Toddler clears out mom’s online shopping cart, orders $2,000 worth of items from Walmart

A New Jersey woman was browsing furniture on Walmart’s website and adding items to her cart, but she hadn’t yet purchased any of them. So when package after package started arriving at her door, she was so confused.

The woman, Madhu Kumar, said she asked her husband and two older children whether they had bought the items, but they said it wasn’t them. That left Kumar’s almost 2-year-old son, Ayaansh, as the lone culprit, NBC New York reported.

Ayaansh, who is most likely still learning how to count, was playing on his mother’s phone when he ordered the items, totaling almost $2,000.

“It is really hard to believe that he has done this, but that’s what happened,” his father, Pramod Kumar, told the station.

Ayaansh Kumar sits on some on boxes containing some of the furniture he ordered from Kumar

The family have been getting packages at their

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Returning online buys to Amazon, Walmart and your favorite brands causes problems

A postal worker stands in the back of an open USPS truck full of packages, with a pile of packages partially unloaded onto the ground below him.

A US postal worker prepares to deliver packages on Cyber Monday in 2021. E-commerce buys have a return rate up to five times higher than goods bought in stores.

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Record online shopping this holiday season has fueled another record for e-commerce companies: returned goods.

Prompted by a clogged supply chain, millions of shoppers began browsing Amazon, Walmart and other online retailers even before Black Friday, when holiday discounts traditionally start. Cooped up at home because of the pandemic, people didn’t stop clicking. Online sales reached $205 billion in the US, according to Adobe, a new holiday season high. 

Not all of those purchases worked out. Not having been able to see or try products, many people shipped those gifts, as well as their own online purchases, back to retailers. The

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U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Rise 8.5% as Online Shopping Booms, Mastercard Says | Investing News

(Reuters) – U.S. retail sales rose 8.5% during this year’s holiday shopping season from Nov. 1 to Dec 24, a report by Mastercard Inc said on Sunday, powered by a rush to stores amid supply chain concerns as COVID-19 cases surge as well as soaring ecommerce sales.

U.S. ecommerce sales jumped 11% in this year’s holiday shopping season, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse report, yet again underscoring the COVID-19 pandemic’s role in transforming customers’ shopping habits.

Holiday e-commerce sales made up 20.9% of total retail sales this year, the data showed, noting that the sector continues to see growth as consumers enjoy the ease of browsing and buying in the comfort of their homes.

“Shoppers were eager to secure their gifts ahead of the retail rush, with conversations surrounding supply chain and labor supply issues sending consumers online and to stores in droves,” senior advisor for Mastercard Steve Sadove said in

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Sunday December 26, 2021