Review: Mobile payment needs better compatibility
For many of us, plastic has replaced cash for everyday shopping. If some technological wizards have their way, your phone will replace plastic one day.
Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts
Amazon Thursday said it would give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.
The paradox of gift giving: More not better, says new study
Holiday shoppers, take note. Marketing and psychology researchers have found that in gift giving, bundling together an expensive "big" gift and a smaller "stocking stuffer" reduces the perceived value of the overall package ...
Apple offering free recycling of all used products
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
Valentine's Day gift-giving strategy for the hopeless romantic
A little advice on shopping for your valentine: When aiming Cupid's bow, you don't need a perfect bull's eye to score points with your sweetheart.
No purchase required to win? Devoted customers not so sure
You've probably seen – or even participated in – promotional contests offered by retailers in which they say "no purchase required to win."
Study reveals wanted objects are seen as closer
We assume that we see things as they really are. But according to a new report in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, if we really want something, that desire may influence how we ...
Lucky loyalty? Devoted consumers believe they have earned the right to win random rewards
Loyal consumers can earn benefits such as frequent flyer miles or free nights at hotels when they participate in rewards programs. Loyalty, of course, doesn't increase the odds of winning random prizes or receiving random ...
Facebook lets friends send gift cards (Update)
Facebook on Thursday began letting social network members in the United States send friends gift cards for purchases at participating shops or restaurants.
Mobile apps let consumers digitize receipts, gift cards
Consumers, with the help of tech companies, are transforming their personal blizzard of missing receipts, misplaced coupons, lost promotional alerts and unused gift cards into digital files stored in the cloud.
Review: Three online services that track your spending
(AP) -- My approach to tracking my spending has traditionally been to wait for credit card bills to come, then (hopefully) pay them off. Three new online services promise to help you do a better job of tracking ...
Facebook 'gifts' launch, users can send presents
Facebook is rolling out a service called Gifts which, as its name suggests, lets users send chocolate, coffee, socks and other real-life presents to one another.
Tech to drive US holiday spending: survey
New high-tech devices will get US consumers to open their wallets for the upcoming holiday season, driving retail spending higher, a survey showed Tuesday.
PayPal fattens digital wallet
PayPal on Tuesday pulled out a revamped digital wallet service amid rumors it is poised to introduce a plug-in gizmo that will let small businesses accept credit card payments using smartphones.