Are retailers the new NSA?

Smartphones and tablets have not just changed the way we shop online, they are also having an impact in brick-and-mortar shops, as many shoppers are using them to compare prices and read product reviews. But shoppers aren’t the only ones doing a bit of intelligence work on the ground, the retailers are responding in kind.

E-commerce fosters giant warehouses

Online shoppers are not just killing retailers on main street, they seem to be taking creating a lot of demand for oversized commercial storage units suitable for logistics and delivery outfits. In other words, small warehouses are going out of style, fast.

Tablets save retailers' bacon

While the humble desktop PC emits a death rattle across the world, consumers are flocking to tablets - devices which tend to be much more comfortable to keep on your lap when channel surfing.

Fake receipts target Amazon retailers

Fraudsters have been circulating a piece of software that generates fake Amazon receipts, allowing fraudsters to scam Amazon retailers.