E RADAR’s John Brook looks at how to protect yourself from cyber criminals when shopping online… Soon we won’t have to leave the house for anything. Whether you need clothes or cars, you can buy it online with a credit card and a few clicks of the mouse. Not all [...]
Children’s champion and guest blogger John Carr looks into the growing trend of children paying for ‘fremium’ ecommerce apps and the responsibilities companies should have when selling them. The Office of Fair Trading is the UK’s competition watchdog. This is how they describe their work. “The OFT’s mission is to [...]
Data quality is a serious risk to customer confidence. Electronic business is supposed to make life easier and drive down costs which organisations would normally pass on to their customers. But relying on poor quality data can have catastrophic consequences that, at worst could result in a death. Think of [...]
A contract is the defining document for cementing the relationship between the business and customer. Not only does it establish the parties’ intentions and expectations on what goods and services have been offered and accepted, the contract should also set out the road map to resolve difficulties if something were [...]
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Running an e-commerce business in the European Union is not easy. I’ve learned this th…
These are not mere "techie issues".
They are part of the regulatory malaise that has helped destroy UK and EU competitiveness and caused the Chinese sovereign wealth funds to be the latest to start taking their money out of the eurozone.
Eight Chinese government agencies jointly announced guidelines to promote e-commerce and e-invoicing. These guidelines include the setting up of a trial e-invoice system, online information platforms and online payment standards, as well as the promotion of financial integrated-circuit (IC) cards. The guidelines are necessary as data showed that the number [...]
New national compliance rules are driving electronic invoicing across South and Middle America, especially for corporations currently operating or looking to expand their business into Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, and so on. And now Mexico is introducing new e-invoicing regulations too.
The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 provide protection for consumers purchasing goods and services ‘at a distance’, for example via the Internet, digital television, mail order, including catalogue shopping, phone, and fax. Organisations selling online to consumers must provide certain information to consumers as well as offer a 7 [...]