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Wayfair unleashes mixed-reality shopping

Dive Brief: Wayfair unveiled its first mixed-reality shopping experience Wednesday. Stated in the press release that the retailer is "Constantly innovating," and noted that mixed-reality is part of the "Next evolution of retail." Tech platforms such as virtual reality, augmented reality and now mixed reality, are the latest retail...


When does buying yourself nice things become a shopping addiction?

Before we even think about buying something, our brains are bathed in the warm glow of pleasure, so is it any wonder that we sometimes buy things we don't actually need? When does enjoying buying yourself nice things become cause for concern? 'I define a shopping addiction as a...


How Do Grocery Delivery Mobile Apps Influence Traditional Shopping?

There are many benefits of developing grocery shopping app, one is that your customers won't just think about your app only when they run-out of grocery, but it will also remind your customers when they will use their mobile devices. Owing to the efficiency and prominence of grocery shopping...


With online shopping, the FedEx driver is the new Santa Claus

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” — we're talking back before email and the Internet — one of the highlights of my day was the arrival of the ......


Alexa, Does Anyone Voice Shop? Whoa, That's Low

The report, citing "Two people briefed on the company's internal figures," claims that only about two percent of Alexa-enabled-device owners have actually used voice shopping in 2018. What's looks even more dismal is that 90 percent of the users who tried voice shopping didn't try it again. Apparently, those...


Here for the experience: In the age of online shopping, expert says retailers need to play up ...

With malls no longer the preferred place to shop, the social aspect of "Mall-going" seems to be disappearing as well. Even Depierro's parents admitted to being avid online shoppers, as opposed to taking social trips to their local department stores. Much of the talk about the "Death of malls"...


The thrill of the hunt keeps off-price retail growing

The treasure hunt aspect of shopping at discount and off-price retailers such as Ross Dress for Less, T.J. Maxx, Macy's Backstage and Nordstrom Rack drives shopper traffic and keeps the stores competitive and growing in the e-commerce age. Ross will grow by about 100 stores this year, and Macy's...


Inside the Luxury Personal Shopping Wars

Net-a-Porter, MatchesFashion and other e-commerce players are courting the 1 percent with private dinners, personal shoppers and couture....


Beauty retailers enhance online shopping with in-store expertise

Beauty retailers are increasingly finding ways for their in-store and online operations to work together to boost sales, including depending on trained store associates to help online shoppers find the right products. Average order sizes grew 63% when online shoppers used UK department store Harvey Nichols' new service that...


In a world of high-tech surveillance, shopping mall cameras are just the tip of the iceberg

Surveillance and predictive policing: Welcome to the 'safety state' of tomorrow. Thus far the outcry against undisclosed surveillance has mostly been limited to privacy advocates and tall forehead academics. Good thing we've all turned into such have-a-gander exhibitionists because its flip-side ill, surveillance voyeurism, is radiating ever further into...


Gen Z's Path to Shopping for Beauty

Gen Z gets beauty inspiration from people they "Know," but YouTube is their go-to source for product recommendation and because cost is a top priority, they like to buy at big-box stores and drugstores. Those are the key takeaways from the latest 2018 Beauty Insights Survey from Sweety High,...


Florida man quits teaching to become a personal grocery shopper with a $100K salary

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL - Attention all shoppers, did you know you could make a living buying groceries. Well, one guy named Ed Hennessey does and a leap of faith landed him a six figure salary. For 20 years he taught thousands of kids at a Florida high school, a...


Walmart aims for a bigger piece of the baby goods market

Walmart has created an online shopping section for prospective and new parents, with six curated collections of cribs, bassinets and other essentials. The baby goods category booked around $62.7 billion in 2016 sales, according to GlobalData, and opportunities are expanding in the wake of last month's closure of Babies...


Half of UK shoppers believe stores need to offer a more seamless omnichannel experience

Over 52% of shoppers in the UK believe that retailers need to offer a more seamless experience between online and offline commerce. This was one of the key findings from a survey conducted by full service e-commerce agency, PushON. For more than 82% of the public, shopping in a...


My Social-Media Shopping Habit Cost Me $98000 in 6 Months

Trying to explain what it feels like to be a compulsive shopper means picking any random day as an example, because they're all the same. That's because for those of us living with a compulsion to shop, it's not about the buy, it's about the buying. Things accumulated around...


Chinese Shopping Platform Pinduoduo Prices US IPO At Top Of Range

SHANGHAI, China - Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo Inc. has raised $1.6 billion after pricing its U.S. initial public offering at the top end of a marketed range, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The Shanghai-based shopping platform backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd. has priced 85.6 million...


This Hilarious Shopping List Sums Up What It's Like To Shop At Costco

Comedic duo Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are known for their hilariously honest takes on parenting and married life. So it's no surprise the moms recently used their signature humor to tackle an adventure many families know all too well: Costco shopping trips. They've continued to bring the laughs,...


On a Budget? You Really Need to Be Shopping Online Auctions

Online auctions, on the other hand, with their click to bid buttons and page after page of options, just don't have quiiiite the same sex appeal. You might even say they're off-putting-who wants to spend an afternoon watching tiny digital pictures of art get bid on for zillions of...


6 Non-Prime Day Sales You Can Shop Right Now

Naturally, other retailers have started creating their own sales in attempts to compete with Amazon. Here are some of our favorite non-Amazon sales happening now across the internet. While Target's sale won't kick off until Tuesday, their one-day sale touts huge discounts with "No membership required." Sales will include...


Why It's So Hard To Buy "Just One Thing" At Target

“Stores have an idea about the path [shoppers take],” he tells Refinery29. “Walmart was once famous for doing things like putting like Band-Aids next ......