Combining the best of both worlds for what can only be described as a dangerous outcome, software developers are looking into using virtual reality headsets to allow eager consumers to go shopping from the comfort of their own homes.
Drunk Shopping, a service that describes itself as "the shopping experience that delights in sloppy judgement," happily sends you ideas for pointless stuff to buy each time you return home from a boozy night out. Yes, it does sound like a really bad idea.
Possibly ideal for anyone that regularly shops on Walmart.com, the retail giant will be launching a competing service to Amazon Prime later this year that will provide three day shipping on most orders.
Utilizing the massive quantity of visual content generated by 70 million users, Pinterest is working on launching a purchasing function that would allows users to buy items that have been pinned on the site.
Online retailer Alibaba's mobile payment service Alipay is being used for more than half of its transactions now, showing the rapid growth of mobile shopping. Mobile purchases skyrocketed throughout all of China, reaching even remote areas.