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U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Rise 8.5% as Online Shopping Booms – Mastercard

Dec 26 (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales rose 8.5% during this year’s holiday shopping season, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, thanks to soaring sales in online, a report from Mastercard Inc. According to the Mastercard SpendingPulse report, e-commerce sales in the United States jumped 11% during this year’s holiday shopping season, once again underscoring […]

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U.S. holiday retail sales rise 8.5% as online shopping soars – Reuters

Amid a slew of negative news regarding the COVID-19 variant linked to South Africa, Reuters has shared a positive update from global payment network Mastercard. “Retail sales in the United States rose 8.5% during this year’s holiday shopping season, from November 1 to December 24, thanks to soaring e-commerce sales,” said reported the news. Mastercard’s […]

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Call for close monitoring of online shopping to protect consumer rights

Online commerce and shopping platforms should be closely monitored by relevant authorities to exercise stricter control over them and ensure better protection of consumer rights, suggested a number of citizens and dignitaries. Qatari entrepreneurs.They told local Arab daily Arrayah that the Ministry of Trade and Industry should maintain close control over these portals and websites […]

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Have you ever wondered what happens to items purchased online that you return? It’s not a pretty picture

In Nobody Denim’s warehouse, it’s not uncommon for mailbags to arrive from online shoppers returning the same pair of jeans in multiple sizes. Key points: Online shopping is up 50% from pre-COVID levels, according to Australia Post. Fashion and shoes are the most purchased items online Fashion brands are trying to tackle environmental impact The […]

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You’ll never guess how much Egyptians spent on online shopping in 2021

What had become a necessity in 2020 has turned into a convenience in 2021, with Egyptians spending nearly EGP 100 billion on e-commerce transactions over the past year. According to a spokesperson for the Egyptian Junior Business Association, Egyptians spent the most online on electronics, accounting for 28% of e-commerce profits in 2021. Fashion comes […]

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China’s biggest online shopping celebrity suspended after tax fine

China’s biggest online shopping celebrity has disappeared from Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Taobao after authorities fined her for tax evasion, in a blow to the giant’s fight e-commerce to dominate the growing online shopping market. Huang Wei, known online as ‘Viya’, had her account on Taobao removed after she was fined 1.34 billion Rmb ($210 million) […]

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Mastercard: Holiday Shopping Survey Shows Consumers Prefer Online Shopping and Gift Cards

As consumers return to in-store shopping habits, according to a recent Mastercard* survey, 56% of shoppers continued to prioritize shopping online this holiday season, citing lineups (72%), looking for parking (65%) and out of stock items (47 percent) as the main reasons. Survey data also showed that when selecting gifts this holiday season, nearly half […]

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Mass Theft: Online Shopping Fraud and the Role of Social Media

From the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia: A shift to online shopping during COVID-19, a global supply chain crisis and a booming economy have all created a recipe for a frantic holiday shopping season – a season where online shopping fraud line poses a huge risk to consumers. Online shopping scams have exploded during […]

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Mall of America embraces online shopping

The mall that elevated experiential shopping to gigantic proportions is now trying to find its relevance for online shopping. Mall of America recently launched its own e-commerce platform where consumers can shop at 70 of its stores with a single unified checkout cart and same-day mall pickup. “We want to make shopping as easy as […]

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Seize the purchase of a Malaysian grocery chain as Southeast Asia’s SuperApp taps into the online shopping boom

A participant walks past a Grab banner ahead of a ringing ceremony as the company begins trading … [+] the Nasdaq on December 2, 2021. Ore Huying/Bloomberg Grab Holdings has agreed to buy Malaysian supermarket chain Jaya Grocer as the Southeast Asian super-app giant expands its delivery business amid growing demand for online grocery deliveries. […]

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Consumer Advice for Online Shopping | Main stories

The world is increasingly digitized, with businesses offering products and services online and consumers preferring to access goods and services through this method. Online shopping is associated with convenience, flexibility and a wider range of goods and services available to consumers. As the Christmas period approaches, traditionally the busiest shopping time of the year, the […]

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Synchrony invests in a startup that streamlines online shopping | PaymentsSource

