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Amazon patent brings ‘blended reality’ mirror into view

A new patent hints at how the online retailer could move beyond the virtual try-on applications of its Echo Look.

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Next beats expectations and raises profit outlook

Next has released its financial figures for the Christmas period reporting “better than expected” full price sales raising its full-year profit forecast.






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“Takeback Tuesday” to see returns volumes double

Returns of unwanted Christmas presents are expected to double today with 75 per cent of customers who purchased women’s clothing hoping to get a refund. According to a new study from Royal Mail “Takeback Tuesday”, the first working day back in the new year, will see returns increase more than two-fold compared to an average day in December. Clothing and footwear are set to dominate today’s returns representing 75 per cent and 38 per cent respectively of all goods returned today.






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Small business is providing big power behind Amazon

It can be tough for small businesses to compete with the online retail giants of the world like Amazon.






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“Super Saturday” spend to hit £1.6 bn

This Saturday is set to see 17.4 million customers spend an estimated £1.6 billion in a last minute Christmas shopping frenzy. According to new research from the Centre for Retail Research and Vouchercodes, £1.2 million is expected to be spent per minute on “Super Saturday”, which marks the first time in 11 years the last full shopping day before Christmas lands on a Saturday. The projections are significantly higher than last year’s “Frenzied Friday” which saw 15.6 million shoppers spend £1.1 billion on last minute items






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Amazon, Ralph Lauren, Gap show healthy overseas growth

Not surprisingly, the online giant has been the most popular U.S. website with international consumers this holiday season, according to a new report






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Amazon faces potential investigation after delivery complains

The Advertising Standards Authority has set its sights on Amazon, saying the online retail giant could be investigated after receiving complaints about its premium delivery service. According to reports in The Sunday Telegraph and the Guardian , Amazon customers have contacted the ASA to complain that the “unlimited one-day delivery” that comes with the Prime service is failing to deliver on time in the run-up to Christmas. READ MORE: MPs press Amazon on delivery driver treatment following expose Amazon Prime, which costs £79 a year, promises delivery within two days but customers complaining to the ASA allege that this target has not been met – and some parcels took twice as long to arrive






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Amazon activity in Atlanta sparks HQ2 speculation

A lobbyist for the online retailer has registered in Georgia, sparking speculation that the capital city could be the company's choice for its much-vaunted second headquarters.






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Analysis: Shipt will help Target grow its online grocery market share

Target’s plan to acquire Shipt signals a clear intent to capture a much larger slice of the online grocery market.






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Study: Amazon is king of paid search for this category

Amazon is winning the online search war — at least it is across the consumer electronics category.






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