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# Online Shopping

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# Your Say
Poll: Would you use a buy now, pay later service when online shopping?
Companies have started to offer online shoppers the option to spread the cost of a purchase over a set period of time.
# payment fraud
Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020
Online card fraud rose by 21% compared with the same period in 2019, the BPFI said.
# off the rails
Most consumers ‘not comfortable’ shopping on high street until Covid-19 is under control
68% of consumers reported spending more online in 2020 than they did in 2019.
# Fraud
Gardaí warn of online shopping fraud after 50% increase in reported crimes
Gardaí said today that up to 10 million online transactions were carried out over the Christmas shopping period.
# Scam
Gardaí issue warning to online shoppers over courier payment scam
Gardaí are aware of a scam in which people are asked to pay additional cost for customs clearance.
# buyer beware
Minister warns public about potential extra charges when online shopping on UK websites
The main concerns for consumers are the possibility of additional costs.
# Online Shopping
Banking federation warns customers to be 'extra vigilant' of online scams in lead-up to Christmas
Figures from the BPFI show €22m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you doing more online shopping than normal during the Covid-19 crisis?
Many businesses have seen a large increase in online shopping.
# Online Shopping
Tesco said it is now prioritising the elderly and those most in need for online shopping
The firm said that the changes have already resulted in over 2,000 more deliveries for over 65 customers.
# Shopping
Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20%
Banks have also warned the public not to be tricked into giving out their pin number online.
# retail and services
Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges
Increased trade doesn’t quite match economic growth, as consumers habits continue to evolve.
# green Christmas
Can you have a Green Christmas when shopping for presents online? Here's what the experts advise
Want to avoid giant retailers and go green this Christmas? It’ll take a little bit of extra research – but it is possible.
# Shopping
Black Friday shoppers warned to be aware of their rights as watchdog expects surge in requests for help
It is expected that around €250m will be spent by Irish shoppers today.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you shop more online or in-store?
Forever 21 has become the latest high-profile chain to file for bankruptcy.
# Refunds
Consumers warned about how Brexit could impact online shopping
One of the main rights consumers have when they buy online from an EU-based retailer is to return an item and receive a refund.
# brexit planning
Irish online shoppers will have to pay more when buying from UK retailers post a no-deal Brexit
An updated action plan on a no-deal Brexit was discussed at Cabinet today.
# Paddy's Day
Paddy's Day attire? Here's what ASOS thinks we should be wearing to celebrate the occasion
And no, it’s not leprechaun hats.
# big boobs
How ASOS is leading the way when it comes to inclusivity
Big busted ladies, rejoice!
# Confessions of a shopaholic
9 signs that you enjoy online shopping a bit too much
Someone please teach me about willpower and budgeting.
# stick to the knitting
Why some fashion stores like Penneys and TK Maxx resist selling online
Despite its popularity, e-commerce doesn’t always make business sense.
# Down With Online Shopping
10 simple reasons why so many of us absolutely despise online shopping
We need instant gratification.
# New Rules
Online shopping is going to become a lot cheaper thanks to a new EU law
You will no longer be redirected to a company’s Irish or UK store.
# sorting centre
More than 35 million letters will pass through the Dublin Mail Centre this month - here's how they do it
Step inside the Dublin Mail Centre.
# Online Shopping
Gardaí warn shoppers to be vigilant after UK footage of parcel theft
A homeowner in Surrey had installed a doorbell camera that filmed the theft of a parcel delivered to his house.
# we might be giants
So many people could relate to the comically long pair of trousers this woman bought online
Too long by half.
# Repak
Wrapping waste used in online deliveries has increased by 28% - report
Repak wants online retailers to contribute to recycling efforts being made here in Ireland.
# Help Us
8 ways we *should* be able to search for clothes to buy online
# saved items
19 situations you'll recognise if you're slightly addicted to online shopping
So many parcels you forget ordering.
# tight squeeze
Loads of women are having the exact same (hilarious) problem with this Pretty Little Thing top
Great, ANOTHER unrealistic body standard for women: Pea-sized heads.
# dress disasters
15 online shopping fails that are almost painful to look at
Oh hell no.
# Your Say
Poll: Where do you do most of your shopping?
Do you prefer going online or in store?
# Online Shopping
18 Christmas shopping mistakes we make every single year
“That shadowy place is Penneys, Simba, You must never go there.”
# geoblocking
Ireland wants the EU to make shopping online as cheap as the rest of Europe
Mary Mitchell-O’Connor was in Brussels yesterday saying that geo-blocking must be tackled.
# Delayed
Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage
People also had issues with electrical goods, online services and car rental.
# buyer beware
This woman ordered a doormat online and it certainly didn't meet her expectations
Ah here.
# Credit Cards
Inter-county player stole €28,000 from her boss for online shopping
Dinah Loughlin has since repaid the money.
# geoblock rockin'
Explainer: So what do the EU's new plans for online shopping mean for you?
The aim is to ensure all EU citizens access the same services and prices, regardless of where they’re based.
# substitute
This woman ordered spring flowers and the supermarket sent spring onions instead
The scourge of the substituted item.
# High Street
The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers
Footfall is down, but spending is up.
# Safety First
So what do you need to know before shopping online?
While it is more prevalent than ever before, it’s important to take the necessary precautions before buying anything.