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Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather

News, Traffic and Weather

00:31 sec | 29 min ago

Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather

"Than we're used to. Thanks to the Corona virus. Pandemic stores were a lot more relaxed. It's not that they're not turning out. There's just not as many. There's not a lot of chaos, the frenzy that we've seen in years past that's not there. If anything, the pandemic is more just paving the way for people and businesses to start really opting for online shopping, And we really saw that this year, maybe even more than in years past despite baby the lower turnout, then normal physically, the National Retail Federation projects how Today sails across the country will actually increase this year. I have to 5.2% We talked with shoppers on a different black Friday shopping spree is usually a group of seven of us way go, but with the pandemic we didn't do that. We are trying to avoid mass crowds. We're not.

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Black Friday online shopping on track to hit record as holiday shoppers skip stores

Inside Out with Tami Michaels

01:06 min | 3 hrs ago

Black Friday online shopping on track to hit record as holiday shoppers skip stores

"Friday than we're used to. Thanks to the Corona virus. Pandemic stores were a lot more relaxed. Not that they're not turning out. There's just not as many. There's not a lot of chaos, the frenzy that we've seen in years past that's not there. If anything, the pandemic is more just paving the way for people and businesses to start really opting for online shopping, and we really saw that this year will be even more than in years past despite baby the lower turnout, then normal physically, the National Retail Federation projects Holiday sales across the country will actually increase this year. I have to 5.2% we talked with shoppers on a different black Friday shopping spree. There's usually a group of seven of us Way go. But with the pandemic. We didn't do that. We were trying to avoid mass crowds. We're not going out to a bunch of stories like we normally would just the one and that was this intimate that we heard from talking with shoppers a lot more calculation, a lot more buying online and then coming to pick up a big trend economists have seen throughout the pandemic that school most, um Had Patrick Quinn reporting a restaurant owner

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Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on Weekend News

Weekend News

00:42 min | 47 min ago

Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on Weekend News

"That a lot of Look, people take time to come down to church Street, etcetera Andre chop here because they don't want it to be all Amazon All Wal Mart in Montclair Christi Collision. WCBS news Radio 8 80 new record for Black Friday sales online that is, consumers spent an estimated $9 billion in U. S retail Web sites. Black Friday this from Adobe Analytics. They tracked online shopping. It was a 22% increase of online spending over last year. Monday, is expected to be the largest online sales day and U. S history. They estimate spending between 10.8 billion and Trump $0.7 billion Hot WHEELS. Cars. Lego sets Apple airpods, Samsung TVs, video games. That's what's selling right now five seventeen's a time. The retired head of online shoe retailer Zappos. Tony Shea has passed away is only 46 years old shape and they died from injuries sustained in a house fire in Connecticut. His family was with him when he passed. In addition is Apple. Shea spent years working to revive and transform Las Vegas is downtown area He played $350 million in 2013 for redevelopment. He moves Apple's headquarters into the old Las Vegas City hall building. She had led Zappos for 20. Years. Five eighteen's Our time here at WCBS. That's time for traffic.

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Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:29 sec | 8 hrs ago

Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

"Day meant more than eating Turkey for shoppers online shopping surged, according to John Copeland, Adobe vice president of marketing and consumer insights. We saw $5.1 billion spent. That's a new record. 21, a half percent increase over last year. On the same day, Copeland says $71 billion had been spent in the red up to Black Friday as retailers brought black Friday deals forward. To make up for the expected loss of foot traffic and physical stores because of the pandemic.

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Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on Sue Jeffers

Sue Jeffers

01:13 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on Sue Jeffers

"Eyes per flight to maintain the cold temperatures needed to keep visors vaccine from spoiling. That's apparently five times what's normally allowed on planes. United plans to play chartered flights between Brussels and Chicago to support vaccine distribution since Christina Coleman the number of newly reported covert 19 cases on Friday topped 200,000 record for a single day, The official holiday shopping season is underway. Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping reports. Black Friday sales were up 22% from last year's record, many sore spreading their deals throughout cyber Monday. Some of the most wanted. Give this here the PlayStation ps five, Apple watches Kid's Lego sets and Chef board after the success of necklace, his new show the Queen's Gambit. Retail giant Amazon announces tired about 1400 extra workers every day. Alex Hogan today is small business Saturday. Work is underway in Washington for the expected inauguration of President elect Biden. The inauguration stand for President elect Biden and his family is moving along construction on that. There's a report today in the daily Beast that says that President Trump is quote floating the idea of announcing a 2024 presidential run on January 20th the day that Joe Biden is inaugurated, perhaps a way to steal the spotlight that day boxes David spent. America is listing of Fox News from the Commission Society of Minnesota Weather Center. Lots.

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Many Stores Didn't Even Open This Thanksgiving

News, Traffic and Weather

01:15 min | 8 hrs ago

Many Stores Didn't Even Open This Thanksgiving

"Year because of the pandemic. Did you notice how many stores were closed on Thanksgiving Day? Walmart never even opened and what stores did open. They shut down in 5678 o'clock at night. Then we get the black Friday talk about being so different Thanks to the Corona virus. Pandemic stores were a lot more relaxed. Not that they're not turning out. There's just not as many. There's not a lot of chaos, the frenzy that we've seen in years past that's not there. If anything, the pandemic is more just paving the way for people and businesses to start really opting for online shopping, and we really saw that this year will be even more than in years past despite baby the lower turnout, then normal physically, the national retail Federal Asian projects. Holiday sales across the country will actually increase this year by up to 5.2%. We talked with shoppers on a different black Friday shopping spree is usually a group of seven of us way go, but with the pandemic we didn't do that. We are trying to avoid mass crowds. We're not going out to a bunch of stories like we normally would just the one And that was this intimate that we heard from talking with shoppers a lot more calculation a lot more buying online and then coming to pick up a big trend economists have seen throughout the pandemic that's cool, most Patrick Quinn, meanwhile, the survival rate for

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Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on WBBM Programming

WBBM Programming

01:31 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on WBBM Programming

"WBBM News time to 40 on this small business Saturday, owners of those businesses are having to get creative to drum up holiday sales this year. Dana Herbert is a celebrity chef who's big, lavish cakes for the lights of Oprah and President elect Joe Biden. But that still hasn't Spiritus Delaware Bakery from the Pics of the pandemic. I remember looking at emails. We were probably already down like 32 50 K just in the amount of cancelations that were happening in that short week. Which is why, he says remembering small businesses in your community is especially important this holiday season. These small businesses that really makes the wheel turn and they actually keep money in the community. He hopes the sweet enough shoppers to buy local this weekend with his clear the case sale. That's K Y w radio reporter and 20 at Lee in Philadelphia, New York City residents may have to pay an extra three bucks to have their online shopping delivered if new proposed bill is passed. Shipping is never really free, says Brooklyn State Assembly member Robert Carol. Real cost human cost with the way it impacts our cities the way it impacts our environment. The wave impact small and local businesses. Carol says his bill in Albany is aimed at making people think twice before shopping on Line, each box that comes to your door. We'll put a $3 face. The sea would apply only to purchases made in New York City, and Carol says there are exemptions. We're not talking about food here. We're not talking about medicine. There's even a car about for folks who are using snap benefits. The projected revenue about $1.5 billion a year would go to the M to That was WCBS radio reporter Steve Burns in New York City. And some credit where credit is due to.

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Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:30 sec | 9 hrs ago

Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

"Thanksgiving Day meant more than eating Turkey for shoppers online shopping surged, according to John Copeland, Adobe vice president of marketing and consumer insights. $5.1 billion spent. That's a new record. 21, a half percent increase over last year. On the same day, Copeland says $71 billion had been spent in the run up to Black Friday as retailers brought black Friday deals forward. To make up for the expected loss of foot traffic and physical stores because of the pandemic.

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Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity

00:30 sec | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "online shopping" discussed on Sean Hannity

"But first a check of headlines for Fox News a new sales record. I'm Joe Jiro Fox News. It was a busier black Friday than ever at least online. The CDC says that in person shopping is a higher risk activity and as a result of that online shopping is skyrocketing. According to Adobe this year compared to last year on Thanksgiving, Online sales shot up nearly 22% blast from Any sales are projected to jump 39% in cyber Monday could see it increased by 35% boxes. Alex Hogan.

