Gordon Cooper

17 Flips | 1 Magazine | @GordonCoope2015 | I am commercially-aware individual and a qualified Management Accountant with years experience working with high-profile global organizations. 

Why You Actually Spend More Online When You Know Less About What You’re Buying

Apparently, that old adage “knowledge is power” doesn’t apply to your online shopping habits: According to <i>Psychology Today</i>,having too much …

How to avoid getting hacked when shopping online

Avoiding long lines and cranky crowds are just two of the benefits of online shopping. But getting hacked while buying a toy playset from the hit movie through an online seller is a real shopping risk, too.<p>It may seem that protecting yourself from hackers is impossible, given that it's been a …

Walmart Doubles Down On Online Grocery Shopping With Curbside Pickup

Walmart today is announcing an expansion of its online grocery shopping service with launches in eight additional markets, as well as plans for a continued rollout to several more regions in the months ahead. The news comes at a time when a number of startups and larger companies, including Amazon, …

Online Shopping Is Transitioning to a More Touchy-Feely Model

Customers want to feel how a product fits in their hands as well as how it fits into their lives.<p>Our society loves immediacy and frictionless buying, two qualities that are heavily reflected in our consumer habits. Popularized by Amazon, one-click online shopping and next-day delivery are now …

Online Shopping Facts All Retailers Should Know Revealed in TrueShip's Newest Report

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Oct 09, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- TrueShip (http://www.trueship.com) -- the leading provider of ecommerce shipping software …

How Facebook Plans to Become THE Online Shopping Destination and Dominate eCommerce

<i>"On Facebook we've seen that people are coming to our platform not only to connect with friends and family but also with products and brands. In</i> …

Shopify partners with U.S. Postal Service to woo more retailers

TORONTO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Shopify Inc announced a tie-up with the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday, making it more attractive for smaller U.S. retailers to use its software to power their e-commerce sites.<p>The arrangement provides participating merchants with discounts of up to 60 percent off the …

The Postal Service Is Sloppy About Mass Surveillance

They're tracking Americans' mail. And they're not careful about it.<p>WASHINGTON -- The United States Postal Service continues to mismanage its mail tracking program, an operation used by several federal agencies to record details off of envelopes without a warrant, despite warnings from its Inspector …

Here’s how the Post Office is taking on UPS, FedEx, and Amazon

The United States Postal Service’s postmaster general Megan Brennan has been in office for six months, and already she’s starting to push the …

How Are FedEx and United Parcel Service Preparing for the Holiday Season?

A look at the package delivery companies' plans to deal with peak demand during the shopping season, and what it means for investors.<p>During most of …

Amazon Flexes Its Muscles in Crowdsourced Delivery Space

Amazon has entered the on-demand delivery space in its hometown of Seattle, where independent workers are delivering orders within two hours or …

UPS Asks People to Pick Up Packages Themselves

Kathryn Maloney let loose on Twitter in July, chiding United Parcel Service Inc. for sending her package to a grocery store for pickup after making …

Dell and EMC make their mega-merger official

Dell Inc. this morning formally announced that it has agreed to acquire network storage giant EMC Corp. (EMC) for approximately $67 billion.<p>Under …