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# Online Shopping

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# 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.
# With The Fishes
This woman ordered a table from eBay, but got 40 bags of fish instead
Come for the fish, stay for the contagious laughter.
# rage blackout
9 ways Verified by Visa is ruining lives every day
Cause of death: Verified by Visa.
# hidden costs
Buying online? Here's what you'll be charged if you're importing from outside the EU
Online shoppers have been warned to watch out for import duties and dodgy websites.
# clicks not bricks
The Irish kings of online 'mystery shoppers' now with $20m in their coffers
Clavis Insight was founded in 2008. Soon it will employ 300 people worldwide.
# as seen on me
11 things all ASOS shoppers know to be true
Making an ASOS order = a rollercoaster of emotions. Really.
# the find
The website where you can 'buy everything online' has itself been Facebook
They’ve bough shopping website The Find.
# knock off nightmares
8 online shopping disasters that could easily have happened to you
eBay is not your friend :(
# Safety First
Planning on shopping online? Here's what to keep in mind
It’s the busiest time of the year for online shopping, but what should you be aware of before you hit the ‘buy’ button?
# shoppers beware
Planning to buy some stuff on Cyber Monday? Here's how to stay safe online...
Irish consumers spending an estimated €39 million on Cyber Monday last year.
# under the hood
What I Learned: Why there's no 'secret sauce' to cooking up an e-commerce juggernaut
We talk to MicksGarage about going from the bedroom to a multimillion-euro enterprise.
# pricespy
The Big Idea: Saving shoppers time... and hopefully lots of money
And how small retailers can use price-comparison sites to their advantage against their bigger rivals.
# chinese takeaway
Alibaba just racked up a record €7.5 billion in sales for its 24hr Chinese 'shopping festival'
That’s more than Irish consumers spend online in a year. No wonder its founder is so happy.
# clicks or bricks
Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you're going to shop?
What can local retailers do to win back all the Irish online shoppers spending their cash overseas?
# getting consumed
Online or bricks and mortar? This is how most Irish shoppers spend their money
Are we a nation of click-happy customers or do we prefer the personal touch? Here are the numbers…
# read the fine print
Not playing around - parents vent their rage as Smyths Toys cancels orders
But the company says the problem only came from customers trying to cash in on multiple discount vouchers.
# splitsville
eBay and PayPal are consciously uncoupling
The online marketplace and payments giant are better apart say their shareholder.
# TechKnowHow
Thinking of doing your grocery shopping online? Here's how to get started
While there are benefits to shopping online, you shouldn’t jump in head first.
# Retail
Trading conditions in Ireland 'continue to be challenging', says M&S
The retailer reported a slight increase in womenswear sales and said that sales were impacted by launch of new website.
# hidden charges
Hate hidden fees and extra charges? They will be a thing of the past from today
New legislation that boosts consumer rights comes into effect.
# eCommerce
Missing link? Less than one-quarter of Irish SMEs trade online
The online consumer spend is projected to grow to €13 billion by 2020.
# For a rainy day
Stamping your book: People are saving more and more with An Post
An Post say that they now hold 16 per cent of all personal savings in the country.
# special delivery
Volvo wants to deliver all your shopping directly to your car
The roam delivery service will allow couriers one-time access to your car, allowing them to drop off your shopping when you’re not around.
# visaaaaargh
Here's why Verified by Visa is officially the worst thing ever
PLEASE, just take our money!
# safe transactions
Everything you should know before shopping online
Before you purchase anything, you should take a number of precautions first to ensure everything goes smoothly.
# Entrepreneurs
Pen-making Donegal schoolboys worth 'a million'
Not quite in euro, but they’re getting there.
# Fraud
Smartphone users are 33% more likely to fall victim to identity fraud
Cross-border scams for fraudulent tickets, counterfeit goods and data phishing are increasingly common, says survey
# droning on
7 of the best reactions to Amazon's drone delivery plans
The future is here. Almost.
# Shopping
Today will be the busiest online mobile shopping day of 2013
A new survey revealed 22 per cent of Irish people are shopping from a mobile or smartphone for Christmas this year.
# Online Shopping
Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user
Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.
# Online Retail
Enda Kenny to take part in his first webcasted roundtable discussion
Taoiseach will meet with Irish businesses “to explore the growth, challenges and potential jobs opportunities arising from trading online”. And he wants you to join the conversation on Twitter.
# amazonia
22 brilliantly sarcastic reviews of Amazon products
From the Three Wolf Moon t-shirt to the Yodelling Pickle.
# jump in my car
Now THIS is how you sell a used car
All other eBay sellers will have to up their game.
# Online Shopping
Shoppers can now buy Dunnes Stores wares online
After more than a year in production, the Irish retailer is selling clothes and homewares online but will not be selling groceries.
# Online Retail
Retailers turn focus to online operations in a bid to tap into the €4.1bn market
Sixty-four per cent of businesses intend to upgrade their online presence in the next 18 months, with the Irish online market predicted to grow to €21bn by 2017.
# review the reviews
13 pieces of evidence that Amazon reviewers are better than all of us
Could it be home to some of the world’s best creative writing?
# Online Shopping
Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US
The bill, which was being debated in the US Senate yesterday, could lead to the recouping of $11 billion in lost annual sales taxes.
# Shooting
Dublin shooting was an armed robbery for online item
The gang called to the victim’s house under the pretence of buying something the man was selling online.
# customer complaints
EU Consumer Centre receives 72,000 complaints in 2012
Tonio Borg, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy said the results demonstrates the increasing tendency to shop online.
# Online Shopping
Almost 70% of Irish workers admit to online shopping at work
41 per cent of employees also admit to sending personal emails from company accounts. Are you guilty of this?