Inside Best Buy's Distribution Innovations For Online Order FulfillmentOne big thing Best Buy recently added was automation. You click purchase, your distribution center gets your order, a robot retrieves the item and sends it on its way.
Best Buy Using New Tech To Create Custom Boxes, Reduce Online Order WasteIn five years, online shopping revenue has doubled for Twin Cities-based Best Buy, up from $3 billion in fiscal year 2014 to $6.45 billion in 2019. With it comes a change in how the retailer fulfills its orders, from sorting to shipping.
How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Criminals While Shopping OnlineAs consumers continue to spend a record-breaking amount of money online this holiday season, cyber criminals are waiting for retailers and shoppers’ mistakes. Staying vigilant of the details when shopping online often makes a big difference in protecting information.
What Does Online Sales Tax Mean For Shoppers?Shoppers are expected to spend more than $7 billion this Cyber Monday. Thanks to a recent ruling from the Supreme Court, some of them will get charged an online sales tax they didn't pay before.
Where Do Most People Shop Online?Analysts estimate half of Americans live in a Prime household, half of consumer start their searches with Amazon, and the huge online retailer is expected to make up half of all online sales this year.
Millions Have Shopped While Drunk, Survey FindsFood is the top purchase made followed by shoes and clothes.
Best Local Gift Card Ideas In MinnesotaThe growing gift card industry rivals holiday gift bags in sheer sales volume. The gift card has helped retailers generate more sales. Once regarded as a mundane last-minute gift item from malls and retail chains, this prepaid cash card has become a shopper's gifting gateway.
Amazon Offering 1-Hour Shipping For Twin Cities Last-Minute Holiday ShoppersThe holidays are a peak shopping time for Amazon and today it showed off its Prime Now hub in Minneapolis. Amazon says it's Prime home is a procrastinator's dream.
Good Question: How Much Of Our Shopping Is Online?Over the past decade, online sales have grown every year, but they still have a ways until they catch up before they reach store sales. So, how much of our shopping is online? Good Question.
Target Sees Biggest Online Sales Ever On Cyber MondayTarget says its sales for this past Cyber Monday amounted to its biggest online sales day ever, helped by an offer of 15 percent off everything on its site.
Cyber Monday Shopping TipsCarrie Rocha, the founder of PocketYourDollars.com, stopped by the studio to talk with Esme Murphy about how to make the most out of cyber Monday deals.
Online Personal Shopping Services FlourishingWho wouldn't love to have their own personal shopper? Online personal shopping services have exploded in popularity in recent years. Clothes are picked out for users and then sent in the mail, saving them time and, some say, money.
Need For Tech Workers Helps Bump Holiday Hiring NumbersBelieve it or not, Christmas is seven weeks away. That means a lot of businesses are busy hiring for the holidays. A new survey from the job website CareerBuilder shows 33 percent of companies plan to hire seasonal help this year -- up from 26 percent in 2014.
Best Buy And Twitter Team UpTwitter users will soon be able to buy items from Best Buy with the click of a button. The Minnesota-based electronics retailer and the social media site are moving online shopping to a whole other level with a new "Buy Now" service.
Amazon's Shakopee Location Could Change Twin Cities Shopping LandscapeBy next year's State Fair, marketing experts say the state of retail and grocery shopping in the Twin Cities could be dramatically changed. Amazon.com's massive distribution center in Shakopee is now under construction. When it's finished, it's expected to provide same day delivery of 200 million consumer products.