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FedEx is limiting the number of items small businesses can ship during the pandemic-fuelled holiday and retailers are calling it a ‘shipageddon’

FedEx is placing daily package limits on some businesses as its shipping network faces capacity issues during the pandemic-fuelled surge in online holiday shopping. Carriers have taken similar steps before, but small business owners told Business Insider that FedEx hasn’t been transparent about the current wave of quotas, which have […]
FedEx is limiting the number of items small businesses can ship during the pandemic-fuelled holiday and retailers are calling it a ‘shipageddon’
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Amazon says this year’s holiday shopping period has been its biggest ever. Obama’s presidential memoir, the Echo Dot speaker, and a DNA test are among its bestsellers.

The 2020 holiday shopping season has been Amazon’s biggest yet, it said in a blog post Tuesday. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, sales at independent businesses on Amazon were up 60% on last year, it said. Current best-sellers on Amazon include the Echo Dot, Barack Obama’s memoir “A Promised […]
Amazon says this year’s holiday shopping period has been its biggest ever. Obama’s presidential memoir, the Echo Dot speaker, and a DNA test are among its bestsellers.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales managed to loosen Australian purse strings, giving retail a desperately-needed shot in the arm

November sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday managed to get Australians spending again. The month’s retail figures show a big uptick in spending, outstripping previous years and filling cash registers. However, economists think the sales may have simply brought spending forward, predicting another lacklustre December and January. Visit […]
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales managed to loosen Australian purse strings, giving retail a desperately-needed shot in the arm