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Online shoppers frustrated

Technical problems are cited as the primary reason online back-to-school shoppers may be looking for other options to meet their future shopping needs, according to a study conducted by SOASTA on

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French step up to protect indies

In the U.S., a country proud of its cardboard hamburgers and free e-books, thinking about how competition might influence culture doesn’t amp up Facebook posts. But in France and Germany, the

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Beware of hacking software

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about malicious software aimed at hacking into retailers’ point-of-sale systems. Last October, the government encouraged businesses to

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FedEx changes pricing scheme

According to the Wall Street Journal, FedEx will change its ground-delivery pricing to be based on size, not just weight. The so-called dimensional pricing starts in January. The pricing change

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Amazon collects taxes in Florida

Starting May 1, local Florida businesses will have a more level playing field against Amazon.com. The Internet-only retailer will begin collecting and remitting 6% sales taxes just like local

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Cope with shopping center crises

Retail stores located in shopping centers may be interested in a new book released by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), titled Coping With Crisis in a Complex World (ISBN:

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