2009 Fast Starters listBRW 2009 Young Rich ListT3 magazine most influential people in technologyThe Age Top 100 most influential people in MelbourneErnst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Category, Southern Region