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Overstock.com announced that it has sold over $1 million in product to Bitcoin users since the online shopping site started accepting the cryptocurrency on Jan 9. According to Overstock.com, of the over 4,300 Bitcoin customers that made purchases with the site since January, almost 60% are new customers.
What did the major data breach at Target mean for the merchant’s bottom line? It meant fewer consumers shopping at the mass merchant, as well as a $17 million net expense related to the data breach investigation. Target announced Wednesday that sales for its U.S. segment in the fourth-quarter decreased 6.6%.
Is Bitcoin about to change the way we pay for goods and services on the Internet? Or is Bitcoin just another alternative payment method that comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb?
As buzz about Bitcoin continues to build, the question is often asked – will consumers embrace this alternative currency? A new nationwide survey conducted for TheStreet by GfK1 shows that consumers do not understand Bitcoin and have little interest in owning it.
As retailers increasingly look to mobile as a way to generate revenue, fraud threats are impacting merchants to the tune of $283 for every $100 of actual fraud losses through mobile devices.
What can businesses and retailers learn from Target security breach? Here are some of key takeaway tips from WatchGuard Technologies’ Director of Security Strategy and Research Corey Nachreiner.
TigerDirect says its the largest retailer to accept Bitcoin, a new form of digital currency, as payment.
Adyen sees total mobile growth of 55% year-over-year. Tablets are the preferred device for high value payments. Retail sector sees 36% growth in transaction volume.
New collaborative initiative builds upon retailers’ existing efforts and reflects deep commitment to protecting consumer data.
Over 400 UK merchants have said that they do not want a repeat of the recent data breaches that have occurred in the US to occur in their country.
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