Holiday season stories
UK retailers' inconsistent return policies revealed by Sendcloud study
Sendcloud's study reveals a lack of transparency in return policies among the UK's top 100 retailers, with only 23% clearly showing their paid return policies on their homepages.
'New year, new threats' warns cybersecurity CTO in UK
As holiday season cyber threats increase, CTO of Espria, Dave Adamson, highlights the crucial need for businesses to tighten security.
SMEs remain bullish, planning growth despite economic challenges
Despite high inflation and rising interest rates, 80% of SMEs plan strategies for growth in 2024, underpinned by a focus on innovation, investment, and staff training, says a CBA-YouGov study.
FedEx spreads festive cheer with Purple Tote campaign in AMEA
FedEx Express brought festive joy across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, gathering over 8,000 kg of supplies during their Purple Tote Campaign, offering aid to over 30 NGOs and around 2,400 beneficiaries.
Aussie workers miss out on billions due to complicated expense claims
Survey reveals 44% of Aussie workers regularly fail to claim expense reimbursements, missing out on billions and increasing workplace stress.
US holiday online retail surges to USD $222.1 billion amid difficult economy
US consumers fuel a 4.9% YoY boost to holiday online retail sales, hitting USD $222 billion. Growth is driven by big discounts, rising use of Buy Now, Pay Later options and mobile purchases dominating.
Christmas marked by sophisticated cyberattacks on retailers
Cybercriminals utilised new tactics across wider timeframes to launch complex attacks on online retailers during the 2023 holiday season.
Boxing Day sales reign supreme for Kiwi online shoppers
Boxing Day beats Black Friday and Cyber Monday as favourite for bargain hunting among Kiwi online shoppers, with site visits to New Zealand's PriceMe.co.nz rising 11%.
Could AI help santa outperform e-commerce giants?
As we delve deeper into the logistics and supply chain management for Team Santa, we see there are many components that could easily go wrong.
Retail fraud surges 700% during 2023 holiday season, Cequence reveals
Cybercriminals' new strategy resulted in a 700% hike in retail fraud during the 2023 holiday season, warns Cequence.
Darktrace director warns of rising cyber threats during holiday season
Darktrace's Liam Dermody urges businesses to remain vigilant against increasing cyber threats during the Christmas season.
Alert anxiety hits workers over constant out-of-hours notifications
Out-of-hours notifications are causing 'alert anxiety' in UK workers, with the problem especially acute among younger generations.
Unwrapping success: The golden rules of holiday retailing
In this challenging environment, omnichannel retailers must find ways to stand out and offer something exceptional.
CBA & Vodafone collaborate to fight rising SMS scams in new venture
CBA and Vodafone join forces to combat the surge in SMS scams, using real-time intelligence to safeguard customers.
Vodafone encourages Australians to recycle unused mobile devices
Vodafone urges Aussies to recycle old mobiles this holiday, revealing 22.3 million devices lay redundant across the nation.
Tradies' guide: Prepare now for a fresh start in 2024
It’s critical that tradies take the opportunity ahead of the January cashflow slowdown to get their business in shape so they can make a fresh start.
Festive season alert: Rising cybercrime threatens businesses
As another holiday shopping season arrives, with sales and special offers everywhere you turn, it is important to remember that cybercriminals are also out in force.
Storyblok survey reveals consumers' festive buying behaviour and trust issues
Storyblok survey shares festive buying behaviours, revealing brand websites hold most trust, while AI and influencers fall out of favour.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday see rise in 'false positives', warns SEON
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales lead to rise in 'false positives', warns SEON, complicating transactions for merchants.
Grab showcases Southeast Asian cuisine on Times Square billboard
Food delivery app, Grab, aids appreciation for Southeast Asian cuisine, honouring regional vendors on Times Square billboard.
Fidelity Apps to revolutionise Aussie holiday shopping with VR platform
Tech entrepreneur, Jackson Meyer, aims to transform festive shopping with cutting-edge VR platform, Fidelity Apps.
Why retailers need to embrace modern observability to thrive this holiday season
Today, the retail industry faces new macroeconomic challenges, with the rapid increase in energy costs, high inflation, and supply chain disruptions.
Yubico's tips on online security for travellers over the holiday season
Cybersecurity firm Yubico offers insightful advice on enhancing online security for travellers this festive season.
UK's festive online spending to surge in 2023, Adobe reports
UK's online spending is set to balloon in the 2023 holiday season with shoppers projected to expend £24.1bn, says Adobe.