• With e-commerce surging during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day and the 2020 holiday season may be the perfect hunting ground for online fraudsters.
  • Business Insider spoke with Amazon’s former Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot, who now serves as the chief financial officer of online security firm Forter. 
  • “Good online hygiene means paying attention and being alert,” Barfoot said. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

It’s a potential nightmare for anyone who’s ever shopped online: checking your bank account or credit card statement to find that a cybercriminal has stolen your identity and run up a huge bill.

During Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sales event and the upcoming 2020 holiday season, that’s a scenario that could become reality for more shoppers than ever before. Former Amazon Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot — who now serves as chief financial officer for online fraud prevention firm Forter — said that

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“Distance learning”, “how to create online courses“ and “starting an online business from home” have been three of the hottest search terms on Google in 2020. 

Research and Markets has reported that the online education industry is predicted to become a $325 billion industry by 2025. Many business owners, especially coaches, consultants and online entrepreneurs, are taking action and adding an (additional) passive income stream to their product suites. Others are starting to build their very own e-learning platforms. 

However, many course creators out there are making the same mistakes when creating their online courses. Course creators get very excited about creating their digital products and dive right into creating them, which, in many cases, will result in them creating a product nobody wants to hear and see about. Most forget to consider the simplest steps

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  • Asos posted a record 329% increase in pretax profit to £142.1 million ($184 million) in the year to August.
  • This was mainly down to it cutting around £50 million ($65 million) of costs.
  • Sales of sportswear, skincare, and makeup also boomed during lockdown.
  • But it said it was “cautious on the outlook for consumer demand” because of pressure on the disposable incomes of its customers, who are mainly in their 20s.
  • Asos shares fell by 9%, set for their largest one-day fall since mid-March.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Asos more than quadrupled its profits in the year to August thanks to cost-cutting measure and a sportswear boom during lockdown, it announced on Wednesday.

But it warned that its target market, people in their 20s, were struggling economically. It was “cautious on the outlook for consumer demand, and will remain so until lifestyles and financial stability for our

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Business Insider parent Insider Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Morning Brew, a news startup known for a popular email newsletter on business and finance, according to people familiar with the situation.

The terms the companies are discussing would value Morning Brew at over $75 million, including certain performance incentives, the people said. The companies haven’t completed a deal, and the talks could still fall apart.

The sale of Morning Brew is a bright spot in a digital-media sector that has faced a number of challenges. The online-ad market was already under pressure before the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the situation.

Newsletters, including those operated by companies like Morning Brew, theSkimm and traditional media outlets, are viewed as attractive, partly because they can help companies expand the reach of their content and recruit new subscribers. Newsletters often command higher advertising rates than traditional display ads in

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

The household composter market size is poised to grow by USD 329.38 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013006052/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Household Composters Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The adoption of online sales platforms is greatly benefitting the sales growth for household composters. The vendors are increasingly using their websites and e-retailing platforms for listing their products and capitalizing on the popularity and improving product

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VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / By mid-April, roughly a month after the World Health Organization had officially declared COVID19 a global pandemic, Amazon reportedly hired an additional 175,000 employees to help deliver on a surging demand of online orders. This employment boom indicates that, unlike other industries, the eCommerce industry did not experience economic pain as a result of the pandemic, but quite the opposite.

This increase in online ordering created both a packaging graveyard bursting with delivery materials and a massive influx in carbon emissions resulting from transporting goods from point A to B. TreeEra, an industry-leading Canadian based organization focused on sustainability through community-funded tree planting, is providing a simple solution to this complicated problem with their recently launched program 1:Tree. 1:Tree allows businesses and individuals the option and opportunity to plant a tree with each good or service sold, offsetting the

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How can you possibly know how your business is performing if you’re not tracking and measuring very specific metrics? Without them, it’s like navigating a desert without a compass. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. And it’s in the online world, where consumer behavior data is so readily available, that metrics can really shine.



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So how can you measure your e-commerce metrics?

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Most online retailers use Google Analytics as the first step to measuring and tracking their metrics:

Step 1: Determine your top metrics

Step 2: Set it up in Google Analytics

Step 3: Monitor your results on a regular basis

Related: How Google Analytics Help Small Business Owners to Make Better Business Decisions

But this data is limited in that it doesn’t explain why the user is behaving in a certain way, it just provides the quantitative data -—

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In response to COVID stay-at-home restrictions, consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to purchase household furniture and decor items. While this trend is bad news for the growing list of retailers closing doors such as Pier 1 and Sur La Table, it presents a tremendous opportunity for ecommerce retailers–especially those that help consumers filter through millions of options and then deliver the products through a direct-to-consumer model that keeps costs down.

Alfred Chehebar, founder of Genius Pack and CEO of Genius Brands LLC, a portfolio of digitally native ecommerce brands, is breaking into the online furniture market by launching ObjectsHQ, a direct-to-consumer furniture company promising “a new kind of ecommerce experience for modern furniture.”

The Market for Online Furniture Sales

The U.S. market for online household furniture is booming with annual revenues of $45.7 billion and annualized growth of 15.9% between 2015 and 2020, according to IBISWorld. But the

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Allison Barr Allen is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Fast, based in San Francisco.

As Covid-19 drove people into lockdown this year, it also drove them online in nearly every aspect of their lives. Entire companies relocated to Zoom. Doctors treated patients through computer screens, and e-commerce giants saw their profits soar. Meanwhile, small businesses, particularly those that depend on a physical presence to sell their products or services, have been hit hard. Just as online shopping went from a convenience to a necessity for consumers, digital channels have become a requirement for retailers of all types and sizes to survive. And even when the pandemic is over, there is ample evidence that customers will continue to shop online in ever-greater numbers.

While most retailers today have some kind of online presence, the world of e-commerce technology can be vast and confusing. It seems like it

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JERUSALEM & ABU DHABI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

OurCrowd, the world’s largest global venture investing platform and Emirates Angels Investors Association, the leading Emirati angel investment network, today held an online event which gave Israeli investors and entrepreneurs their first glimpse of the tech opportunities available in the United Arab Emirates. UAE Tech Investment Landscape: Introduction for the Israeli Ecosystem, broke records with over 2,000 registrants who were able to hear from some of the Emirates’ top business leaders and officials talking directly to Israelis for the first time.

H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office and Abdullah S. Al Naboodah, chairman of the Al Naboodah Investment Company in Dubai and a member of one of the UAE’s most prominent and successful business families, headlined the broadcast. A special greeting was included from Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO, Abu Dhabi Global Market.

“We’re really

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