July 11, 2016 |
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.
December 24, 2015 |
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.
December 9, 2015 |
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.
December 4, 2015 |
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.
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.
December 22, 2014 |
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.
December 3, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
November 15, 2012 |
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.