Online retailers overwhelmed by orders this year

John Matarese  |  December 11, 2018

WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio — The coffee was good and hot this December day, here at Cavu Coffee Shop. Unfortunately, customer Nikki Wissel was hot too, after Kohl’s canceled her online order of a Nintendo Switch gaming system. “I ordered it a Thursday night,” Wissel said. “But come Saturday morning, I get an email from Kohl’s saying …

‘Grinch Bots’ are trying to hijack the hot toys

DWYM Staff  |  November 30, 2018

Parents everywhere are looking for hot holiday toys — especially online. Unfortunately, so are computerized “Grinch Bots”, which buy up huge amounts of the popular toys so they can be resold by scalpers at 3rd party websites with greatly marked-up prices. “Grinch Bots” are able to search websites and grab the toys faster than consumers. It is …