If you love buying on Amazon, but hate dealing with returns, life will be much easier starting in July: Amazon and Kohl's have announced an extended partnership whereby all branches of Kohl's Amazon Not accepting a new program for the pair ̵
This is a pretty brilliant move for both companies . I have friends who do not like to shop online, because if they order the wrong one, they do not hate to work with returns. This solves this problem. At the same time, it is a big win for Kohls, because more people just come through the door. As noted by TechCrunch, Kohls saw an increase in traffic and, above all in sales, in the 100 stores that initially accepted Amazon returns. Come in to give something back and leave some new kicks in the end. Sneaky, sneaky.
Of course, this expanded partnership is also the result of a recent collaboration between the two companies that have seen Kohl's include Amazon brand products (such as echo speakers) in 200 of its stores. Kohl also has an "Amazon Smart Home Experience" in some Kohl stores to show users what Echo devices are capable of. That's another good idea.
With online sales constantly chopping off the number of people willing to step into their car and go into business, supporting the partnership with Amazon is an incredibly smart move for Kohl's. It's a win-win win situation for Amazon, Kohl and customers. Your wallet is probably the only loser in this partnership.
In other news, iFixit says it found out why Galaxy Folds failed. Verizon wants you to buy YouTube TV, Apple launched a YouTube channel on Apple TV, and more. 19659007] iFixit has found the release of Galaxy Fold: Like iFixit, it demolished the Galaxy Fold. As you might expect, this is not an easy problem. It turns out that it is a combination of display technology (OLED) and Samsung's testing method, using a machine to fold the fold. Wowsers [iFixit]
Now let's talk about something more serious: shopping cart. They're part of everyone's life (unless you're shopping at Amazon – how do you know Kohl's going to take Amazon returns soon?) And they're kind of annoying. Imagine a world where shopping carts were better. One in which they could stay in an emergency. That's the world where Ford is supposed to live.
The company developed a safer shopping cart – one that can save countless users, shelves or anything else they might encounter. Using the same technologies that Ford uses in its vehicles, the car is packed with sensors to detect obstacles and slow down when an imminent impact is detected.
But do not be too excited – it's still a prototype now so you will not see it on the islands of your local Wal-Mart yet. But what a time to live. [TechRadar]