online shopping – Language Keyboard http://www.language-keyboard.com/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 02:13:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.language-keyboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg online shopping – Language Keyboard http://www.language-keyboard.com/ 32 32 How can online shoppers avoid buying counterfeit and stolen products? https://www.language-keyboard.com/how-can-online-shoppers-avoid-buying-counterfeit-and-stolen-products/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 21:40:59 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/how-can-online-shoppers-avoid-buying-counterfeit-and-stolen-products/ Michael Hanson | Guest columnist Throughout the pandemic, e-commerce has played a pivotal role in bringing products to the doorsteps of Ohio families. Unfortunately, fraudsters and professional thieves are taking advantage of this growth in online shopping by peddling their counterfeit and stolen products to unsuspecting buyers. Hiding behind fake screen names and fake businesses […]]]>

Throughout the pandemic, e-commerce has played a pivotal role in bringing products to the doorsteps of Ohio families.

Unfortunately, fraudsters and professional thieves are taking advantage of this growth in online shopping by peddling their counterfeit and stolen products to unsuspecting buyers.

Hiding behind fake screen names and fake businesses that they easily create on third-party marketplaces like Amazon and Facebook Marketplace, these bad actors are able to scam consumers and often evade law enforcement.

Continued: DEA: Wave of counterfeit pills flooding the internet, claiming victims

To stop these criminals and protect consumers, lawmakers must pass the Integrity, Notice, and Fairness of Online Retail Markets for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act, bipartisan legislation that would protect those who are here in Ohio.

Online marketplaces are riddled with counterfeits – counterfeit products that are dangerous, harmful, and don’t meet the strict safety standards that Americans expect from any trusted retailer or manufacturer. These scam sellers sell everything from fake auto parts to counterfeit car seats to toys.

These criminals have sunk even lower by selling counterfeit N95 masks during the pandemic.

The counterfeit industry not only puts families at risk, it threatens America’s economic competitiveness.

Ninety percent of all counterfeit products come from China. These illegitimate sales cost US retailers nearly $54.1 billion in sales.

Unfortunately, e-commerce platforms have gone above and beyond to recruit China-based sellers for their marketplaces, despite their lack of concern for the health and well-being of Ohio consumers.

However, counterfeits are only half the problem.

Organized retail crime rings – professional criminals who snatch products from store shelves for a living – are now selling their stolen goods in online marketplaces. Across the country, these criminal syndicates have managed to seize more than $68 billion in stolen property.

In Ohio, retailers faced over $2 billion in stolen goods.

This criminal activity has cost over 21,000 jobs and over $1 billion in salaries. From Perrysburg to Grove City, these brazen criminals put Ohio retailers and consumers at considerable financial and physical risk.

Continued: Fake N95 and KN95 masks are everywhere – here’s how to spot them and where to buy real ones

These criminals are often violent, forcing retail workers in Ohio to confront dangerous criminals. Ultimately, professional thieving rings will do whatever it takes to make a profit, even if that means assaulting innocent workers and uncaring customers in the process.

While Ohio and federal law enforcement efforts are essential to stopping these nefarious activities, authorities need help. The INFORM Consumers Act, which was just passed by the US House as part of the America COMPETES Act, would help prevent criminals from peddling counterfeit and stolen products online.

Under the legislation, e-commerce platforms would be required to verify their high-volume third-party sellers, and sellers would have to disclose basic information to consumers.

When Ohio shoppers buy items from their local retailer, they know exactly who they’re buying from and who to turn to if they have a problem. The same should apply to online purchases on third-party marketplaces. This is an important step towards greater transparency and accountability.

Continued: How potentially dangerous fake Apple products are reaching the US consumer market

Senator Rob Portman is expected to support this common-sense measure and ensure it makes its way to President Joe Biden’s office. While there is very little Democrats and Republicans can agree on, stopping the sale of counterfeit and stolen products is something any lawmaker in Washington can achieve.

Columbus state lawmakers are showing Washington that this is an important priority, voting overwhelmingly in both houses in favor of state legislation that mirrors federal efforts. State lawmakers have made it a priority, local law enforcement has made it a priority, and retailers are desperately waiting for Congress to follow their lead.

Unless we stop criminals from using online marketplaces to make a profit selling dangerous and stolen goods, counterfeiting and organized retail crime will continue to harm Ohio businesses and shoppers.

