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Target's in-store sales over the holidays jumped 17% higher than 2019, despite the pandemic. Online sales were up 102%.

Target sales rose 17.2% over the holidays compared to the previous year. AP Target announced Wednesday that same-store sales rose 17% over the holiday season compared to the previous year, despite the pandemic. Store traffic increased 4.3% in the November-December period compared to 2019, the retailer said. Home goods were the most popular, followed by electronics, food and beverage, beauty and essentials, and apparel. Online sales more than doubled compared the previous year. Visit Busine...
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Target's sales over the holidays jumped 17% higher than 2019, despite the pandemic. Online sales were up 102%.

Target sales rose 17.2% over the holidays compared to the previous year. AP Target announced Wednesday that same-store sales rose 17% over the holiday season compared to the previous year, despite the pandemic. Traffic increased 4.3% in the November-December period compared to 2019, the retailer said. Home goods were the most popular, followed by electronics, food and beverage, beauty and essentials, and apparel. Online sales more than doubled compared the previous year. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Business, Shopping, Minneapolis, US, Sales, Trends, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retail, Earnings, Target, Holiday Season, Brian Cornell, Target Corporation, Tech Insider, Kate Duffy Reuters


E-commerce infrastructure startup Nacelle closes $18M Series A

Consumer online shopping habits have led to a windfall of revenues for these web storefronts, but COVID-era trends have also breathed new life into the market for developer tools that help e-commerce sites operate more smoothly for shoppers. LA-based Nacelle is one of many e-commerce infrastructure startups to earn attention from investors amid COVID. The web services company helps streamline the backends of e-commerce websites with a so-called “headless” platform that shifts how the front-end o...
Tags: Ecommerce, Marketing, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Online Shopping, Web Services, Ibm, Retailers, Alpha, Shopify, Anderson, Shopify Plus, Brian Anderson, Lerer Hippeau, Nacelle


How Online Shopping is Beneficial for Modern Housewives

Women are getting more and more familiar with the internet these days. Internet is not just a source of entertainment and virtual meetups anymore, and women of today are realizing that. E-commerce has become a part of our lives in recent years and is rising in popularity every day. There are many benefits to using the internet for purchasing your everyday needs. But If you’re a housewife who’s not sure about making the switch to online shopping, here are a few points that’ll help you wi...
Tags: Fashion, Shopping, US, Online Shopping, Coupon Codes, Shopping Online, Online Coupon Codes, Shop Online, Online Coupons, Discount shopping


Find the Ideal Color Palette for Your Skin Tone, Hair Color and Eye Color With This Tool

One of the biggest challenges of shopping for clothing online—other than the arbitrary sizing—is figuring out if a certain color is going to look good on you. Sure, you probably have one or two go-to colors: shades that people have told you look good on you. And that’s great! (Although we should note that relying on…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Online Shopping, Lifehacks, Color Palette


Amazon shuts down Prime Pantry, its first foray into online food delivery, in a move towards simpler shopping

Prime Pantry was launched in 2014. Amazon Prime Pantry closed on Wednesday, but customers can still order food and household items through Amazon's main page. The program was launched in 2014 and was initially offered to members of the Prime free shipping program. But in 2018, Amazon added a $5 monthly subscription fee. Since launching the program in 2014 Amazon has expanded into the household goods market, with programs like Amazon Fresh for groceries and with the company's acquisition of...
Tags: Amazon, News, Shopping, Groceries, California, Trends, Online Shopping, Retail, Berkshire Hathaway, Prime, Amazon Pantry, Amazon Fresh, Underwood, Tech Insider, March Amazon, Amazon JPMorgan


Amazon Has Shut Down Its Prime Pantry Delivery Service

Now that Amazon has largely integrated Whole Foods into its online shopping options, the online shopping giant is looking to pare down some of its more redundant offerings by shutting down its Prime Panty delivery service. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime, Online Shopping, Deliveries, Subscription Services, Consumer Tech, Prime Pantry, Bye Bye Prime Pantry