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Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

Bloomberg Wall Street Week

00:30 sec | 11 hrs ago

Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

"And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg News Room. Thanksgiving Day meant more than eating Turkey for shoppers online shopping surged, according to John Copeland, Adobe vice president of marketing and consumer insights. We saw $5.1 billion spent. That's a new record. 21, a half percent increase over last year. On the same day, Copeland says $71 billion had been spent in the run up to Black Friday as retailers brought black Friday deals forward. To make up for the expected

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Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:39 sec | 17 hrs ago

Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

"Online shopping from Thanksgiving to cyber Monday could break records. So far. The latest numbers show consumer spending up about 22% compared to last year. So far, there's been more than $5 billion in sales, mostly on computers and iPad. Retailers have said they think holiday shopping will be up this year. Since so many Americans did not spend money on expensive vacations and her at home with little else to do, But shop online and numbers would indicate that's true. Adobe Analytics, which watches online sales is estimating consumers spent about $5.1 billion online on Thanksgiving alone, up from 4.2 billion last year, and that doesn't account for black

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A Look At The Pandemic Economy

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

05:24 min | 1 d ago

A Look At The Pandemic Economy

"While the dow hit a record high so did covid nineteen cases and hospitalizations. According to adobe analytics we spent more than five billion dollars online shopping yesterday up. Twenty two percent from last year even as reports came in from across the country of miles long lines at food banks and food insecurity. The point here is that there's not just one narrative in this pandemic economy. Luckily we've got not just one but two of our favorite folks on deck to help us unpack it. All k- davidson is at the wall street. Journal and city ready is at politico. Hey to hey can relate. Hey kimberly so city. We sort of asked us every friday. But are these numbers about people getting sick and dying and going hungry and possibly going to push congress in the white house any closer to another relief package. You know these are depressing numbers. They're horrifying numbers. And at some point they have to force congress to act of. Unfortunately it seemed like we're going to have to see this. Get much further out of control before they do. You know over the next two weeks. We're gonna see an absolute explosion of virus cases as a result of thanksgiving holiday far worse than the increase we saw after the labor day holiday and after the july fourth holiday you. You'd think we'd learn something after fualaau isn't we don't necessarily do that. But we also have millions of people as we said staring down all the deadlines unemployment aid and infections and all these other. Stopgap measures A month from now And just to throw in into in the middle of a crazy government funding deadline to prevent a shutdown having two weeks from today and then we have a little political theater theater with the electoral college and state certifications All coming up in the next couple of weeks as well and so put it together. We have a whole lot of chaos and confusion that is usually not a good recipe for what's going on but you also have a sense that we might be getting to a really really bad place the country and so maybe that will be. What gets congress. Pay attention kate. Are you seeing any indications any bright spots possibilities. That negotiations are have have a pathway forward. Well i'm not sure. If we see the bright spots yet at kimberly but i think that really the kind of do or die moment if you will is next week. Pelosi mcconnell really have to decide if they're willing to just sit down and and how hard conversation and hash out an agreement because The clock is ticking. On december eleventh is the deadline for funding the government. And we know that they've made some progress on that front But they really haven't had broader discussions about covid relief so they might have to do. Some kind of short term funding extension beyond the eleventh may be like give them an extra week till the seventeenth to get them a little closer to christmas To see if they can work something out but one other thing we haven't talked about his covert cases in congress on capitol hill. You have senators who are having to quarantine and who are getting sick and so will they be able to actually stay in session long enough to do something is another unknown so it's really tricky and city. We had know new unemployment numbers out this week heading in the wrong direction. Is there a chance. Maybe that we get pieces of relief attached to these various funding vehicles. That have to go through. It's it's certainly possible that you may get a little bit of unemployment aid for folks who would see that dry out by the end of the month. It's possible that the the trump administration might extend some of some of its own measures at least until inauguration day so they can pass off the problem to the incoming administration. They're all all these things are possible. But it's just not a situation when you've got the the political cross-currents in the moma and people just like almost paralyzed by By the the fight over the election as it is And that's that's really put them at the in in this Really difficult situation where they know something needs to be done but they're not sure that they're going to be able to do it kate. The fed has been the one stepping in with all of these different measures. While we wait on congress. Do they have anything left in their toolbox. Well we know that. Certainly they've been they've been thinking about that Third latest policy meeting. They released minutes from the meeting on wednesday and and we know that they discussed ways that they could alter their purchases of treasury and mortgage backed securities. That's something they've been doing for months now and they could They could pick pick up the pace of those to to do more to support the economy. They didn't indicate that there any imminent changes. I think that they're kind of waiting to see what What congress is gonna do and hoping as we've heard that chairman jay powell say over and over a congress really should do more. Fiscal support is really needed at this time So i think they. They know that they're the backstop and they know they might have to do something. They're getting ready for that But it's not really clear. How much of a boost day can provide especially the longer this goes on. I think they're worried that You know the the with as long term unemployment continues to rise as we get more into like a traditional type of recession. Their tools are not as effective and That's why they keep saying of fiscal support is is so important right now

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Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

KCBS Radio Afternoon News

00:25 sec | 1 d ago

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

"Corona virus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and many stores across the country on this black Friday, But a surgeon online shopping is offering a small beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. Some of the most coveted items for shoppers today include the X Box Syriza X and PlayStation five video game consoles.

Amid pandemic, earlier-than-ever online promotions, Black Friday takes a new shape

Sean Hannity

00:33 sec | 1 d ago

Amid pandemic, earlier-than-ever online promotions, Black Friday takes a new shape

"Black Friday shoppers, though not as many this year in person. The vast majority of this entire outlet is pretty empty. It's been open since 6 A.m. Ax businesses. Kristina parts of Devil S and Deer Park, New York, even with fewer people covert capacity. It's causing some lines. But online shopping is expected to surge fueling and overall increase in holiday spending prediction is that sales will actually increase this year, according to the National Retail Federation. They're saying anywhere between 3 to 5% higher this year, most major retailers stayed closed on Thanksgiving. The Trump

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Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 1 d ago

Shoppers spent record $5.1 billion on Thanksgiving

"For the first time in years. Big retailers were closed on Thanksgiving Day this year, but we still managed to spend a bundle in between the turkey and the pumpkin pie online shoppers spent a record $5.1 billion yesterday. That's up more than 21%. From just last year, according to Adobe Americans have shattered all kinds of online shopping records since the arrival of the pandemic. Not a surprise, considering health and safety concerns posed by the coronavirus

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Black Friday Looking Different Because Of The Pandemic

Rick Hamada

00:19 sec | 1 d ago

Black Friday Looking Different Because Of The Pandemic

"The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season looking different this year because of the pandemic stores are implementing safety precautions, such as sanitizing cards, limiting store capacity and requiring mask Despite the lack of crowds, holiday shopping could still break records this year in large part Thanks to a huge increase in online shopping. Fox's

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E-commerce Black Friday sales set to surge by 40% compared to last year

Mark and Melynda

00:44 sec | 1 d ago

E-commerce Black Friday sales set to surge by 40% compared to last year

"Many aspects of life. Black Friday is looking a whole lot different this year normally and sidewalks would be packed with thousands of people running from store to store to snag the latest deals starting the last night and going throughout the day, Mrs Garrett Tenney in Chicago says. Instead, stores stayed closed on Thanksgiving night, and some opened later this morning. For those who are venturing out stores are implementing safety precautions such as Sanitizing cards, limiting store capacity and requiring mask Despite the lack of crowds, Holiday shopping could still break records this year, in large part thanks to a huge increase in online shopping. Adobe Analytics estimates a 40% jump in online black Friday sales compared to last year, a

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Cyber crime spikes as online holiday shopping picks up

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 1 d ago

Cyber crime spikes as online holiday shopping picks up

"Adobe reports the Thanksgiving Day online sales hit a record $5.1 billion. That's up more than 21%. From just last year. Americans or today is black Friday as we said American shattering records for online shopping since the pandemic began, and some analysts predicting online sales could hit $10 billion today and reached nearly 190 billion over the holiday season. But the Federal Trade Commission says cyber crime involving social media has more than tripled in the last year. CBS News Consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner reports that Facebook has taken steps to prevent cyber scams. Facebook said in its last enforcement report. It had removed 1.3 billion fake accounts from the platform. So that gives you an idea of how many are out

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How stores are changing Black Friday for the pandemic

WSJ What's News

05:36 min | 1 d ago

How stores are changing Black Friday for the pandemic

"In normal times. There's a chance you'd be listening to this podcast while standing in line at the mall or at a store hoping to get a good deal on black friday but during the pandemic this annual retail tradition could look quite different from what we're used to for what to expect. Today let's bring in our retail reporter. Suzanne cap ner is suzanne. good morning. Hi mark how are you. I'm doing well. So i'm thinking about all of these friends and relatives. I know who in the past have gone up early for those early morning. Sales at the stores themselves. Is this even an option. This year will the malls and the big box stores. Even be open know. The stories will be opened friday. They're not going to be doing the typical early morning doorbusters in in the same way. They have done in past years mainly because they have been stringing. Those deals out through the month of october. Black friday. Shopping really started in october this year. With a lot of companies offering black. Friday type deals for the past few weeks. So you're gonna see fewer of those you know early morning you know have to get limited supply. Type deals for one thing. You know stores don't want they can't handle the crowds. They're not trying to get their stores stuff with shoppers. This year the way they have done in the past. They have to be careful about that. Well let's talk about crowd size and safety. This is going to be very important this year. Most retailers i talk to you. They're all adhering to the capacity limits set by local state and local governments. And as i've been out at the stores in recent weeks. I do see lines. you know. And and and stories being very careful. And how many people. They let in and that will hold true on friday as well. And you know. They're all adhering to this social distancing in the store and they're they're really trying to keep their store safe in part because they want to show government officials that they can. You know stay open. They don't want to be forced to close again the way they were in the spring. Let's talk about sales for a moment. Our retailers planning to offer in store bargains be sales. It's a very promotional time of year. But there may not be the deep deep discounts. We've seen in recent years so in heading into the season a lot of chains have actually scaling back. Promotions either offering fewer promotions or discounts. That are not as deep and one reason. They've been able to do that as they just have less inventory during the spring when everything was shut down. They were cancelling orders. And they just didn't restock were they. Were very careful about how they restocked. And so there's just less supply in the system. We're going to have less stuff to clear out meaning. Unfortunately for consumers there could be some higher prices as we've talked about on the podcast. We have seen this big shift to online sales amazon. Prime day in october will black friday then be taking on more of an online presence the sheer there's no doubt online is going to take a bigger share. The national retail federation expects online sales. This holiday season to a could be as much is a third of total holiday sales. So that's happening. Retailers are preparing for it. And they're actually you know they're trying to let consumers know if you're going to buy holiday gifts online do early because the cutoff for free shipping is going to be earlier this year. Because everybody's afraid of you know a bottleneck as we get closer to christmas. So that's something to keep in mind and you know in terms of online versus in store. Promotions they're not that different they a lot of companies. Try to keep them pretty similar and this leads perfectly to my next question. I'm curious about looking at things from the retailers perspective as we have seen in some places with some items supply chains have been stretched leading up to today. Have they made changes to how they're handling inventory or even deliveries. You know for a lot of the items that people tend to buy and black friday. You know apparel toys. Maybe like some items for your home. I'm being told that supply chains are moving freely. The factories are open in asia. There isn't really a backup or a major problem. Imports have been coming in at record levels at the us ports. Where you might see. Some problem is in items that are in super demand whether it's specifically stuff for the home types of like obviously peleton's hard to get athletic type equipment anything where there is like very high demand there could be shortages but for the the bulk of the items. There shouldn't be a problem and finally suzanne. What kind of expectations have retailers set for themselves. The retail trade group came out with numbers this week. They're expecting a holiday season somewhat in line with the past few years they say sales are going to rise somewhere between three point six percent and five point two percent that compares with four percent last year over the past five years sales have risen on average about three point five percent so they are expecting a pre good holiday and their thesis. Is that yes. It's true there. There are a lot of americans who are out of work and people are struggling but there are others who have not been traveling or spending on experiences. And they're they have more disposable income and the hope is they're going to get out and spend this holiday.

