Angela Colley is an accomplished journalist with a decade-long track record of helping people lead easier, more informed lives. She currently writes investigative news and feature stories about business and your money. Her work has appeared on other popular publications like MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, MainStreet, CNBC, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post.
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Love shopping online but hate having to enter your name, billing address, and credit card every time? You could checkout via PayPal, or you could opt to use the new payment system from Amazon: Checkout by Amazon. The recently released checkout system works a lot like PayPal, but Checkout by Amazon doesn't redirect users to a new webpage, and instead offers immediate access to users' Amazon address book and payment methods directly on merchant checkout pages.
The last few years have seen an increase in retailer exclusives in a variety of categories, from media to clothing lines, and beyond. But despite its presence in the marketplace, consumers planning to buy Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray should be prepared for a surprise.
Tiered loyalty programs, in which there are various levels of membership depending on how much a shopper spends, are all the rage amongst retailers. And while they offer some truly great perks, they could potentially be a costly endeavor for most consumers.
If you've bought anything from Rakuten — formerly Buy.com — in the past few months, you'll want to check your credit card statement. Customers have complained of identity theft and fraudulent charges placed on their credit cards used to checkout on Rakuten.