Christmas shopping season is in full swing and there are really only two ways to get those presents youre searching for: Wading through the crowds in all of the retail stores, Shopping on the Internet. There are plenty of books on how to deal with scams in the retail stores, and, truthfully, most of these scams are pretty straightforward and easily detected by consumers.The Internet has taken its place beside the telephone and television as an important part of peoples lives. Consumers use the Internet to shop, bank and invest online. Most consumers use credit or debit cards to pay for online purchases, but other payment methods, like e-wallets, are becoming more common. We want you to know about these payment technologies and how to make your transactions as safe and secure as possible. Keep these tips in mind as other forms of electronic commerce, like mobile and wireless transactions, become more available. Enjoy your ebook Holiday Shopping (What You Need To Know About Safe Shopping)!
A Theory of Shopping offers a highly original perspective on one of our most basic everyday activities - shopping. We commonly assume that shopping is primarily concerned with individuals and materialism. But Miller rejects this assumption and follows the surprising route of analysing shopping by means of an analogy with anthropological studies of sacrificial ritual. He argues that the act of purchasing goods is almost always linked to other social relations, and most especially those based on love and care. The ethnographic sections of the book are based on a years study of shopping on a street in North London. This provides the basis for a sensitive description of the issues the shopper confronts when making decisions as to what to buy. Miller develops a theory to account for these observations, arguing that shopping typically consists of three major stages which reflect the three key stages of many rites of sacrifice. In both shopping and sacrifice the ultimate intention is to constitute others as desiring subjects. Finally the book examines certain historical shifts in both subjects and objects of devotion, in particular, ideals of gender and love. This treatment of shopping from the perspective of comparative anthropology represents a highly innovative approach to one of the most familiar tasks of our daily lives. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book will be of interest to students and academics in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies, as well as anybody who wants to consider more deeply the nature of their own everyday activities.
In a dispute, governments weigh up their options when selecting between various dispute settlement mechanisms. By scrutinising the interaction of institutional design with state interests, this book analyses why particular forums are selected in maritime boundary disputes.
This important book offers unique insights into crime and its prevention in retailing. It is the first comparative study of crime and nuisance in town centres and shopping centres. The book contributes directly to the current debate about the vitality and viability of high-street shopping. It discusses critically the use and effectiveness of a range of security options, including the role of security guards and the privatization of policing in the retail sector. A detailed examination is made of the burgeoning use of closed circuit television, something which is contrasted with the lack of information about its effectiveness. This timely and major contribution is of interest to retailers, town-centre and shopping-centre managers, the private security industry and police officers, as well as academics and students.
What determines where people shop? Why would shoppers visit one shopping centre rather than another? Developers, backers, planners and Government will wish to estimate the viability of proposed new centres. Developers wish to plan, build and/or improve shopping centres to maximize profitable retail sales and shopper satisfaction. This book explores a range of perspectives from the traditional to the latest thinking. These approaches are drawn together with a summary of the hypotheses for which the author has found support.
Do you want to break your impulse shopping addiction and habit of buying stuff, without dramatically changing your life? Do you want to save money? Do you want to be Underspent, not overspent? Right now, the rising cost of living is one of the biggest issues in Australia, America and the UK. According to the media, the average American owns 3.5 credit cards and owes US$15,799 in credit card debt. Three out of five American families cant pay off their credit card debts. In the UK, someone is declared insolvent or bankrupt every five minutes, and a property is repossessed every eighteen minutes. Thirteen per cent of Australian adults and seventeen per cent of Aussie kids live below the poverty line, whilst the average Australian adult spends the first eight weeks of each year working just to pay for their car. There are more than eighteen million shopaholics in the United States, and five per cent of all waste in Australian landfill is discarded clothing. In this groundbreaking and entertaining book, Rachel reveals the Seven-Step Process she took to break her shopping addiction and buying habit, without dramatically changing her life. For Rachel, the ultimate result of implementing the seven steps set out in this book was: •being Underspent-spending less than usual (she was spending less money than was required and expected) •breaking her impulse shopping addiction and habit of buying stuff •saving 38 per cent of her net (take-home) annual salary •feeling happier and more content. This is a book that people can use, not just agree with. Underspent examines in detail the problems caused by impulse shopping addictions, what triggers our shopping and buying, the challenges and personal battles we face when quitting and the seven steps to being Underspent. This is a practical guide for men and women who want to quit shopping and save money. With case studies, stories, information and practical exercises, Rachel shows you how to apply the seven steps.
