The owner of a local internet sales business has been left angry and frustrated by technical woes at the Royal Bank of Scotland group. NatWest customer Ideal Mats, based at Purdis Farm, supplies mats and other flooring and sells on the web. But owner Jacqui Munn said it had been unable to do business, because of technical problems across RBS group brands, including NatWest, on Monday, and it had still not been resolved at noon on Tuesday.
The early buzz is that “Black Friday” shopping weekend was a bit of a disappointment for retailers, but hopes remained high that “Cyber Monday” would score big gains. This year’s installment of Cyber Monday, which offers up its own plethora of online promotions on the heels of the aggressive “Black Friday” price-cutting, comes amid greater-than-ever signs of the increased importance of online shopping to the entire retail industry
In the last year I’ve gone from 12 connected devices in my home to about 50. As I’ve tried out different systems and ripped stuff on and off the walls I’ve spent about $3,000 worth of my own money and reviewed maybe $6,000 worth of equipment from hubs to sensors to connected toothbrushes (that last one wasn’t worth it).