What do Americans buy the most of online? Thanks to improved return policies and ever-expanding selection, purchases of clothing and accessories took the top spot in 2015 for the first time. That’s according to research by analytics company ComScore, which tracks online sales by categories, and noticed this important change. [More]
In what appears to be a match made in retail heaven, the owner of QVC plans to purchase growing flash sale business Zulily for about $2.4 billion. [More]
Back in February 2014, Ohio became the first state to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Since then, 40 other states and cities have followed suit. Despite those regulations, a new study found it’s increasingly easy for teens to skirt the rules by purchasing the products online. [More]
Citing changes in the way consumers shop, department store giant Macy’s announced Thursday that it plans to shut 14 stores in an effort to increase its focus in online shopping. [More]
For those of us who wear very unusual and/or large sizes of clothing, ordering clothes online is a thing of beauty and convenience. Unless you’re Matt, and JC Penney’s online fulfillment people are utterly unable to read the numbers on a pair of pants and put them in the correct box. Through multiple clothing orders, the retailer has been unable to send Matt the sizes that he actually requests–which I always thought was the entire point of ordering clothes online. [More]
Victoria received word from Amazon that it had shut down her seller account due to poor performance. She says her record was relatively clean and is mystified as to why she’s been booted from the system, and Amazon won’t give her straight answers. [More]
Jeremy sold his Atlanta Falcons game tickets through Ticketmaster, the NFL’s official ticket reseller. Ticketmaster’s FAQ say the money should have been deposited into his account within five business days, but it took longer than that, and Jeremy had to hold the ticketing monolith’s hand throughout the process and get an agent to manually authorize his payment.