Online Shopping

What Happens After a Cyberattack?

Graham Welch | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Around this time last year a large online auction website went public to announce they had been breached and millions of customer records were compromised. They were not alone, 2014 was marked by high-profile cyberattacks to high street and online retailers. Immediately after the attack, most companies asked their customers to change their passwords, either as a security fix or as a precaution, but is it enough?

Like Buying Ridiculously Pointless Tat While Drunk? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech

Have you ever come home from a night out feeling the effects of your favourite tipple, only to open up your computer and go on a random eBay shopping ...

High Street Blues?

simon baldwin | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
simon baldwin

The election result was a big shock: no one predicted the Conservatives would win an outright majority and no one forecast the SNP tsunami. It has shown us that the old rules no long apply. What once was does not have to be. Despite the perceived political differences, if towns and cities across the UK grasp that, the future doesn't have to be blue.

Criminals Shopping for Your Data

Graham Welch | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Loss of trust, though, goes far beyond the cost of lost orders and visitors; many studies have concluded that businesses that suffer a significant data breach or hack experience record drops in innovation and staff numbers as a result.

Gone in Five Seconds! Online Shoppers Will Wait Just Five Seconds Before Switching Brand

Gary Newe | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend exposed the shaky digital infrastructure of a number of Britain's most prominent retailers. Major brands experienced online outages, succumbing to the sheer quantity of customers logging on to splurge their festive millions.

Publication paradise

Danielle Wood | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

It is not only the magazines which cost a small fortune that catch my eye, it's the freebies that are distributed at underground stations for your journey home: Stylist and Shortlist. My publication passion stems from my obsession with culture and need for current affairs across all realms.

Last Christmas Delivery Dates In One Handy Infographic

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

More of us than ever will be ordering presents online this year, rather than making the trek to the shops. But you could be cutting it fine if you'...

The Colour of Money

simon baldwin | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
simon baldwin

Magi Monday? Camel Tuesday? No ... Wise Wednesday. A day when you buy gifts in person ... to be delivered in person. Price does matter, but not as much as the act of giving. So Merry Christmas ... and I hope it's a white one.

The Joy of Christmas Shopping -Without Being Scammed!

Jacqui Hames | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Jacqui Hames

We've had black Friday, Cyber Monday and still the online shopping spree goes on, but in our haste to nab bargains we need to stay vigilant and take great care with what were buying, who we're buying it from and how we pay. So for me there are 3 golden rules.

Clickaholics - To Click or Not to Click? That Is the Question

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

Do remember the next time you are tempted to click away on your iPhone or tablet, think before you click. This could be a click too far.

6 Warnings That Cyber Monday Has Become Too Easy, Too Fast

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

The 1st December is Cyber Monday, which is set to be the biggest day of the year for online shopping. It is noticeably different from Black Friday ...

Why It's Time for a British Black Friday

Claude Nahon | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Claude Nahon

Why, though, must such a key moment in the retail calendar be confined to the sofa? It's one thing entertaining people at home with a wonderful two-minute film, quite another to entice them into shops to stock up on Christmas gifts and order the turkey.

Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your computer screen is filled with "Black Friday this" and "Cyber Monday that" but you don't have half a clue what's going on then fear not dear i...

15 Of The Best Children's Christmas Pressies

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Parents: if you're feeling overwhelmed by the thousands of toys your department store catalogue has to offer this Christmas, you've certainly come to ...

We Must Embrace the Future or Our High Streets Will be Consigned to the Past

Intelligence Squared | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Technological progress won't wait for planners to help capture this wind of change, it'll happen regardless. But it won't happen everywhere and wouldn't it be better if technological innovation was nurtured and supported to help revitalise high streets that have lost their way and become symbolic of a desperate Britain lacking in confidence?

10 New Innovations In eCommerce

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

It should come as no surprise if future eCommerce innovations stem from these regions, rather than more established areas like North America and Western Europe.

Buying on the Fast Track

Tej Rekhi | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

New technologies are also blurring the line between the online and brick and mortar shopping experiences. Shoppable windows are giving online retailers a physical "brick and mortar like" user experience while using digital technology to streamline the purchasing process and to speed up product deliveries.

Heat Wave Style Observations: The Good, the Bad and the Bang on Trend

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Having an actual British summertime is amazing. On the matter of style, it's all too easy to throw everything up in the air and opt for something cool and comfortable - I get this, I really do - but in the last few weeks I've seen some real no-nos.

Up the Amazon Without a Paddle - A Bad Reviewers Review

Andrew Telling | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Telling

Companies placing responsibility in the hands of the public is both bold and precarious. Nowhere is this more evident than in the review sections that gild the product pages of Amazon. Of course, the majority serve as a valuable steer for would-be customers. Many, however, fail to reach even the most basic criteria required.

Amazon Will Now Pay YOU To Deliver Stuff More Slowly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

Like any business, Amazon is always looking for ways to cut costs. Now it has a novel idea -- give you money for letting it deliver items more slowly....

How Etailers Can at Long Last Capture the Passing Online Customer

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Only about 25 per cent of online consumers impulse buy - a lot less than when they are in store. It's clear that online stores are currently missing a significant revenue opportunity. Rather than trying to define future purchases based on previous consumer behaviour, ambient ecommerce focuses on the 'here and now'.

"Appy Shoppers": How a New Breed of Shopping Apps Could Save You Money

Hilary Wardle | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Remember the bad old days when looking for an online bargain meant trawling through every site you could think of in an attempt to find the cheapest version of a product? ... thanks to some newfangled tools, that could soon be a thing of the past... Here are a few handy apps that may well help you save some serious money.

Technology Will Stop Fashion History Repeating Itself

Peder Stubert | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Peder Stubert

Just like history, fashion repeats itself. All fashion trends eventually return to vogue. Padded shoulders, flares and tracksuits. They've all been at points mocked and decried as fashion crimes so awful they could never possibly return to the mainstream ever again. Yet, return they do.

What is Ambient Ecommerce?

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Ten or fifteen years ago, a wonderful new world was promised for digital mankind. Futurologists and preachers of the web, internet and digital media revolutions all confidently asserted that a paradise was beckoning in which advertising would finally, seamlessly and efficiently actually work.

Nine Trends in Mobile That You Should Know

Nathalie Gaveau | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gaveau

Statistically, people are crazy about fashion and shopping so it's naturally going to extend to their mobile interests. What are the key trends at the moment? I'm a data person and here is a combination of facts and figures and my thoughts on the future of mobile.