• inflation challenges July 12, 2022 11:23 pm

    Online Shoppers Prioritize Expenses Due to Inflation – And Retailers Are Taking Notice

    Big summer sales are happening right now at major retailers, but with inflation and gas prices still so high, are shoppers willing to spend?

  • consumer March 6, 2020 12:53 pm

    These Are America's Favorite Online and Brick-and-Mortar Stores. Is Yours on the List?

    American consumers continue to do more of their shopping online — and those who do are increasingly happy with the experience. In fact, internet retail is the only bright spot in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Retail and Consumer Shipping Report released last week. While satisfaction scores with brick-and-mortar stores remained unchanged, the ACSI score for internet retail rose...

  • Professor November 29, 2019 11:15 am

    How to Protect Yourself From Online Holiday Shopping Scams

    Online shoppers, beware. Scammers could be going after your money this holiday season as you try to take advantage of online deals.

  • Amazon July 15, 2019 1:55 pm

    Don't Make These 6 Common Mistakes and Do Amazon Prime Day Right

    Amazon’s Prime Day kicks off at midnight on Monday, July 15. In recent years, Amazon’s Prime Day has become one of the most anticipated sales events of the year for online shoppers looking for deals — and, maybe, an excuse to splurge. And, for Amazon, the annual event has become successful enough that the e-commerce giant decided to double-down this...

  • North Carolina November 22, 2018 10:33 pm

    Walmart, Target Host Black Friday Events to Court Online, Former Toys ‘R' Us Shoppers

    With Black Friday sales beginning on Thanksgiving for many retailers, Walmart and Target are getting the ball rolling with a variety of new events that experts say are intended to draw online shoppers and seize upon the first holiday season without a beloved children’s toy haven. Walmart recently announced its first-ever “Light Up Black Friday” parties in stores at 4...

  • Asher Klein June 22, 2018 12:33 pm

    Supreme Court: States Can Make Online Shoppers Pay Sales Tax

    States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the...

  • New Jersey December 16, 2017 8:29 am

    With Christmas Nearing, Retailers Feel Pressure to Deliver

    A calendar quirk this year and Amazon’s seven-days-a-week delivery capability are building pressure on retailers to deliver. With Christmas on a Monday, most retailers have one less day to get packages delivered on time. Some are pushing up their deadlines for standard delivery or free shipping. And after promoting the convenience of buying online with store pickup, retailers are also...

  • United States November 22, 2017 3:41 pm

    At $1 Billion a Day, Online Shopping Has Set New Record

    It’s barely Thanksgiving and online shoppers have already spent $28.6 billion shopping online, 18 percent more than they did last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is expected by Adobe to be largest online shopping day in history, with an expected $6.6 billion in sales, CNBC reported. In all, online holiday spending is expected to...

  • CEO October 27, 2017 1:37 pm

    Fit or Miss? Retailers Offering New Tools for Online Shoppers

    Stores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly. The retailers are unleashing tools that use artificial intelligence to replicate the help a salesperson at a store might offer, calculate a shopper’s most likely body shape, or use 3D models for...

  • NBC July 12, 2017 10:08 am

    Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days on Amazon, but the online retailer’s own shopping holiday, Prime Day, has them both beat, the company said Wednesday. The July 11 event that saw 3.5 million toys purchased around the world was “the biggest day ever in Amazon history,” Amazon said in a news release. Only Prime members can make...

  • NBC July 11, 2017 1:40 pm

    Inside Prime Day: How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

    Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company’s vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a ways off. “If you had to build a machine that could handle peak operations, and it was idle for 10 months of the year, Prime Day...

  • The Associated Press May 14, 2015 8:15 am

    Wal-Mart Taking on Amazon Prime With Unlimited Shipping Service

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will test a new unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer that will be priced below Amazon’s $99 per year Prime service. The world’s largest retailer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the new service will cost customers $50 a year. Products will arrive in three days or less. Ravi Jariwala, a company spokesman, said...

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