Congress can help families and local businesses in Ohio by passing the INFORM Consumers Act and bringing national consumer protection laws into the 21st century.

Michael Hanson is the spokesperson for the Buy Safe America Coalition, which represents retailers, consumer groups, manufacturers, intellectual property advocates and law enforcement officials who support efforts to protect consumers and communities against the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods.


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From predictive personalization to green e-commerce… the trends shaping future technology strategies https://www.language-keyboard.com/from-predictive-personalization-to-green-e-commerce-the-trends-shaping-future-technology-strategies/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 16:33:16 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/from-predictive-personalization-to-green-e-commerce-the-trends-shaping-future-technology-strategies/ Market researcher Euromonitor has unveiled the five tech-driven trends that will most redefine commerce this year. He identified that there are now 4.7 billion internet users in the world, or around 60% of the world’s population. Some 89% of industry professionals surveyed by Euromonitor expect consumers to judge their company on its digital prowess post-pandemic. […]]]>

Market researcher Euromonitor has unveiled the five tech-driven trends that will most redefine commerce this year. He identified that there are now 4.7 billion internet users in the world, or around 60% of the world’s population. Some 89% of industry professionals surveyed by Euromonitor expect consumers to judge their company on its digital prowess post-pandemic. This requires businesses to stay on top of digital trends more than ever.

Predictive personalization

With ever-changing perceptions of consumer loyalty, companies that accumulate the most useful data and make the most of it are best positioned, revealed Michelle Evans Global Lead, Retail and Digital Consumer Euromonitor International.

“Consumers are looking for more value in relationships”she says. “We also see that the notion of reward is changing. At the same time, people are more digitally savvy, leading to heightened expectations. Fortunately, there is more data and more types of data that retailers, brands and hotel operators can use to not only become more personal but also more predictive.

Loyalty is different today, she explained, and “next-gen loyalty” will evolve from points to personalized experiences.

Branded digital ecosystems are a tool in these customer retention efforts. Companies should look for new business models that help build stronger relationships with end consumers, she added. They are important retention tools and also a vital source of data.

“Companies must move from reactive customer strategies to predictive customer strategies”,she noted. “AI is going to be central to these efforts, not only because it allows companies to comb through data to deliver greater personalization. But it is also essential to strengthen real-time and even predictive strategies.


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Make Extra Money: Selling Things Online | https://www.language-keyboard.com/make-extra-money-selling-things-online/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 00:44:14 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/make-extra-money-selling-things-online/ (WFSB) – All this week, Eyewitness News is showing you different ways to make extra money, including selling things online. The pandemic has supercharged the world of online shopping. Lots of people sell whatever they can. There is a method of selling online that could make a lot of money. You can find just about […]]]>

(WFSB) – All this week, Eyewitness News is showing you different ways to make extra money, including selling things online.

The pandemic has supercharged the world of online shopping.

Lots of people sell whatever they can.

There is a method of selling online that could make a lot of money.

You can find just about anything for sale on the proven Facebook Marketplace, EBay, and Craigslist.

There is no shortage of things sold.

Many people, primed by the pandemic, are looking to tap into selling online just to earn some extra income.

Rene Agredano says the pandemic has boosted sales of her handmade and custom jewelry which is all pet-themed.

“We specialize in a very narrow niche within the pet industry,” Rene said. “Usually it’s to honor someone’s dog or pet or they want special wording on it or they want a special stone placed on it.”

She fell short of her goal last year, but she says the chance to do a little more is there.

“A good goal for me for my jewelry is that I have a goal every year to try to make $5,000 with it. It’s a small part of what I do,” Rene said.

She learned how to sell things online from her mentor.

Entrepreneur Shirley George Frazier teaches an online course.

“The main points are to really focus on what you have, how you can make the most money for the items you want and need to throw away,” Shirley said.

Shirley says the best way to sell online is to have a good plan and a good product.

“In a month, a person who is diligent in this area could make as little as $500 a month, depending on what the product was up to tens of thousands of dollars,” Shirley said.

Niche websites or apps also appear.

“I’ve done enough to be satisfied,” Maya said.

Maya used the AptDeco website to sell 11 pieces of furniture, including a vase, a table and a sofa, earning a few thousand dollars.

“I was definitely looking to earn passive income and I think the pandemic has helped because there has been such a shortage of furniture,” Maya said.

