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It Takes a Leap of Faith to Buy On-line

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.25.2017 | HuffPost Home
Alicia Garey

My first words of advice when considering an online purchase for anything, but especially something large like a chair, or lighting, or any home décor, is to know the return policy. If you prepare yourself for the possibility that the purchase will not work out, you can actually relax a little.

A Second Miracle on 34th Street? Amazon Gets Physical, Just For You

Robin Lewis | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Robin Lewis

Amazon's announcement of its first physical store opening on Manhattan's 34th Street is not a surprise to me, as it was predicted in the book I co-authored with Michael Dart, The New Rules of Retail--first published in 2010. The logic was the same then as it is now.

The Ethics of Consumers Utilizing Full-Service Retailers for Product Education

Brad Reid | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Numerous court decisions stated that if the full-service store and the manufacturer agreed not to sell the product to discounters, then this constitutes a group boycott in violation of antitrust law. However, if the manufacturer unilaterally stopped selling to discounters, even after hearing full-service retailers' complaints, then this action does not violate antitrust law.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... No -- It's Amazon

Robin Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robin Lewis

It's a state. It's a city. It's a country. It's a movie producer, a real estate broker, a publisher, a wholesaler, a fashion house, a distributor of anything and everything. It's really anything you want it to be.

Time to End the Internet's Tax-Free Ride

Tom Cochran | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Tom Cochran

By leveling the playing field, all businesses will be able compete in a fair and equitable way. Brick and mortar stores will no longer be used as mere showrooms for merchandise that consumers end up purchasing online at a discount because of the absence of a sales tax.

This Book Will Change Your Life

Allison K Hill | Posted 05.05.2013 | Home
Allison K Hill

A decision to save $6.00 by buying a book online, multiplied by thousands of customers every day, means that your local bookstore -- the place where you meet friends, met your partner, or found the book that changed your life -- may not be there next year.