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November 24, 2007 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leave your pocketbook at home, and don't buy names for stars in the sky as Christmas gifts. These were two Black Friday tips yesterday from District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham and Chief Inspector Anthony DiLacqua, head of the Philadelphia Police Department's Patrol Bureau, at a morning news conference at the prosecutor's office. "Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time people get ripped off," Abraham said. "This is the season to be a victim of a crook. " Abraham and DiLacqua warned shoppers to be cautious buying gifts online or off. Abraham aid one of the biggest rip-offs "is naming a star in the firmament after someone for $50 or $60. " That's makes about as much sense as naming a cloud after someone, she said.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2000 | By Amber Veverka KNIGHT RIDDER NEWS SERVICE
First Union Corp. has launched an online shopping site it hopes will be a key to winning - and keeping - banking customers. ShopFirst is the latest effort by a financial institution to bridge the gap between services that help people save money and places where they can spend it. Several other major banks already offer similar sites or services that speed up online shopping or offer goods at discounts, and some e-commerce experts are skeptical...
BUSINESS
July 5, 2001 | By Wendy Tanaka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dot-coms are on shaky ground on Wall Street, but the concept of selling over the Internet is on solid footing, according to industry experts who predict strong growth in online retailing for years to come. Retailers sold $45 billion worth of goods online last year, and Forrester Research Inc., a Cambridge, Mass., research firm, is projecting the number will grow to more than $269 billion in 2005. "People have been putting way too much emphasis on the meltdown in the financial markets," said Peter Fader, an associate professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Legoland Discovery Center, a chain of children's attractions, plans to open a location at Plymouth Meeting Mall as the mall's owner, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), seeks to drum up business at the property. Construction will begin in the summer on the 33,000-square-foot attraction, which will include Lego-block play areas, a cinema, and a "Miniland" with Lego-block replicas of Philadelphia-area buildings, PREIT said Monday. The attraction, scheduled to debut in 2017, will replace part of Plymouth Meeting's food court, PREIT chief executive Joseph Coradino said Monday.
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July 11, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
You know what a cutlet is? Men think it's something you eat for dinner. But women know better. For those of you without estrogen, a cutlet is a piece of fake-cotton padding in a bra. And all of a sudden, cutlets are everywhere, aren't they? I say this because I went online shopping for bathing suits, which taught me many new things about the world of fashion. Before I begin, let me explain why I was shopping online for bathing suits instead of going to a store.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2011 | By Mae Anderson, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Best Buy has alerted some customers that it will not be able to fill their online orders, just days before Christmas. The largest U.S. specialty electronics retailer said late Wednesday that "overwhelming demand for some products from Bestbuy.com has led to a problem redeeming online orders made in November and December. The Minneapolis company declined Thursday to specify how many orders are affected or which products are out of stock. The shortages are a black eye for Best Buy, which has beefed up its online campaign to fight off intense competition from online retailers and discount stores.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com:   Share your craziest shopping story  for a chance to win a $100 Nordstrom gift card. Solomon Jones will feature some of the best stories in a future column. MY WIFE, LaVeta, is obsessed with online shopping. It's a problem she passed on to our daughter, Eve, who learned to say "Bloomingdale's" around the time she mastered the word "Da-da. " I guess she knew those words go together. After all, Da-da's the guy who foots the Bloomy's bill.
NEWS
December 17, 1997 | By David Chesnik
The most frequent complaint about the holidays? The hassles of the season sap our holiday spirits and cut into the time we can spend with friends and family. And the king of these time-intensive hassles is holiday gift shopping. This holiday season, the Internet has given weary shoppers the best gift of all - time. Not only has the sheer quantity of products available online increased, but online "stores" have also become graphically compelling, content-rich and service-oriented.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2015
Ameet Vyas showed Kohl's sales associate Charlene McHugh his online sales receipt on his iPhone screen. She scanned the bar code to locate his preordered socks that were marked 50 percent off in the store's stock room. Another clerk then appeared at the online pickup counter with two packages of socks. McHugh bagged them, and Vyas was on his way home. The transaction took less than 10 minutes - and was one that Vyas, 44, a chemist from Langhorne, said he would be repeating throughout this holiday season as he plans to do all of his shopping online, starting with Black Friday this week.
NEWS
January 14, 2004 | Chris Pummer
Chris Pummer is a writer for CBS MarketWatch As January's credit-card statements roll in, millions of consumers new to online holiday shopping are discovering the downside of ease and convenience. Their "Payment Due" contains all the bargains they snapped up on the Internet - often without tallying the scope of their generosity as they took advantage of free shipping and no sales tax. This banner year for online merchants - holiday sales jumped 35 percent over 2002 - also capped a bang-up season for credit-card issuers.
