Today’s Top Ecommerce News

For Many, Mobile Technology Increasing Retail Shopping (Gallup)
“Although online and smartphone shopping are a clear threat to traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores, more than half of Americans say the amount of shopping they do in person at retail stores has not been affected by mobile technology. While a not insignificant 19% admit they now shop less at retail stores as a result of the rise of mobile technology, 22% say they are now doing more shopping in person at retail stores.”

The web shows increased might in retail (Internet Retailer)
“Retail e-commerce is off to a strong start this year, with sales in the first quarter up 10.9% and the number of online orders up 13.0% over the first quarter of 2013, e-marketing services firm Custora reports. Contributing to that growth in online retail sales is a boost from mobile commerce, which accounted for 18.5% of total online sales in Q1, up more than a third from 13.7% in the year-earlier period, Custora says in the quarterly E-Commerce Pulse report.”

PayPal Says It’s Not Impacted By Latest Internet Security Vulnerability (eCommerce Bytes)
“Webmasters and security experts must deal with yet another vulnerability affecting a popular open-source software. Named Covert Redirect, it affects authentication software OpenID and authorization software OAuth, making visitors to websites vulnerable to phishing attacks that try to trick users into revealing private information.”

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