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Retailers Change Up Black Friday Deals To Keep Shoppers Safe

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:37 min | 1 d ago

Retailers Change Up Black Friday Deals To Keep Shoppers Safe

"Many businesses did not make it to this black friday. Maybe you've seen them shuttered in your neighborhood but those that have endured until now may be in position for a big holiday shopping season though. It definitely not safe to push your way into a crowded store just about anything can be delivered to your door if it's a gift. Hopefully that is done discreetly. Npr retail correspondent alina. Seljuk is covering the story for us. Good morning good morning. What do retailers expect big picture across the board. I'll surveys are suggesting. The majority of americans plan to shop in store or online this week or next and forecasts suggest. Were actually in for a record setting holiday shopping season just address. I always get this question about black. Friday is a dead and every year. I come here and if you like declared dead and then get a bunch of annoyed messages from people who love not just want to say. It's just no longer at that obsession with this one single day of the year. You may have heard these ads weeks ago this year walmart. Turn black friday into deals for days. Starting saturday november seven this year targeted black friday deals all november. Actually sales began as far back as tober in some cases so a lot of people have already started their holiday shopping. And don't intend to stop okay so we should really think of it as black friday's or black friday sales holiday. This is mainly happening online. For safety reasons. I assume by far the vast majority do say they plan to shop online on their phone screens. Because the big thing that happened this year we got a lot of people becoming online converts for the first i and especially thinking things like grocery health and beauty products stuff that we used to have to see i will. Here's vivek pandya tracks online shopping at dobie digital insights about thirty one percent of consumers reporting that they rarely shopped online or had never shopped online before and covert pandemic was essentially a forcing function. And when you think about physical stores every year the international council of shopping centers does a shopper survey and this year even this group is reporting a big drop in the number of people who say they plan to physically go shopping but in that survey almost two thirds of respondents said they did plan to go shop at a physical store. It's a lot of people and stores are adjusting. You know they're requiring masks. They're counting customers again to limit crowds and they're drawing attention to the cleaning measures which like unglamorous thing stores usually like distract from. We'll now you've got you know sanitizers front and center however people shop. What are they shopping for. Classic stuff close. Get guard stores. Electron ix smart. Tv's home speakers that sort of thing for years. We watched this shift toward experiences rather than things this year. We're back to things you know until we can start jumping back into massages classes or whatnot and especially talking things for the home where we're spending all this time now. More holiday decorations to check out houses books and crafts to occupy time. My favorite hot for the cova time is apparently air. Fryers are big for all that comfort food. So many families are still struggling financially. We hear about that every day. They still seem to say they want to feel special. The wants to celebrate the national retail federation predicts on average. Shoppers are going to spend almost a thousand dollars gifts food decorations and other holiday things which is only a little bit less than last year when the economy looked extremely different leading. It's always a pleasure talking with you. thanks thank you.

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Why Black Friday In-Store Sales Won't Go Extinct

Vicki McKenna

02:45 min | 2 d ago

Why Black Friday In-Store Sales Won't Go Extinct

"There's also evidence that the Internet is basically knocking on black Friday's door Thanksgiving days, the fastest growing online shopping day on Di Think like 70% of the people who said that they're going to shop on Black Friday said they'll do some or most of it online, right. Um, so the Internet still there for retailers to make money. But the idea of black Friday in store sales going extinct is probably not Going to happen because it's its own thing like there's this one consumer psychologist or consumer analyst, I think pointed out that it's It's a tradition number one. Now it is. On number two. There's a certain element of like sport to it. It's it's more than just Getting a good deal. It's yes, you know, throwing a fist that somebody while you get a good deal, there's something to it that transcends the whole thing. So we mentioned doorbusters. It's a central part of the cog that is black Friday. And it goes back and print. Believe it or not, to the year 1917 and anecdotally the 18 95, where in a retailer will basically say You know what we have? One item are usually it's a few now but some really deep, deep and really super great deals on just a few select items. Silly. For example, a good laptop for $180. Yes, then like Deals like that iPods for half off for TV feel like 200 like, really, really, like you said. Very good discounts, But here's the deal. To scam people. It's a bait and switch. It's a bait and switch. They only got a very limited amount of these select items, which is why the violence happens, which we'll get to in a minute. On Then after that, they're hoping you get in there. You don't get that laptop, but you're like, screw it. I'm at Walmart at 5 A.m.. I might as well buy some stuff regular priced or slightly discounted items. Um And you know, that's how they get you in the store. That's how they get you. It is on dit. Is it true that they're these items do exist, and they are for that deal. There. There there for that price, I should say, um But there's only like 10 and in the fine print. It's like one for person. And that deals is for in stock. Only, like you can't get a rain check or anything like that. No, no, no. But the concept that these deals do exist for those items that are in the store. Coupled with Whoever physically gets their hands on that item first gets that deal. Yeah, um, leads to doors actually being busted. It's called Recipe for disaster. Yeah, um All right. So

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Online shopping has been supercharged by the pandemic

The EcomCrew

01:09 min | 2 d ago

Online shopping has been supercharged by the pandemic

"The trend is e commerce. It's almost like the bully in the parking lot. It was already winning all the fights and now it just like body slam the rest of the world in terms of retail. There's some generational gaps with ecommerce. She think of your grandparents age. You know someone that's seventy or older for instance they didn't grow up at a time. We're technology existed and your. They became young adults when there was no iphones no internet etc and so you take into adulthood skepticism about about these types of things like you know that they exist but you don't adopt them in the same way that a young teenager would today and even that generation now is kind of hop offense fence and come over to the ecommerce stark side. Because you can't go out in unfortunately you can't go out and live your life the way that they used to you know especially if you're elderly and so it's i think it's a double whammy in terms of picking up adopters and it's not a short term thing. This is not a situation where when cova goes away that people are going to go back to like you know what i really enjoy going to the mall because during the most

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Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions

Windows Weekly

06:05 min | 3 d ago

Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions

"A look back at what Bill gates got right and got wrong in his book road ahead. This is based on a bill gates blog. Post talking about that stuff. And it's interesting because i had kinda forgotten this but back in nineteen ninety-five when this book was written. He was talking about What do you call digital agents. Which today we call digital assistance. Cortana syria lexus. Google assistant Was pretty forward looking. You know although he says These things are not as sophisticated as envisioned that they would you know twenty five years ago which is kind of interesting but you know what he doesn't say and i find i find this to be somewhat fastening. This book was really controversial Because when it came out it barely mentioned the internet. You know And i mean a month after this came out microsoft its giant pivot where they embraced the internet and You know announced internet explorer and a and they fully embrace the web and he actually came out with a second edition of the book that added the word internet about one hundred and fifty times just to make wa So year later almost a year later they came out with a revised version of the book. but yeah. I mean back. Then you know microsoft well you know. Proprietor proprietary software company there still thinking very proprietary so he saw the need for networks obviously and worldwide global. And all that. But i'm sure he envisioned microsoft being a gatekeeper. That thing you know at the time So that was kind of but yeah. I remember when this came out. It kind of solidified my distaste for these kinds of books. You know i. I was reading the wikipedia entry. But they're like it coulda reception is being very tepid mike. That's a good word for how this book was. Because he used a lot of management jargon and like big ideas. And i'm like yeah but tell us what you actually think about. What's going to happen next because you actually have done. A lot of comdex presentations used to tell us stuff all the terrain and it used to be great. It used to be amazing. You'd be like wow. Is that really the future. And then you read this and you're like wait. What happened between that and the book right. I mean look i. It's anyone who knows anything about bill. Gates it probably has a little bit of a problem with the tech visionary thing but i mean he did foresee the digital transformation stuff that we're that's happening today. He saw video on demand very early. They had a project tiger that was seeking to basically make net flicks back in the nineties He saw pocket computers of course Many years before we have iphones and androids and things like that. So i mean he you know but he'd been spot on the internet aware then he you. You did mention this but he is now going to write another book Which is called how to avoid climate disaster where he's talking about climate change and Yeah this this could be given what he does now with the gates foundation. I think a little more sweeping and maybe more interesting. We'll definitely be more sobering in it. Just yeah yes if we can turn off all those data centers. We wouldn't have. I told you the internet was bad. I don't know why did pay attention in one thousand nine didn't mention it back losing it. That's it's twenty five years. it's amazing. It was twenty five years ago. Nathan myhrvold Was one of his collaborators on the book which is interesting given that he went onto intellectual ventures. Yeah i still have the contents of it on my nass somewhere i of the day. Yeah don't know if it would install these days. It's probably a what they built. Probably some base thing also we have in in. This is interesting microsoft and joins apple and amazon. In saying hey so so in this court case with google. We'd really like it if you didn't share all of our data with jewel 'cause that wouldn't be great also. At and t. Comcast duck duck go oracle sonos and t mobile. Wow i just find this interesting. Because the all of these Big tech Internet anti-trust cases are all based on this notion of the gatekeeper. Right apple is the gatekeeper. I s amazon is the gatekeeper to online shopping. Google is the gatekeeper basically to the internet or the web in the idea. There is that you're searching for things. And they those companies control the search. They see what you're searching for and they can see what's popular. They can offer up their own stuff. Instead you know amazon. Does that with amazon basic stuff. They're like oh look. Batteries are selling great. Let's make batteries. Find the cheapest chinese batteries and get slap a log autumn. And we'll set. We're under price. Them will sell a million of. It's worked out pretty great right so basically no one goal to do this to us through the evidence for providing in this case the idea being that google's lawyers will see the evidence. Go back to google and say hey Apples working on this thing that you might want to know about ever and they would like the stuff to be marked as confidential not in not be something that google's lawyers could bring back to google so it'll be in gogol has said We would never do that. What do you mean. Of course not having with alaska do better say this. If it did happen. I mean we would disclose that. That'd be

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"online shopping" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

03:54 min | 4 months ago

"online shopping" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"online shopping" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:48 min | 4 months ago

"online shopping" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"Banks are earning less from lending, because interest rates are so low, but Ken Leon at cf Ram. Research says the biggest banks are also able to make money from parts of the economy that are thriving the capital markets, equity and debt underwriting, an asset or wealth management Leon says smaller regional in community banks are more exposed than big banks to the risk of consumers and businesses defaulting on their loans as the pandemic continues I'm Mitchell Hartman for marketplace. The Dow future now is up one hundred thirty two points. Half a percent London is up nine tenths percent China has just announced sanctions on some US senators and a member of Congress as tensions escalate over human rights and corona virus. Marketplace's Nancy. SAPPHO WHO's trying to a punishing here? Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Congressman Chris Smith as well. Let's Sam Brownback who serving as US ambassador for religious freedom, China did not specify what the sanctions mean, but a ban on travel to China's one likely result in China, late last week had promised to retaliate after the US announced sanctions on senior Chinese officials, including a member of its central Governing Committee the polit bureau. That's a very high ranking official. The American sanctions mean the targeted Chinese can't travel to the US. American firms can't do business with them. And any of their us-based assets are frozen. The US sanctions are focused on which issue. This has do with the treatment of the weaker Muslim minority in northwestern China you, who human rights groups and the UNC at least a million people are being held in detention camps, according to the Associated Press other measures include forced sterilization and abortion. In fact Senator Rubio cosponsored legislation now law ten sanction, China, over these alleged human rights violations..

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"online shopping" Discussed on Primed

Primed

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"online shopping" Discussed on Primed

"We are asking for. We're all responsible for waste but the thing is you know right now. The producer like Amazon doesn't have to bear their responsibility for any of that waste so it would be government's job to get get Amazon and other producers to become more responsible but instead they're asking us to be more responsible. The question is are enough. People going to cooperate operate by bringing their stuff back to store. Oh and well were there at the store. Maybe we'll pick up a few things and then we won't need to shop at Amazon next week. In our season finale of primed. We're taking you into the wild west of hacking and Alexa is our Damsel in distress production of K. U. O. W. Public Radio in Seattle. It's hosted by me. Caroline Adolf and me Joshua mcnichols. Our producer is Alec. How in our editor is Carol Smith? Our executives are Jill Jackson and Brendan Sweeney Music This Week by Alec Cowan and Raymond Scott you can find links. It's on our website. If you want to know the history of how ideas about who's responsible for our waste have gotten pushed around between the consumer the producer and government not perfect podcast. NPR's podcast through line has a show called the litter myths super interesting now. Isn't it that. And here's there's a shout out to all the people who have left us in their favorite podcast APPS for primed every time you write a review it helps us get a little bit more visibility so we really appreciate it and if you have ideas about how Amazon is affecting your life. Please tell us. Thanks for listening..

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"online shopping" Discussed on Primed

Primed

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"online shopping" Discussed on Primed

"As you will recall Amazon Amazon is a company that sells millions of different kinds of items each of which it promises to get to your door in record time and in good condition including things like boxes of wine glasses? Huge televisions and toys wished for by small children. We wouldn't want to disappoint the little children dron. It's not an accident that so many things arrive in good shape. It's a design challenge and I recently found out that Amazon has a hidden lab that is dedicated to designing and testing packaging. It took three months to get permission to go inside but we got there. What do you mean exactly? XACTLY BHAI A hidden lab under a rock or something. Now I mean it's not anywhere near headquarters. It's in this odd looking building in south Seattle with no Amazon name on it. Just finding the right door was an intelligence test because there were three and we only knew we got it right because this Guy Josh rush samples the lab manager was waiting for us at it. I think Clinton is a good work. Will you are the oddball over here. What did you see in their school? This is one of three labs walkthrough just to give you the lay the land so this is where they test how the packaging holds up. Under what they prefer to call the rigors of fulfillment. What does that mean insult hazard yet? Physical torture that are packages. Go through. But I don't think we should use that word. This is Kim how she's director of the customer packaging experience Amazon. That is a very Amazonian job. Title I suspect the person who writes job titles at Amazon gets a gold star from Jeff Bezos. If they can sneak the words customer experience experience in the job title. I think that's true. Well I date in any case. She directed might experience. We saw boxes being dropped to see if the contents survived. Yet we saw packages being shaken in simulated aided trucks. Because of heavy stuff is on top it can crush the cute little teddy bear. Blow up there so we're using a random vibration table and for little teddy bear boxes being squeezed to within an inch of their lives. Just to see how much it would take to break them and my favorite part a sixty five inch. TV being hurled across the room and this is really that large item on a truck coming to a screeching halt. The I do not like the idea of a TV. That I ordered getting slammed like that in a truck or anywhere really. That's the point right and Amazon got its good reputation with customers in part because when things went wrong Amazon made it right it got you a new. TV No matter how expensive that was for the company but in its drive for efficiency and profitability Amazon has honed delivery to a science so that it doesn't have to replace the TV because it wasn't broken to begin with well. What about the plastic bubble sandwich? You told me about like the new one well. They're very proud of it. It's light and it doesn't take cup. Space so Amazon can get way more packages into a truck than it could when everything was in boxes the plastic bubble sandwiches inexpensive. It's soft and protective detective. It's kind of pretty to kind of pretty I'm sure that was high on their list for something pretty. The point is Amazon views. Getting stuff to us as a technical challenge. One can master in order to make delivery services second to none but dealing with the packages after. They've done their jobs. is becoming a challenge of the other kind and this challenge is for governments..

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"online shopping" Discussed on Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living

Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living

09:12 min | 1 year ago

"online shopping" Discussed on Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living