Reham Fagiri, Founder and CEO if AptDeco says it since COVID, the site is booming.

“I think people are getting a lot savvier about creating extra income and trying to get rid of things to sit at home and make extra money,” Fagiri said.

Eyewitness News asked what sells the most.

“Sofas, dressers and coffee tables are what people are looking for. If you have the combination of the 2, you can win $500, $600, $700, $800 depending on how many coins you have,” Fagiri said.

It’s that kind of extra cash that a lot of people could really use.

With more people shopping online for most items, experts say this is the best opportunity to try and cash in.


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The Nike Canada Winter Sale Is On And You Can Get 30% Off Hundreds Of Items Online https://www.language-keyboard.com/the-nike-canada-winter-sale-is-on-and-you-can-get-30-off-hundreds-of-items-online/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 17:14:00 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/the-nike-canada-winter-sale-is-on-and-you-can-get-30-off-hundreds-of-items-online/ Online shopping habits have changed drastically due to COVID-19 and it’s no surprise that more and more Canadians are ordering products from Amazon these days. With super-cheap prices and same-day or next-day delivery, it’s hard to say no to a $29 pair of leggings or an $8 TikTok famed cleaning tool. In an email to […]]]>

Online shopping habits have changed drastically due to COVID-19 and it’s no surprise that more and more Canadians are ordering products from Amazon these days. With super-cheap prices and same-day or next-day delivery, it’s hard to say no to a $29 pair of leggings or an $8 TikTok famed cleaning tool.

In an email to Narcity, Amazon Canada shared the most searched items in the following major categories: Clothing, Furniture, Beauty, Home, Kitchen, Outdoors and Pets. Some items make a lot of sense while others are a complete surprise.

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When it comes to clothing, Carhartt is the most searched brand on Amazon Canada. The company is known for making super comfy and super stylish beanies like the Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat (pictured above) for $34.99. It has over 100,000 ratings and is available in dozens of colors.

Carhartt also makes button-down shirts, hoodies, and pants for men at all price points, but the beanie remains the number one bestseller.

Carhartt

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Believe it or not, Amazon sells pretty cute and affordable furniture for every type of living space. Those looking for futons can check out this DHP futon mattress for 289.99. It has over 6,000 ratings and reviewers say it’s comfortable for sleeping.

A cheaper alternative is this Zinus Quick Lock Full Size Bed Frame (pictured above) for $139. This product has a 4.7 star rating and reviewers say it is sturdy and easy to assemble.

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This particular dog toy is the most sought after pet product right after litter boxes and dog food storage containers.

This sturdy and durable toy is perfect for teething puppies as it helps deter bad behavior and teaches good chewing habits. Some shoppers say it also helps relieve anxiety.

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Rescue abandoned online shopping carts, says Sarah Mclachlan. Ryan Reynolds is behind it all https://www.language-keyboard.com/rescue-abandoned-online-shopping-carts-says-sarah-mclachlan-ryan-reynolds-is-behind-it-all/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 21:27:04 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/rescue-abandoned-online-shopping-carts-says-sarah-mclachlan-ryan-reynolds-is-behind-it-all/ In 2007, Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan starred in a moving commercial for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The ad featured photos of cats and dogs scrolling across the screen as McLachlan sang the haunting song “Angels” in the background. The simple video raised $30 million for the organization at the […]]]>

In 2007, Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan starred in a moving commercial for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The ad featured photos of cats and dogs scrolling across the screen as McLachlan sang the haunting song “Angels” in the background.

The simple video raised $30 million for the organization at the time, according to a 2008 New York Times report.

What is Sarah McLachlan doing so far?

On Wednesday, another video featuring the singer emerged, but this time, instead of rescuing animals, she rescues stranded items from an abandoned online shopping car.

This laugh-worthy ad, created by Ryan Reynold’s Maximum Effort agency, claimed that 70% of online shopping carts are abandoned before the order is placed, according to Comicbook.

Cue product placement – Bolt is an app that helps you shop online quickly and prevent shopping carts from “falling victim to a cruel and exhausting checkout process,” McLachlan said in the announcement.

Clever advertising

According to Billboard, Bolt is doing his part to support the singer’s most concerning issue by donating to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Plus, he’ll pay out $10 for every $50,000 spent.

The company will also offer “life cart” products for less than $1 in its store.

