Online shopping

January 16, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season. That's according to Adobe Analytics, which reports online shopping during the holiday season reached $108.2 billion, up almost 15 percent from $94.4 billion the year before. The research arm of software maker Adobe...
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January 12, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo, Laila Ummelaila, a personal shopper at the Walmart store in Old Bridge, N.J., collects items as she shops for online shoppers. Personal shoppers collect items on online orders and greet customers at a pickup location in the parking lot. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 08, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always. The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than 16 million American shelf stockers, salespeople,...
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In this Dec. 15, 2017 photo provided by Kim Porter, shows people living in tents and trailers in Rockport, Texas. The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece _ not counting utilities, maintenance or labor _ on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage. Officials have continued the practice even amid a temporary housing shortage in Texas, where almost 8,000 applicants are still awaiting federal support nearly four months after Hurricane Harvey landed in the Gulf Coast. (Kim Porter via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 11:30 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece — not counting utilities, maintenance or labor — on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage, The Associated Press...
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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a package from Amazon Prime moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility in New York. Online shoppers will pay close attention to at least two things this holiday season: shipping costs and return deadlines. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 25, 2017 - 10:51 am
Online shoppers will pay close attention to at least two things this holiday season: shipping costs and return deadlines. Nowadays, free shipping during the holidays is more of a requirement than a competitive advantage for retailers, according to Christopher Newman, an assistant professor of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers feeling good about the economy, who are spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats, could make this the best holiday season in several years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 24, 2017 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats could make this the best holiday season in several years. That's good news for retailers, some of which have had few reasons of late to be merry. But there's...
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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a UPS employee loads packages onto a truck at a company facility in New York. With Christmas on a Monday, most retailers have one less day to get packages delivered on time. UPS said earlier in December that some package deliveries were being delayed because of a surge of orders from online shoppers after Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 15, 2017 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, people wait to pay for televisions as they shop a sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, in Overland Park, Kan. For the five-day period that ended the Monday after Thanksgiving, shoppers seemed to spend more in 2017 compared to a year earlier. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 30, 2017 - 3:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As shoppers have bought TVs and toys so far this holiday season, they've shown a desire for deals but also an inclination for some impulse spending, retail experts say. Shoppers were on track to spend more compared to last year. The National Retail Federation trade group called...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, an online shopper searches a site. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, the National Retail Federation estimated that people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, spent more than those who stuck to one or the other. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 28, 2017 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A retail trade group estimates that people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday spent more than those who stuck to one or the other. The National Retail Federation estimated Tuesday that more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, file photo, Amazon Prime employee Alicia Jackson hunts for items at the company's urban fulfillment facility that have been ordered by customers, in New York. Shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, up more than 16 percent from a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics, the research arm of software maker Adobe. And more people will be picking up their phones to shop: Web traffic from smartphones and tablets is expected to top desktop computers for the first time this year, Adobe said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 27, 2017 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks of deals didn't stop people from heading online to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday is likely to be the biggest U.S. online shopping day ever, according to Adobe Analytics, the research arm of software maker Adobe. Nearly $6.6 billion in sales were forecast...
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