When shopping online, it can be difficult to compare prices between similar products because they come in slightly different size containers — or to see if you’re really getting a good deal by buying in bulk — because many e-tail websites don’t include unit pricing to tell you many dollars per ounce/gram/liter or other standard unit of measure. But today, some of the biggest names in retail agreed to start listing unit prices, while the biggest name in online shopping won’t commit. [More]
For those living in cities that lack convenient supermarkets, or for whom a trip to the supermarket is a huge pain in the rear-end, online grocery delivery services like FreshDirect or Peapod can be a godsend. But the ease of using these services also can result in some bad habits. [More]
In the New York area, there’s FreshDirect. In Chicago, there’s Peapod. And across the country there are various Internet-based services, like NetGrocer or Schwan’s, that will deliver certain groceries and other household items to your doorstep, depending on where you live. But does the ease with which you can order up a case of Diet Coke or a package of organic grass-fed beef without ever leaving your home mean your local grocery stores are on the way out?
FreshDirect is finally doing away with the awful cardboard boxes! (For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s like Peapod but in New York City, and not as good.) One of the main problem with Fresh Direct (from a customer standpoint) is that they pack everything in cardboard boxes.