"Creating efficient officiant optimize supply chains recycling covering packaging and then using nontoxic supplies and impacting the globe as minimal as possible so they have actual list of brands who are their members. So this is something very important for you. This is basically you can narrow down brands. You're shopping from By looking on on their website. That's fascinating is funny. That you mentioned Blue Apron because I have used them in the past I think probably most people have When they came out of the gate a few years ago they were super on point with their marketing and they are offers actually loved the recipes that I was able to create with them? I always thought that they were like just really got us. Out of our Rut. What and one of the things that really bothered me about using blue apron actually by using any of these meal meal delivery service was the amount amount of packaging that Cam? So if you think about There was of course the cardboard box that was fine but then there was like the ice pack gum in there. That never seemed seemed like I'm always like what am I supposed to do with these ice packs like what we do with our in our family is like we we just freeze them and yeah for like our own but at a certain point you can't have of like twenty ice baths and the other thing that like even my husband who He's also very passionate about equal friendly practices and stuff but by no means says he as passionate as I am even he was like wow like. I can't believe how you know when Blue Apron sends us a a recipe. It's every single. Thing is packaged in plastic. Like all the spices and all to separately yes. This was a few years ago. Some relief cited to hear that they are making strides to like like cut down on those pieces of of waste and I would love it if somebody even like free. Startup idea Please please take us but I would love it. If somebody would come out with a company not that would send you things in containers that you could just send back to them. I mean Amazon about opening about the MILKMAN. Back in the day when the milk man would come delivery you milk. It would be in a bottle that you would give back to him the next time he stopped by so like how cool about be you know if if companies like Emerson would adopt more of that type of behavior. I think it'd be awesome. Yeah and I think last thing that we need to talk about in terms of packaging is the beauty industry rate every year hundred. Twenty billion units of cosmetics packaging up produce and mostly for one time use So this is where why I started talking about bodies like refillable containers you know. refillable containers is a huge huge industry. and think we're starting to see more and more players come up In the in this area so may major brands like p. p. and G. and Ole they're starting to invest in the refillable containers and like just testing out this model in general beauty. Contour is one of the more ethical beauty. Brands is also investigating in kind of an investing money in this area as well. And there's a company called humankind humankind will give a shout out to them and they have their whole business. Model is focused entirely on refillable products. They sell like a friend. The health and beauty the items in recyclable packaging. Good mouthwash tablets refillable children and chapel bars which is which is super important as we just learned? Yeah that's awesome and the the thing the other angle I wanNA throw into. This is so a lot of these companies like the big ones. I P P. and G. or I'm getting that name but you know what I'm talking about. I'm the big the PG the consumer companies they are actually looking at this from a financial perspective too. So why why wouldn't it be interesting to them. Well it's very expensive expensive to ship. Heavy items who think about a lot of the things that we use on a daily basis are actually You know think about a big big shampoo who bottle for instance like most of the time those are composed mostly of water. And there's like a small amount of the actual good stuff the concentrate that means. There's actually been a few different brands live in startups coming around such as like growth collaborative Blue Laon is another one where they're actually experimenting with shipping. People like little concentrate tablets or like concentrate packets love cleaning supplies so basically the first time you shop with them. You purchased the little tablet and then like the container so like a big glass bottle auto and then the next time you just throw that tablet into water and then Bam. You've got your your your shampoo or your cleaning supplies and the next time you need it. How cool would that be? You just get like a little envelope that sent to you with like some of these tablets. So I think it's interesting. There's of course the eco-friendly space. That I think a lot of people I don't WanNa be in but it's also financial. It could so much cheaper for brands to do it that way. Yeah so I think this is what gives me. The most hope is that as long as brands are incentivized financially to do this. There's way more chances that actually will go through with this programs and Yeah like when I was thinking about personally what we can do as consumers. I mean obviously slid All of the things that we mentioned right now you can first of all. You should advocate as a customer of any given brand Amazon or any other brand are there are. You can send emails to customer support and make sure that your voices heard I would love to see more environmentally friendly packaging You know they're the the brand does not how an doesn't provide shipping vacations as often as you'd like asking for that and as long as the brand's hearing from you you know they're more likely to actually you know. Make changes to their operations Amazon for example specifically They they introduced. I think it's been a while now. Actually it's called frustration free packaging. I actually as a consumer heaven notice though website. Laura maybe you know more about it. Yeah well I mean some if you've if you've listened to our podcast before you might know that I used to work at Amazon And yes I am familiar with the frustration free packaging so they It's something that you can actually. I think you can filter by when you're shopping things on so it. Just basically means most of the time frustrations repackaging result in like less plastic. Like less things things around it. That's kind of where they came up with that term frustration. Free because you know there's like we've all bought products or it like takes. I don't know like an exacto knife and like three people to get through the through the packaging and But yes I think what. The side effect of this is spend that people are thinking about it more in terms of like how to cut down on the packaging in general. Yeah and as a consumer. If you're going to Branson shops like Costco for example if you have space in your house to store his gigantic into packages of the stuff that southern cost by a huge container of non district. Dishwasher detergent that you can store in your house instead of buying small bags or boxes so for example You know the hand wash and buy a big container and just keep refilling them. I think this is a huge bar. I think in this episode. Ah I have started doing that already but now I realize that actually makes a huge difference and the other thing too like from a visual like aesthetic point of view. I'm very big into interior design and one thing that you find that on like chip and Joanna Gaines and all these like celebrity designers what they do is they actually take Made by by those beautiful amber glass bottles and they actually just like us those to hold all of the you know soaps and shampoos and stuff so like you look at their kitchens that they do. the bathrooms that they do and they're always like beautiful. I'm sort of like brand lists nameless bottles full of things so I like actually. What's your house like? Yeah let's go. He's don't WanNa Watch of interior design. There yeah all right so I think the last part of the mentioned in that we want to talk about is of course buying from brands that make a difference And of course I think the first the first question that before we jump bump into that I wanted to address is that you know the whole idea of online shopping and You know retail businesses at large one dude is businesses. Do about the fact that it a retail business is built on what many see as I'm saying unsustainable consumption habits right. I mean this companies wanted to constantly buy more and more and spend more and more money with them and fame specialty probably goes for the subscription box industry and we at Goldman for example with thought about this Brady. We spent a lot of time and thinking about this. Like a subscription box model it's basically it's unsustainable model it promotes this unsustainable unhealthy consumption habits. It's so what we as a sustainable ethical and fairtrade brand what we are doing about it and what other brands hopefully undoing about this too is is that we are always encouraging our customers to only by the things that they're trueblue want and cherish and of course another huge part of it as you know only selling high quality products that will last for a long time beats beat a too short sneakers or you know beautiful hand blown Glass Base Amway certainly yes..

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"online shopping" Discussed on IRL: Online Life Is Real Life

IRL: Online Life Is Real Life

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on IRL: Online Life Is Real Life

"I do wish like Joe Torre was suggesting that the bargain, we're striking was a little bit more transparent because I don't know about you. But I gotta watch it like if I ordered too many things back to back and things get busy at home. I want to stuff them in the back of my closet and not return them. Why am I telling you this because I know it's not just me for anybody. Who's at a couple of glasses of wine starting cruising, the digital aisles for sneakers is just so easy. Right. Like that friction lists quality the professor term mentions. It's enough to actually create new habits changed the way that we behave. The convenience of online shopping is having an immediate and dramatic impact on life out here in the real world. Alana Samuel knows what I'm talking about. I've become a hoarder myself since the advent of online shopping Alana is a staff writer at the Atlantic and she wrote about her shopping compulsion. How the internet has her kinda hooked on buying stuff. Sometimes they'll say, I can return it, and I don't return it. So I definitely agree that we're becoming a nation of quarters. I have this big desk that has, you know, eight drawers, and I just throw stuff in those drawers like I probably have seven or eight portable charger. Gers? I bought a second kindle, even though I already have a kindle, and you know, I'm kind waiting for my old kindle to die. So I just stuck my new kindle in the drawer of this death. And then I have a closet. Also put a lot of stuff in the bottom of the closet like clothes and camping gear. Some of the stuff which I already have two copies of. Ana I think more and more of us have that closet. The closet of one click.

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"But it gets me thinking about how I feel like I'm gonna sound like an old fuddy duddy, but I feel like online shopping has helped create because it's cheap and easy. A really disposable mindset, right? Like like, we just it's so easy to buy things that don't last very long that we look around and all the sudden we just presume that nothing in our environments going to last very long, just just throw it away. We don't feel guilty about it anymore. Has it reduced our tolerance for for the or or increased our tolerance for for these kinds of things? Whereas maybe what we should be looking for is perhaps slightly more expensive of better made things. Yeah, I think that's a really interesting point. And I think you know, this isn't just online shopping. This has also the globalization of manufacturing. So you know, fifty years ago. A lot of this Jeff, we bought was made in America. Now it's made somewhere where the cost of living is a lot lower, so it can be a lot cheaper and you'll get something and you know it's really cheap. And so you kind of think all just uses for a little bit and I'm going to toss it. You know the shirts that you buy now maybe get holes in them more quickly or you know the chords, you get where out more quickly. And so you know, I think it's all mine shopping coupled with this, you know, huge surge in really cheap goods. That's making us have this disposable mindset in kind of not value things as much as we as we used to April. It's called yes, it's cold, fast fashion, and things are manufactured with the idea that they're disposable. Luckily there is. Is light at the end of the tunnel. I think there's the fashion revolution is a big organization that came into being after the tragic fire in Bangladesh, five years ago and their mission is to make sure there is transparency all along the garment making cycle, William Rogers. Let me get your your view here because I guess what I'm getting at is I don't love the idea of my kids, for example, growing up in the in a world where everything they look at, they just think it's something I can throw away. No big deal. I mean, you're in the business of keeping things useful for a longer time. Yeah, and I would I one hundred percent agree with you. I have two sons as well, and they they, you know, there's a lot of folks who sort of hold that attitude now. And I think that it's a problem because the truth is, is that what we want to be able to do as we wanna be able to keep things in us for a long time and we wanted to be able to be reused and recycled over and over again so that we keep it out of the landfills for as long as possible. And I think that when you have manufacturers who are making things and fast fashion, fast fashion is a big problem because you know, you wear it three times or five times, and then you're supposed to dispose of it. And that means that those items typically cannot be reused. And so we need to there are technologies that are coming up to sort of, you know, there's rags, we can make things into rags and other things, but I think manufacturers have responsibility to at the beginning of this cycle to make items that can be reused. Now there's. A twist to all this as there is to every story. We just got about a minute left here to go William Rogers. Do I have this right? If I looked down deep enough on Amazon sellers list, I'm gonna find goodwill is goodwill selling things online too. You've got it. We have an e commerce business where we're training lots of folks and we absolutely have a a robust ecommerce business both on Amazon and EBay where we are selling some of the higher quality used items. Seats, so nothing's ever purely good or bad. It's just how you use it right along us Alana Samuel. Samuels got a minute to go here. I'm going to give you the last word today. I mean in the research that you did for writing this article, d, do you think? Are we headed towards a planet where you know we're gonna rely on wall E's to help us through all the stuff away that we're buying all the time. Is that inevitable?.

