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COVID-19
Five eCommerce trends that will affect all online sellers in 2022
In the past two years, we have seen eCommerce change and grow to meet the demands of the new COVID-19 world.
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Retail
One-stop eCommerce live streaming solution boosting business
A new live-streaming solution is helping boost eCommerce sales, according to Agora, a real-time engagement platform.
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Fintech
New online shopping platform allows shoppers to get others to pay for their items
New fintech startup YouPay offers a unique online shopping option where you pick what items you want from over 250 retailers and get someone else to pay.
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Research
Great expectations: Kiwi consumers may be let down over Christmas
New research has revealed Kiwis have expectations of quick, cheap and free delivery in the age of online shopping, but expected delays over the Christmas period may cause a change in generally positive attitudes.
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Shopping
New Mastercard research focuses on safer shopping and spending habits
According to new research initiated by Mastercard, with the country slowly starting to open up, NZ consumers are starting to spend less money at home on items and more on experiences.
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Online shopping
Back in style: Virtual try-on tech making waves on social media
Virtual try-on tech has become the latest trend to hit the global online shopping market, with one platform reporting almost half a million outfits tried on in one week.
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Ransomware
Increase in ransomware attacks targeting organisations during the holiday period
Researchers also observed a 70% average increase in attempted ransomware attacks in November and December compared to January and February. 
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Infosys
From AI shop assistants to virtual changing rooms: Why human-centric tech will define the future of retail
More Australians than ever turned to online shopping through the pandemic, with 9 million households purchasing online in 2020, representing 57% year-on-year growth.
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Infosys
Virtual change rooms & AI shop assistants: Why the future of retail will be defined by human-centric tech
New Zealanders value the sense of security and certainty that comes with physically collecting their shopping, rather than waiting for delivery from an online purchase.
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Customer experience
Sales professionals struggling to be relevant in a hybrid 'virtual' selling world
The rapid acceleration of hybrid work due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound long-term impact on buyer and seller relationships, according to a new report. 
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Online shopping
Is your online shopping as anonymous as you think? New research reveals shock analysis
With Cyber Monday and Christmas shopping still in full swing, new research has revealed that you may not be as anonymous as you think when you shop online.
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Online shopping
2021 the year of retention for retailers - report
Transparent delivery, flexible payment options and website speed are key factors driving online shoppers.
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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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Cloud
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.”