6 Ways SMBs Can Meet Online Shoppers' High Shipping Expectations


For many online shoppers, shipping has become a pivotal issue, and one of the worst things an etailer can do is allow a shipment to be late. On-time arrival is such a high expectation that many shoppers find late delivery worse than other notoriously disagreeable things, a recent survey of online shoppers suggests. Here are some of the things a significant number of respondents preferred to getting a package late: a root canal; spending the weekend with in-laws; and telling their kids Santa is a myth. Also, consumers want shipping to be free.

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Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it.

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Apple Accused of Misleading Customers Entitled to Repairs, Replacements

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Apple is facing a lawsuit over its handling of the Error 53 issue, after allegedly lying about its own legal requirements and obligations.

The post Apple Accused of Misleading Customers Entitled to Repairs, Replacements appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Apple releases fix to MacBook Pros in response to Consumer Reports' battery test results

Apple has just issued a software fix through its Beta Software Program to address an issue that arose when the company’s new MacBook Pro laptops were being tested in Consumer Reports’ labs.

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Apple says it'll fix problematic iPhone 6s units after pressure from consumer advocates

Apple announced a few days ago a replacement program for the iPhone 6 Plus’s Touch Disease issue, a fix that’ll cost you $149.

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Motor Trend spotlights 'Apple Car' development in June cover story

Article Image For its latest June issue, long-running automotive serial Motor Trend threw a spotlight on rumors and speculation surrounding Apple’s shadowy “Project Titan.” To go along with its print coverage, which includes a well-studied “Apple Car” concept rendering, the magazine invited a panel of experts to discuss the broader implications of Apple’s efforts, and AppleInsider was there.

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'1970' date bug could be used to wreck pre-iOS 9.3.1 devices over Wi-Fi, researchers say

Article Image Though the issue was nominally fixed with iOS 9.3, the “1970” date bug can theoretically be used to intentionally brick any pre-iOS 9.3.1 device, according to a pair of security researchers.

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This week on AI: FBI debate explodes, Mac & iPhone leaks, Apple patent win overturned

Article Image A single issue dominated most headlines this week: Apple’s defiance of an FBI request to help unlock an iPhone linked to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. More news did emerge, however, on Apple’s legal battles with Samsung, and possible plans for OS X and a new 4-inch iPhone.

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White House says FBI wants access to one iPhone, not blanket backdoor from Apple

Article Image The White House has taken issue with Apple’s suggestion that creating a backdoor to iOS would threaten the security of all its customers, instead arguing that the issue applies to just one iPhone in question.

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New study shines light on one of the iPhone's biggest advantages over Android

We hate to kick a dead horse but unfortunately, Android fragmentation is an issue that continues to rear its ugly head. Time and time again we see problems arise that call Google’s Android strategy into question, and fragmentation has to be at the top of the list for consumers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/15/new-study-shines-light-on-one-iphones-biggest-advantages-over-android.html

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Possible iPhone 7 Plus leak may reveal two of the phone's biggest new features

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 may finally address an issue that iPhone users have been clamoring about for years – mediocre battery life.

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AMD preps hotfix for Radeon Crimson video card fan woes

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AMD’s new Radeon Crimson driver has a fan setting issue that could damage video cards — the company has pledged to release a hotfix today to address the problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/218698-amd-preps-hotfix-for-radeon-crimson-video-card-fan-woes

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ACLU: Google is embarrassed by Android security, isn't protecting vulnerable users like Apple's iOS

Article Image The difference between encryption and security on iOS and Android isn’t just a technical issue but a “digital security divide,” according to the principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union. That’s because Apple secures its devices while Google leaves Android open to data collection and surveillance.

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FAA proposes record $1.9M fine against drone operator for 'unauthorized' flights

So this is what happens if you push the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) too far on the issue of commercial drone flights.

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Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.

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Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable

Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices “lifeless,” and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.

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Apple releases Mac mini EMI firmware update to fix USB keyboard issue

Apple on Wednesday released an EMI update for Mac mini, addressing an issue that could in some cases prevent a USB keyboard from being recognized when waking from sleep.

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Apple eyeing first-ever bond offering in Japanese yen worth $1.62 billion

Apple could issue 200 billion yen, or $1.62 billion U.S., in Japanese bonds as soon as June, marking its first ever debt sale in the country, a report said on Tuesday.



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