Ecommerce News

Monday, March 14, 2005

Online retail sales rise 27% for week ended Feb. 20

Online retail sales rose 27% for the week ended Feb. 20, to $1.68 billion from $1.32 billion in the comparable week a year ago, comScore Networks reports.
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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Online Purchases Predicted to Capture $133 Billion in 2005

Online Purchases Predicted to Capture $133 Billion in 2005

Jupiter Research predicts that in 2005, online business-to-consumer sales totals are likely to surpass $133 billion and that by 2008, total online purchases in the US will comprise 5% of all retail sales. "Small businesses, home-based businesses, and emerging online entrepreneurs continue to fuel the phenomenon," View Article

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Online shopping

Online shopping

Britons are increasingly forgoing the High Street in favour of shopping online. Experts say that shopping online is no riskier than buying by mail order or over the phone, but it is important to know of the hidden dangers that could catch you out.
Signs to watch out for

Look for a padlock symbol, which is closed rather than open, or a key symbol that is solid and not cracked, especially when you have reached the checkout part of your website. The symbols usually appear at the bottom right border of your internet browser.

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