Australia-based Daily Deals Site, Deal Free, Heats Up Online Holiday Shopping with New Travel and Wellness Deals

Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

Online holiday shopping is now in full swing and for shoppers who are still looking for last-minute gift ideas or holiday treats, Australia-based daily deals site Deal Free offers affordable and accessible options.

This week, Deal Free offers a coupon for a five-night accommodation for two in a Run of House Room at The Niche Bali hotel in Indonesia worth only $ 349. Originally valued at $ 550, the package includes daily buffet breakfast for two, return airport transfers and a traditional one-hour Balinese massage for two.

The Niche Bali is located in a central and convenient location which offers easy access to shops, eating establishments and entertainment options. The tourist spot is also known for cocktails and Bintang beers available around the swim-up bar.

Another online bargain on this weeks list is a $ 599 coupon for a five-night Port Douglas beach stay for two in a self-contained two-bedroom apartment. This Australian holiday package includes a bottle of wine upon arrival, free access to Wi-Fi connectivity and free towel hire. This daily deal is ideal for local couples looking for a pocket-friendly holiday retreat or for tourists looking for Australia-based vacation deals.

Meanwhile, online bargain hunters looking for health and wellness deals will find a $ 49 coupon for an initial consultation and acupuncture session from Melbournes top provider of traditional Chinese therapiesMeridian Health. Acupuncture is known to help people who are stressed out, tired, in pain, overweight, having trouble conceiving or who are simply looking for a more relaxed state. Regular acupuncture patients have reported positive results including increased energy and libido, successful weight loss, better emotional health, pain relief and an overall sense of well-being.

Deals are valid for a limited time only so visit Deal Free now and grab a coupon. Vacationers to Australia, especially those on a tight budget, can also check out the site for other Melbourne deals, Sydney deals and other Australia-based discounts.

Visit the website now and get a chance to take advantage of other discounted daily deals during this busy holiday shopping season. Other online bargains available this week include an organic six-week diet plan, a personalized Simpsons character and a hair enhancement supplement.

At Deal Free, there is no upfront payment required from online shoppers. Simply grab the coupon and pay upon redemption. Deal Free is also merchant-friendly because its commission-free. Entrepreneurs only need to pay a flat to be featured on the website and Deal Free does not take a share of whatever profits are made afterward.

Deal Free is managed by Melbourne-based digital solutions company The Digital Group.

Its the final week before the holidays and theres a shopping frenzy out there. Its during times like these that people appreciate the value of online shopping, The Digital Group Managing Director Ashley Farrugia said. At Deal Free, we want to ensure that online shopping is convenient and safe as it should be with our no upfront cash system, and of course fun, with our diverse array of daily deals, he added.

The Digital Group also runs other ecommerce sites including female oriented shopping portal; pet-related discount aggregator site; multi-user back end site for boutique winery offerings; deal and bargains aggregator site; Melbourne transportation services provider; hoist and crane products supplier; and which is a fully managed HTML newsletter service focusing on real estate, financial planning and mortgage broking.

The Digital Group also manages the specialist email marketing engine, SendNow, which recently introduced software updates for 2012.

The digital solutions provider offers traditional promotional and acquisition strategies such as email marketing, co-registrations, post-sale acquisitions and cost per lead sales campaigns. The Digital Group is also the official digital solutions partner of Carbon Market Pty Ltd, owner of Australias leading carbon management portal.

For the best daily deals in Australia, online bargain hunters can follow Deal Free on Twitter (dealfree1) or on Facebook (Dealfree) to stay updated on the latest Australia-based daily deals and steals.

Recruiters Add E-Commerce Skills to Their Candidate Shopping List

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2012

During July, more than 25,000 job ads were available that called for professionals with e-commerce skills and experience in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. As companies are building out their websites, offering online marketplaces, and creating customized retail platforms, hiring demand for e-commerce professionals has increased. Demand in July grew 31% year-over-year compared to July of 2011 and more than 50% from 2 years ago.

E-commerce skills are most commonly required in technical, marketing, and analyst occupations. Among the most commonly advertised job titles requiring an e-commerce background are Java Developer, Web Developer, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Software Engineer, .NET Developer, Web Designer, and Marketing Director.

Specialists with e-commerce experience are required to have knowledge of particular tools and technologies, especially for positions that will be developing websites and software. Some of these most commonly required skills include:

1. Customer relationship management (CRM)

2. System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

3. Management consulting

4. Application management

5. Oracle E-Business Suite

6. Project management

7. Adobe LifeCycle ES

8. Microsoft PowerPoint

9. Oracle Java

10. Business development

E-commerce professionals are most frequently recruited for jobs located in New York City. During July, more than 2,700 job ads in the New York metro area required this talent, a 36% increase compared to 2011. Other metro areas with high demand for these skills were Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. While employers in New York placed the highest number of job ads for this talent pool, one of the highest year-over-year growth areas was actually seen in Los Angeles where demand grew more than 52% since July of 2011.

As hiring demand continues, the limited talent supply of potential candidates with e-commerce experience will create challenges for employers. According to the Hiring Scale, Recruiters across the United States spend an average of 6 weeks advertising jobs and sourcing candidates for these positions. Each location will, however, experience a varying degree of difficulty when sourcing. Recruiters in Boulder, CO and Albany, NY are currently experiencing some of the most challenging overall recruiting conditions. Fierce competition has emerged as more employers are looking to fill jobs in these areas than the local talent supply can support. In Boulder and Albany, the average posting period is 8 weeks, meaning it is likely to take 2 weeks longer to fill e-commerce positions than on average across the United States.

In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best markets for recruiting these skills are Charleston (WV), Scranton (PA), and De Moines (IA). Lower hiring demand in these areas, coupled with larger talent supply, means that Recruiters are likely to fill jobs requiring e-commerce skills faster than average.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics

WANTED Analytics helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the companys headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 700 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTEDs services, visit

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