Australian Online Retailer Charges Customers for Using Internet Explorer

I’ve always had a problem with Internet Explorer still existing, and often feel stupider every time I accidentally open the browser. Well, it turns out it’s not just casual Internet surfers that dislike the browser, according to The Huffington Post. Kogan, an Australian online retailer, is charging customers for using the outdated browser.

Shoppers who use Internet Explorer 7 to purchase items on the website are charged a 6.8 percent tax on top of their order total. To circumvent the extra fee, Kogan customers are encouraged to install a better browser, or upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer.

“The way we’ve been able to keep our prices so low is by using technology to make our business efficient and streamlined. One of the things stopping that is our web team having to spend a lot of time making our new website look normal on IE7,” the tech supply company stated in blog post.

Do you think more retailers should follow in the footsteps of Kogan?

via The Huffington Post

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