It’s no secret that online shopping is becoming increasingly popular in every corner of the world. New Zealand may have been late to the game, but online shopping has now well and truly taken off and the numbers of online shoppers are growing every year. The top product Kiwis buy on the internet? Travel.
Nick Paulsen is the founder of Clash Boutique, a clothing outlet which formerly had a bricks and mortar store in Newmarket. In this challenging retail environment, Paulsen decided to go close the store and focus on its online offering. Clash customers can still get an in-store experience by booking appointments to try on clothes at the Ponsonby showroom. The Register learned more.
The last place any retailer wants to be is finding out about a data breach in their business through the media. Managing director of Delta Insurance, Ian Pollard, says retailers need to take the risk of cyber attacks seriously and protect their data as cyber attacks are real, growing in frequency and can be very costly.
A serious threat to Kiwi retailers with online stores has been been identified – it’s known as the ‘Shoplift’ bug.