• Car & Automotive

    Here’s why many people are shopping for cars online

    Car buying has long been a process many Americans hate. Increasingly, dealers and companies are trying to find ways to leverage the appeal of online shopping to make it less painful. Historically, buyers who wanted a car had to take a trip to the local dealership, where they might select a vehicle off the lot. The buying process has a reputation for taking hours and being stressful. One of the biggest pain points is the process of negotiating, which many buyers feel underprepared for. As online shopping continues to grow, businesses are experimenting with alternatives to this process. Traditional automotive  

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  • Car & Automotive

    Selling Cars in the Era of the Chip Shortage: Online Chats and No More Haggling

    The global chip shortage has slashed vehicle inventories and left dealers with few cars to sell. It has also left car salesmen and women with less to do on the dealership lot. Dealerships laid off thousands of salespeople at the start of the pandemic. While some have been rehired, about 70,000 people who worked at new-car dealerships have been permanently let go. For those who remain, the job has been transformed both by pandemic restrictions and an accelerated shift to online buying. Salespeople who once spent days prowling dealership lots offering test drives now wrangle online leads and explain the  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Housing Works’ Annual “Fashion For Action” Benefit Returns as Four-day Shopping Event In-store and Online

    Featuring Brand-new Designer Goods Priced Up To 80% Off And Special Curated Picks From Icons: Iris Apfel, Mickey Boardman, Carmen Dell’ Orefice Patricia Field, Kathy Hilton, Misa Hylton, Joan Jett, Betsey Johnson, Padma Lakshmi, Chloë Sevigny, & Kimora Lee Simmons In-store + Online | November 10-13 Tickets Available for VIP Reception, Early-access + GA Shopping On Nov. 10 Free Public Sale Nov. 11-13 NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Housing Works, a NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and HIV/AIDS, will hold its 18th annual Fashion for Action 

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    The 25 Best Online Clothing Stores to Save In Your Bookmarks

    Mr Porter is a haven for high-end and designer menswear from the likes of Tom Ford, Celine Homme, Fear of God, and more. Unlike other luxury e-commerce sites, Mr Porter’s brand list includes a deep range of classic menswear tailoring in addition to of-the-moment streetwear. Tom Ford Shelton slim-fit Prince of Wales suit jacket Aries printed cotton hoodie Cheap and Cheerful Best For: Fleece, basics, button-ups Uniqlo is a go-to for upgraded basics, minimalist designs, and loungewear all at affordable prices. The global retailer is like a Japanese version of the Gap, with a wide range of sweatshirts, button-ups, and  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Retailers try to solve the fitting room dilemma as online sales grow

    Marcos del Mazo | LightRocket | Getty Images On a recent trip to the fast-fashion retailer Zara, 20-year-old Katherine Hearden loaded up on tops, shorts and dresses in multiple sizes. With Zara’s dressing rooms still closed due to Covid-related restrictions, she knew she wasn’t going to be able to try anything on in that store. So instead, Hearden checked out and schlepped across the street with her dad to another department store, where she grabbed a random pair of jeans and popped into an open fitting room. Her plan all along was to use this store to try on her  

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