Online Shopping

Amazon has another shot at a live shopping channel like QVC

Amazon has launched a QVC-style shopping channel featuring slick shows produced in-house and presentations posted by brands. Viewers can interact with presenters, while a carousel below the video highlights the show's products.

Robomart’s self-driving grocery store is like Amazon Go on wheels

Robomart's driverless vehicle is like an Amazon Go store on wheels, with sensors tracking what you grab from the shelves. If you don't want to shop online or visit the grocery store yourself, Robomart will bring the store to you.
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Amazon says it’s broken its holiday sales record … again

Amazon has broken its holiday sales record again, with more items ordered via its online shopping site than ever before. Popular tech items included its Echo smart speaker, the Ring Video Doorbell 2, and the iRobot Roomba 690.
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Holiday shopping: Here are the final dates for Amazon’s free shipping promotion

If you're shopping with Amazon this holiday season, then time is fast running out if you want all of your gifts delivered before December 25. Here are the dates you need to know ...
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Cops go after porch pirates with dummy Amazon boxes and GPS trackers

Amazon is helping police in Jersey City to catch thieves who steal delivered packages from outside people's homes. Within just minutes of the operation's launch this week, cops nabbed their first porch pirate.

Check out the best Green Monday deals for those last-minute gifts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance of finding a great deal. We're talking about Green Monday, of course, and it falls on December 10.

Apple to boost its Amazon presence with listings for iPhones, iPads, and more

Apple is about to start offering more of its kit on Amazon. The tech giant currently only has very limited listings on the shopping site, but the deal will see the arrival of the latest iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and more.
Emerging Tech

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sale smashes online shopping records

The annual online shopping frenzy that is Singles' Day this year raked in $30.8 billion, up from $25 billion last time around. The Alibaba-organized event generates more in sales than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
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Like a pocketable personal stylist, Pinterest overhauls shopping tools

Pinterest shopping just got a bit better with a trio of updates now rolling out to Pinterest. The first replaces Buyable Pins with Product Pins for more features, including knowing whether or not a product is in stock.

Here’s how much Amazon Prime costs and how you can get it for cheaper

Besides free shipping, Amazon Prime offers a plethora of exclusive benefits, including access to Prime Video, Twitch, and a Whole Foods Discount. But how much does the service actually cost to use?

Buying new outdoor gear? Rent it first with Gearo, the virtual rental site

Looking to try new outdoor gear and hate the hassle of renting? Try Gearo, the virtual outdoor gear rental site that connects outdoor enthusiasts to local rental shops in their area.

Couple who conned Amazon out of $1.2 million in tech goods get jail time

An Indianapolis couple who stole more than $1.2 million worth of tech goods from Amazon has been sentenced to jail time. The scam involved lying about the state of the goods and the creation of "hundreds" of false identities.

Walmart aims to win shoppers from Amazon with an all-new website

Walmart is giving its website a makeover that it's planning to unveil in May. Besides a new design with fresh fonts and colors, visitors to the site can also expect an experience more tailored to their personal shopping habits.

eBay now has an ‘under $10’ section for bargain hunters, just like Amazon

Ecommerce giant eBay has launched a new section on its site offering lots of new items for $10 or less. If that sounds familiar, it's because Amazon did the very same thing just a few weeks ago.
Computing lets you nab steep discounts on Amazon if you pay with Bitcoin

Want to save money on your next Amazon purchase? A company called Purse will help you earn some major savings provided you're willing to pay in Bitcoin.

Amazon cultivating new side business with launch of ‘Plants Store’

The new Amazon Plants Store targets green-fingered shoppers on the hunt for new succulents, shrubs, annuals, and perennials to brighten up their home or garden. Prices start at $8.75 and shipping is free for Prime members.
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You can now buy that dancing hot dog plush toy from the Snapchat Store

A new Snapchat Store creates a shoppable Stories-like format that allows users to swipe up to buy, tap to see the next product, or tap and hold to send to a friend. The in-app option is the only spot for Snapchat merchandise, the app says.

Changes at eBay are on the way as it reduces ties with PayPal

Online marketplace eBay said this week it's integrating payments into its own website after doing a deal with Dutch online payments firm Adyen. As a result, PayPal will be featured less prominently on the site.