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Phishing
The most wonderful time of the year - for cybercriminals
For cybercriminals, it is the season to scam millions of dollars from unsuspecting people and companies. 
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Phishing
Cybersecurity experts urge caution as phishing attacks surge
Phishing was one of the highest incident categories from October to December last year.
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Phishing
Phishing emails double in November as COVID-19 spurs hacker appetite
Coronavirus is responsible for the increase in hacker appetite, as shoppers rely more on e-shopping this year to practice social distancing.
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Phishing
Spike in phishing scams expected ahead of holiday shopping season
Consumers are being warned to prepare for a spike in phishing attacks this holiday season, with cybercriminals expected to impersonate delivery companies.
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Phishing
Shoppers warned against scams ahead of Black Friday, holiday shopping season
Almost a fifth of New Zealanders have experienced a scamming event when shopping online.
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Shopify
COVID-19 pandemic continues to change Kiwis' shopping habits, report finds
A new survey of New Zealand consumers from Shopify demonstrates the ways New Zealanders are evolving their shopping habits and preferences in line with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cybersecurity
Cybercriminals increase attacks on vulnerable retailers as global supply chain crisis worsens
“The 2021 holiday shopping season is shaping up to be a nightmare for both retailers and consumers."
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Similarweb
Breakfast bites - which is better for eCommerce - Black Friday or Boxing Day?
Which sales events should your business focus its marketing on? Join Similarweb for this morning session on 21 October and get a $20 Uber Eats voucher for breakfast!
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Online shopping
Shopify survey: What 'going shopping' means to Australian consumers
According to Shopify APAC managing director Shaun Broughton, Australians haven’t quite broadened their definition of what a store is.
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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence firm Ambit begins investment round
The raise is intended to capitalise on trends accelerated by COVID-19, including the rapid adoption of messaging by consumers and 24/7 online shopping.
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eCommerce
Get prepared to bring in customers, not fraudsters this festive season
This checklist is a sure-fire way for eCommerce retailers to get the most out of this year’s holiday shopping season in the new normal.
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Buy now, pay later
BigCommerce offers Sezzle BNPL integration for merchants
"Sezzle’s commitment to giving consumers a responsible way to slowly build credit without taking on large amounts of debt was a key differentiator in deciding to make them a preferred BNPL partner.”
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Mergers and Acquisitions
BigCommerce makes first acquisition since going public
BigCommerce intends to leverage Feedonomics to expand the number of global marketplace and advertising channels for merchants.
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Online shopping
Customers would rather shop online than instore since lockdowns - Research shows
Nuance Communications finds respondents would prefer to use apps or websites for shopping and banking over going into a physical shop or branch.
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Online shopping
Brauz teams up with Zoom to improve virtual shopping
"We are excited to see how Brauz is using the Zoom platform to help retail businesses be more successful and bring virtual experiences into a whole new space.”
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Amazon
Rejoice! Amazon Australia opens to New Zealand customers
“We know that many New Zealand customers are already shopping on the US store and we are pleased to be offering them a faster option.”
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Shopify
Shopify unveils major platform investments and upgrades
"The internet is the world's largest city, and Shopify is building its commerce infrastructure."
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Digital Marketing
Australian consumers embrace online shopping post-pandemic
Australian consumers’ online shopping habits have grown despite restrictions and economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.
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Payment gateways
Baymard Institute identifies trends to reduce shopping cart abandonment rates
Research company Baymard Institute has identified trends that can reduce shopping cart abandonment rates.
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Privacy
Mistrust amongst online shoppers over data privacy fears
Much of this mistrust resides in how companies are perceived to be using customer data.
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Retailers
Virtual shopping, augmented reality could soon replace tactile shopping - study
"For e-retailers, it's clear that price and convenience alone isn't enough to keep people exclusively shopping online post-COVID."
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Commerce Systems
Shopify expansion fast-forwards 10 years as NZ retailers rush to go digital
Shopify's rapid growth in the New Zealand market was further accelerated by the pandemic, which saw an eCommerce boom as consumers flocked to online shopping.
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Online shopping
Retailers must change mindset in wake of COVID-19
While the retail winners of 2020 have enjoyed a phenomenal rise in online sales, they should not get too smug about it.
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Commerce Systems
Google Cloud launches suite of eCommerce search solutions for retailers
“Retailers are in dire need of agile operating models powered by cloud infrastructure and technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to meet today’s industry demands."