3 ways to score big holiday discounts online

Surveys suggest that more than half of holiday shopping takes place online, and that figure grows every year. But as blissful as online shopping is, the internet is a sterile environment. Unlike your local shopping mall, you can’t land an online discount by asking for a deal or “knowing a guy.”

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6 'James Bond' inspired Black Friday must-have tactical steals

Shopping for a hunter, outdoor enthusiast, adventurer, first responder, military member or someone else who deserves something best-in-class this holiday season?

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3 Timely E-Commerce Shipping Tips


Shipping has become a key part of success in the online shopping revolution. Amazon has raised consumer expectations dramatically when it comes to shipping, and etailers have been scrambling to keep up. Because changes occur on a near-daily basis in the shipping world, here are some tips for getting ahead of the game. The faster you can get your goods out the door and into your customers’ hands, the better. Consumers increasingly expect their purchases to arrive quickly, and they’re drawn to two-day, next-day and even same-day shipping offers.

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5 Ways to Give E-Commerce Shopping That Personal Touch


Shopping online can feel a bit impersonal. It’s all about looking at screens and filling virtual carts, and not so much about having a rich experience. Many consumers long for just that kind of experience — one that’s similar to walking into a store, looking at products, talking with an associate, and perhaps ultimately making a purchase. This is where e-commerce personalization technologies come in, with the goal of delivering an online shopping experience that’s at least as interactive as a bricks-and-mortar one.

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What is an Amazon Dash Button, and should you buy one?

Amazon’s miniature shopping gadget looks fun and easy to use, but the question still lingers for some: What is an Amazon Dash Button? Here, we break down how it works and the benefits to owning one.

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With Echo Dot at Bat, Amazon Scores Prime Day Home Run


Amazon has hailed its third-annual Prime Day promotion as its single biggest global shopping event ever. The sales event, held earlier this week, reached $1 billion in sales, according to some estimates, surpassing year-ago sales by 60 percent and beating the company’s prior Black Friday and Cyber Monday records. More members joined Prime on this year’s Prime Day than on any other single day in the company’s history, Amazon said, although it did not release any figures to back up that claim.

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Can Amazon Reinvent the Shopping Experience?


There is little doubt that the Internet has altered the way U.S. consumers think about shopping. E-commerce sales grew 15.6 percent in 2016 and now account for 11.7 percent of all retail sales. Amazon accounts for a whopping 43 percent of those e-commerce sales. Amazon, in particular, has changed the way consumers think about e-commerce sales, or etail. If you live in a major city like Phoenix, which has a major distribution center, it is not uncommon to order items sold by Amazon and have them delivered the same afternoon.

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Walmart's going to war with Amazon with free 2-day shipping for everyone

The fight between Walmart and Amazon for control of the nation’s internet shopping habit isn’t going to be over any time soon.

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10 top kitchen tech holiday gift ideas

Your holiday season shopping might include gifts for someone who enjoys cooking or being in the kitchen. With that in mind, we tested a number of items that could make it onto your gift list.

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Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules


Before you sit down at your kitchen table and lose money shopping for Christmas and holiday gifts, you’d be well advised to learn the rules of the online shopping road. They can be very different from one vendor to another, so shop carefully. Some companies do a great job with customer care. Others don’t. I have been both delighted and burned several times, and I’d like to share some of my personal experiences to help you shop more safely. Amazon, the leader in online shopping, does it right from the customer perspective.

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Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day


Although online retailers on Monday offered deals to jumpstart the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday as a one-day event could be losing some of its attraction. Many retailers jumped the gun, and have been offering special online deals for days. Cyber Monday in recent years has ranked as the third largest holiday shopping day, following Super Saturday and Black Friday. However, many online-only retailers, including Amazon, have started to offer pre-Cyber Monday sales to compete with traditional Black Friday in-store shopping madness.

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Tech Q&A: Hide online shopping purchases during the holidays, best tablet apps for Mom

Want to know how to hide online shopping purchase during the holidays, the best tablet apps for Mom, and how to broadcast using Facebook Live? Then read this column.

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Black Friday Shoppers Hungry for New Experiences, New Tech


Many consumers will rush to shopping malls and give their mobile devices a workout later this week. Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population, or 137.4 million shoppers, is expected to hunt for bargains over Black Friday weekend, according to new survey from the National Retail Federation.
The figures are up slightly from 58.7 percent, or 135.8 million shoppers, a year ago, with both surveys ranging from Thanksgiving Day through Small Business Saturday and Sunday after.

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A Sales Tax Holiday Can Help You Save on Back-to-School Shopping

If you haven’t gotten around to going back-to-school shopping yet, you may want to get started this weekend, especially if you live in Georgia, Missouri, or Tennessee.

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Macy's harnesses IBM's Watson supercomputer to help shoppers

Macy’s is harnessing artificial intelligence from IBM’s Watson supercomputer for an in-store shopping assistant.

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7 ultimate tactical graduation gifts

Shopping for a graduation gift that needs to be a hit? Here are seven of the best tactical gifts for the grad in your life— gifts you won’t be able to resist buying for yourself as well.

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7 tactical gifts for women on Valentine’s Day

When it comes to shopping for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, most guys settle for flowers, chocolates and maybe a little bling. But what if your gal is someone who enjoys sleeping under the stars and never met a challenge she couldn’t handle? Then, you need to consider these 7 tactical gifts.

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