Given the lack of ability to inspect merchandise before purchase, consumers are at higher risk of fraud than face-to-face transactions. When ordering merchandise online, the item may not work properly, it may have defects, or it might not be the same item pictured in the online photo. Merchants also risk fraudulent purchases if customers are using stolen credit cards or fraudulent repudiation of the online purchase. However, merchants face less risk from physical theft by using a warehouse instead of a retail storefront. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption has generally solved the problem of credit card numbers being intercepted in transit between the consumer and the merchant. However, one must still trust the merchant (and employees) not to use the credit card information subsequently for their own purchases, and not to pass the information to others. Also, hackers might break into a merchant’s web site and steal names, addresses and credit card numbers, although the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is intended to minimize the impact of such breaches. Identity theft is still a concern for consumers. A number of high-profile break-ins in the 2000s has prompted some U.S. states to require disclosure to consumers when this happens. Computer security has thus become a major concern for merchants and e-commerce service providers, who deploy countermeasures such as firewalls and anti-virus software to protect their networks. Phishing is another danger, where consumers are fooled into thinking they are dealing with a reputable retailer, when they have actually been manipulated into feeding private information to a system operated by a malicious party. Denial of service attacks are a minor risk for merchants, as are server and network outages.
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In retrospect, retailers were slow to mobilize. Even as other corporate functions—logistics, sales-force management—were being given the “moneyball” treatment in the early 2000s with powerful predictive software (and even as airlines had fully weaponized airfares), retail pricing remained more art than science. In part, this was a function of internal company hierarchy. Prices were traditionally the purview of the second-most-powerful figure in a retail organization: the head merchant, whose intuitive knack for knowing what to sell, and for how much, was the source of a deep-seated mythos that she was not keen to dispel.
ADI predicts online holiday sales will reach $107.4 billion, which is a 13.8% increase from the same period last year. While we’re still talking double digits, revenue growth during the online holiday season has been slowing since 2015, ADI noted. That said, growth continues to outpace overall retail growth during the holidays—13.8% online vs. 3.8% overall, according to ADI.
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New York’s Best Kept Secret is hardly a secret — you’ll have to battle the throngs of in the know shoppers, but you won’t mind when you discover the deep discounts available as you make your way through the maze of offerings at this department store. Early morning or mid-afternoon tend to be calmer. In addition to their original location, Century 21 now has locations near Lincoln Center, in Brooklyn and in Queens.
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Aukerman and Scott began their podcast in 2014 discussing a different band: It was called U Talkin’ U2 to Me? and jokingly billed as the “comprehensive and encyclopedic compendium of all things U2.” Aukerman, the host of the hit podcast and (now-defunct) TV show Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Scott, best known as a star on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, had recently discovered their mutual love of U2 and decided to host a short miniseries about it, covering three albums per episode. Almost immediately, that mission changed to maybe talking about one album per episode—maybe. Sometimes, the pair wouldn’t get around to discussing the band at all; it took them two tries to tackle Achtung Baby.