So you went to get eggs from the grocery store and an hour later, you are loaded with bags of grocery that you had no idea you needed. Also, your wallet is lighter and bank balance an inch closer to the red. If you have so far been sleepwalking through grocery shopping trips, without a plan or purpose, then this book is for you ! Author of Grocery Shopping Guide: How To Save Money On Grocery Shopping , Juha Öörni likes to think of it as an art; an art that has everything to do with how food ends up in pantry and money in your bank. It all starts with you and slight strategic change of approach to the ordinary task of grocery shopping. In this book, you will find tried and tested strategies to improve your supermarket game plan, all the way from haphazard to on point. This easy to read handy book helps you with: HOW TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING ON A BUDGET REASONS TO MAKE USE OF A GROCERY SHOPPING LIST HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON GROCERIES GROCERY SHOPPING STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE TO SHOP HOW TO MAKE GROCERY SHOPPING EASIER Good Health and wealth is a journey that starts at the grocery store, as you will soon come to agree with the rich information that this book will supply you with. Happy shopping!
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: Online shopping is having very bright future. Perception towards online shopping is getting better in India. With the use of internet, consumers can shop anywhere, anything and anytime with easy and safe payment options. Consumers can do comparison shopping between products, as well as, online stores. In present scenario customers are busy that they dont have enough chance and time to go to shopping centers and purchase the things they need, everybody likes to do online shopping. In online, Product assortment is very huge to choose, and make immediate comparison in price, quality, variety, colour and also get product based information like customer feedback. The main purpose of this paper is to determine the Factors Influencing Consumer Perception towards Online Shopping. The objective for this research is to know the customer perception and identify the factors which influence the online customers. A quantitative research design which is descriptive and exploratory in nature was selected to gain insights about customer perception towards online shopping. The questionnaire prepared by using Likerts five-point scale ranging from (1-5) where 1 Means not at all important and 5 Means most important .The research has taken use of closed ended questions. The data collection was done over a period of 8 weeks this was done by going directly to the respondents or through mails. A total number of respondents taken for this study are 154. The collected data is analyzed in statistical method of factor analysis in the IBM SPSS 20.0 software. The data collected on 30 variables was deducted into five factors in the software and analyzed accordingly. The survey revealed that different customers have different perception towards online shopping; most of them having a very good attitude towards online shopping but there are certain customer who still find difficulties or we can say apart from several benefits has some disadvantage in mind of customer. Customer perception keeps on changing with time to time which is to be taken in the consideration.The most important factors that can be taken into account to understand the Internet shopping (Customer Service, Convenience, Experience, Value added service and Product related information). A rare amalgamation of an educator, an administrator and a researcher, Dr. Kunal Gaurav has earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has the distinction of being one of Indias most renowned and iconic Higher Education Institutions, occupying a crucial place in the emergence and preservation of both cultural and intellectual heritage of India. His doctoral research was intended to investigate the Impact of Relationship Marketing and Perceived Service Quality on Customer Loyalty in Indian Automobile Industry. He is an agriculture science graduate and holds MBA (Gold Medalist) with specialization in marketing management. He is an AIMA - Accredited Management Teacher and currently working as Professor in the area of Marketing & Associate Dean (Strategic Research) at ICBM - School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad. ICBM - School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad is one of the top business schools in the country blessed with ACBSP accreditation in addition to the approval from AICTE, Ministry of HRD, and Govt. of India. He has published a number of books in the area of General Management, Brand Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Apart from research article publications in various refereed journals he has presented several papers at national and international conferences. He also holds the honorary position of Senior Vice President of Operations - Internationally Accepted Marketing StandardsBoard (IAMSB), International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP), Canada.
Drawing on international perspectives, this book explores the growing fair-trade consumer movement and why it has become a global phenomenon.
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