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GAP shoppers claim they were able to order hundreds of pounds worth of clothes for free due to a website glitch.

Instead of paying full price on items, an error on the Gap website saw customers only charged a £4 delivery fee.

Hotukdeals users shared screengrabs of their orders which showed only delivery had been charged

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Hotukdeals users shared screengrabs of their orders which showed only delivery had been charged

The glitch was reported on deals website Hotukdeals with customers sharing screengrabs of their orders.

One customer said they placed an order for £60 while only paying postage, while another shopper said they ordered £85 worth of clothes.

Separately, one person said the glitch worked on orders up to £200, although another customer said they ordered £214 worth of goods.

But some shoppers were quick to shame other people for taking advantage of the deal when the retail industry is struggling.

One shopper said they were able to place an order for £84.90 - but it's unclear if Gap processed it

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One shopper said they were able to place an order for
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a group of people in a store: An employee of grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh between two rows of shelves. Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images


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An employee of grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh between two rows of shelves. Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images

  • Amazon has created a new tool to help customers find a grocery delivery slot when demand is surging.
  • Amazon’s vice president of grocery, Stephenie Landry, told Recode this week that the company added the option to sign up to be notified when a delivery slot is available. When the space opens up, customers will have two hours to place their order.
  • The new feature will be made available to Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods shoppers in places where Amazon sees a spike in demand. 
  • Amazon and other grocery delivery services saw a major increase in online orders earlier this year when the coronavirus outbreak hit the US. Frustrated shoppers reported refreshing stores’ websites late at night to find open time slots.
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Latin America’s e-commerce industry is booming as millions of shoppers across the region venture online during the pandemic, many for the first time, forcing traditional businesses to adapt to survive.

The sector has been one of the big winners of the coronavirus outbreak as fears of infection and lockdown measures keep people at home.

“Covid-19 has been an accelerator of trends, and in electronic commerce it has been very powerful,” said Oscar Silva, an expert in global strategies with the consultancy firm KPMG in Mexico.

“More than 10 million Latin Americans who had never bought online now do so regularly,” he told AFP.

The dominant regional force is not Amazon or eBay but Mercado Libre, which has a similar business model and is present in 18 countries.

Despite the economic turmoil unleashed by the pandemic, the Argentinian company doubled its sales in the second quarter of this year thanks to

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Photo credit: Thebe Magugu
Photo credit: Thebe Magugu

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Thebe Magugu’s star is on the rise. Since launching his eponymous label in 2016, the Johannesburg-based designer—known for his deconstructed suits in vibrant hues and elegant dresses with attention-grabbing prints—won the 2019 LVMH Prize (the first time that the award was awarded to an African talent) and made his Paris Fashion Week debut during the fall 2020 season.

He extended his visibility even further last week with the debut of his new e-commerce site, where he hopes to school consumers on his designs and how they are informed by his heritage.

Photo credit: Thebe Magugu
Photo credit: Thebe Magugu

The theme of education has been central to his brand: Magugu’s collections are named after subjects studied in college, including Geology (spring 2017), Home Economics (fall 2018), Art History (spring 2019), and African Studies (fall 2019). And he continues this messaging by modeling his website after a course

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