Bolt has been in the news lately, but for different reasons. Company CEO Ryan Breslow announced a week ago that the company would permanently adopt the four-day work week, according to Business Insider.

As for the announcement, this isn’t the first time Reynolds has created something iconic and meme-worthy. His agency worked on a recent Peloton ad starring Chris Noth after his character died during the “Sex & The City” reboot. The ad went viral at the time, according to Fast Company.


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Looking at non-metro, first-time buyers, e-merchants getting into social commerce https://www.language-keyboard.com/looking-at-non-metro-first-time-buyers-e-merchants-getting-into-social-commerce/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 21:30:24 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/looking-at-non-metro-first-time-buyers-e-merchants-getting-into-social-commerce/ The social commerce model – pioneered by Facebook-backed unicorn Meesho and which essentially connects buyers and resellers – is seeing a rise in the number of non-traditional e-commerce businesses springing up across the country. These include Dealshare, Mall91, SimSim (which was acquired by Google’s YouTube video streaming platform), among others. The biggest conventional name to […]]]>

The social commerce model – pioneered by Facebook-backed unicorn Meesho and which essentially connects buyers and resellers – is seeing a rise in the number of non-traditional e-commerce businesses springing up across the country. These include Dealshare, Mall91, SimSim (which was acquired by Google’s YouTube video streaming platform), among others. The biggest conventional name to enter the space happened in July last year when Flipkart launched its Shopsy app, featuring a 15 crore catalog of products in categories including fashion, beauty, mobiles, electronics and home.

Products listed on these platforms typically include unbranded or lesser-known brands that are purchased by resellers in these marketplaces to sell on their social media channels to individual customers. The fundamental differentiator in purchasing power between the urban online shopper stationed in metropolitan and Tier I cities, and the smaller ticket-generating shopper in rural cities and Tier II+ is what drives businesses e-commerce companies scrambling through the social commerce jungle to deepen penetration in non-metro segments. However, retail industry experts believe that a replication of Chinese success in the social commerce space may hinge on India’s ability to support this venture with manufacturing capabilities.

Among the global names to enter the space, Singapore-based consumer internet company Sea Group’s Shopee e-commerce platform broke into the segment. Having only launched in November 2021, the app became the second most downloaded free app on Android platforms in December and January, according to data from SensorTower.
The small-town placement of these social commerce apps, through which they primarily seek to target first-time online shoppers, has been seen in the numbers recorded. Meesho, for example, in 2021 saw that 71% of all new users came from Tier 3+ regions like Malkangiri in Odisha, Baikunthpur in Chhattisgarh, Munnar in Kerala, Mankachar in Assam, Khalari in Jharkhand, Lalganj in Uttar Pradesh and Mahua in Bihar.

“Some models in China based on social commerce have been very successful. People are using social media to aggregate demand. Theoretically, in this model, you only manufacture or source after aggregating a minimum quantum of demand. Pinduoduo has had great success in China in this model. In India what we have seen is that the model is copied unlike China that the purchasing power there is significantly higher than in India, and secondly the supply chain and the e-commerce penetration in China are much better,” Arvind Singhal, chairman and managing director of retail consultancy Technopak told The Indian Express.

“In India, even when you are in the middle income group, purchasing power drops dramatically. Discretionary spending power is even more so. Many of these startups have a poor idea of ​​addressable demand in India and the challenges of aggregating demand and delivering products. Moreover, Chinese supply chains are very efficient – ​​an advantage that a company like Pinduoduo enjoys,” he added.

While the distribution of the online shopping market is still heavily in favor of traditional e-commerce businesses, compared to social commerce platforms, the majority of growth, even globally, is being driven by businesses. of social commerce. According to a RedSeer report, in the 2020 Black Friday sale in the US, leading social commerce company Shopify saw $5.1 billion in gross merchandise value, while Amazon was just under $4. .8 billion dollars.

A significant problem reported with this model is the widespread incidence of counterfeit and counterfeit products delivered through the platforms, given that there is little or no control over the supply chain and inventory. More recently, according to reports, an FIR was filed against Shopee in Lucknow by a complainant alleging duplicate products were delivered from the platform.

In response to a series of questions sent by The Indian Express, a statement from Shopee noted: “Shopee is a Singaporean company committed to helping small Indian businesses thrive through our online e-commerce marketplace. Our goal is to partner with India’s digital economy mission while contributing to the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. We are honored that thousands of local sellers are already growing their online business on Shopee.”