How to track your Etsy orders on a computer or mobile device

Even if you don't have an Etsy account, you can track your order. Nina Vartanava / EyeEm / Getty Images You can track most Etsy orders through the Etsy website or mobile app. Not all Etsy sellers provide tracking information, and they're not required to give you that information unless they've stated they would beforehand. If you don't have an Etsy account, you still might receive an email with tracking information. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Once...
Tags: Etsy, Trends, Online Shopping, Shipping, Tracking, Etsy Shop, Jennifer, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jennifer Still, Nina Vartanava


MadeiraMadeira, Brazil’s answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion

MadeiraMadeira, the Brazilian answer to Wayfair or Ikea, is now worth $1 billion after raising $190 million in late stage financing from investors led by SoftBank’s Latin American investment fund and the Brazilian public and private investment firm, Dynamo. An online marketplace specializing in home products, MadeiraMadeira offers roughly 300,000 products so customers can build furnish, renovate and decorate their homes. Founded in 2009 by Daniel Scandian, Marcelo Scandian and Robson Privado , ...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, E-commerce, Companies, Online Shopping, Ikea, Brazil, Online Marketplace, Dynamo, Retailers, Leader, Latin America, Founder, Partner, Wayfair


How to sell on Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage items

After setting up your Etsy shop, you can begin selling vintage or homemade style items. simon2579/Getty Images You can sell certain items on Etsy easily, though there are fees for each listing you add to the store as well as transaction and payment fees.   Etsy is a popular online marketplace for handcrafted and vintage products. Here's what you need to know to get started creating your own Etsy shop.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Etsy is one of the lar...
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How to use WhatsApp's Cart feature to shop online and communicate with businesses in-app throughout the ordering process

WhatsApp's Cart feature allows users to interact with businesses and shop online, all within the app. Samantha Lee/Business Insider You can use WhatsApp's Cart feature to add items from a business' virtual catalog of items and order from a business directly via a WhatsApp chat. Businesses don't need to do anything to apply for this feature aside from adding items to their catalog. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. WhatsApp is known to most as a social in...
Tags: Social Networking, Trends, Social Media, E-commerce, Whatsapp, Online Shopping, Facebook Messenger, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, WhatsApp Business, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Melanie Weir, Gadgets (Reference


Amazon’s latest purchase aims to speed up your deliveries

Amazon is boosting its enormous and highly complex shipping operation with its first-ever purchase of Boeing 767-300 jets.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Deliveries, Boeing, Amazon Air


How to cancel an order on Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage items

Etsy is an online marketplace that offers handmade and vintage goods from independent sellers. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images To cancel an order on Etsy, you must contact the seller or shop you purchased the item from directly. Make sure to check the shop's policies regarding returns, exchanges, or cancellations before placing an order. Cancellation requests are at the discretion of the seller and not guaranteed. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more...
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How to leave a review on Etsy to give a seller feedback on your purchase and help other users

Reviewing an Etsy item helps the seller and future customers make and select better products. svetikd/Getty Images To leave a review on Etsy, head to the Purchases page on your Etsy account. Reviews can be left on eligible items within the 100-day review period, which begins on an item's estimated delivery date. Etsy reviews consist of a one- to five-star rating, text, and photos. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. To leave a review on Etsy, you must be signe...
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An Easy Way to Avoid New Year’s Eve + New Year’s Football: SHOP!!

I was trying to figure out how to do a layout on the stores that will be open New Year’s Eve and how many stores would be open on New Years Day. Considering it’s a  HUGE day for football,  it’s not surprising that shopping is a great alternative to being inundated with football! Thankfully, Jessica […] The post An Easy Way to Avoid New Year’s Eve + New Year’s Football: SHOP!! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Uncategorized, Seo, Online Shopping, New Years Eve, Shop, Celebrations, New Years Day, Jessica, Brick & Mortar Shopping, Call For Opening/closing Times, Football championship games, Respect Covid-19 orders, Wear a face mask, What stores will be open, What to do if you aren't a football fan


Why It Can Be Dangerous To Buy Things Online

Shopping for clothes and accessories online can be so much fun. Not to mention the better prices and deals you can find on online retail stores. Don’t worry if your dress is too short, or too long – you can always change the size or return anything you don’t like. However, cyberattacks are becoming common on websites. Hackers can get their hands on your payment info and sell it to other criminals, steal your identity, etc. Billions of archives of personal information are stolen annually, so you...
Tags: Startups, Cybersecurity, Online Shopping, Online Security, Others, Andrea Piacquadio


