For those who missed Black Friday’s holiday deals, there‘s good news. Online shopping’s Cyber Monday has been extended to Cyber Week by retailers hoping to maintain the shopping momentum. Amazon is advertising “Cyber Monday Week.” Wal-Mart is promoting “Cyber Week” in broadcast ads.
According the National Retail Federation, 122 million Americans will log on to shop this week and many will use their Smartphones to do so.
Are you planning to shop online? Keep these security tips in mind:
Use trustworthy web sites and apps that are widely recognized and have a good reputation. Protect yourself: Read sites’ privacy
Charities receive most donations between September to December. This year will likely be no different. And, in a floundering economy, your fundraising approach must stand out. How? Be more tech savvy.
The Salvation Army is known for their corner collection drives with bells and Red Kettle pots. This year they are adding credit cards to the mix with Square credit card readers, which snap on to smart phones. The Salvation Army collected more than $142 million with their Red Kettles in 2010. Do you think the ability to take major credit cards will make an impact?
Other techy fundraising
As Smartphone’s get smarter, apps strive to be bigger and better. Square Card Case has taken electronic payment to the next level. Once you’ve download the Card Case app, you can leave your wallet at home when you run out for a cup of coffee. And, you can leave your phone in your pocket while you pay.
There are 3 steps to the Card Case.
1. Download the app and link a credit card.
2. Open a tab at any Square merchant.
3. Give your name at the register and you’re done.
How will this affect you?