Tag: Online Shopping

Amazon Reportedly Building A Warehouse Just For Dangerous Items

Amazon’s new warehouse will be much smaller than its other ones. However, it’ll have stricter safety measures for hazardous items such as bear repellent and pepper sprays.

Security May 19, 2019

Amazon Prime One-Day Shipping Now Available In Some Areas

As promised late last month, Amazon is now offering one-day shipping for Prime orders. It’s not showing up yet on some accounts, so your mileage may vary.

Internet May 11, 2019

Drunk US Adults Spend $48 Billion Shopping Online, And Amazon Is So Happy About It

Americans who shop online while drunk reportedly spends as much as $400 a year, which is equivalent to $48 billion annually. Amazon is the favorite choice of drunk shoppers by a mile, followed by eBay and Etsy.

Life & Style March 26, 2019

Instagram Wants You To Shop Without Leaving The App: Here's How Checkout Works

Instagram has introduced its newest feature called Checkout, where users can directly purchase products without leaving the app. Here's how it works.

Internet March 23, 2019

You Can Shop On eBay Using Google Pay Starting This April

Google Pay will only be available as a payment method on eBay when buying from sellers enrolled in eBay’s new payments experience. The option rolls out this April.

Internet March 22, 2019

Amazon Showroom Lets You Design A Virtual Living Room With Furniture Before Purchasing

Amazon has finally debuted Showroom, a virtual living room for furniture shoppers. With it, customers can see how a living room will look with certain items before hitting the purchase button.

Internet January 5, 2019

Supreme Court To Rule On Sales Tax Of Online Purchases

Online shoppers could pay more upon checkout if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 26-year-old rule on sales taxes. The court is due to hear a case against retailers that have not been collecting sales tax from customers.

Life & Style April 16, 2018

Good News, Walmart Shoppers: Grocery Delivery Will Reach 100 More Cities

In its bid to rival Amazon, Walmart is expanding its home delivery service to 100 metro areas this year. Customers will be able to shop Walmart online and get the items at their doorstep, for a fee.

Life & Style March 14, 2018

Amazon Prime Wardrobe Lets You Try Before You Buy, Pay Only For What You Keep [Video]

Amazon has announced a new service called Prime Wardrobe, which will let users try on clothes, shoes and accessories and return them for free, paying only for what they keep. Here's all you need to know.

Internet June 20, 2017

GameStop To Close Nearly 150 Retail Stores Worldwide In 2017

GameStop announced that it will shut down 150 retail stores globally, because of decline in sales. The revenue loss is attributed to fierce competition by online shopping websites and aggressive promotion by other retailers.

Business Tech March 27, 2017

You Can Now Do Your Shopping Via Google Home: Here’s How

Google has now rolled out an update to its smart speaker that will let users shop online using their voice. However, there are a few limitations to consider.

Google February 16, 2017

Walmart Gunning For Amazon Prime With Free 2-Day Shipping Without Membership Fee

Walmart has anounced free two-day shipping to home and stores without any membership fees. The minimum purchase required for shipping to home is now lower as well, and ShippingPass is now history, but members will get a refund.

Business Tech January 31, 2017

Virtual Amazon Dash Buttons Make Shopping Easier: One-Click Purchase Straight Off Amazon Homepage

Amazon has launched virtual Dash buttons, making it even easier to reorder items. With virtual Amazon Dash buttons now front and center on the retailer's homepage and mobile app, favorite purchases are one click away.

Business Tech January 21, 2017

Sears, Kmart And Macy's Are Closing Down Stores: Here's A Full List Of Where They'll Shut Down

While many online businesses thrive, some of the more established businesses are not always able to keep up. Sears, Kmart and Macy's are the biggest examples of that -- the retailers will be closing down stores.