“The sale of counterfeit items and other intellectual property infringing products is strictly prohibited on our platform. We require our sellers to comply with both local regulations and our own policies. We also employ a variety of proactive screening measures to identify listing violations, and we provide procedures for intellectual property owners to request the removal of infringing listings,” he added. In India, the next frontier targeted by these social commerce companies is the grocery space, where many of them, including Flipkart and Meesho, have made their presence felt.


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Do you have an unexpected package? This could be part of a brushing scam https://www.language-keyboard.com/do-you-have-an-unexpected-package-this-could-be-part-of-a-brushing-scam/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/do-you-have-an-unexpected-package-this-could-be-part-of-a-brushing-scam/ Meghan Atkinson’s experiment with a scam known as brushing began last summer with a dog pool. Although she did not order the item, it was delivered to her home by Amazon. Atkinson doesn’t even have a dog. She went through her order history and credit card statements thinking she might have accidentally added it to […]]]>

Meghan Atkinson’s experiment with a scam known as brushing began last summer with a dog pool.

Although she did not order the item, it was delivered to her home by Amazon. Atkinson doesn’t even have a dog.

She went through her order history and credit card statements thinking she might have accidentally added it to her online shopping cart. But there was no trace of the product. Then the packages kept coming.

“We have a smartwatch, which looks like an Apple Watch,” she said. Day 6. “I had phone cords for Apple products, but I don’t have any Apple products.”

She added: ‘I’ve had vacuum bags but it doesn’t say what vacuum they would work with so they’re still sitting there.

According to experts and the Better Business Bureau, a consumer advocacy organization, receiving unsolicited packages may be part of so-called brush scams. Companies, often operating overseas, purchase items and have them shipped to random recipients so that the seller can then write a favorable review of the product.

Meghan Atkinson received packages of items she never ordered, including this pet nail clipper. (Submitted by Meghan Atkinson)

Shipments generally include light and inexpensive items. The goal is to boost a seller’s product rating on e-commerce stores like Amazon.

“If you’re like most consumers who use Amazon, one of the very first things you do…is look for the product that has the most positive reviews,” said Brian Kilcourse, co-founder of Retail. Systems Research, from San Francisco.

“It’s one of the ways they increase the number of positive reviews they have.”

Brushing scams have become more common in 2020, when unsolicited seeds sent from China started showing up in mailboxes across Canada.

Potential privacy risk

Those targeted in a brushing scam are not responsible for anything that happens to their doorstep. This means that they do not owe any money nor do they have to return the delivered item. In Atkinson’s case, she gave away a number of items from her mystery shopper.

But experts and consumer advocates warn that it could signal that your personal information is in the hands of bad actors.

Atkinson received various items, ranging from a dog pool to these fishing lures. Experts say items sent in brushing scams are usually lightweight and inexpensive. (Submitted by Meghan Atkinson)

“They could get your information if you, say, clicked on a link that was [in] a phishing email,” said Jessie St-Cyr, spokesperson for the Better Business Bureau in Ottawa. Details like your name, address and phone number could also circulate on the dark web, where they are sold.

“No one is immune to scams – brushing scams either – and so it is our duty as consumers to protect our information and ensure that we are not victims of identity theft. or brushing scams in these cases,” she said.

People often don’t know that unexpected deliveries are a scam. Like Atkinson, many assume they received a package that was delivered to the wrong address.

On its website, Amazon says customers who receive unsolicited packages should immediately report the delivery, noting that third-party resellers on the platform are prohibited from this practice.

The company says it is “taking action” on retailers who participate in brushing, which may include “removing sales privileges, withholding payments, and working with law enforcement.”

Atkinson, who lives in Waterdown, Ont., a part of Hamilton, reached out to Amazon for help, but says it told her that once personal information is available, there’s not much you can do.

“It’s quite widespread and it’s an insidious problem, so it’s not an easy thing for them to solve.”

Other items Atkinson unexpectedly received include vacuum bags for an unspecified vacuum cleaner and charging cables for Apple devices, which she does not own. (Submitted by Meghan Atkinson)

Stopping deliveries, a challenge

St-Cyr and Kilcourse say people can take action if they suspect they are receiving packages as part of a brushing program.

First, be sure to “change any payment-processing passwords you have on the internet,” Kilcourse said. This means that services like PayPal and Amazon, as well as your online banking accounts, should be security checked.

