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Inflation is infiltrating online shopping
Dec 10, 2021

Inflation is infiltrating online shopping

Also today: The science journal Nature has a study that shows the effectiveness of seemingly small finance-based incentives to get people to do things like work out. We also look into how some independent bookstores have managed to flourish online.

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Some indie bookstores find ways to succeed online

Dec 10, 2021
Bookstore sales plunged during the pandemic, so independent sellers pivoted to the internet. They say the hybrid model is here to stay.
The pandemic spurred Raven Book Store owner Danny Caine, author of “How to Resist Amazon and Why,” to expand online sales.
Carlos Moreno

When it comes to incentives, sometimes it pays to think small

Dec 10, 2021
A new study finds that small incentives can work to nudge some people into doing something they are already inclined to do anyway, like exercise.
Small incentives has shown to be effective enough in getting people to do things like work out.
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Online inflation catches up

Dec 10, 2021
Fading are the days when you could count on cheaper prices online.
Online shopping used to be a haven for better deals. That might not be the case for much longer.

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer