Lengthy transactions cited as top annoyance of online buyers

More than 50 percent of online consumers said that a lengthy checkout or sign-up process was what frustrated them more than anything else when using the Internet, according to a recent poll from Experian.

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Excess Internet use bad for sleep, experts warn

Well-being advocates say that one of the best rules of life to live by is balance in all things. This is particularly true when it comes to online activity, which can have an adverse impact on sleep quality when used in excess.

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Spending rises in February, but confidence slides

Perhaps in light of the money they’ve been able to save thanks to lowering gas prices, consumers increased their spending activity in the month of February, according to newly released estimates.

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Spending reaches 4-year high in January

In what may be a forerunner of things to come, consumers increased their spending in January, illustrating that economic sentiment is on the mend.

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Net neutrality rules approved by FCC

By a razor-thin margin of 3-to-2, the Federal Communications Commission recently approved a rule that has the potential to impact online buying activity for the foreseeable future.

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E-commerce helps ease retail losses caused by snow

More than 1 in 4 consumers say they’ve increased their online shopping habits this year, mainly due to the snowfall totals experienced, according to a survey data from advertising technology company Fluent.

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Online use common for brick-and-mortar shoppers

The consumer behaviors once only available to shoppers walking retail store aisles have been brought to the comfort of home thanks to e-commerce. As a new poll indicates, however, the convenience of at-home shopping is being utilized more frequently when shoppers are physically at retailers’ locations.

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Retailers looking to perfect customer experience

No matter whether consumers are spending online or in brick-and-mortar stores, the experience buyers take away is almost as important as how much they spend. So much so, that a number of retailers are devoting more of their resources to mastering the fine art of what buyers take away from the purchase experience, according to a new study.

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End-of-year buying splurge sends consumer credit card debt aloft

Whether due to improper planning or the ease with which it is to buy from the comfort of home thanks to e-commerce, consumers did quite a bit of spending for the Christmas holiday – so much so that credit card debt levels have reached a near five-year high, based on statistics from consumer credit firm Equifax.

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Poll: Your age may affect banking, transaction behaviors

Few can argue that age plays a role in a lot of things, like how people view the world and what interests they may have. Based on a recent survey, it also affects what their preferred form of payment is.

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