Consumers should also closely monitor their bank and credit statements to ensure they are not being charged for anything they did not purchase.

“Another thing is to get your credit report once a year, especially if you’ve been the victim of a brushing scam,” St-Cyr said.

Experts say unsolicited packages don’t need to be returned to sender. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

But it can be difficult to stop packages.

“If there’s a way to stop it, I haven’t heard of it. Unfortunately, once your name is spread by these people, it’s pretty hard to get them to stop because you don’t know who they are. are,” she said.

While Atkinson says the mystery of her surprise Amazon packages was entertaining at first, she now hopes to see the deliveries go away, especially given concerns about access to her private information.

“It would also be nice if it stopped because it’s junk, so none of it is really worth keeping.”


Written by Jason Vermes. Interviews with Meghan Atkinson and Brian Kilcourse conducted by Laurie Allen.


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Loblaw launches online mattress store https://www.language-keyboard.com/loblaw-launches-online-mattress-store/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:33:05 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/loblaw-launches-online-mattress-store/ Loblaw Cos., Canada’s largest supermarket operator, has partnered with sleep specialty retailer Sleep Country to launch an online store for the brand on the Loblaw Marketplace e-commerce site. As part of this partnership, customers of Loblaw Cos. buy a range of sleep products through the SleepCountry + marketplace, Toronto-based Sleep Country Canada Holdings said this […]]]>

Loblaw Cos., Canada’s largest supermarket operator, has partnered with sleep specialty retailer Sleep Country to launch an online store for the brand on the Loblaw Marketplace e-commerce site.

As part of this partnership, customers of Loblaw Cos. buy a range of sleep products through the SleepCountry + marketplace, Toronto-based Sleep Country Canada Holdings said this week.

Items available for purchase include mattresses, box springs and frames as well as mattresses in a box, lifestyle basics and bedding like pillows, sheets and covers, and duvets. Mattress brands sold include Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Simba, Purple, and Casper, among others. Customers will also have access to Sleep Country’s “white glove” home delivery and installation service, the company said.

“We are tailoring our online offering to ensure our customers have seamless access to the products and brands they want most,” Kim Nguyen, Marketplace general manager for Loblaw Cos., said in a statement. “Loblaw is proud to partner with Sleep Country as we continue to expand our digital footprint to now include some of the best sleep brands in the world.”

Loblaw Co.

The SleepCountry+ Marketplace online store will sell mattresses, box springs and frames as well as mattresses in a box, lifestyle bases and bedding.

Launched online in 2019, Loblaw Market is designed as an “endless” offer for the food retailer, allowing the company to sell thousands of products not sold in physical stores. Deals cover categories such as Household Goods, Home & Kitchen, Baby, Pets, Toys, Garden & Outdoors, Electronics, Sporting Goods, Arts & Crafts , etc Shoppers also earn PC Optimum loyalty points on purchases delivered directly to their doorstep. Sleep Country will be the exclusive supplier of traditional mattresses on Loblaw Marketplace.

“We are thrilled to introduce our exciting new digital partnership with Loblaw that brings together two great Canadian brands in one great online shopping experience,” commented Stewart Schaefer, CEO of Sleep Country. “As Canadians continue to focus on their well-being and demand for sleep products increases, we are driving channel and product innovation across our sleep ecosystem and expanding our digital footprint to give Canadians access to the best sleep products wherever they choose to buy. ”

Overall, Loblaw of Brampton, Ontario has a retail network of 2,439 stores, including 550 company-owned and 546 franchised grocery stores and 1,343 associate-owned Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores.


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Amazon is planning a clothing store for a Southern California mall https://www.language-keyboard.com/amazon-is-planning-a-clothing-store-for-a-southern-california-mall/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:21:02 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/amazon-is-planning-a-clothing-store-for-a-southern-california-mall/ Amazon says it plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall later this year, a first for the online giant and a new challenge for already struggling traditional retailers. Through ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer January 20, 2022, 08:12 • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK […]]]>

Amazon says it plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall later this year, a first for the online giant and a new challenge for already struggling traditional retailers.

NEW YORK — Amazon announces plans to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall later this year, a first for the online giant and a new challenge for already struggling traditional retailers.

Amazon announced Thursday that the store, which will sell women’s and men’s clothing as well as shoes and other accessories, will open at the Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, California.

