• Sears starts selling Alexa-enabled Kenmore appliances on Amazon in bid for relevance

    Sears starts selling Alexa-enabled Kenmore appliances on Amazon in bid for relevance

    It’s hard to see this move as anything but a temporary reprieve for the once-mighty Sears brand. The mall mainstay has fallen on hard times in recent decades as online retail has taken over — and now, the company is signing on with Amazon to sell its Kenmore brand through one of the key contributors to that on-going downside. While the move feels a bit defeatist, it’s a… Read More

  • Uber teams with Sears on new rewards program for drivers and riders

    Uber teams with Sears on new rewards program for drivers and riders

    Uber today announced yet another rewards program for its drivers and riders, this time in partnership with retailer Sears and its “Shop Your Way” loyalty platform. The program offers drivers points redeemable for products at Sears, Kmart and Lands’ End, as well as discounts on vehicle maintenance and repairs at Sears Auto Centers. Meanwhile, riders who sign up will earn… Read More

  • Sears Becomes First Major Retailer To Allow Returns & Exchanges From Customers Who Wait In Their Cars

    Sears Becomes First Major Retailer To Allow Returns & Exchanges From Customers Who Wait In Their Cars

    Online shopping’s impact is taking its toll on brick-and-mortar retailers, who are now struggling to compete by offering their own spin on instant gratification and convenience. One such retailer is Sears, which last year introduced a “Shop’In” feature within its own mobile application in order to connect in-store and online shopping. Today, mobile users are offered… Read More

  • Sears Apologizes For iPad 2 Price Typo, Customers Unforgiving

    Sears Apologizes For iPad 2 Price Typo, Customers Unforgiving

    Remember that one time (last Friday) when GSM On Sale made a huge boo-boo and posted a 16GB iPad 2 for $69 on the Marketplace web site? That didn’t go over so well for just about everyone involved. Virtual crowds of consumers flocked to the sale, calling friends and family to get in on it, many of whom bought the tablet in bulk. Only hours later, though, Sears responded by… Read More

  • Whoops! Accidentally Lists iPad 2 For $69

    Whoops! Accidentally Lists iPad 2 For $69

    Anyone looking for a $69 16GB iPad 2? Apparently, some IT guy over at one of Sears’ third-party resellers, GSM On Sale, had a bit of a face-palm moment: the site temporarily listed the iPad for $69.99. Oddly enough, the listing claims that you’ll save a whopping $30 by taking advantage of this deal, posting an original price of $99.99. Honestly we’d snatch up an iPad at either… Read More

  • Sears And Kmart Team Up With Sonic To Launch A Netflix Competitor

    It looks like Sears wants to get in the online movie market. The retail company, which also owns Kmart, has just announced that it is launching a Netflix-like movie download service, called Alphaline Entertainment. Powered by Sonic Solutions’ RoxioNow platform (Rovi just bought Sonic Solutions for $720 million), Alphaline allows Sears and Kmart customers to download movies and and TV… Read More

  • Sears starting to take pre-orders on 3D TVs

    Get ready, the 3D revolution will be televised. Sears has started offering pre-order pricing on Samsung’s 3D televisions, with some models expected to be available in stores later this month. Sears is also starting to advertise a Blu-ray player with 3D glasses as well. Read More

  • Kmart and Sears have a product page for the PS3 Slim – ZOMG!

    Oh boy, kiddies. The PS3 Slim rumor just got a whole lot more credible. Kmart and Sears both have a product page live for the PS3 Slim. The Sears page even states the following PS3, SLIM High-Definition Blu-ray player for the best movie experience. Free PLAYSTATION Network membership. 120GB HDD for downloading games, music, videos, and photos. Includes DUAL SHOCK 3 controller. HDMI output… Read More

  • Can Sears Help OpenID Go Mainstream?

    It’s one thing when Internet companies like Facebook adopt OpenID, it’s another when a giant retailer like Sears Holdings Corporation embraces it. Sears has just announced that it will enable over 1 million monthly MySears and MyKmart visitors to use their Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other accounts to log into the community websites, enabling them to write product reviews… Read More

  • Get Ready To Barf. AOL And Sears Want To Push "Good News" Down Your Throat

    Are you tired of all the depressing headlines every day about bombings, layoffs, and financial collapse? Sears sure is. Its “Life. Well Spent.” ad campaign just doesn’t work next to downbeat stories. What if there was a news site that only ran good news? Well, that wouldn’t really be a news site, but Sears decided to create one anyway in partnership with AOL News. Read More

  • Attention Kmart Shoppers: Your Social Elements Are On Aisle 3

    When it comes to the web, one name that doesn’t exactly jump out at you is Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC). Certainly, you might think that during a economic downtime, the parent company of Sears and Kmart has more pressing things to worry about than social networking. But it is thinking about them. And tomorrow, it’s launching a couple sites to prove it. MySears and MyKmart… Read More

  • Delver Gets Acquired by Sears (Really)

    Social search engine Delver, which we placed on death watch a month and a half ago has been acquired by Sears in a last minute play right out of left field. Israeli business media is reporting that as part of the deal, Delver CEO Liad Agmon will move to Chicago where he will hold a title of VP at Sears Holdings. Delver itself will become an R&D center for Sears and will continue to develop… Read More

  • Sears is full of bull, plasma TVs do not need to be recharged

    Buying a plasma TV can be so frustrating. First, you as the informed consumer, know that plamsa TVs generally produce a superior picture verse LCDs but sometimes TV salesmen don’t agree. That being said, this guy managed to buy a plasma from Sears and turned down the $300 three-year service plan only to have the company call him a few days later to pitch the plan again. This time though… Read More

  • 1983 Sears circular shows just how far video games have come

    You kids don’t know who good you have it these days. Take a look at this 1983 Sears circular showcasing only the newest, hottest video games. So while you’re tooling around Albion in Fable II or dying over and over again in LittleBigPlanet, think of those poor souls in 1983. All they had to look forward to was Missle Command and Defender. But for you cubicle dwellers, this should… Read More

  • Survey Suggests Nearly 30 Percent Of Online Holiday Shoppers Plan On Spending Less This Year

    The theme this holiday shopping season is frugality. J.P. Morgan analyst Imran Khan expects online sales to be flat this year. In a survey of U.S. consumers conducted by J.P. Morgan, nearly 30 percent of online shoppers say they plan on spending less this year during the holidays than last year. Nevertheless, online retailers should do better than offline ones. In total, including… Read More