BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A Burlington startup that aims to take a bite out of online e-commerce giants had a mighty big showing in beta testing.

Dozens and dozens of boxes are loaded one by one into electric cars next to Hula in Burlington. Each one contains products from local retailers purchased during startup Myti’s beta test last week.

“We had an amazing turnout from the beta shoppers. About 400% of what we expected to do in dollar volume,” said Bill Calfee, who owns Myti.

Myti aims to make online shopping at local retailers easy. The inventory from businesses that take part is available online on Myti’s site for customers to search and add to their carts. Customers can buy from multiple stores in the same transaction with the items delivered by Myti to their door for a few bucks.

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Editor’s note: We amended this blog to include the Be Your Own Model technology, announced Sept. 15, 2022.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for our customers. And when it comes to online shopping, customers want a great experience that takes the guesswork out of shopping and makes it easy for them to find the perfect item. They don’t want to buy a dress and have to hope it fits. They don’t want to purchase a new toy and hope it’s what their nephew wanted. And they want to be able to shop with the surety that their groceries are EBT or SNAP eligible. Customers want to be able to shop with confidence.

That’s why over the last several months, we’ve made significant improvements to our site experience and launched new features to make shopping on Walmart.com and our app easier, more engaging and more

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However much you’ve already shopped online this year, you might find your habits accelerating in the coming months. Whether you’re ordering last-minute Halloween costumes from Amazon, cashing in on Cyber ​​Monday deals, or buying Christmas gifts, the online shopping season is bound to be busy. But even if this is a normal yearly occurrence for you, you might be making some risky mistakes. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is alerting Americans to a common error that many people make. Read on to find out what kind of card you should never use when shopping online.

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Given the many dangers lurking online, the FBI has an entire section of its website dedicated to keeping Americans safe online. “Everyday tasks—opening an email attachment, following a link in a text message, making an online purchase—can open you up

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While e-commerce was growing fast before the COVID-19 outbreak, the lockdown phase of the pandemic forced it into hyperdrive. Online sales surged 30% in 2020 compared to the year before and were up another 18% last year, putting e-commerce sales some 54% above where they stood before the global health crisis hit.

Although online sales growth has slowed in 2022 from the breakneck pace that was previously being set, sales are still above pre-pandemic levels. Census Bureau year-to-date data shows that through the end of July, “non-store” sales have grown 11% over last year to $740 billion, or almost as much as online retailers tallied in all of 2019.

Couple with credit card and mobile devices.

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Buying goods and groceries online has become the de facto way many people shop today, and it’s only going to keep growing in the future. E-commerce now makes up 14.5% of all retail sales, up from less

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3D luxury shopping on Tmall. Photo credit: Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group is multiplying the ways that luxury brands can connect with China’s affluent shoppers in the metaverse with a series of digital upgrades and events this month.

Alibaba’s luxury shopping platform, Tmall Luxury Pavilion, is hosting an augmented reality (AR) fashion show and introducing a Meta Pass, which confers priority digital access to brands’ products, from Burberry to Bogner.

In recent years, the platform has already deployed 3D shopping, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) try-ons for products, digital avatars and digital collectibles.

Also this month in Shanghai, luxury executives attended an awards ceremony and explored an exhibition on extended reality (XR) to visualize retail’s future.

While the metaverse was the talk of the town at New York Fashion Week mid-month, China’s luxury ecosystem has long been at the cutting edge of shopping. The planet’s most populous group of

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