Shoppers will receive personalized recommendations on their phone as they browse the new Amazon Style store, which features mostly non-Amazon fashion brands, the Seattle-based company said. Amazon declined to provide further label details.

The store will be approximately 30,000 square feet, a size similar to a Kohl’s but about a third the size of other large stores, such as Macy’s. But it will offer more than twice as many styles as traditional stores, as it will display one of each style while keeping the rest in the back room. The selection is chosen by Amazon curators who also use feedback provided by millions of customers who shop on Amazon.com.

The store concept is likely to add more pressure on already struggling traditional clothing sellers, especially department stores which have struggled to adapt to the shift of shoppers to online shopping which has accelerated during the pandemic.

Simoina Vasen, chief executive of Amazon Style, declined to comment on plans to roll out the new store concept or sales projections. Amazon did not give a specific date for the opening of the Glendale store.

The move is the latest foray into physical stores for Amazon, which has opened grocery stores, cashierless convenience stores and bookstores. In 2017, he bought Whole Foods Market for over $13 billion.

Amazon’s move into physical fashion stores comes as it dethroned Walmart’s top spot in apparel sales last year, helped by the pandemic-induced explosion in e-commerce. Wells Fargo predicted in a March 2021 report that Amazon U.S. apparel and footwear sales grew about 15% in 2020 to more than $41 billion. It’s about 20% to 25% above Walmart. This represents 11-12% of all clothing sold in the United States and 34-35% of all clothing sold online.

Amazon has taken a big step into fashion in recent years, including selling its own brands, and in September 2020 it launched an online store called Luxury Stores.

Still, Amazon faces challenges in attracting finicky fashion shoppers and hopes to solve the pitfalls of in-store clothing shopping by turning to high-tech features.

Upon entering the Amazon Style store, shoppers will see a curated set of items. Using the Amazon Shopping app, shoppers can scan an item’s QR code to see sizes, colors and overall customer ratings. Shoppers can add these items to the fitting rooms, or if they don’t need to try on something, they can send it directly to the pickup counter. Prices will range from $10 to $400.

Amazon says its algorithms will issue real-time recommendations as shoppers continue to scan the items they see. Shoppers can also complete an online survey about their style and fit preferences. When shoppers enter the fitting room, they find the items they requested. Using a touchscreen in their fitting rooms, they can also request other items.

“Amazon Style completely reinvents what’s possible in the dressing room, transforming it into a personalized space where customers can continue to shop a seemingly endless closet of great styles,” Vasen wrote in an Amazon blog post.

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Rapid antigen tests online: How to find and get home delivery of RATs in just 10 minutes for people in Sydney and Melbourne https://www.language-keyboard.com/rapid-antigen-tests-online-how-to-find-and-get-home-delivery-of-rats-in-just-10-minutes-for-people-in-sydney-and-melbourne/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:31:47 +0000 https://www.language-keyboard.com/rapid-antigen-tests-online-how-to-find-and-get-home-delivery-of-rats-in-just-10-minutes-for-people-in-sydney-and-melbourne/ As Australians struggle to get the rapid antigen tests they are looking for, a little-known online grocery store is now offering to deliver the kits straight to your doorstep in as little as 10 minutes. From Friday, SEND is delivering rapid antigen tests (RATs) through its app to 35 Sydney and Melbourne suburbs from 12pm […]]]>

As Australians struggle to get the rapid antigen tests they are looking for, a little-known online grocery store is now offering to deliver the kits straight to your doorstep in as little as 10 minutes.

From Friday, SEND is delivering rapid antigen tests (RATs) through its app to 35 Sydney and Melbourne suburbs from 12pm to 8pm, with up to 10,000 kits available from stock.

Watch the video above to see Australia’s best rapid antigen tests explained

A two-pack of nasal swab DIY kits costs $21, with individual orders capped at 15 units per person.

Shoppers attempting to place an order are encouraged to check the online store every 30 minutes for availability.

“We have planned carefully with our supplier to avoid any impact on supply, but we recognize that demand is massive and we are working to fill as many customer orders as possible,” said Tim Walsh, Chief Procurement Officer. from SEND, at 7NEWS.com. to

“We manage stock levels on the app to ensure reasonable delivery times, which means testing will take place both online and offline. In the event of a stock shortage, customers are encouraged to return every 30 minutes.


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