The Megalodon shark popularly known as Amazon is circling Australian retailers - and they've got nowhere to hide. The online shop's imminent launch in Australia is going to have a significant impact on local retail - and some will be bitten worse than others. Here are the businesses that are set to lose the most, according to the latest analysis from UBS.
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Price matching is one of the easiest ways to score yourself a discount at retail. Do your research, find the best possible price you can and march into the store with your dollar-saving knowledge. But this little Google Chrome trick makes it exceptionally easy to deceive retailers about exactly how much a product costs at other stores.
I wish I knew this when I was working in retail.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Each day, stores are trying to convince us to put more in our carts and rack up a bigger bill at checkout. From strategic displays to all those tasty freebies, stores try to make a fool (and year-round over spender) out of customers. So in the spirit of the season, let's take a look at how shops convince us to open our wallets -- which might help us spend just a bit less.