Business Tech January 6, 2017

Is Touch ID Really Secure? 6-Year-Old Girl Buys $250 Worth Of Pokémon Items Using Sleeping Mom's Thumbprint

Six-year-old Arkansas native Ashlynd Howell was able to place $250 worth of purchases on Amazon without her parents' knowledge. The little girl gained access to a smartphone by scanning her sleeping mother's fingerprint.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Mobile Holiday Shoppers At Risk Due To Fake Retail Apps: Here's How You Can Avoid Them

More and more fake apps are now coming to Android and iOS devices due to the approaching holiday season. Consumers can take a number of steps to avoid becoming a scam victim.

Apps/Software November 12, 2016

Instagram Is Testing A New Shopping Feature That Will Let Users Buy From Photos

Instagram announced it will begin testing a new shopping feature with 20 U.S. brands that will allow users to learn more about products seen in photos. Users will be redirected to the company’s website to make a purchase.

Apps/Software November 1, 2016

Black Friday 2016: Amazon Sales Start Now With Launch Of Deal Store

Amazon launched its Black Friday Deals Store on Tuesday, which will feature 'tens of thousands' of items on sale until Dec. 22. While the biggest ticket items are likely to be offered on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, deals already available include home appliances, kitchen goods, Kindles, and smart TVs.

Internet November 1, 2016

Exclusive: Whilo Is The Social Network App For Gift Giving For Shopping For What People Love This Holiday Season

Whilo is the social platform that allows users to find and save products to be added to personalized wish lists that can then be purchased by others.

Apps/Software October 26, 2016

Shopify Merchants Can Now Sell Via Facebook Messenger

Shopify merchants can now sell more items to customers online. They can now directly communicate with clients through Facebook Messenger.

Apps/Software October 11, 2016

Amazon Doesn't Give Customers The Best Prices By Default: Pricing Algorithm To Blame

Amazon's pricing algorithm doesn't let online shoppers get the best prices right off the bat, as it steers customers toward products of its own and items of companies that are included in the Fulfilled by Amazon program.

Internet September 20, 2016

Google Shop The Look Aims To Let You Buy Clothes Directly From Search Results

Google is rolling out a new mobile ad experience called Shop the Look, which will allow users to shop for outfits straight from search results. Here's how it works.

Google September 7, 2016

Labor Day 2016: The Best Sales From The Biggest Retailers

Here are the best deals available online from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy this Labor Day weekend.

Business Tech September 2, 2016

Amazon Prime Day 2016: Here’s How Well The Online Retailer Did

Amazon announced on Wednesday that Prime Day 2016 was the 'biggest day ever' for sales, outdoing last year’s Prime Day and even Cyber Monday.

Business Tech July 14, 2016

Amazon Prime Day 2016: The Best Early Bird Deals Available Now

Even though Amazon Prime Day starts in a few more hours, there is no shortage of deals early birds can get their hands on in various categories, including electronics, gadgets, kitchen, toys and beauty.

Internet July 11, 2016

Amazon Prime Day 2016: Here Are The Deals To Look Forward To On July 12

Amazon’s second annual Prime Day will take place on July 12, with more than 100,000 deals including twice as many TV deals than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

Internet July 1, 2016

Pinterest Is Using AI To Help Users Shop For Products: Here’s How The New Feature Works

Pinterest announced new shopping features for its platform, including its new ‘visual search’ tool that recommends products available to buy that are captured with the user’s smartphone.

Apps/Software June 29, 2016

Snap And Shop: Pinterest Brings New Buyable Pins, Shopping Bag And Enhanced Visual Search To Users [VIDEO]

Pinterest is introducing a clever search tool that lets pinners take snapshots of objects they find offline but want to shop for online. Along with the new shopping bag feature and the Pinterest Shop section, the Visual Search tool hopes to give users a better online shopping experience.

Internet June 28, 2016

PayPal, Beware: Apple Pay Expanding Into Online Shopping

Apple is expanding its Apple Pay service into the web for Mac desktop and laptop users. The move, which will be launched in the fall, will put Apple Pay in direct competition with PayPal.

Apple June 14, 2016

Jifiti's Chatbot API For Facebook Messenger Helps Users Find The Perfect Gift

Gifting startup Jifiti announced its chatbot API is now available for Facebook Messenger.

