Already, online shopping is chipping away at brick-and-mortar purchases. But the ease of online browsing and the decreasing cost of shipping may help propel total holiday sales to new heights.
Seven in 10 Americans said they will use either cash (39 percent) or a debit card (31 percent) for most of their holiday purchases.
Most of the catalyst for Bitcoin’s recent rise comes from continuous reports of financial institutions and venture capitalists investing in the cryptocurrency’s cornerstone technology, known as the blockchain,
“Amazon is bringing this action to protect its customers from this misconduct, by stopping defendants and uprooting the ecosystem in which they participate.”
Streaming giant Netflix picked an unusual culprit for failing to meet Wall Street projections for third-quarter U.S. subscriber growth, blaming the ongoing transition to chip-based credit cards.
Target is also doubling the time-frame for a price adjustment to 14 days, both in stores and at Target.com.
The FTC alleges that these gag clause provisions, and the defendants’ related warnings, threats, and lawsuits, harm consumers by unfairly barring purchasers from “sharing truthful, negative comments about the defendants and their products.”
The Sam’s Club announcement comes a few months after AmEx and Sam’s Club competitor, Costco, announced that they’re breaking up, effective March 31, 2016, after a 16-year partnership.
With Klarna, consumers can make a purchase from Overstock simply by typing their email address, their shipping address, or possibly their phone number.
The Internet giant has rolled out a new type of ad that’ll place listings for home-repair services at the top of relevant search result pages — although only around the San Francisco Bay Area for now.