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China e-commerce sales up 22% in 2010

Online sales in China, the world's largest web market, rose 22 percent in 2010 as price-sensitive consumers turned to the Internet for cheaper products amid rising inflation, an industry report said.
Internet sales in the country hit 4.5 trillion yuan ($684 billion) in 2010, the China e-Business Research Center said in the report published Tuesday.

12.5% of E-commerce Transactions Will Be Mobile By the End of 2

By year-end 2013, location information or profile information from mobile phones will be used to validate 90 percent of mobile transactions, according to analysts at Gartner. The analysts said the rapid adoption of smartphones is forcing banks, social networks and other e-commerce providers to implement the kinds of fraud detection capabilities that have become mainstream with fixed-line computing.

Online shopping booming in Europe

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that August represented yet another bumper month for online retail in Europe, with sales boosted thanks to the rush of back to school purchases made by parents kitting out their children for the new term.

Tips for safe online shopping for Raksha Bandhan

The coming week seems to be filled with festive cheers. And with Raksha Bandhan round the corner, brothers and sisters crowding the stores or gift shops for that perfect gift. Those who spend weekdays in offices working find it difficult to shop in the over-crowded malls and shopping centres during weekends. And they just don't have the time during the weekdays to shop for their sibling.

Paying Online: A How-To Guide

Buying goods online has its benefits - avoiding a visit to the mall being at the top of the list. But is it safe? Is it more expensive than shopping in person? And what options are there for paying? Now, there are more ways than ever before to shop and pay for merchandise on the internet. We have the skinny on how you can make the most of your online shopping experience.


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