online shopping

What the Tech? Amazon Creates Counterfeit Crimes Unit

If you’ve shopped at Amazon you’ve probably run across a product that is a counterfeit. Fake Apple chargers, earbuds, Vera Bradley purses, batteries, SD cards and Yeezy shoes have been spotted but still purchased by shoppers. Amazon has announced it created a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to not only investigate products and sellers but to bring them to prosecution and justice….

What the Tech? Will “Wish” Meet Your Online Shopping Expectations?

About a year ago I created an account at the online retailer Wish, to see what all the talk was about. I’d seen the commercials and advertisements across my Facebook newsfeed offering incredible deals on products I shop for at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and other retailers. Was I missing out on bargains or was Wish just a cheap rip-off?…

What the Tech? Using Your Smartphone to Get a Jump on Black Friday Sales

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when Black Friday was on a Friday. These days Black Friday is an entire week. Or maybe two. While shoppers have been getting Black Friday deals online, millions of people aren’t shopping in stores or even on a computer; they’re purchasing products from their smartphone. This year research group Adobe Analytics…

What the Tech? Does Zulily Offer Better Deals?

Maybe you’ve seen the ads on Facebook or other places online. The online retailer Zulily is putting pressure on its biggest competitors, offering a new “Best Price Guarantee”, just in time for the holidays. If you haven’t heard of Zulily, don’t worry, many people haven’t, despite it being in business since 2010. I found the website very clean looking; products…

Supreme Court Rules States Can Now Collect Taxes from Online Retailers

The Supreme Court has ruled that states can now collect taxes from online retailers even if the retailers are out of state. It’s a decision states and retailers have been waiting on. The high court says states can compel internet sellers to collect sales tax regardless of whether they have a physical presence in the state. The decision overrules a…

Are Your Online Shopping Habits Safe?

Shoppers should be careful sharing personal information when shopping online. Cyber Monday is one of the busiest shopping holidays of the year. Both avid online shoppers and Internet novices will be scouring the web trying to get the best deals, but if they aren’t careful with their information they could be paying for more than just that new sweater. Hackers…