There is no major online marketplace operating in Australia that sets a commendable standard for respecting consumers’ data privacy. Letting customers opt out of data tracking would be a good start.
An Otis escalator in Norrköping, Sweden. The company was spun off by its former parent, United Technologies, in 2020.
New research published in Long Range Planning provides insights on how a spin-off’s status and attachment to its former parent influence its risk-taking.
Those cheap fakes might be tempting, but the hidden costs are high.
The Trump administration recently announced a plan to curb counterfeiting on websites and at ports of entry. But what’s missing is the role consumers play in supporting this criminal activity.
Do online sellers’ reputations matter? According to a March 2019 study, not particularly.
In the immaterial world of online sales, how important are sellers’ reputation? An analysis of 1,000 eBay auctions provides an unexpected answer: not very.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into digital platforms.
Any discussion about regulating social platforms should recognise how new policies could reduce the bottom line of small businesses.
The Australian Tax Office is starting to see the fruits of the pressure flowing from the Senate inquiry into tax avoidance.
eBay still deems its Australian business to be a Swiss business and thereby avoids millions in income tax and GST.
The new GST laws will force Ebay and other online marketplaces to pay GST on goods sold by overseas sellers.
The governments move to include low-value online bought goods in the GST doesn’t treat overseas and local sellers in the same way.
The virtual reality service incorporates both vision and touch.
A new shopping experience from two retailing giants shows companies are embracing sensory marketing.
The last two digits of a product’s price sends signals about how badly you hope to sell.
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Stolen credit card details, cheaper by the dozen when you buy online.
Imagine if UK banks decided to send out new credit cards to all their customers, but they were all “lost in the post” and the details ended up for sale on some dubious website. The recently discovered…