retailer

  • Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

    Target begins testing next-day delivery with ‘Target Restock’ service

    Target announced this morning it’s now testing a next-day home delivery service called Target Restock. The service, which is currently being trialed with Target employees ahead of a customer-facing pilot this summer, is designed to offer an easy way to shop online for household essentials which will arrive the day after you place your order. The move is clearly meant to compete with… Read More

  • MikMak is using mini infomercials to help retailers turn their stories into sales

    MikMak is using mini infomercials to help retailers turn their stories into sales

    MikMak, the New York-based startup that is trying to make short and catchy infomercials (aptly named minimercials) the future of commerce, is launching a new feature to help retailers monetize their stories on Instagram and Snapchat. The new product is called Attach, and serves as a middleman between a retailer’s daily story on a platform like Instagram and the actual product available… Read More

  • Retailer gets punk'd

    I’ve worked in retail so I know how shady some people can be when they try and return items, but I’ve never seen anything like this before. An Xbox 360 was returned one morning and the poor chump working was by himself and had no choice but to return the console because the thieving bastard had a receipt. He obviously didn’t inspect it well enough or else he would have found… Read More

  • Circuit City Closing Up Shops

    I have to admit, this news isn’t as shocking as it should be to me. Circuit City has fewer stores than Best Buy in my area and they’re always empty. The electronics retailer says it’ll be closing eight stores in the US, 62 in Canada and a distribution center in Kentucky. The move comes as Circuit City tries to reduce costs among falling profits. About 270 employees total will… Read More