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July 11, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
You know what a cutlet is? Men think it's something you eat for dinner. But women know better. For those of you without estrogen, a cutlet is a piece of fake-cotton padding in a bra. And all of a sudden, cutlets are everywhere, aren't they? I say this because I went online shopping for bathing suits, which taught me many new things about the world of fashion. Before I begin, let me explain why I was shopping online for bathing suits instead of going to a store.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
In the lobby of the 1500 Locust Apartments, the pile of boxes bearing labels like Amazon, H&M, StitchFix, and GNC teetered at shoulder height on a recent afternoon. At the Pepper Building in Southwest Center City, the parcels threatened to overtake the concierge desk. And at West River Apartments, a 162-unit complex in the city's Wynnefield section, leasing consultant Whitney Chitty said there were as many as 50 packages coming in daily. In November, her office began sending out daily emails to notify residents that it had received packages - and that those not retrieved within a week would be returned to sender.
BUSINESS
December 9, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Legoland Discovery Center, a chain of children's attractions, plans to open a location at Plymouth Meeting Mall as the mall's owner, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), seeks to drum up business at the property. Construction will begin in the summer on the 33,000-square-foot attraction, which will include Lego-block play areas, a cinema, and a "Miniland" with Lego-block replicas of Philadelphia-area buildings, PREIT said Monday. The attraction, scheduled to debut in 2017, will replace part of Plymouth Meeting's food court, PREIT chief executive Joseph Coradino said Monday.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Retailers across the region claimed a successful Black Friday weekend, with the heaviest traffic in years at area shopping malls. Although more people than ever are doing their holiday shopping online, two of the area's biggest malls reported substantially more shoppers in their stores than on the typical weekend. More than 95,000 people went through Cherry Hill Mall on Black Friday alone, said Lisa Wolstromer, the mall's team marketing director. That compares with the usual Friday mall crowd of about 25,000 shoppers, she said.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2015
Ameet Vyas showed Kohl's sales associate Charlene McHugh his online sales receipt on his iPhone screen. She scanned the bar code to locate his preordered socks that were marked 50 percent off in the store's stock room. Another clerk then appeared at the online pickup counter with two packages of socks. McHugh bagged them, and Vyas was on his way home. The transaction took less than 10 minutes - and was one that Vyas, 44, a chemist from Langhorne, said he would be repeating throughout this holiday season as he plans to do all of his shopping online, starting with Black Friday this week.
NEWS
December 22, 2014 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
What gets you in the mood? I'm not talking about that mood, I'm talking about a holiday mood. For the record, what gets me in that mood is Bradley Cooper, but I have a feeling I'm not getting him for Christmas. Ho-ho-horny. But to stay on point, the holidays are upon us, and we're all performing the 300 tasks required thereby, primarily shopping. So this year, to make my life easier, I had the great idea to do all my shopping online. But, like many of my allegedly great ideas, it had a downside.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
This holiday season, more than half of the nation's employees will shop online - during work hours - reports the online job board CareerBuilder. On Cyber Monday, that has to be good news for Mike George, 52, chief executive of QVC Inc., one of the nation's largest online mass retailers. It's ranked second, after Amazon. Online? Isn't QVC a television shopping channel? In the most recent quarter, online shopping accounted for 37 percent of the West Chester company's global revenue, with mobile bringing in a third of U.S. e-commerce sales.
NEWS
November 12, 2013
D AVID BRUSSIN, 38, of Berwyn, is co-founder and CEO of Monetate, an e-commerce company in Conshohocken that he started with co-founder and chairman David Bookspan in January 2008. The company, which opened an office in London in June, helps online marketers leverage big data to create more personalized and engaging online customer experiences. Monetate hopes to employ more than 225 people by year end. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Monetate? A: As the Internet evolved, there was excitement about how digital would change marketing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com:   Share your craziest shopping story  for a chance to win a $100 Nordstrom gift card. Solomon Jones will feature some of the best stories in a future column. MY WIFE, LaVeta, is obsessed with online shopping. It's a problem she passed on to our daughter, Eve, who learned to say "Bloomingdale's" around the time she mastered the word "Da-da. " I guess she knew those words go together. After all, Da-da's the guy who foots the Bloomy's bill.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Columnist
It is a problem so obvious you wonder why it hasn't already been solved: how to deliver online orders in a way that cuts the odds of missing a delivery or having a package stolen after drop-off to an apartment lobby, stoop, or an unsecured porch. One way Americans have worked around this, as their love affair with online shopping has grown in recent years, is to have deliveries sent to the office, which requires discretion and an indulgent boss. Or they suck up the status quo, unglue missed-delivery slips from the front door, and hope that, the next time, the truck comes when someone is home.
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