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Mighty Ape offers Afterpay in New Zealand - finally
More than 350,000 New Zealand customers will now be able to use Afterpay, which is a ‘buy now, pay later’ service – finally. Previously it was only an option for Mighty Ape's Australian customers.
Much-anticipated Kiwi e-commerce platform launches
"Kiwis spent $4.2 billion online last year, and that figure is only going to get bigger."
Australian online purchasing lags behind global counterparts
“Despite the increase in digital users, our research shows consumers don’t feel they have everything they need."
Instagram: The next big thing in online shopping?
This week Instagram announced a new feature called checkout, which allows users to buy products they find on Instagram.
As online GST looms, Kiwis aren't too fussed about it
A recent Canstar Blue online shopping consumer poll found that only 29% of 1659 respondents will be put off buying things from international websites.
Samsung & Trade Me offer AI-powered shopping
The smartphone camera & AI-powered tech, Trade Me says, is a ‘glimpse into the future of shopping’.
Startup launches online marketplace for lending items in AU
Think TradeMe, eBay, Amazon, except instead of buying products, you’re renting spare items from everyday consumers.
How to stay safe when shopping online
Online shopping is a great way to avoid the crowds – but there are risks.
Don't let criminals ruin your online shopping
It’s that time of year again. Not only have New Zealanders developed a bit of a taste for sales like black Friday and cyber Monday, the holiday season is well upon us.
How online retail businesses need to bundle security into customer experience
E-commerce sites, in particular, are increasingly targeted by hackers due to the sensitive payment card information.
Cyber criminals using lookalike online shopping domains to phish buyers
Because they point to malicious online shopping sites that mimic legitimate, well-known retail websites, it makes it increasingly difficult for customers to detect the fake domains.
AR, VR ready to roll out and revolutionise retail - GlobalData
AR and VR technologies are reshaping the retail landscape by improving customer experience both in-store and online.
Online retail giant’s Australia launch shakes local market
“The company's top competitors have all dramatically increased their advertising budgets."
Adobe announces innovations for retailers in Adobe Experience Cloud
It’s critical for retailers to deliver an exceptional, cohesive experience along the entire shopping journey.
Westpac and Paymark team up to evolve digital payments
“Online EFTPOS enables consumers to use their mobile banking app to securely purchase goods and services online..."
Beware online shoppers, your details may not be safe
Mastercard has reminded Kiwis that any time is a great time to think about their online security...
Top tips for using big data to your advantage this holiday season
It is important you research the market to ensure that you can beat the competition and sustain long-term growth.
Adobe predicts what you will get for Xmas
Adobe released its online shopping predictions for the upcoming holiday season...
eCommerce apps - Worth the expense or a waste of time?
The eCommerce market in South Africa will amount to US$2.7 billion in 2017 with an annual expected growth rate of 14.2%.
Clunky wallets and cash payments, a thing of the past for Kiwi shoppers
“Laybuy is the only company to offer both in-store and online payment options in the New Zealand market...”
Why you need to respond to customer feedback – especially online
Online shoppers have high expectations for how promptly online retailers should reply to questions and complaints.
Trade Me partners with Afterpay to offer ‘buy now, pay later' service
The partnership will let Trade Me sellers offer interest-free deferred payments to buyers, via Afterpay later in 2017.
Online shopping? Four tips for staying secure
Have you remembered Mother's Day? If not, better get on the net and buy something! Here's some tips for staying secure while online shopping.
Interest-free fixed-term payments option launches in New Zealand
PartPay assumes full risk for consumer repayments and also picks up the cost of payment processing.