Ecommerce may mean a loss of sales for some brick and mortar stores, but for businesses that rely on shipping products door to door, such as FedEx and UPS, ecommerce is a boon. However, FedEx’s previous method of charging by size alone has caused the company to restructure their pricing strategy. Now, FedEx and UPS have announced that they will be charging by the dimensions of the package, in addition to the weight of the contents.
Nextopia, an ecommerce site search and navigation company, has created this infographic to show exactly why, when, how, and what shoppers are purchasing online this Father’s Day:
There are many tricks that hackers use to guess or gain access to your passwords. By being aware of their tricks, you can help prevent password theft.
Great news from Custora’s Ecommerce Pulse Quarterly Report shows that the 1st quarter of 2014 is off to a great start with double-digit growth. Custora bases its data on over 100 U.S. retailers’ and 70 millions shoppers’ ecommerce transactions.
If your password is the only thing standing between hackers online and all of your sensitive information, wouldn’t you want to make sure that it is as secure as possible? In order to protect your personal information, consider the following tips in this eye-opening infographic.
While ecommerce is growing quickly, that doesn’t mean that brick and mortar stores are going away anytime soon. In fact, there is a new medium in which the online and offline world collide in the form of pop-up shops. Pop-up stores create a buzz about a brand and also increase consumer loyalty to a brand because it makes them feel “in the know.” This powerful retail trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Customers are filling their bags with more than products, and it’s not stopping at brick-and-mortar stores. Customers are manipulating loose return policies in order to trick the system. Customers are returning worn clothes, using deals and coupons to get free stuff, and getting cash for gift cards. Fraudulent returns are becoming more of a problem for brick-and-mortar stores, and now it’s affecting ecommerce retailers.
Adware vendors are buying popular Chrome extensions in order to place malicious, ad-injected updates. An extension could change ownership without the user’s being informed that they have just been sold to a malicious malware company.
While online retailers were taking in orders as fast as they could on the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court and Congress turned away appeals from Amazon and Overstock to fight internet taxation. On Cyber Monday, the Court announced that it would not hear the case. Joseph Henchman of the Washington Tax Foundation said that Monday’s court action means “it might be the last Cyber Monday without sales tax.”
Thanksgiving Day 2013 through Cyber Monday 2013 was the highest 5 day period of online shopping in history. Expect high sales for the rest of this year, as we finish this holiday season strong.