Only…zero days left until the holiday shopping season!

Holiday shopping season has started…now! The year over year trend shows that holiday shopping spending is increasing each year, with a new record predicted again for 2017. People are also starting their holiday shopping earlier. The year over year trend shows that holiday shopping spending is increasing each year, with a new record predicted again for … More Only…zero days left until the holiday shopping season!

Tips for buying and sending gift cards

The end of the year holiday shopping season will soon be upon us. And with this turning of the seasons, our thoughts turn to payment cards. Or is that just a security wonk thing? As retailers both on and offline become more busy, the incidence of payment card fraud increases. This negatively affects both retailers and consumers, as … More Tips for buying and sending gift cards

Black Friday approaches milestone. How to e-shop safely

This year’s Black Friday is predicted to be historic. If Deloitte’s analysts are right, more people than ever before will hunt for deals and shop online. It will also be the first time shoppers will spend just as much money in the virtual realm as in bricks and mortar stores. The same survey estimates that … More Black Friday approaches milestone. How to e-shop safely

Holiday shopping? We know where you are

Well, not you exactly you, but malls are rolling out technology that tracks customers’ patterns throughout the mall using cell signals. They say they aren’t collecting personal information, but say they want to be able to track customer traffic patterns, for example, how many customers visit Starbucks after visiting Nordstroms. The technology, called FootPath, is … More Holiday shopping? We know where you are