Since ecommerce began in the 1990s, people have fallen more and more in love with buying things online. The downside is that really anyone could be behind the listing, and the customer could end up receiving a fake that breaks down or poses a health hazard. The Shop Safe Act of 2020 aims to reduce some of that risk.
As digital transformation keeps accelerating in light of COVID-19, consumers are shifting to online and digital solutions instead of relying on traditional shopping methods. Since the start of the pandemic, the U.S. & Canadian online retail orders have increased 146% year-over-year growth as of mid-April. However, bad actors are also adapting fast to the new normal. Recent data shows brands have seen a 41% rise in cybercrime during Covid-19.
With a global recession triggered by COVID-19, many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are struggling to pay the rent. To help out, Facebook recently introduced Facebook Shops, a social network ecommerce feature that makes it easy for SMBs to sell directly to their social media base.
Although Coronavirus has had a major impact on the economy as a whole, it’s also creating unique opportunities for businesses to take advantage of the full potential that the Internet has to offer.
Many companies around the world have been taken by surprise by the unexpected impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of our work life. From suddenly having to work from home, to solely communicating via Zoom and Slack, many businesses have had to quickly implement new operational processes in order to ensure business continuity. However, in some industries heavily reliant on face to face interactions, many companies were left with no choice but to overhaul and rethink their event strategy overnight. But what has happened to some of the industry’s biggest brand protection events in 2020?
Cybercrime can take many forms but they all have the digital environment in common. In general terms a good cybercrime definition would be: Offences committed to harm the reputation or cause physical or mental harm to the victim, using computers and/or networks such as the Internet or mobile networks.
So you are a teacher, a graphic designer, a developer, or any other type of content creator but you are not sure whether to share your content online because you are afraid it will get copied?
Never before have brands been under so much pressure to protect themselves. The growing demand in light of COVID-19 has increased an impressive 146% year-over-year growth in all U.S. & Canadian online retail orders. Consumers are rapidly adapting themselves to digitalisation, purchasing most things online. This rise in ecommerce demand has been coupled with the rise of cybercrime. Counterfeiters flood into all kinds of online existence as it's hard for consumers to tell whether they are buying a fake product or not. This potent combination of a rise in global demand and faster but less accountable distribution platforms has resulted in brands seeing 41% rise in cybercrime during Covid-19.
We all know COVID-19 has shaken up economic markets and daily life for many people and businesses around the globe. While it’s hard to find any unaffected aspect of our lives, the virus has had a marked effect on the world of ecommerce.
Telegram was the app set to become a household name when it launched in 2013, but since losing first place to WhatsApp it has found favour in some of the more niche online communities. The app prides itself on being the most private solution for instant messaging, which makes it a popular choice for sharing pirated content.