Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 12:57 PM EDT Apr 10, 2019 The thrill of shopping on your phone or online, of course, is that it makes stocking up on groceries, buying a rug for the apartment or even shopping on a Friday night after a glass of wine or two all that easier. But if you want to get the very best price, step back and take a few extra minutes before you hit checkout. It can be as simple as just doing a quick Google search of prices at various retailers to save $50 or $100 on a big ticket item, like a bedroom dresser. We've got plenty of websites and apps that offer extra rewards and price checks to help savvy spenders get a sweet deal, too. "If you really want to get your cheapskate on, maybe there's a coupon code," said Rick Broida, who lives in Commerce Township and writes "The Cheapskate Blog" for CNET.com. Broida, who held workshops at the Detroit Public Library main branch and the Plymouth Public Library as part of … [Read more...] about Online shopping apps help you find coupon codes, best prices
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By embracing new trends and combining the online-offline experience, the retail sector is discovering a new development orientation Catching up with new trends, Lazada Supermarket has just been launched on Lazada.vn last week to offer essential goods at competitive prices, and expects to become the largest online supermarket in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Under this supermarket system, Lazada will maintain a warehouse for its vendors’ goods where it can inspect quality and vendors’ certifications. “To put concerns over increasing prices and fake goods to bed, customers can now pick up authenticated essential goods from Lazada Supermarket. This will help them enjoy safe shopping while saving time on going to real stores and supermarkets,” said Tran Thi Hoang Uyen, director of Fast Moving Consumer Goods of Lazada Vietnam. “Lazada Electronic City and Lazada Supermarket are part of Lazada’s long-term development strategy in Vietnam to bring … [Read more...] about Online offline mix the new way to go
PUBLISHED: 13:33 28 December 2018 Jessica Hill HMV Ipswich Picture: Jessica Hill Archant With it’s distinctive logo of a dog peering into a gramophone, HMV is an iconic, much-loved British brand that has managed to weather economic storms for almost 100 years. HMV Ipswich Picture: Jessica HillThe first HMV-branded store was opened by the Gramophone Company on Oxford Street in 1921. But now, the future of the company looks bleak for its 130 stores - including those in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester and Chelmsford - as HMV is appointing administrators amid a cash crisis.A staff member at the HMV store in the Sailmakers Shopping Centre in Ipswich said that employees there had been given the bad news this morning. “We were really shocked, we hadn’t expected it at all. Customers have been remarking on it all morning - not all of them have been nice.”Kevin Clark, who works for an agricultural company mending tractors and lives with … [Read more...] about Do you still shop at HMV? We discuss changing shopping habits
PUBLISHED: 08:47 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:47 13 December 2018 Emily Prince Next, in King's Lynn High Street, which is closing Picture: Chris Bishop Archant Don’t write us off yet - we can still offer you things you cannot get online. Peacocks in King's Lynn, which is holding a closing down sale Picture: Chris BishopThat’s the message from a Norfolk retail boss as the county’s high streets battle a triple whammy of competition from online, rising rates and falling footfall.This weekend the perfect storm’s latest victim, Next on King’s Lynn’s High Street, closes its doors for the last time. The branch is the latest in a number of closures in the town.Abbie Panks, manager of the town’s Vancouver Quarter shopping centre, said: “It’s always disappointing when any store closes and 2018 has been the most challenging year for retail that I have seen in the past seven years, but we must keep in context … [Read more...] about As more shops close, what can be done to save a High Street?
Joseph Pisani and Anne D'Innocenzio Associated Press Published 5:34 PM EST Nov 23, 2018 New York – It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day to take part in this most famous ritual of American consumerism. Shoppers spent their holiday lined up outside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, by 4 p.m., and the crowd had swelled to 3,000 people by the time doors opened an hour later. In Ohio, a group of women was so determined, they booked a hotel room Thursday night to be closer to the stores. In New York City, one woman went straight from a dance club to a department store in the middle of the night. Many shoppers said Black Friday is as much about the spectacle as it is about doorbuster deals. Kati Anderson said she stopped at … [Read more...] about In era of online retail, Black Friday still lures a crowd