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Every Day Is Free Shipping Day -- Now, How About Free Returns?

Monday was Free Shipping Day. So is Tuesday. In fact, every day is. No, not officially: The official event is Dec. 17, the last day retailers will guarantee a pre-Christmas delivery. But so many retailers always offer ways to get free shipping, they need a new gimmick -- like free returns.

PayPal Announces the Season's Best Price-Match Policy

Every holiday season, most major retailers roll out special seasonal price-match policies in an attempt to assure customers that they won't be undersold. But chains like Target and Best Buy just saw their price-match deals blown out of the water -- not by another retailer, but by payment processor PayPal.

Endless.com Is Ending: Amazon to Absorb Designer Fashion Site

In the end, the name of Endless.com was a lie. Amazon.com will be shutting down its standalone high-end apparel store later this month. Endless.com will redirect to Amazon.com/fashion, where the leading online retailer is beefing up its fashion-savvy merchandise.

Why LinkedIn's Password Breach Is Worse Than You Think

Odds are, we'll all get hacked at least once in our online lives -- and you might not feel that worried about the security of your LinkedIn account. But if you're like most Internet users, there's an important reason you should be.

American Express, Twitter Team Up to Offer Daily Deals

American Express is making a bid to bring cardholders its own version of Groupon-like daily deal offers, joining forces with Twitter in an attempt to turn America into a "couponless nation." The program will undoubtedly offer good discounts -- but can it last in the long term?

Leap Day Deals: Snag These 'Once in 4 Years' Offers

Shoppers often leap at opportunities to snatch up bargains or freebies. And companies are banking on that impulse in light of Leap Day, which comes but once every four years. Here's a handful of the leap year promotions you'll find today.

The Year's Worst of the Worst in Online Merchants

The whole concept of online commerce hinges on convenience, particularly during the frantic holiday shopping season. Unfortunately, some well-known Web merchants left consumers seriously dissatisfied in the past year.

7 Retailers That May Become Household Names in 2012

Their brands aren't household names in the U.S. yet, but experts suggest you keep an eye on these seven emerging retailers with hot store concepts that are ripe for expansion. They could soon be headed to a mall near you.

10 Online Return Policies to Know Before You Click

Before you click "buy" at any e-commerce site this holiday season, be sure to surf on over to the return policy page. If your giftees aren't giddy about your presents, they certainly won't be happy if they have to shell out to return or exchange them. Here are some policies from noteworthy sellers.

Corporate Karma: Better Benefits, Better Businesses

What's the secret to good worker attendance, retention, productivity, and the ability to attract top-notch recruits? Employee benefits. Which companies thrive and grow their businesses faster than their peers? Same answer: Those that offer better benefits to their workers.

Who's Next on Amazon's Acquisition List?

The rumors that e-tail giant Amazon is looking to buy Quidsi, parent company of Diapers.com, have proven true. But Jeff Bezos isn't likely to stop there, and Alice.com and Drugstore.com could be easy pickings.

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