16 online stores to shop at for creative last-minute gifts

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Uncommon Goods If you're spending hours searching for unique gifts but are finding more generic repeats, here are 16 online retailers that specialize in the unexpected, like Uncommon Goods, Etsy, and Jungalow.Shopping for last-minute gifts? Check out the rest of Insider's gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsChoosing the perfect gift ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Etsy, India, Urban, Trends, Features, Gifts, Online Shopping, Andy Warhol, Unique, Home Goods, Leon, Urban Outfitters, Jeff Goldblum


The Postal Service is being flooded with packages ahead of Christmas, and it could mean that millions of gifts won't arrive on time

Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The United States Postal Service is being flooded with packages days before Christmas, and it could mean that millions of gifts won't arrive on time.  The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in thousands of postal service workers getting sick or needing to isolate and a historic volume of packages being ordered online. It's led to overwhelmed workers and parcels piling up at facilities or on trucks, according to a report from the Washington Post...
Tags: Holiday Shopping, Post, Washington Post, Trends, UPS, Online Shopping, Shipping, Usps, Retail, Michigan, Postal Service, Delivery, Fedex, Operations, United States Postal Service, Frum


Walmart customers can now return items without leaving the house, and it could give the retailer a leg-up in its ecommerce battle with Amazon

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Walmart has started offering a new service to make the returns process easier for customers.  Walmart shoppers will now be able to start returns online, print their shipping label at home, and leave the parcel at their door for FedEx to pick up. The service is free and available anywhere FedEx offers its small parcel pick-up service.  The new returns option should eliminate the biggest pain point of online shopping at a time when customers are ordering o...
Tags: Amazon, Holiday Shopping, Ecommerce, US, Trends, Walmart, UPS, Online Shopping, Retail, Returns, Amazon Read, Avery Hartmans, Walmart Plus, Online Orders, Smith Collection Gado Getty Images Walmart, Steven John Walmart


Shoppers Beware: Scammers Are Sending Fake Shipping Notifications to Steal Your Info

With the pandemic pushing more holiday shoppers online this year, business is booming for major shippers like Amazon, FedEx, and UPS. Malls around this time are already veritable Petri dishes with crowds packing into stores and willing to elbow the ever-loving Christmas cheer out of each other over gifts. And to cash…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, UPS, Online Shopping, Fedex, Amazon FedEx, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


15 online retailers to shop for unique holiday gifts

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Uncommon Goods If you're spending hours searching for unique gifts but are finding more generic repeats, here are 15 online retailers that specialize in the unexpected, like Uncommon Goods, Etsy, and Jungalow.Still shopping for more gifts? Check out the rest of Insider's gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsChoosing the perfect gift c...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Etsy, India, Urban, Trends, Features, Gifts, Online Shopping, Andy Warhol, Unique, Home Goods, Leon, Urban Outfitters, Jeff Goldblum


How to Test Beauty Products Virtually on Google Shopping

Google search’s new online shopping feature makes buying beauty products online slightly less of a gamble. You can now virtually “try on” beauty products from Google Shopping using professional models or, if you prefer, on your own face—thanks to a little augmented reality magic and your smartphone’s selfie camera.Read more...
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Walmart to pilot test livestreamed video shopping on TikTok

Walmart and TikTok announced this morning they will be partnering on the first pilot test of a new shoppable product experience on TikTok’s social video app. Walmart, as you may recall, had planned to invest in TikTok when the app was being threatened with a ban from the U.S. market unless it sold its U.S. operations to an American company, per a Trump administration executive order —  a ban that’s now on pause after multiple legal challenges. Walmart’s interest in TikTok, however, has not waned...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Video, Instagram, Shopping, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Levi, Shopify, Qvc


