National finalists for the 61st Australian Export Awards in the e‑Commerce category.
Apxium delivers a financial technology toolkit to accounting firms around the world. Its software automates the entire back-office accounts receivable lifecycle. Accounting firms simply approve an invoice in their accounting system and Apxium does the rest to get it paid. The entire loan administration and risk management process is also completely automated.
The Apxium solution is the only one of its kind that can fully integrate with enterprise accounting systems used by accounting firms around the world. Apxium exports to some of the largest firms across Canada, the UK and the US. The company’s US revenue enjoyed a 300% increase in the last financial year.
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Homart Pharmaceuticals manufactures and markets supplements, skincare products, dairy powder products, and pet supplements to a global customer base.
Established in 1992, Homart exports more than 500 formulations and 12 brands to more than 30 countries. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing factory in Sydney employs more than 200 staff.
During the pandemic, Homart shifted its strategic focus from offline to online e-commerce. It added a new e-commerce business unit and now has 30 online stores across China and Southeast Asia, with online revenue skyrocketing in the past financial year. Exports make up around 70% of Homart’s business. Key export markets include Greater China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and the Middle East.
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Homebodii is redefining loungewear and sleepwear. The Homebodii brand has become a global leader in pre-wedding intimates, robes, pyjamas and luxurious pieces for all occasions.
Homebodii’s attention to detail and commitment to quality have earned the label a loyal customer base around the world. Collaborations with renowned global brands have further captivated women, including celebrities, stylists and influencers. Homebodii now operates as a thriving e-commerce store along with two retail locations. Headquartered in the Gold Coast, key export markets are the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US.
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Lash Therapy Australia was created during Melbourne’s 2020 COVID lockdown by three best friends. With beauty salons closed and eyelash extensions quickly falling off, the founders noticed a gap in the market for eyelash growth products.
The business has since grown exponentially. Lash Therapy Australia exports to 140 countries, including key export market the US. Partnerships with global retailers have further cemented this Aussie success story.
The business is focused on further international expansion in the year to come. It will offer more options for international shipping and create an option for customers to pay in their local currency.
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Scoot Boots manufactures the world’s leading equine hoof boot and exports them across the globe. Its lightweight, removable hoof boots revolutionise the way horses and other equines move and perform, taking shoeing into the 21st century.
Scoot Boots’ products offer excellent protection and are widely used for horses recovering from hoof pathologies or transitioning from iron shoes. From humble beginnings in Acton Park, Tasmania, the company has grown to supply tens of thousands of customers across 90 countries. Key export markets include Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
Major distribution deals with companies in the US and Europe are currently in the works. The company is also about to launch new sizes of adjustable boots to cater for higher heeled equines like mules.
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ZHIVAGO is one of Australia’s largest cruelty-free luxury womenswear brands. Launched in 2012, the label's supporters include some of the world’s most prominent style-makers, influencers and celebrities.
ZHIVAGO is a label with a broad social conscience. The label uses eco-conscious materials and packaging, including linings made from recycled plastic bottles for many of its dresses. It is also an active partner with the West Australian AIDS Council and Breast Cancer Care WA.
Enjoying global renown, the label is stocked by luxury retailers in Europe, South America, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US. Since COVID, ZHIVAGO sales have grown more than 600%. Most of the increase was in export sales to the United Arab Emirates and the US.
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