Seven practical tips for secure online shopping

Internet shopping is more and more common: grocery shopping, movie tickets, airline travel, and more. Shopping online has become habitual day-to-day practice, though occasionally potential buyers leave themselves open to fraud or data theft. The following cybersecurity tips serve to reduce the risks associated with card payments on the Internet. When making online payments, Internet … Read moreSeven practical tips for secure online shopping

Making online shopping more accessible for masses, NextdoorHub focuses on assisted e-commerce and last-mile delivery

According to the 2011 census, more than 70 percent of India’s population lives in rural areas. With the expanding reach of the internet, mobile phones and television, today people in these areas are more clued into trends and what’s happening in the outside world than ever before. While the emergence of e-commerce has made it … Read moreMaking online shopping more accessible for masses, NextdoorHub focuses on assisted e-commerce and last-mile delivery

What will the rise of online shopping in Africa mean for jobs?

Around the world, the new technologies behind digital commerce have reshaped the physical economy of goods and services, as well as employment. Digital commerce – or ecommerce, as it’s still commonly known – has not only disrupted entire sectors like retail and travel, it has also undercut policy approaches to areas such as cross-border taxation. … Read moreWhat will the rise of online shopping in Africa mean for jobs?

Online retailing: Omni-channel the way forward for e-tailers as they look to improve customer experience

Analysts at EY note that around 40%-45% of Firstcry’s business comes offline, while 55%-60% of business is online. By Asmita Dey  Given that only 3% shopping in India is done online, e-commerce companies are expected to intensify their competition against brick-and-mortar stores and strengthen their multi-channel strategies this year, market research firm RedSeer Consulting notes in … Read moreOnline retailing: Omni-channel the way forward for e-tailers as they look to improve customer experience

The hidden costs of online shopping – for customers and retailers

Internet shopping has grown massively, especially now that free delivery and returns, with multiple ways of making them, are the norm. You can order a number of variations of the same piece of clothing, for example, and then just send back the unwanted ones. While many returned items may be damaged or faulty, a lot … Read moreThe hidden costs of online shopping – for customers and retailers

UPS CEO downplays Amazon threat and says online shopping ‘is a lot more than just Amazon’

UPS CEO David Abney on Tuesday downplayed the threat of Amazon’s growing shipping network, saying “e-commerce is a lot more than just Amazon.” Abney made the remark in response to a question about competition from Amazon in an interview on FOX Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.” The interview took place at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. … Read moreUPS CEO downplays Amazon threat and says online shopping ‘is a lot more than just Amazon’

Online shopping: Impact on city planning and infrastructure

Internet shopping has become an effective way of boosting an economy by increasing demand, expanding consumption and promoting employment. It has improved operations through greater use of electronic book-keeping and records management. Despite this, e-retail sales are expected to account for only 4.4 per cent of all retail sales in India in 2019. Photo: Mike … Read moreOnline shopping: Impact on city planning and infrastructure

fbb aims to take online shopping a level higher with ‘Talk to fbbonline’

fbb is now set to reintroduce fbbonline through its ‘Talk to fbbonline’ campaign. With an exclusive fbb bot, inclined to connect with online users and drive e-commerce, the brand is all set to upgrade the user experience for customers shopping on their website. The thought behind this innovative relaunch of fbbonline is to enhance the user’s online shopping experience … Read morefbb aims to take online shopping a level higher with ‘Talk to fbbonline’

Online shopping: Impact on city planning and infrastructure

Photo: Mike Petrucci/Unsplash One of the most visible changes that technology is bringing to people’s lives is the manner in which they are going about their shopping. Consumers are globally and increasingly buying online. Progressive enhancements in internet technology, online payment security and rapid delivery systems have made internet shopping a flourishing global industry. A … Read moreOnline shopping: Impact on city planning and infrastructure