| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's about time. The tradition-rich Girl Scouts have finally embraced e-commerce.
And appropriately, the news was delivered on Cyber Monday.
Girl Scouts, who have been selling boxes of cookies for nearly 100 years by knocking on doors, setting up booths...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In a house with young kids, all the shopping, spending, wrapping and merry-making that goes in to Christmas Day -- which takes weeks to prepare and often twice as much money as originally planned -- gets largely credited to Santa Claus come December 25th....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Inside FedEx Corp.'s sorting facility, mechanical arms whir within a labyrinth of buzzing blue and yellow machinery. Cardboard boxes drop onto a conveyor belt with a thud, zipping down the line to be sorted before making it to shoppers' doorsteps for...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Today is Free Shipping Day, when hundreds of retailers offer the service for free with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve -- or sooner.
Now in its seventh year, the specially designated day got its start when the founders of FreeShipping.org signed up...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.
International online payment services such as AliPay and PayPal are trying to ensure that a South Carolina fashionista can...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Gionni Burns paced back and forth behind the 20 checkout lanes at Target in the Coral Ridge Mall on Tuesday, the day before Christmas Eve, keeping an eye on growing lines and asking customers with 10 items or fewer to go to express lanes 1 through 4....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:49 AM
As the coffin slams shut on Halloween, Wal-Mart and other retailers are launching their holiday shopping deals almost a month before Black Friday, promising to be cheaper, earlier, easier and faster to cater to the ever more value- and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Well ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, Preferred Hotel Group is starting a winter sale on rooms at 110 hotels worldwide that offers a third night free or takes up to half off the room rate.
The deal: I like this sale because it works for...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:48 AM
Is it just me or is this a mix-and-match Bottom Line?
A new state law grants immunity to people who administer naloxone, or Narcan, to anyone who has overdosed on heroin or other opioid like oxycodone. The heroin-reversal drug,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Amazon.com made headlines this week with the announcement of Amazon Prime Air, but it isn't the only company that's testing delivery drones.
Reports this week say UPS and Google are two other companies that are also testing delivery drones for their...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Wal-Mart is worried about lousy holiday shopping, so the retail giant is pulling out its Christmas deals one whole month early -- hoping, perhaps, that the longer you are faced with a bargain, the more likely you will be to crumble.
This move comes as...