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 2016][More on Workers Rights]
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 2016][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
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 2019][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||$439 million in 2019|
|# Employees||150 in 2019|
|Address||136 Buckhurst St, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205, Australia|
|Freecall||1300 304 292|