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:00 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"And although I did grow up with a bit of social media and I do understand what you're commenting on about the dopamine hit with online buying. I have an opposite effect. I get a good healthy. Fear of that one. Click shopping partly is you know that that feeling when you have to go through all of your closet. And you know, I did a purge of my life a couple of years ago, but it took many years to work up to that point to get rid of everything because it's so overwhelming. And having said that, I mean, I think that you know another big fear of mine with online shopping, even as an accent, Neal is the fact that you know it just we've me open to a bit more opportunity for hackers. I know that a lot of these sites are considered safe, but for me, that is partly what deters that as well as I like to touch feel and try on those things. No, I grew up with sort of a depression era pass down mindset, passed down from my family, even though they did have middle class income, you know, my grandparents did end up making something for themselves, but you know, they reused every single block bag that they had used before until they couldn't anymore. Julia. Here I have to say you're a woman after my own heart security minded person who wants to hold onto things for as long as possible and not wanting to get overwhelmed too much stuff. Thank you. You're speaking my language, Julia. Thank you so much for your call. Let's go to Adam who's calling from Buffalo New York. You're on the air atom. All big, no, thanks for taking my call. No problem at. Do you find yourself shopping online more and more these days? I do, but I actually, I have to say as the opposite effect, my consumption and energy is I think, has diminished given. I'll give an example. You know, before the internet, I would drive around two, maybe three or four stores to look at different hiking boots using gas spending about half a day while they're browsing other items might be on the bargain rack and possibly purchasing other items that I didn't intend to buy. Now, I'll research the exact thing I want get it and it shipped to my house in a truck. That's has you know, hundreds of other items. So I think the energy consumption is as less than what it was and I certainly by less things that is an excellent point. Thank you so much for calling in Alana Samuels. Is that something that you look at? Because he honestly, I hadn't thought of what Adams said that, you know, if you're not driving around from store to store as much as you used to that, perhaps if you're mindful about how much you are buying the overall, maybe. Perhaps your environmental impact might be other balanced out our props, even possibly even less. Yeah. I mean, I think it's possible. You know, there is still someone delivering the package to your house, but they're probably taking more direct route. Then you took if you went to five stores, you know it was interesting because I looked into cardboard consumption. And was curious if we're consuming more cardboard because of all these packages. And actually it's about the same because cardboard used to go to stores, you know, in they would take the stuff out of the boxes in recycle the cardboard, and now it just goes to your house. So it's actually about the same which is kind of to the caller's point. You know some things or maybe about even, okay, April lane Benson woman question for you. I mean, if you said you're seeing many more people come to you with concerns about their shopping tendencies because of online shopping. I mean, how do you advise them on what to do and how to manage it? Well, it's there's a lot to do. They need to understand what they're over shopping is all about how it began, what triggers it, what the consequences are. They need to develop some skills about what to do. When the urge strikes and bottom line, they really need to think through the idea that you can never get enough of what you don't really need..

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"How online shopping and cheap prices are turning Americans into hoarders. And before the break Alana mentioned, the fabulous, two thousand eight film wall e one of my favorites, the Pixar film, and you know, you remember, it's the movie where humanity has basically junked the planet with so much garbage so much consumption. That human beings have been forced to flee into space, leaving robots back on earth, like little robot Wally to wander around heaps of electronic device. ICES that play commercials from the early days of the human migration into space because he's trying still to fulfill his programming and clean up all that garbage. There's plenty of space out in space start either leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away That's from from Wally. Wally in two thousand eight Alana Samuels. Let me just ask you. I mean, let's talk a little bit more about what the environmental consequences are to all this consumption. Is it becoming a problem in municipal waste sites around the country? What are the things that people told me is that certain things end up in the way stream that are not good to end up in the way stream like lithium batteries, earn a lot of things that we buy now. And if those are disposed of just in the trash, they can start fires. They actually burn down. I mean, a small waste treatment center in California in two thousand sixteen. Another thing is that China had been processing a lot of the world's exports of waste paper and metals, and plastic and all this stuff. And last year they said, yeah, we don't want this anymore. We want to protect the environment. And so all these sites across the country in across the world really are left with this trash that they used to be able to just send a China and forget about. And now they can't. So yeah, I think I think it is a problem in, you know, it's going to become a growing problem as these as he's places figure out what to do in this kind of post China, accepting trash world. Well, let's take a call here. Suzanne is calling from Norfolk, Virginia, you're on the air Susannah high, Magna. I says, what's your thought today? I've got a lot of thoughts actually, and this is such a great topic that I'm passionate about. I absolutely agree that as a society, we are buying a lot more not what we really need, but just things that we want. And I'm very concerned about the fact of the environment and the ramifications because all I see on trash day or tons of cardboard boxes and styrofoam coming out everywhere. And I think it's just disgusting that retailer still use the styrofoam packing. Can't we do something to collectedly force them to use more of a cardboard or paper product? Number one. Secondly, I'm also concerned about the economic impact. I love to go to a storm by something I can see it feel it, touch it, try it on. No, exactly what I want come home with one little bag that I will reuse instead of all the container. Packaging materials. The other aspects are kids that are in their teens and young twenties. I think to becoming socially. Inept because their communication skills and social skills are really not progressing. If they're never going out to a store, communicating talking with the socio chatting about an item. I think they're losing that ability to contact properly, so that worries me. Well, Susan, just jump in here for second because you've given us lots of think about really appreciate it. I mean, I can imagine there are a lot of people out there listening saying, oh no, not that again, people being, you know, people freaking out about young kids not being able to socialize because they're on their phones all the time, but Alana Samuels. I mean, sometimes I still like to go to the store to buy milk. I mean, just because you know the people work at my corner store and it's nice to talk to them..

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:08 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"But it gets me thinking about how I feel like I'm gonna sound like an old fuddy duddy, but I feel like. Online shopping has helped create because it's cheap and easy. A really disposable mindset, right? Like like, we just it's so easy to buy things that don't last very long that we look around and all the sudden we just presume that nothing in our environments going to last very long Justice, throw it away. We don't feel guilty about it anymore. Has it reduced our tolerance for for the or or increased our tolerance for for these kinds of things? Whereas maybe what we should be looking for is perhaps slightly more expensive of better made things. Yeah, I think that's a really interesting point. And I think you know, this isn't just online shopping. This has also the globalization of manufacturing. So you know, fifty years ago. A lot of this, Jeff, we bought was made in America. Now it's made somewhere where the cost of living's a lot lower, so it can be a lot cheaper and you'll get something and you know it's really cheap. And so you kinda think I'll just use this for a little bit and I'm going to toss it. You know the shirts that you buy now maybe get holes in them more quickly or you know the chords, you get where out more quickly. And so you know, I think it's all mine shopping coupled with this, you know, huge surge in really cheap goods. That's making us have this disposable mindset in in kind of not value things as much as we as we used to April. It's called yes, it's cold, fast fashion, and things are manufactured with the idea that they're disposable. Luckily there is. Is light at the end of the tunnel. I think there's the fashion revolution is a big organization that came into being after the tragic fire in Bangladesh, five years ago and their mission is to make sure there is transparency all along the garment making cycle, William Rogers. Let me get your your view here because I guess what I'm getting at is I, I don't love the idea of my kids, for example, growing up in the in a world where everything they look at. They just think it's something I can throw away no big deal. I mean, you're in the business of keeping things useful for a longer time. Yeah, and I would I one hundred percent agree with you. I have two sons as well, and they they, you know, there's a lot of folks who sort of hold that out a toot now. And I think that it's a problem because the truth is, is that what we want to be able to do as we want to be able to keep things in use for a long time and we wanted to be able to be reused and recycled over and over again. I'm so that we keep it out of the landfills for as long as possible. And I think that when you have manufacturers were making things in Fash fashion, fast fashion is a big problem because you know, you wear it three times or five times, and then you're supposed to dispose of it. And that means that those items typically cannot be reused. And so we need to there are technologies that are coming up to sort of, you know, there's rags, we can make things into rags and other things, but I think manufacturers have responsibility to at the beginning of this cycle to make items that can be reduced. Now there's. A twist to all this as there is to every story. We just got about a minute left here to go William Rogers. Do I have this right? If I looked down deep enough on Amazon's sellers list, I'm gonna. Find goodwill is goodwill selling things online too. You've got it. We have an e commerce business where we're training lots of folks and we absolutely have a a robust ecommerce business both on Amazon and EBay where we are selling some of the higher quality used items. Seats, so nothing's ever purely good or bad. It's just how you use it right Alana. Samuels got a minute to go here. I'm going to give you the last word today. I mean in the research that you did for writing this article, d, do you think? Are we headed towards a planet where you know we're going to rely on wall E's to help us through all the stuff away that we're buying all the time. Is that inevitable?.

