How Can I Sell Directly From a Live Stream? Facebook Live Shopping Makes It Easy.

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Saying you have options to sell stuff online today is an understatement.

Want to sell your new bamboo charcoal deodorant? Go to Amazon, Etsy, or build a Shopify site and run some ads. Have a LeBron James rookie card to offload? Sell it to the highest bidder on eBay or Facebook Marketplace. Those are just a few of the popular ways to get eyes on your products and wake up to 30 Stripe or PayPal payment emails.

Selling online is as easy as it’s ever been. Based on what we’ve seen during the pandemic and even during the 2020 holiday season, selling and buying online is at an all-time high. On Black Friday alone,

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Why I’m Committing to Shopping Only Vintage in 2021

Andrew M. Santos

“I think you’re giving yourself a very easy resolution,” a friend tells me after I present to her my personal challenge. “Remember when I asked to borrow a dress and you said, ‘Anything but vintage?’ Your entire closet was basically off-limits.” She wasn’t wrong, but I would stick with it nonetheless because I anticipated a win-win: I relished the opportunity to promote secondhand as something other than second best and to substantiate my vintage habits as something other than pure frivolity. I set out to understand the benefits of shopping in the secondary market: consignment, resale, vintage, thrift shops, and, for me, my granny’s closet.

I connect with Charlotte Turner, head of sustainable fashion and textiles at Eco-Age, Livia Firth’s sustainability communications and consulting agency. “The average consumer is buying 60% more but keeping each garment for half as long,” she tells me. “We’re also seeing a massive rise

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Basic.Space Is the Invite-Only Resale Platform Naomi Osaka and Virgil Abloh Have Already Joined

Andrew M. Santos

While many shopping e-commerce sites are anonymous, Basic.Space allows you to buy from someone whose taste you already trust. Founder Jesse Lee had the idea a few years ago to create a network of his friends to sell their garb. At first, Lee, who has worked in the music industry space, tapped Diplo, Steve Aoki, and a crew of creative entrepreneurs to join. “People were selling vintage stuff on Poshmark and Depop and The RealReal, but there wasn’t a place where it was completely authentic both from a product standpoint, but from a point of view,” he says over the phone from Los Angeles.

Lee describes the application process as “Soho House meets Raya.” Each prospective seller goes on a waiting list and then a Basic.Space committee reviews the application. “It’s less about how famous you are, or how influential you are,” he says. “It’s more about having good taste.”

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Is Amazon’s Just Walk Out Tech A Glimpse of Things To Come?

Andrew M. Santos


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The world of shopping has definitely been shifted towards ecommerce in recent times. More and more people are shopping online and enjoying the convenience of having everything they need delivered to their doorstep. Statista predicts that ecommerce is expected to reach $1.2 trillion in sales this year. However, despite online shopping growth, brick and mortar stores aren’t being neglected in the technological upheaval. New technology from Amazon’s Just Walk Out enables shoppers to walk out of a store with their goods without waiting in lines, going to a cashier, or interacting with store employees if they don’t want to. 

Travel convenience store retailer Hudson recently announced a partnership with Amazon to introduce the technology into their stores, facilitating a grab-and-go, contactless shopping experience. This technology could change shopping and provide store owners with more customer data to personalize the customer experience. To understand the possibilities that await, we

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