Will there be another PlayStation 5 and Xbox restock at retailers this year?

Two of the holiday season’s most coveted gifts went on sale last month, with Microsoft rolling out its Xbox Series X|S video game consoles and Sony debuting the rival PlayStation 5. The only problem: actually finding one of the $499 devices in stock. 

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, the consoles remained hard to find. But there could be some hope for holiday shoppers: Sony vowed in a tweet that more inventory would arrive at retailers before year-end. 

Still, expect the consoles to remain a hot item. Demand was so high

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PS5 and Xbox Series X restock coming to Walmart and other retailers

Two of the holiday season’s most anticipated gifts went on sale earlier this month, with Microsoft rolling out its Xbox Series X|S and Sony debuting the PlayStation 5. The only problem: actually finding one of the $499 consoles in stock. 

As Black Friday beckons, the devices remain hard to find. But there could be some hope for holiday shoppers: Sony vowed in a tweet that more inventory would arrive at retailers before year-end. 

Still, expect the consoles to remain a hot item. Demand was so high for the PlayStation 5, which went on sale

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Lights, camera, sell: Retailers want you to watch and shop

NEW YORK — When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes.

Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, broadcasting live several times a week to 400 people who watch on Facebook or her store’s app. She puts on clothes from her shop, spins for the camera and tries to get viewers to buy.

“This top is a deal for $22!,” Powell says in a recent video about a leopard print sweater she’s wearing. “It’s just very, very well made, y’all!”

Livestream selling, already popular in China, is taking off in the U.S., ushering in a new way for Americans to shop online. Instead of searching for what they want, they pick up their phones, sit back, and

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Retailers want you to watch and shop

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes.

Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, broadcasting live several times a week to 400 people who watch on Facebook or her store’s app. She puts on clothes from her shop, spins for the camera and tries to get viewers to buy.

“This top is a deal for $22!,” Powell says in a recent video about a leopard print sweater she’s wearing. “It’s just very, very well made, y’all!”

Livestream selling, already popular in China, is taking off in the U.S., ushering in a new way for Americans to shop online. Instead of searching for what they want, they pick up their phones, sit back,

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Why Retailers Need Digital Technology Options In The Current Market

CEO at WinWire Technologies, assisting Senior IT Leaders in helping them support business transformation.

Grim was the news in the retail sector when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Stores closed up for health reasons, sales plummeted and consumers pulled back on spending. The old school way of moving merchandise needed to change — in an instant. In response, retailers assessed their business, improved processes and found the modern solutions needed to accommodate social distancing — and the new normal.

With consumers staying home, sales were shaken to their core. Foot traffic to U.S. stores fell 58.4% in the third week of March, per ShopperTrak. Online sales for apparel and footwear retailers fell 37% on March 11 alone, according to Rakuten. In the auto industry, 93% of plants had closed by March 26.

Confusion Reigns

Not only were sales down, but supply chains were flummoxed. Inventory sat trapped in closed

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How Retailers Are Using Tech To Take Their In-Store Customer Experience Online

The COVID pandemic has had a devastating impact on high street retail, with in-store footfall continuing on a downward spiral in markets all over the world, and retailers forced to accelerate their move into e-commerce.

One of the challenges they face is how to incorporate some of the best elements of their in-store experience, for example, personal shopping, face to face consultations with sales staff, and the tactile, sensory aspects that make shopping enjoyable, into an exceptional online customer experience.

This is particularly challenging for the high-end and luxury retailers that have struggled to translate their brand successfully online. And at the other end of the scale, the mass retailers, who, in the absence of a healthy physical footfall, are missing out on impulse purchasing.

It is a challenge they need to find solutions to, as retail experts now predict that the

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retailers and how to pre-order Apple’s new smartphone

iPhone 12, Apple’s first 5G smartphone, is now available to pre-order. Demand is sky-high and first day pre-orders for iPhone 12 are said to have surpassed iPhone 11 by some margin. Fancy one? Best place a pre-order soon…



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iPhone 12 pre-orders: retailers and how to pre-order Apple’s new smartphone

The iPhone 12 range comprises four devices: iPhone mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four boast OLED screens, advanced cameras, Dolby Vision support and ground-breaking tech galore. 

Two of the four iPhone 12 devices are available to pre-order today: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. They’re due to begin shipping on 23rd October 2020 so there’s not long to go if you want to be one of the first people with an iPhone 12.

If you want the iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ll have to wait

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retailers, prices and how to pre-order Apple’s new smartphone

iPhone 12, Apple’s first 5G smartphone, is now available to pre-order. Demand is sky-high and first day pre-orders for iPhone 12 are said to have surpassed iPhone 11 by some margin. Fancy one? Best place a pre-order soon…



graphical user interface, icon: iPhone 12: retailers, prices and how to pre-order Apple's new smartphone


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iPhone 12: retailers, prices and how to pre-order Apple’s new smartphone

The iPhone 12 range comprises four devices: iPhone mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four boast OLED screens, advanced cameras, Dolby Vision support and ground-breaking tech galore. 

Two of the four iPhone 12 devices are available to pre-order today: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. They’re due to begin shipping on 23rd October 2020 so there’s not long to go if you want to be one of the first people with an iPhone 12.

If you want the iPhone 12 mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ll have to wait

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