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"And so we do everything we can to either recycle or reuse every single item that we get. Let's take a call here. Miriam is calling from New Orleans. You're on the Mariam high magnetic earn. Earn a millennial. I'm definitely online shopper, but I realize invite because it's inconvenient to get my grades from Amazon or from shop of by that when I wanted expanding on actually going to. Boutiques in town, and I'm wondering about the trend that you came like, I don't get target anymore. I get on. I don't mind that if I wanted exceed go frequents a local business. I see Miriam great question. Let me turn that to Alana Samuel. So Alana Mariam cell phone was a little shaky there, but she was saying, if if there's something that she wanted to have an experience around buying that she did find herself going to local retailers versus sort of, I don't know the commodity stuff that she might get online. Yeah. I mean, I think that's why you're seeing a resurgence in local and independently owned bookstores. You know, people want to go to the bookstores for events for community, and maybe they'll buy books there that they, they wouldn't have bought online because they didn't know about. So I think retailers brick and mortar retailers who offer some sort of experience whether it be events or recommendations, or you know if you're a a whole foods, move your offering, a happy hour or something. Those are those are actually going to gain in popularity. I think, yeah, let's go to Brit who's calling from. Oh, sorry. Was that you. You William who you want to jump in, just wanted to jump in there really quickly and just to say that, you know what we're finding is we've we've been working with online bloggers and we are doing in store events. So we're giving people a reason to get out from behind their computers. And we just recently had we get a lot of donations of wedding dresses, for example. And we just did a bridal shower event where we had three hundred wedding dresses and people lined up outside of the store women with their mothers to come in to purchase with their wedding dresses because you know, wedding dress you buy once. Right. And if you get divorced, usually don't reuse the same way that you had before. And so there's kind of a one time purchase and we're creating experiences so that people again can get in from behind their computers in have actually interaction April Vinson. That's my chance to turn back to you here because again, you're psychologist who studies and treats compulsive buying disorder. You heard William Rogers there say that there are ways to coax people from, you know, from behind their computers and back into the real world. Does that? Does I give you some hope it does the idea of having experiences like that. The that bridal show is just brilliant. And I think it is a way of fostering community and that's what we all need. That's why the independent bookstores are such a great option now. Yeah, you know, let's go to Brit who's calling from Shera South Carolina. You're on the Brit. I make no, hey, how you doing Dee shop more online now? Well, it's kind of a yes and a no answer. I'm I am a blue collar millennial, you know. So I have to sweat for my money. You know, I do a lot of backbreaking work, so I like to put my money to where I can get the best value. You know, I, I will go to the good and I will go to these other places. But I also check online because a lot of times you can find good deals online and it saves you time and it says you effort, you know, we've already talked about having them delivered in everything, but also I'm kinda stuck in a rock and a hard place because I'm from town with less than five thousand people. So you also have to consider buying from small businesses, you know, just to keep your local economy going. So I just wanted to put in my two cents from from a millennial..

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"I was looking for a humidifier the other day, and there were so many choices. I would build a spreadsheet from my top twenty choices and you have to look at all the reviews and all the stars. And you have to figure out which reviews fake which reviews or real. And all of a sudden I found out I had spent like six hours looking for your humidifier where I should have just gone to the target and bought the one that was nineteen ninety nine. So or if you know how to make me more efficient online, an online shopper, that would be great. Alright, William Rogers, let me turn back to you because my own personal like perilous. Paralysis. When online shopping aside, I do want to ask you, you were getting to something much more important about how a lot of people by virtue of their income or not having a credit card are not participating in this mass consumption that the digital world has on. You know, has unleashed and yet, are they still somehow benefiting from it? Is that what you were getting to? Yes, they're sort of the forgotten consumer, right? We're we're. We were focused a lot on online shopping. And in fact, there are many, many, many people who are not able to participate in online shopping. But what they are able to do is they're able to benefit from folks with purchase things online and then no longer need them into their Bill to get them even at a cheaper price than you would online. So for example, about twenty percents of of what we get in terms of electron accessories, iphone cases about twenty percent that we get our unopened or unused. So if somebody paid ten dollars that I phone case or fifteen dollars for that iphone case online and you have somebody who is very low income and they can come in and get that same item that is unopened for three dollars and then. It gets used. That's that's there's a benefit there to to folks who are not participating in a mess actively in the online economy. But on the other hand, though a you at a point at goodwill, have you have you seen have the amount of donations risen to the point where you can't resell all of it that it's even too much for the secondary market? Well, we find that I mean, our our, our mission again, is people with various employment. And what we do is we have both a people mission and environmental mission. And so what we do is we recycle every single thing that we possibly can. So if you look at something like electron IX, we diverted about two point, two million pounds electron from local landfills last year and and because we have, we do remanufacturing and refurbishing of computers, right? And so that means that even if you can get a a computer at for two hundred and fifty dollars at best buy, you can get one for fifty dollars through goodwill. So what we're. Finding is, is that there's, we have a lot of consumers and not all the consumers are low income. A lot of our consumers are our treasure seekers, so we really have two types of of consumers, their treasure seekers and their value shoppers..

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:26 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Hearing from April lane. Benson. She's a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder and from Alana Samuels staff writer at the Atlantic who wrote about this her article is we are all accumulating mountains of things. If you can stand by for second, there's one more voice I want to pull in here. William Rogers. He's joining us from San Francisco, and he's president and chief executive officer of goodwill, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin California, William Rogers welcome to on point. Hi, thanks for having me so delighted to have you because you know, again, I keep when I imagine all these millions and billions of items being purchased by people every year. My next question is, where's it all going? The stuff that we're not keeping there's a giant ecosystem of stuff out there. How has thing have things changed for you at goodwill? Since it became so easy for people to buy. I think it's it's, it's a really interesting question, and I think one of the things is that we are seeing more a higher level of donations are donations were up last year by about two percent, but that that was in the context of three of our larger donation sites us closing those. And so we're still saw two percent increase year over year and and a lot of that are things that people are purchasing online and and then our donating goodwill. So the good news is, is that we're a nonprofit were a social enterprise. We hire people in our businesses to as a training ground, so folks who would otherwise be unemployable. So there's some good a lot of good coming from that. On the other hand, when folks are what happens upstream with manufacturers, and when people are are manufacturing cheaper goods, and those some of those things are not reusable or recyclable. That creates a. Downstream problem, right? So at the end of the day, it's there's, you know, we know that the resell business is a growing industry significantly growing industry. We know that about sixteen to eighteen percent of Americans are going to shop thrift this year, and and so that's a growing industry. And so the the other piece of this is that there are a lot of folks who don't have credit cards. We a lot of low income folks who are not participating in the online economy and what happens when they're able to go to thrift store, come to goodwill is that they're able to get items that people have discarded, but they would otherwise not be able to get at even a cheaper price. In fact, then people have spent online, right? So as the two hundred forty, five blue Nicole Miller cocktail dress that you showed showed Alana when she came to visit you, you got it. That's exactly right. And we're not selling that for two hundred and forty. Well hanging just because we have to take a break here, the you cottoned on something that I want to explore more about people who may not be directly participating in all this excess consumption cause it's important point. Willie Rogers is president and chief executive officer of goodwill, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin in California. We're also joined by April lane Benson and Alana Samuels as well. And we were talking about online shopping and how it has increased the amount of consumption that Americans do dramatically every year. And what are the consequences of that definitely want to hear from you if you're shopping more or if you really repulsed by all the consumerism all around you online all the time I'm Meghna Trucco body. This is on point..

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:30 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Julia. Here I have to say you're a woman after my own heart security minded person who wants to hold onto things for as long as possible plausible, not wanting to get over with too much stuff. Thank you. You're speaking my language, Julia. Thank you so much for your call. Let's go to Adam who's calling from Buffalo New York. You're on the air. Adam. Right? No, thanks for taking my call. No problem at. Do you find yourself shopping online more and more these days? I do, but I actually, I have to say as the opposite effect, my consumption and energy, I think has diminished. I'll give a given example. You know, before the internet, I would drive around two, maybe three or four stores to look at different cracking boots using gas spending about half a day while they're browsing other items might be on the bargain rack and possibly purchasing other items that I didn't intend to buy. Now, I'll research the exact thing I want get it and it shipped to my house in a truck. That's has you know, hundreds of other items. So I think the energy consumption is as less than what it was and I certainly by less things that is an excellent point. Thank you so much for calling in Alana Samuels. Is that something that you look at? Because he honestly, I hadn't thought of what Adam said that, you know, if you're not driving around from store to store as much as you used to that, perhaps if you're mindful about how much you are buying the overall, maybe. Perhaps your environmental impact might be other balanced out our props, even possibly even less. Yeah. I mean, I think it's possible. You know, there is still someone delivering the package to your house, but they're probably taking a more direct route than you took. If you went to five stores, you know it was interesting because I looked into cardboard consumption was curious if we're consuming more cardboard because of all these packages. And actually it's about the same because cardboard used to go to stores, you know, in they would take the stuff out of the boxes in recycled cardboard and now just goes to your house. So it's actually about the same which is kind of to the caller's point. You know, some things were maybe about even, okay, April Benson woman question for you. I mean, if you said you you're seeing many more people come to you with concerns about they're shopping tendencies because of online shopping. I mean, how do you advise them on what to do and how to manage it? Well, it's there's a lot to do. They need to understand what they're over shopping is all about how it began, what triggers it, what the consequences are. They need to develop some skills about what to do. When the urge strikes and bottom line, they really need to think through the idea that you can never get enough of what you don't really need. It can never get enough of what you don't really need. Tell me more about that compulsive by sometimes shopping is really like looking for love and all the wrong places. Maybe we're shopping because we need to feel more self esteem. We need to feel love and affection. No amount of shopping is gonna meet that need unless it's shopping for ideas and experiences rather than goods and services. Well, we are talking about online shopping how easy it's become an how it's drastically increased the amount of consumption and purchasing going on in America. Many billions of dollars a year more. You're.

