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Online Sales Tax Breaks May End

Online Sales Tax Breaks May End

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consumers in many states may soon have to say goodbye to tax-free online shopping. By a large bipartisan majority, the Senate voted for an amendment to the budget bill, which would require all retailers to c…

Target to Match Prices of Online Competitors Year-Round

Target to Match Prices of Online Competitors Year-Round

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Stung by fierce competition from its online rivals, Target is now making a year-round pledge to match low prices customers find on identical products at other sites.In a press release Tuesday, the Minne…

Christmas Shopping: How to Get Free Last-Minute Shipping Deals

Christmas Shopping: How to Get Free Last-Minute Shipping Deals

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The cut-off for free shipping on most online sites was Tuesday, Dec. 18.  But there’s still some ways you can finagle free rush shipping on last minute holiday gifts to make sure they arrive before Christmas Day….

Fab.com: How Social Media, Apps and Cool Stuff Created One of the Hottest Online Stores

Fab.com: How Social Media, Apps and Cool Stuff Created One of the Hottest Online Stores

Fab.com(NEW YORK) — Fab.com in New York City is an up and coming online shopping site.If you hadn’t heard of Fab before you saw this story, chances are you would have soon. The site has gone from one million users to 10 million in just 18 months.So wh…

FedEx to Ship Record 19 Million Packages During ‘Busiest Day’

FedEx to Ship Record 19 Million Packages During ‘Busiest Day’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — FedEx is gearing up to move 19 million packages Monday on what it says will be its “busiest day in company history.”The Memphis, Tenn.-based shipping company says it will have 300,000 team members and about 20,…

Buyers May Find Better Deals on Store’s Websites

Buyers May Find Better Deals on Store’s Websites

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Before you head out to a retail store to buy that item you’ve had your heart set on, you may want to check the price listed on the retailer’s website to ensure you get the best deal.”There have always been some compan…

From Click to Delivery: Inside Amazon’s Cyber Monday Strategy

From Click to Delivery: Inside Amazon’s Cyber Monday Strategy

Digital Vision / Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The inner world of Amazon looks like a bustle of conveyor belts and bargains on Cyber Monday.Amazon has 80 giant fulfillment centers strategically sprinkled around the globe that are ready to fulfill every order…

Cyber Monday Deals Likely to Lead to Busiest Online Shopping Day

Cyber Monday Deals Likely to Lead to Busiest Online Shopping Day

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, is increasingly becoming Cyber Week for many retailers as many Americans prefer to avoid crowds and compare prices online. Amazon.com, Target, Walmart were al…

Cyber Monday: Five Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Cyber Monday: Five Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While you won’t get toppled by someone racing you to get that doorbuster deal, Cyber Monday comes with its own host of dangers.Online Black Friday shopping was already up 26 percent from last year, according to …

Retailers Enjoy Strong Start to Holiday Shopping Season

Retailers Enjoy Strong Start to Holiday Shopping Season

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Holiday sales got off to a strong start for retailers over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, with an estimated $59.1 billion in sales — up almost $7 billion from last year — according to a survey by the National…

Cyber Monday Deals You Can Get Right Now

Cyber Monday Deals You Can Get Right Now

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s not yet Black Friday but some stores are already offering Cyber Monday deals.Cyber Monday is typically the first Monday after Thanksgiving, and it’s become well-known for the deep discounts offe…

Walmart, Amazon Roll Out Same-Day Delivery for Online Orders

Walmart, Amazon Roll Out Same-Day Delivery for Online Orders

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, two retailing giants are gearing up for same-day package delivery for goods purchased online. Walmart to Go is being test marketed in several cities across the country.&nb…

Online Holiday Sales Boom for Retailers

Online Holiday Sales Boom for Retailers

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The retail industry is putting the finishing touches on its plans for the holiday shopping season. A big consumer trend is almost certain to continue this fall with online sales taking a bigger share of retail dollars…

Get Ready to Pay Online Sales Tax

Get Ready to Pay Online Sales Tax

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A price break for online shoppers may be ending soon, with growing support for sales taxes on purchases made on the Internet. This means many online shoppers would pay at least 5 percent more than they do currently. …

The End of Tax-Free Online Shopping?

The End of Tax-Free Online Shopping?

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tax-free shopping for online goods may soon become a thing of the past. A bill in Congress would make collection of sales tax a standard practice on the web — something traditional brick and mortar retailers argue is…

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