Barclays bankers can say goodbye to PINs and passwords

Barclays Banking Innovation

Since May 2013, Barclays has offered its high net-worth customers the ability to use voice recognition for banking authentication. Now it seems that the solution will be rolled out to include all of its 12 million retail customers as well. Continue reading Barclays bankers can say goodbye to PINs and passwords

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You’re a small retailer, and you’re nervous about Amazon.com. Well, you shouldn’t be. Sure, they’re a giant, and aggressive. Yes, people may be able to find the same products you sell for a cheaper price on Amazon. Many may not Continue reading How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

Naspers aggressively expands into mobile internet

Koos Bekker of Naspers

CAPE TOWN – Internet and e-commerce company Naspers is investing heavily in future growth and in its 2014 financial year ploughed R7.7 billion into acquisitions and development in its e-commerce and digital terrestrial television businesses. This was a 79% increase Continue reading Naspers aggressively expands into mobile internet

8 Reasons Consumers Like To Shop Online – Cater To Them For Online Retail Success

Why Consumers Shop Online?

Because of the numerous advantages and benefits, more and more people say they prefer online shopping over conventional shopping these days. It’s important to understand the psyche of the online shopper. Cater to this and you’ll have them flocking to Continue reading 8 Reasons Consumers Like To Shop Online – Cater To Them For Online Retail Success

Costs of Starting an Online Retail Business

The Cost of Starting an Online Business

Online retail businesses are a popular option for entrepreneurs with minimal capital to invest up front. What’s more, online retail is a great business to run as a home-based, solo, parent or part-time entrepreneur. It can also be a fantastic Continue reading Costs of Starting an Online Retail Business

5 Planning Tips for Physical Retailers to Migrate Online

As physical, brick-and-mortar retailers contemplate the online marketplace, they should consider their online stores in the same sense as if they were building another physical location. While it probably won’t be nearly as expensive to begin selling online as it Continue reading 5 Planning Tips for Physical Retailers to Migrate Online

E-Commerce Companies Bypass the Middlemen – NY Times

e-Commerce cutting out the middlemen.

When the founders of a start-up that sells eyeglasses online, Warby Parker, began investigating why designer glasses cost several hundred dollars, they discovered that everyone in the process was taking a cut: designers, manufacturers, brands, wholesalers and retailers. Warby Parker’s Continue reading E-Commerce Companies Bypass the Middlemen – NY Times

4 Good Reasons to Sell Online

2013 Online Retail Sales

Ecommerce sales are growing. Online sales topped $1 trillion worldwide for the first time last year and there are good reasons you should consider selling online now to start getting your share. There are really two kinds of businesses or entrepreneurs Continue reading 4 Good Reasons to Sell Online