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:44 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Benson, welcome to on point. Thanks so much for having me Meghna. It's great to have you. So have you seen it change or an increase in people who come to you saying? I'm struggling with how much I'm shopping and it's gotten harder since online. Retail has grown so much. I have absolutely seen enormous increase in the number of people for whom this is becoming a serious problem because of. Online shopping in the the avail, the twenty four, seven availability, really. And so like any other like any other drug shop? Availability accessibility. That's when you use and for some people shopping a drug? See I, I was under the impression that for a for many people part of the the draw to it right of of shopping general was they get to go to the store. There's the thrill of the hunt, the looking, the physical act of looking through all the goods, and that's one of the things that turn them into shopaholics which isn't necessarily there with online shopping. And yet it's still still as compelling if not more. I think it is there with online shopping. There are EBay auction sites. The thrill of the hunt is there you wanna outbid. I do think the same kinds of needs if you need to be to best. Just the competition. It's there. If you need to see a million things, it's easier online. So what are the consequences of that then. Financial consequences are the ones that we think of the most people are up to their eyeballs in debt. Not so much money for retirement. There are other consequences friction within the family parent child spouses, interpersonal consequences, somebody who is withdrawing from people because of embarrassment about how much stuff they're buying into emotional consequences, anxiety guilt. It's a serious problem Alana Samuels. What's your thought about that? You know, it's funny because I actually hate shopping in in person, but there is something about shopping online that I really enjoy. I know from research, I know humans kit. This dopamine hit from from buying stuff online, and then you also have this delayed gratification, right? So you order something and then two days later shows up on your door. So it's like this dopamine hit all over again. So you know, in terms of embarrassment, I think it's really interesting because you have all these kind of quote, Instagram, influencers, right? And basically what they do might make colleague just had a story about this. Basically what they do is they they promote brands online teens are doing this as a summer job in. So you know, some people might be embarrassed about it, but I think for some people, it's almost something they're proud of, you know, I can buy the stuff and I can look good and it and look at me on Instagram or Facebook or wherever. Buying all this stuff. Let's take a quick call here. Julia is calling from top some main you're on the air. Hi, magna. Hi, Julia. What's your thought today? Oh, my thoughts are I am an ex any ill actually sort of in between generation x. millennial. And although I did grow up with a bit of social media and I do understand what you're commenting on about the dopamine hit with online buying. I have an opposite effect. I get a good healthy. Fear of that one. Click shopping partly is you know that that feeling when you have to go through all of your closet. And you know, I did a purge of my life a couple years ago, but it took many years to work up to that point to get rid of everything because it's so overwhelming. And having said that, I mean, I think that you know another big fear of mine with online shopping, even as an accent, Neal is the fact that you know it just. We've me open to a bit more opportunity for hackers. I know that a lot of these sites are considered safe, but for me, that is partly what deters that as well as I like to touch feel and try on those things. You know, I grew up with sort of a depression era passed down mindset, passed down from my family, even though they did have middle class income, you know, on my grandparents did end up making something for themselves. But you know, they reused every single block bag that they had used before until they couldn't anymore..

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"How online shopping and cheap prices are turning Americans into hoarders. And before the break Alana mentioned, the fabulous, two thousand eight film Wally. One of my favorites, the Pixar film, and you know, you remember, it's the movie where humanity has basically junked the planet with so much garbage so much consumption. That human beings have been forced to flee into space, leaving robots back on earth, like little robot, Wally to wander around heaps of electronic devices that play commercials from the early days of the human migration into space because he's trying still to fulfill his programming and clean up all that garbage. There's plenty of space out in space liners leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away from Wally in two thousand eight Alana Samuels. Let me just ask you a mean, let's talk a little bit more about what the environmental consequences are to all this consumption. Is it becoming a problem in municipal waste sites around the country? What are the things that people told me is that certain things end up in the waste stream that are not good to end up in the waste stream? Like lithium batteries, earn a lot of things that we buy now. And if those are disposed of just in the trash, they can start fires. They actually burned down a municipal waste treatment center in California in two thousand sixteen. Another thing is that China had been processing a lot of the world's exports of waste paper and metals, and plastic and all this stuff. And last year they said, yeah, we don't want this anymore. We want to protect the environment. And so all these side. Sites across the country in know across a world really are left with this trash that they used to be able to just send a China and forget about, and now they can't. So yeah, I think I think it is a problem in, you know, it's going to become a growing problem as these as he's places figure out what to do in this kind of post China, accepting trash world. Well, let's take a call here. Suzanne is calling from Norfolk, Virginia, you're on the air Susannah high, Magna. I says, what's your thought today? I've got a lot of thoughts actually, and this is such a great topic that I'm passionate about. I absolutely agree that as society, we are buying a lot more not what we really need, but just things that we want. And I'm very concerned about the fact of the environment and the ramifications because all I see on trash day or tons of cardboard boxes and styrofoam coming out everywhere. And I think it's just disgusting that retailer still use the styrofoam packing. Can't we do something to collectively force them to use more of a cardboard or paper product? Number one. Secondly, I'm also concerned about the economic impact. I love to go to storm by something I can see it, feel it, touch it, try it on know exactly what I want come home with one little bag that I will reuse instead of all the container. Packaging materials. The other aspects are kids that are in their teens and young twenties. I think they're becoming socially. Inept because their communication skills and social skills are really not progressing. If they're never going out to a store, communicating talking with associates chatting about an item. I think they're losing that ability to contact properly, so that worries me. Well, Susan jump in here for a second because you've given us lots to think about, no, really appreciate it. I mean, I can imagine there are a lot of people out there listening saying, oh no, not that again, people being, you know, people freaking out about young kids not being able to socialize because they're on their phones all the time, but Alana Samuels. I mean, sometimes I still like to go to the store to buy milk. I mean, just because you know the people work at my corner store and it's nice to talk to them..

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"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"online shopping" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Well, I consider myself an environmentalist but I am buying a lot more. It's just so easy to buy stuff online. You know, as you said, you can do it at any time. You can do it on your phone. You can do it on the bus. You can talk to your Alexa and say, you can buy stuff and you know things are. Cheap that you just buy them and kind of think about it. You kind of convince yourself that you need them and you buy them online. They show up on your door to two days later, and then you have them and if you don't use them, you stick them in a drawer or are you give them a goodwill and you kind of don't think twice about. So if I may, I'm looking at your piece here right now and can we, we fed up with a little bit more details because you how to end the Atlantic. So you're going to put it on point, so well load. What have you bought? Okay. Well, part of this was because of prime day. So they had kindles forty percent off in my kindle has been acting a little odd lately. So I bought a new one stuck in a drawer for when my current kindle dies. Badeah smartwatch for eighteen dollars. I must add. I bought an electric space heater. I bought some ear pods again, you know, only ten, ten bucks or so. I actually bought a compost bin to replace another compost bin that I had that wasn't working. And probably the most embarrassing thing is I. I bought a book about hiking. It was only two dollars I bought it used about. I went home to my parents house and found exact same in a box in their basement. I appreciate your honesty about that one, especially now. Now the you didn't return any of these items, but did you use? Well, some of them the kennel haven't used yet. The smartwatch does not really work, so don't use that one. The space heater are used until I didn't need it anymore because we moved to another office that that wasn't as cold. The ear pods. No, the compost bin do us, and I did give my old compost bin to goodwill and the book about hiking. I have used so fifty fifty. Okay. So you know, on the one hand, you know you maybe you're a little sheepish about admitting how much you've bought purchasing the last few months alone. But on the other hand, I mean, as we read in your reporting, obviously you're not alone, right? The amount that Americans are purchasing and consuming has grown tr. Amend Asli since the early two thousands. Yeah. It's really interesting if you look at the statistics and you know it's a lot of it is certain equipment or certain stuff that's really easy to buy online, like telephone and related communication equipment. We've spent seventy billion last year, and that's a four thousand percent increase from two thousand two which is just like, mind, boggling, personal care products. We spent one hundred thirty three billion a seventy six percent increase from two thousand two. And you know I to find people to talk to for the story. I went on Twitter and I just kind of put in online shopping an addict and it was like every it seemed like every user had fessed up to be in on online shopping addict. You know, for the story I talked to this one guy who had written on Twitter that he sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night in buys things and doesn't even realize it until it it shows up on his doorstep. Well, okay. So the so much to dig into here. Let's talk a little bit about how the major online retailers are actually. Helping us down this path of mass mass consumption. I wanna play a little bit of sound here. This is a two thousand fourteen commercial from the online retailer. Wayfair turns out according to Wayfair, you don't even have to know what you want or what you need before you buy it because they know what you should buy. Wait shipping was green. I wanted to shop.

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