Synchrony Financial has made a strategic investment in startup Skipify to accelerate the development of an instant online payment service that the lender plans to roll out next year to thousands of its merchant customers. The AI-powered service automatically recognizes returning customers and pre-fills forms with payment and loyalty program details. Synchrony declined to specify […]

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6 online shopping security threats and how to avoid them

Online shopping is one of the advantages of modern society. Once you have an internet connection, you can buy just about anything from the comfort of your home without breaking a sweat. But cybercriminals work hard to deprive buyers like you of your hard-earned money. Are you giving up online shopping because of them? It […]

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Mill Steel Co. announces online shopping for all inventory

Mill Steel Co’s full line of flat-rolled carbon steel products is now available online at www.millsteel.com. Tweet that The user-friendly e-commerce website provides 24/7 access to its steel inventory and enhances the customer experience. It offers real-time shopping and GPS order tracking. A streamlined menu and comprehensive filters allow users to quickly and easily search […]

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BBB: Online shopping scams flourish on social networks during the pandemic | News

A shift to online shopping during COVID-19, the global supply chain crisis and a booming economy have all created a recipe for a frantic holiday shopping season – a season where online shopping fraud line poses a huge risk to consumers. Online shopping scams have exploded during the pandemic, and social media ads play a […]

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Online shopping costs continue to rise for these items

Many businesses featured on Money advertise with us. The opinions are our own, but the compensation and extensive research determines where and how businesses can appear. Learn more about how we earn money. As Christmas shopping kicked into high gear last month, online prices rose at a record pace. And with a quarter of all […]

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Costco extends online shopping discounts for members

through: Fareeha Rehman, Nexstar Multimedia Cable Job : December 9, 2021 / 3:38 PM EST / Update: December 9, 2021 / 3:38 PM EST A stock photo of a Costco storefront. (Credit: Costco Wholesale) SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Costco is starting to cater more to online shoppers who would rather have a clickable cart than […]

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Better Business Bureau reports more online shopping scams

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — A new report warns that online scams are on the rise and more people are shopping online during the pandemic. “At the Better Business Bureau, I would say about 40% of online complaints are about online shopping,” said Bobby Hansen of the Better Business Bureau. Hansen says Iowa is no […]

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DTI reminds online shopping sites to only sell PS and ICC certified consumer products

The Consumer Protection Group of the Department of Commerce and Industry (DTI-CPG), through the Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS), reminds e-commerce platforms to ensure that all products under the mandatory DTI certification that are offered for sale on their sites must bear the Philippine Standard (PS) mark or the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker. The […]

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Build-A-Bear selects Nutanix and its partners to reinvent the online shopping experience

Global Retailer Partners with Nutanix, Buzz 3D and TierPoint to Offer Bear Builder 3D Workshop SAN JOSE, CA, December 07, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX), a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, today announced that global retail and entertainment company Build-A-Bear Workshop has partnered to Nutanix, Buzz 3D and TierPoint to develop the technology powering their new Bear […]

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Sasfin: Review – TFG buys online shopping and delivery Quench

MARKET COMMENTARY SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET COMMENTARY Local stocks took a breather yesterday, reversing previous session gains as some uncertainty over Omicron lingered and South Africa saw an increase in COVID-19 reinfections due to the new variant. The Johannesburg All-Share Index closed down 0.25% at 71,021 index points, while the Top-40 Index fell 0.36%. Gold stocks […]

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Online shopping is going to skyrocket this holiday season. Scams too. Here’s how to protect yourself.

It’s not just the pandemic that has pushed more people online. Long before COVID, more and more shoppers decided to avoid the crowds and just click through for their Christmas gifts. And I understand. I hate shopping, especially on vacation. There is the search for a parking space, the crowd of customers, the long queue […]

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“Out of stock” is starting to define online shopping

Supply chains continue to groan under the weight of material shortages and shipping delays, driving historic out-of-stock (OOS) positions, and steering consumers toward substitutions. At best, it’s a lose-lose-win scenario. Customers don’t get the brands they want and the brands lose the sale. The retailer wins, but only if the buyer accepts a substitute. Otherwise, […]