E-gifts increasingly popular purchase item

Mobile device use and more widespread broadband capability has led to considerable growth in the e-commerce sphere, as consumers worldwide are turning to the Internet to purchase merchandise. In the process, they’re also buying gift items with greater frequency that can only be used online, based on the results of a new poll.

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E-commerce companies among 2014’s top retail earners

With the e-commerce industry booming, there may come a time in which these companies outnumber those that are exclusively brick and mortar. Should that day arrive, 2014 might be looked upon as the moment when the shift began, based on a new report from the National Retail Federation and Stores Magazine.

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Most consumers say they’ve scuttled an online transaction

Prior to making an online purchase via e-commerce, there’s usually several steps consumers have to go through before they make their final payment. Based on the rate at which people abandon these purchases, it would appear they’re grateful for every last one of them, as newly released polling data finds that many Americans nix these buys.

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More than anything, US consumers want free shipping

The vast majority of people would shop online more often if free shipping were more widely available.

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Security is a top concern for online shoppers

Research shows that if consumers are more confident in the security of online payment, they’d be more apt to shop through Internet retailers.

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Americans spending more, but not on what they want

Whether paying in person or via e-commerce, the rising cost of living has more Americans parting with a higher share of their earnings compared with what they were spending last year, according to newly released survey data from Gallup.

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Banks and merchants work on reducing card fraud

Security is always the most important consideration with respect to making payments.

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Consumers’ pleased with in-store technologies, poll finds

In an effort to make the consumer shopping experience quicker and more efficient for the buyer, retailers are increasingly offering alternative means of researching items and paying for them. And based on a recent survey, shoppers like what they’ve seen thus far.

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Mobile payments are good for business

Accepting mobile payments can increase customer visits. 

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Many online buyers would welcome drone delivery, poll finds

A fairly high percentage of online shoppers wouldn’t have a problem with a drone dropping off a package at their front door, a new survey reveals.

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