How to spot counterfeit software

Did you know that genuine Microsoft software for North American sales is actually marked Made in Puerto Rico. It's the bogus products that are labelled Made in USA.As online shopping shifts into full

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Majority of Canadians want to get loyalty rewards through smartphones

Canadian shoppers love reward programs and are ready to receive such perks through their smartphones, according to a survey recently conducted by a Canadian consumer behavior research firm specializing in customer incentive and

Published on: April 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: PayPal’s launch of Website Payments Pro service

As we enter the 2010 Holiday season, it looks like more shoppers than ever will be buying gifts online and avoiding the crowds at malls. When they do buy those online gifts, many

Published on: November 25th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

What to do when online shopping goes wrong

With Christmas a few weeks away, many of us will be making last-minute online purchases. PC Advisor explains the selling regulations that exist to protect your purchase, and what to do if you

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Peter Thomas

E-coupons used to tracked spending habits

The advent of online coupons has made shopping and saving that much easier. In an earlier era, people spent their Sunday mornings clipping coupons out of the newspaper. Now, you can download coupons

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Ginny Mies

How to get the most from user reviews before buying

Before the rise of Internet shopping, the only reviews you'd encounter at the point of sale were testimonials selected by the manufacturer or retailer. Real reviews were the domain of specialty publications, written

Published on: February 18th, 2010 Chris Walters

How to shop safely online this Christmas season

These last few days of the Christmas season are deemed by many merchants as the most profitable online shopping days of the year. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are also most active during this period,

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

How PayPal confounds cybercrooks and thwarts hackers

Having $2 billion a year in transactions doesn’t help matters if you want to avoid a cyber-criminal’s attention.But that’s the amount that PayPal Inc. processes in Canadian purchases alone each year, and it’s

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Free tools to ensure you don’t pay too much online

When you think of technology security scams, you think of dangers to your PC more often than dangers to your pocketbook. In this story, we address tools such as the free Amazon PriceWatch

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Andrew Brandt

Ten tips that will make returning an unwanted tech product easier

An HDTV is not a sweater--a fact that retailers will make very clear if you try to return your new flat screen. If the digital cameras (or other tech gifts) you got from

Published on: December 30th, 2008 Erin Biba

New Web site simplifies online hunt for Boxing day bargains

With the number of online shoppers increasing 40 per cent over the last two years, according to Statistics Canada, and retail sales expecting to plummet, PayPal Canada and a group of online retailers

Published on: December 24th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Online retailers buckle down security for holiday season

FRAMINGHAM - One predictable trend in recent years has been a sharp increase in online attacks directed against retailers during the holiday shopping season. This year is proving to be no different either,

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Holiday shopping at work could harm far more than your productivity

As Canadians and Americans become more concerned about the price of presents this year, they are increasingly flocking to the Internet for better deals, special online discounts and gas-saving benefits. According to a

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Despite steady Black Friday numbers, online shopping falls

U.S. Online sales on Nov. 28, the day after last week's Thanksgiving holiday, also known as Black Friday, were US$534 million, up 1 percent from last year, according to comScore, which tracks Internet

Published on: December 1st, 2008 Sumner Lemon