Apps/Software May 17, 2016

Amazon Cooks Up Its Own Line Of Branded Groceries

Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries.

Internet May 16, 2016

Sport Chalet To Close All Stores After 57 Years

Sport Chalet has announced the closure of its 47 retail stores in the next several weeks. The company offered no explanation but rumors have been circulating that it has been facing bankcruptcy issues.

Business April 19, 2016

Alibaba Pumps $1 Billion Total Investment Into Lazada, Becomes Controlling Shareholder

Alibaba announced today that it has agreed to buy a controlling stake of Lazada Group, a Southeast Asian online retail giant, for $1 billion. This is in line with Alibaba’s expansion strategy to cover the Asian continental and Pacific regions.

Business April 13, 2016

Amazon Dash Button Expands To Now Include More Than 100 Brands

Amazon added more than 70 new brands that now have a Dash Button, including Red Bull, Burt's Bees and Energizer.

Internet March 31, 2016

Amazon Bans UK-Based Customer Who Returned 37 'Defective' Items

An online shopper in the United Kingdom has been banned from buying items from Amazon after he had repeatedly sent back 37 out of the 343 items he had purchased over the past two years. The company told him that he can no longer use his gift card balance as such vouchers can only be used on Amazon's website.

March 23, 2016

'Tough Lock': Man From Malaysia Orders Unlocked iPhone 6s Online But Gets A Padlock Instead

A man in Malaysia received a package containing a padlock instead of the unlocked iPhone 6s smartphone he bought from an online store. He shared about his bad experience through a post on Facebook.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2016

Here's How Much It Would Cost To Buy Every Single Item From Amazon

It would cost more than $12 billion dollars if a consumer wanted to purchase one of everything available on Amazon's website.

Internet February 25, 2016

Snapchat Eyes E-Commerce Platform So You Can Shop While You Snap

Snapchat may soon launch a feature to its Discover section that will turn its channels into an e-commerce platform. Users will be able to use the platform to shop while they snap.

Apps/Software February 20, 2016

Holiday Sales Soared This Year As Online Shopping Spiked, But Still Accounted For Only 10 Percent Of Total Spending

Holiday sales figures showed a healthy increase in 2015 as consumer confidence swelled. Online sales spiked significantly, but still remain a small portion of overall spending.

Business December 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Madness: 121 Million Expected To Shop Online

A National Retail Federation survey revealed that 121 million shoppers, equivalent to 49.5 percent, are planning to shop online for the upcoming Cyber Monday. The survey also found that 29.6 million customers, equivalent to 24.4 percent, will be using their mobile devices.

Business November 30, 2015

Online Black Friday Sales Very Strong, Driven By Mobile Technology

Black Friday is off to a roaring start. Americans have already spent a half billion dollars in online holiday shopping so far, $100 million more than last year.

Internet November 30, 2015

Apple iOS Grabs 78.3 Percent Of US Thanksgiving Online Shopping On Mobile, Trumping Android By 360 Percent

Purchases made on Thanksgiving Day are dominated by mobile device users. Apple makes up 78.3 percent of online orders while Android earns 21.5 percent.

Society November 28, 2015

Volvo In-Car Delivery Will Send Your Shopping Goods Straight To Your Car Trunk

Volvo has recently launched its In-Car Delivery service, which aims to liberate online shoppers. The first commercially-available service of its kind will deliver packages to customer's automobiles even when unattended.

FUTURE TECH November 25, 2015

eBay Announces Deals For Thanksgiving, Black Friday And Cyber Monday That Include iPads, GoPros And Samsung TVs

Online retailer eBay has just announced some of its holiday deals, which will start on Thanksgiving and roll out every hour until Cyber Monday.

Internet November 11, 2015

Pinterest Launches Its Dedicated Shopping Section And The Buyable Pin Feature For Android Users

Pinterest announced the upcoming launch of its Shop, where users can buy directly from the app, along with rolling out the 'buyable Pin' feature for Android users.

Apps/Software November 3, 2015

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