Founded in 2006 by Ruslan Kogan, company is Australia's largest online retailer. In 8 years, the low margin, high volume business went from Melbourne garage to global, with offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong and the UK. Products are consumer electronics, clothing, home and garden, health and beauty and food. Began offering financial services in 2017.
D- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2016)
This company has paid penalties of $32,400 following issue of three infringement notices by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. The notices were issued due to reasonable grounds that Kogan had made false or misleading representations about the price of three computer monitors advertised during a Fathers' Day promotion on its eBay store in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.
Source: ACCC (2016)
In 2019 the ACCC instituted proceedings against this company in the Federal Court alleging that Kogan made false or misleading representations about a 10% discount promotion, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.
Source: ACCC (2019)
In 2013 the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Complaints Resolution Panel upheld a complaint about an ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently withdrawn.
Source: TGA Complaints Resolution Panel (2013)
|Revenue||$439 million in 2019|
|Employees||150 in 2019|
|Address||136 Buckhurst St, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205, Australia|
|Freecall||1300 304 292|