Category: Online shopping

Online shopping, food delivery in boom as Koreans stay away from crowds

Online shopping, food delivery in boom as Korea...

February 3, 2020 By King

The spread of a new epidemic is keeping Koreans at home, prompting a rise in online shopping and food deliveries. Korea’s No. 1 ecommerce operator Gmarket reported Sunday that sales of take-out single-portion meal boxes surged more than eightfold after the Lunar New Holiday on Jan. 28-29 compared with the comparable period last year. Instant

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From Field to Shelf – The environmental cost of...

January 24, 2020 By King

E-commerce has been a boon for the fashion retail industry. But it also comes with a cost: the overnight deliveries and corresponding returns add dramatically to the carbon footprint of our industry, whether we like to admit it or not, says Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc. Happy 2020! Years may change, but some things

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From Field to Shelf – The environmental cost of online shopping
Online shopping on Thanksgiving hit $4.2B, up 14.5% on 2018, 45% of sales via mobile

Online shopping on Thanksgiving hit $4.2B, up 1...

December 1, 2019 By King

With popular social networks seeing some downtime, most shops closed, and many people off work for Thanksgiving, bargain hunters flocked online to start their holiday shopping. Sales for the day totalled $4.2 billion, according to research from Adobe Analytics. That makes this year the first time that Thanksgiving Day online sales have passed the milestone $4

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These card holders will not need OTP for online...

October 26, 2019 By King

Mumbai: Visa cardholders will soon be able to complete payments on select e-commerce sites without having to wait for an one-time password (OTP). The payments company will activate ‘Visa Safe Click’ (VSC) across leading online merchants for transactions below Rs 2,000 in value. VSC is a lightweight, secure software plug-in for mobile app-based e-commerce merchants. For transactions up to Rs 2,000,

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These card holders will not need OTP for online shopping, but there’s a catch
I gave up online shopping for 2 months and learned 7 fascinating things about the way I spend money

I gave up online shopping for 2 months and lear...

July 30, 2019 By King

You don’t need as many clothes (or shoes) when you work from home. I work from home as a freelance writer. This means I spend at least 30 to 40 hours each week sitting at my home desk typing away in loungewear. Once I stopped shopping online, I realized way too much of my money

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Google tracking your online purchase history

May 28, 2019 By King

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmailaccount. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the information is made available to users via a private web tool which, the company claims, keeps your data private. Google, however, stressed it does

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Google tracking your online purchase history
Saudi online shopping rises to near 50% in 2018 – authority

Saudi online shopping rises to near 50% in 2018...

March 23, 2019 By King

Almost half of internet users in Saudi Arabia engaged in some form of online shopping last year, the country’s Communications and Information Technology Commission has said. The government body’s annual study of around 10,000 internet users revealed the percentage who engaged in online shopping last year crept up to 49.9 percent, from 47.9 percent in 2017, and

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New ecommerce norms impacting customers’ ...

February 27, 2019 By King

Online shoppers are facing the heat of the new foreign direct investment (FDI) policy on ecommerce which came into effect on February 1, as e-tailers restructured their operations and removed millions of products from their websites. Amazon has been the most impacted e-tailer since it holds a stake in seller entities such as Cloudtail and Appario and a 5 percent

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New ecommerce norms impacting customers’ online shopping experience
How Retailers Can Use Augmented Reality to Enhance the Online Shopping Experience

How Retailers Can Use Augmented Reality to Enha...

February 27, 2019 By King

Everyone raved about augmented reality when Niantic launched Pokémon GO back in 2016. To this day, many people still think that this immersive technology only applies to the world of gaming. However, its applications are now in use in several industries — including retail. E-commerce has certainly changed the way we shop over the years. It has made

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