Walmart Makes Big Change to Online Shopping That Customers Will Love

One of the drawbacks of online shopping is you can’t try on clothes until they arrive at your doorstep after you’ve already paid for them. Walmart is trying to fix this with a new feature on its website that allows customers to see what clothes look like on models who match their sizes. The feature is called Choose My Model and was developed by Zeekit, a start-up Walmart acquired in May.

The Choose My Model tool allows customers to see what clothes would look like on models who resemble their height, shape, and skin tone. It is meant to help customers see how the clothes would flow and fit before they buy them. Denise Incandela, executive vice president of apparel and private brands for Walmart U.S., told CNBC the company believes the tool will make customers more likely to buy clothes online and less likely to return their purchases.

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Toddler Spends Nearly $2,000 On Walmart Furniture On Mom’s Phone

We’ve all done exactly what New Jersey mom Madhu Kumar did when online shopping; put some things in our cart and just leave them to sit there while we consider. It’s just another step along the decision-making process when buying something online, the final step being to place the order. Which Madhu’s toddler son did when he enjoyed a little online shopping spree at Walmart on her phone. All of the sudden Madhu and her husband Pramod were getting packages in the mail and had no idea where they were coming from… but now they know. Their 2-year-old knows how to shop.

Madhu told CNN that she had put about a dozen chairs in her Walmart cart, thinking she would go back and choose the few she wanted after the fact. After she let her 22-month-old son Ayaansh play with her phone, it seemed he accidentally made the decision

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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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