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The New Brand-Consumer Relationships

Sana Dubarry | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business
Sana Dubarry

This is the case with Apple or Nespresso, where the actual physical stores look more like living spaces, with demonstration areas rather than checkouts. Everything is done so that the consumer feels at ease and spends time with customer advisers (not salespeople).

20 Ways To Save On Food

Money Talks News | Brandon Ballenger | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

MoneyTalksNews: More than half the counties in the United States have become government-designated disaster areas this year -– mostly due to drou...

Here's How Much Online Sales Tax Will Cost You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.10.2012 | Money

Prepare to say goodbye to the good old days of tax-free online shopping. A new rule allowing states to collect online sales tax is likely to be passed...

eBay May Open Accounts to the 18 and Under Set -- Should You Bite?

LearnVest | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents

Are we creating a nation of young entrepreneurs with these lenient Internet policies, or are we just providing kids with a larger outlet to spend?

Jason Gilbert

How To Shop Amazon Like A Pro | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology

So you're at the figurative checkout counter of, groceries and gadgets and George Foreman grill in your e-shopping cart, and you're ready t...

Buying and Selling on Craigslist Like a Pro

Kevin Yu | Posted 10.07.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

From iPhones to even selling my car, Craigslist is my go to website for selling and buying everything. Here are five tips I've learned.

How This Bracelet Helps Pretty Old Dogs

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Shopping can bring on major feelings of guilt, especially during an economic recession. Whether you've cut back on spending or are just hiding the spe...

My Shopping Buddy Is My Enabler

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

What happens when one shopping addict meets another shopping addict? One woman tells us her story of amassing huge amounts of credit card debt, and he...

When To Shop Tax Free

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 07.23.2012 | Money

The glory days of tax-free online shopping may be numbered. But shoppers can still come out on top by simply thinking ahead about when and where to sh...

E-Books Still Fly Under Sales Tax Radar

SmartMoney | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: Those who order “Fifty Shades of Grey” in paperback generally pay sales tax, but in most of the country the e-book version is tax f...

Get the Most From Daily Deal Sites

Women & Co | Posted 09.09.2012 | Money
Women & Co

The more organized you are in accessing and managing daily deals, the easier it can be to save money on what you need and have a pleasant, positive experience. To keep the clutter out of your daily deals, I recommend these organizing strategies.

Shop Like A Parisian From The Comfort Of Your Own Couch

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Imagine that you are lucky enough to score a trip to Paris. The lights, the fashion, the food! There are the obvious hurdles, like how to fit 36 pairs...

10 Things Amazon Doesn't Want You To Know

SmartMoney | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money What every shopper should know about the world's largest online retailer. 1. "Take our customer reviews with a grain of salt." ...

Keeping Dad Happy and Your Wallet Safe

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 08.17.2012 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

Two of the top five crimes reported are connected to shopping online: advanced payment scams and non-delivery of auction items.

The Addiction I Feed While My Family Is Asleep

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

Not long ago, prior to play dates and potty-training, I looked forward to some Me Time at the stores. The saleslady knew my first name and we often acted like long lost friends. On days when skinny jeans were not feeling so skinny, she had the perfect Prada ballet flats for me. This is the first part of my confession: I have not seen my saleslady in months. As a matter of fact, I feel like I'm cheating on her. Now my shopping is done online.

Safest Way To Shop Online, From Jennifer Jolly (WATCH)

Posted 02.13.2014 | MarloThomas

Do you ever worry about who is seeing your information when you shop online? Tech expert and lifestyle editor at, Jennifer Jolly spoke to me...

She Has To Buy Her Shoes In The...Kids Department?

Luwam Yeibio | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Luwam Yeibio

Being a woman in her late twenties who wears a 4 ½ to 5 shoe can make the task of shopping for footwear daunting. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to find exactly what you're looking for.

Bridging the Retail Gap: What Old and New Commerce Can Learn from Each Other

Jeffrey Hutchison | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Hutchison

As the online retail business has grown, much has been made of whether virtual commerce will eventually overtake real-time shopping.

The Role (and Future) of Social Reputation

Leah Busque | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Leah Busque

Online transactions, once relegated to leaps of faith, have evolved into our status quo. Before we break out our credit card numbers and make a purchase, we all engage in a ritual dance that somewhat resembles a fast-forwarded courtship.

Online Grocery Shopping: Is It Worth It?

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

When it comes to grocery shopping, we fall into two camps: One group loves to go grocery shopping and the other wants to get in and out as fast as pos...

Are Big-Box Stores Crumbling?

Time | CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

Best Buy released its first-quarter 2012 earnings this week, and though the numbers beat Wall Street expectations, net income took a tumble — fallin...

Post 50 Tech Tips: 6 Tips To Stay Safe While Shopping Online

Mary Turner | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty

HuffPost/50 has more tech advice from The Geek Squad and AARP: this week, it's how to stay safe while online shopping. More than seven out of 10 In...

Ecommerce: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business

How important is ecommerce to your business? According to reports from comScore, online sales hit $38 billion in the first quarter of 2011, up 12 perc...

Who Does More Online Shopping: Men Or Women?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Style

There are always exceptions to the rule, but conventional wisdom says that men dislike shopping. We ourselves have experienced the agony of taking our...

5 Reasons To Buy Your Wedding Invites Online

Linh Calhoun | Posted 07.01.2012 | Weddings
Linh Calhoun

Gone are the days when the only choice a bride had was to go into her local stationery store and turn page after page after page of enormous wedding invitation binders.