Walmart to pilot test live-streamed video shopping on TikTok

Walmart and TikTok announced this morning they will be partnering on the first pilot test of a new shoppable product experience on TikTok’s social video app. Walmart, as you may recall, had planned to invest in TikTok when the app was being threatened with a ban from the U.S. market unless it sold its U.S. operations to an American company, per a Trump administration executive order —  a ban that’s now on pause after multiple legal challenges. Walmart’s interest in TikTok, however, has not waned...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Video, Instagram, Shopping, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Levi, Shopify, Qvc


As several marketplace unicorns prepare IPOs, a VC digs into the data

Venky Ganesan Contributor Share on Twitter Venky Ganesan is a partner at Menlo Ventures, which has invested in several marketplace companies including Uber, Poshmark and Rover. More posts by this contributor 10 Laws of Successful Marketplaces The end of 2020 will be marked by a series of high-profile consumer technology IPOs. Among the companies on file are several marketplace businesses including hom...
Tags: Column, Etsy, Tech, Online Shopping, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Instacart, Shopify, Menlo Ventures, Initial Public Offering, Doordash, EBITDA, Venky Ganesan, Amazon Etsy


A running list of stores that offer free online returns during the holidays

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Emilija Manevska/Getty Images Due to the novel coronavirus and shelter-in-place orders, more people are shopping online than ever before.However, shopping online can be tricky since you don't get to see, try on, or test items in person before purchasing.Shop worry-free at these stores offering free online returns, including Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Sephora, Dell, and more.Read more: 16 online ret...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, US, Trends, Walmart, Online Shopping, Patagonia, Dell, Zappos, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Aldo, Macy, Bloomingdale


Chicago’s ShoppingGives gets served a seed round from Serena Williams’ VC firm, Serena Ventures

ShoppingGives, a Chicago-based startup pitching retailers a service that can integrate non-profit donations into their sales and shopping platforms, has raised an undisclosed amount from Serena Williams’ venture capital firm, Serena Ventures, the company said.  ShoppingGives allows retailers to offer a donation on behalf of a shopper to any of over 1.5 million nonprofits that are on its list — all without leaving the retailer’s website. The company said that retailers can use the donation data...
Tags: TC, Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Paypal, Online Shopping, Chicago, Williams, Venture Capital, Retail, Warren, Content Management, Serena Williams


19 stores that offer gift-wrapping services during the 2020 holiday season for free or a low fee

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. the_burtons/Getty Images The holiday gift-giving season will look different for many this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Choosing gifts that come with gift wrapping is an easy way to make gifts feel extra special, especially if you won't be giving them in person.  We've rounded up a list of stores that offer gift-wrapping services for free or a small fee.Read more: A running list of ...
Tags: Reviews, Nordstrom, Mac, Trends, Gifts, Online Shopping, Gift Wrap, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Macy, Williams Sonoma, Barnes Noble, Mac Cosmetics, Amazon Gift, L Occitane, Style (Reviews


The tactics retailers use to make us spend more – and how they harm the vulnerable

Online stores draw in shoppers but those with mental health issues are particularly susceptibleAs a digital marketer, Emily Ware spends a lot of time online, yet this comes with a risk. Ware has borderline personality disorder, a mental health condition linked with impulsive behaviours. In her case, that’s spending money online.“At the start of 2020 I was £4,250 in debt with nothing to show for it,” she says. “A good 95% of this was due to impulse spending, from clothes to pub trips to gig ticke...
Tags: Psychology, Business, Money, Society, UK News, Consumer affairs, Retail industry, Online Shopping, Mental Health, Cher, Ware, Emily Ware


UPS tells drivers to stop picking up packages from some major retailers, including Nike, Gap, and Macy's

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images As a temporary measure, UPS has told drivers to stop picking up packages from some large retailers during the holiday season.  The retailers include Gap, L.L. Bean, Hot Topic, Nike, Macy's and electronics company Newegg. This year is expected to be busier than usual for carries, as more retailers are relying on online orders for holiday shopping. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. UPS has told drivers to stop picking up packages from some larg...
Tags: Holiday Shopping, Transportation, News, Trends, UPS, Online Shopping, Shipping, Usps, Retail, Logistics, Wall Street Journal, Fedex, United States Postal Service, Macy, Barbara Smith, UPS FedEx