SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. said it would open 500 special stores within existing Best Buy Co Inc. stores in the United States selling exclusively Windows-based tablets and computers and other Microsoft products in an effort to revitalize sales of its flagship operating system.
(NEW YORK) — If you make holiday shopping convenient, Americans will come in droves. It’s estimated that U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation on Sunday. They were attracted by retailers‘ efforts to make shopping easier, including opening stores on Thanksgiving evening, updating mobile shopping applications for smartphones and tablets, and expanding shipping and layaway options.
The key to Amazon's success over the years has been its relentlessness. Most retailers hit a cruising speed and stay there. Amazon, for better or worse, keeps accelerating. Amazon's millions of customers do not mind its aggressive tactics. Yet.