10 Tips to Make Back to School Shopping as Painless as Possible

Back to school shopping can be overwhelming. Lists of supplies and books from teachers and school can seem daunting, and back to school sales at big box stores are often times incredibly crowded and suffocating. Fear not though parents, we’ve got 10 tips for you to make sure the process is as easy as possible.Don’t Buy What You Don’t Need: Whether school supplies or simply clothing, often times you’ll have brand new items you don’t even remember buying hanging around the house already. Lists of supplies and books from teachers and school can seem daunting, and back to school sales at big box stores are often times incredibly crowded and suffocating.

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Customers Now Prefer Shopping Online To In-Store

I have been reading several research reports from both sides of the Atlantic recently that talk about how customers are starting to favour the online shopping experience over the real, in-store experience. How could this be? Haven't retailers always found that some customers prefer to see and touch products before purchasing?Times are changing. then it is clear that the Millennial demographic spends at least half of their entire shopping budget online. The report shows that 67 per cent of Millennials and 56 per cent of Generation X "prefer to search and purchase on e-commerce sites rather than in-store" while 41 per cent of Baby Boomers and 28 per cent of seniors "prefer online to offline shopping."In my opinion the industry analyst community talks too much about demographic differences - especially how the Millennials are changing the world.

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Bangles, Henna stalls fascinate young girls during Eid shopping

ISLAMABAD – With Eid-ul-Fitr only a few days away, illuminated stalls carrying accessories such as bangles and henna in different are attracting many young girls to Jinnah Super Market, Super Market, F-10 Markaz, G-9 Markaz and other main markets and buyers rush to add the finishing touches to their Eid outfits. “Keeping abreast with latest fashion trends, I bought colorful decorative handmade and glass bangles for me as well as my sisters and friends. This time, I bought bangles before “Chaand Raat” to avoid the increasing rush during end days,” Marium, a young girl said.She said, “I send bangles and henna as gift to all my friends on “Chaand Raat” every year to share the happiness of Eid.”

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New in Google PLAs: “Special Offers” filter & an ad that links to a new Shopping page layout

Google is constantly testing and iterating on how it displays product listing ads. The team at CommerceHub spotted two new variations this week. In one, a “with Special Offers” filter option appears in a product card unit. In another, a single product listing ad links to a landing page on Google Shopping that’s formatted like an expanded version of a typical product card unit — that’s what Google calls the product ad format that looks like Knowledge Graph panels). “With Special Offers” On a search result for [amazon fire], a “with Special Offers” option is selected by default. Oddly, the first listing for Best Buy has no offer associated with it.

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Ever Notice The Loops On Shopping Carts? Well, This Is Why They Are There!

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Written by Ana KrnetaMenial tasks are rarely questioned, they become like second nature to us. And the things we use to complete these tasks are also very rarely questioned. Their function is taken for granted and as long as they do what they are meant to, there is no reason to question the what and how of it.Some examples are lamps, phones, and even scissors. Very rarely does someone question why these things were made to be the way they are. Something else we use a lot and do not think about are shopping carts.

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Growth of online shopping forcing retailers to rethink employee commissions

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MONTREAL -- Rising online sales are prompting some Canadian retailers to consider overhauling the commission structures that motivate their store employees to deliver strong customer service.Clothing rtailer Le Chateau said it's reviewing its options due to the growth of showrooming -- a practice where shoppers browse in-store but then order online -- because it deprives employees of commissions."All of the retailers are trying to find out how to recalibrate," said Franco Rocchi, Le Chateau's senior vice-president sales and operations.

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Disabled Lamb Learns To Walk Thanks To The Unlikeliest Object…A Shopping Bag!

An amazing Australian animal sanctuary called Edgar's Mission has been rescuing unwanted farm animals since 2003. Believing that sheep, pigs, cows, and all farm animal deserve just as much love as any other living creature, Edgar's Mission has been working hard to give these often neglected animals the best lives possible.Recently, they took in a frail newborn lamb called Soda Pop. Unable to walk, staff didn't expect her to make it through the night, but the tiny fighter did! Seeing how much of a determined trooper Soda Pop was, one of the carers came up with the idea of helping her gain strength in her legs by having her walk with the aid of a shopping bag.

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Walmart is turning its shopping carts into robots that follow you

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Robots are slowly altering the component of the shopping experience we as customers don't ever see. I'm talking about in the storage space stockrooms, the order picking, and at some point even transportation. There's no much better instance of this compared to Amazon.com's purchase of robotics manufacturer Kiva. Walmart is likewise accepting robotics behind the scenes, however they're likewise readied to become purchasing companions.We've all strolled about stores like Walmart, and also the one trait you'll normally be pushing while doing so is a Walmart is likewise accepting robotics behind the scenes, however they're likewise readied to become purchasing companions.We've all strolled about stores like Walmart, and also the one trait you'll normally be pushing while doing so is a buying cart (with a minimum of one wheel that does not function properly).

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