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Amazon to allow users to return Amazon-derived gifts before shipping

US retail giant, Amazon will allow its users to return Amazon-derived gifts before the order has been shipped. The company has received a patent for an automated system that will allow gift exchange.

The site will soon feature an automated program that allows recipients to return items bought from the site even prior to being shipped. The system has been named as a “gift conversion” system in the patent application and let users set rules for gifts.

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Australian Supermarket Chain raises questions on Hormone-Free Beef

The organic mantra has been raging in the market region in case of Australia, Coles, a well renowned supermarket chain, has claimed to pull up on beef which has been spruced by growth hormones.

This proclamation has invited sent shockwaves in case of meat industry. Experts stated that increased beef prices as in case of more users seek for hormone-free meat, which takes up 50 percent of the beef traded in the country.

Farmers can easily employ hormone growth promotants (HGPs) to spruce up the muscle growth in cattle since 1979, which gained safety approval from health authorities.

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Carphone Warehouse hacks Google Nexus S’ price by £119

Sales concerns have reportedly forced Carphone Warehouse to hack the price of the unlocked Google Nexus S smartphone by £119.

The Google Nexus S handset is now available for £430 (including delivery), only days after it was launched with a price tag of £549.

It is interesting to note here that the Nexus S costs £559.95 on pay- as-you-go deal at Vodafone from Carphone Warehouse. However, the cheapest Nexus S package costs just £540 at £30 a month on 18-month contract. This deal offers 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

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Waitrose launches Christmas app through QR codes

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has rolled out an Android App that encourages users to cook delicious food stuffs by allowing them to download recipes from celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal and Delia Smith.

Waitrose is making use of a special form of barcode, called Quick Response (QR) code, in a television advert. The code will appear at the end of the advert featuring Smith and Blumenthal.

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Dixons Retail Plc forecasts Dropping Revenues

E-commerce sales of purely internet-based electronic retailer Dixons Retail Plc dropped 4% due to consumer choices to uses the internet as information platform to make a well-educated physical purchase in the store afterwards.

The websites dixons. co. uk and pixmania websites fall under the guardian of Doxons' e-commerce department. The consumer trend is currently directed towards shopping on multiple channels using the possibility of buying internet offers of physical stores or vice versa.

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