Netflix Opens an Online Shop, Taking a Page from Disney

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Move over, “Netflix and chill,” and make way for “Netflix and shop.”

Taking a page from Disney, the video streamer debuted an online store for selling merchandise tied to its shows and brand on Thursday. Collectibles and streetwear from anime series “Yasuke” and “Eden” are now available, soon to be followed by apparel and decorative items from the French hit, “Lupin,” designed in collaboration with the Louvre Museum.

Netflix’s category expansion upon its intellectual property is a page from the playbooks of Disney and NBCUniversal, both of whom have long sold merchandise to squeeze revenue from the characters, stories and

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How Price-Matching Can Save You a Bundle

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Price-matching at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and many other stores can save you a bundle of time and money. You can shop at your favorite retailers without missing out on better deals elsewhere, because if you find a lower price, the store will match it. And if you’re buying online, price-matching means you can probably save on shipping, too, by grouping all of your purchases at one website.

Yet only 17 percent of shoppers take advantage of price-matching, the National Retail Federation reports. The process can be a little mysterious, but I have a three-step game plan for

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Elizabeth Holmes swag sales soaring online

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When it comes to fame and infamy, former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has apparently cornered the market.

Internet sellers are cashing in on mugs, T-shirts and even shower curtains in the weeks before her criminal fraud trial starts in August.

A review of online stores shows more than 50 listings of Holmes and Theranos merchandise on Etsy, Poshmark, eBay and Redbubble.

One of the more unique items is what’s billed as an authentic Theranos lab coat listed for $17,000.

Holmes, once a Silicon Valley darling, is facing federal wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud charges in connection with

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Shoppers spent less money on unhealthy foods when online grocery shopping, a study finds

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Participants who ordered their groceries online spent less money on junk food compared to when they shopped in person, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Researchers tracked the spending patterns of 137 shoppers over the course of 44 weeks either from 2015 to 2016 or from 2016 to 2017. People who shopped online spent on average about $2.50 less on unhealthy food purchases like candy and frozen desserts compared to when they did their shopping inside stores, said lead study author Laura Zatz, a senior adviser at The Behavioural Insights Team.

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This online marketplace wants New Yorkers to ditch Amazon and shop local |

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New York’s local businesses were hit hard by the pandemic, so one Israeli immigrant, now a Brooklyn resident, created an online marketplace to bring life back to the city’s struggling stores.

When Covid-19 hit the United States last year, Maya Komerov saw shoppers flock to Amazon at the expense of the small businesses in their neighborhoods. So she used her background in tech and previous experience working with local shop owners to build ShopIN.NYC, an e-commerce platform for local shopping in New York City.

How it began

ShopIN.NYC is the newest iteration of Cinch Wallet, a company Komerov founded

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