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Want to Try Before You Buy? These Online Retailers Let You

Want to Try Before You Buy? These Online Retailers Let You

By Joseph Pisani | Sep 10
Amazon is set to launch a service that lets customers order clothes, try them on at home and pay only for what they keep. It sounds novel, but Amazon is actually late to the party.

What Drug-Dealing 'Darknet' Sites Have in Common with eBay

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 23
AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn't all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show.

Cops Wage Psychological Warfare Against Online Drug Bazaars

By Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak | Jul 23
In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace - then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.

Ready-to-Cook Meals from Amazon in Bid to Expand Groceries

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 22
Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business.

Woes for Stores as Shoppers Look Elsewhere for Inspiration

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Mar 27
Shoppers aren't just showrooming at stores and then buying the same items online if they can find better prices - it's a more significant separation from the mall.

Click for Candy: How Online Retailers Boost Impulse Buys

By Candice Choi | Mar 4
Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more of their shopping online.

HSN Looks for New Shoppers Beyond TV's Reach

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 27
HSN Inc., long a base for home shopping on TV, wants to refashion itself for shoppers more used to buying on their mobile phones.

Arkansas Bill Aimed at Forcing Amazon to Collect Sales Taxes

By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 5
Forcing Amazon and other e-commerce companies to collect Arkansas sales taxes could generate up to $100 million annually in extra revenue, a senator said Wednesday.

Avoid Dull Snapshots: Tips for Taking Stunning Pictures

By Anick Jesdanun | Jan 1
Smartphone cameras have seen dramatic improvements, but technology alone won't produce shots that grab attention.

Online Sites Court Procrastinators with Speedy Shipping

By Mae Anderson | Dec 22
Procrastinating holiday shoppers are finding a haven online as retailers ramp up expedited shipping and same-day delivery services.

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