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.
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.
The high street has been under threat from mass job cuts and store closures after non-essential businesses were ordered to close for three months to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Dire figures published in August 2020 showed 43,000 retail jobs had been axed since the start of lockdown with more roles feared to go when the furlough scheme ends this month.
In June 2020, Gap said it’s lost almost £1billion since the start of lockdown.
The company reported a loss of £740million in the three months to May, compared with a profit of £203million in the same period last year.
One person said: “Does anyone understand what is happening in the world companies going under people not having jobs? I am sorry but this is not the time to take
88 Percent of Businesses Rely on Outdated Methods for Order Management According to Study Commissioned by Perficient
Intelligent Fulfillment Drives Customer Service and Boosts Return on Inventory Investment
Perficient, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading global digital consultancy transforming the world’s largest enterprises and biggest brands, today released the results of a study evaluating the utilization and benefits of intelligent order management systems (OMS) and automated supply chains among U.S. companies.
For the September 2020 Forrester Opportunity Snapshot study, Get Supply Chain Right: Intelligent Fulfillment Boosts Customer Service and Return on Inventory Investment, Forrester Consulting surveyed more than 200 inventory management decision makers based in the U.S. about their intelligent order management practices and rate of adoption. Many respondents reported having an intelligent fulfillment system in place for managing supply chains and fulfilling orders. In practice, however, the study found that 88 percent of companies rely on at least one manual or rules-based process, which demonstrates a gap between respondents’ perception of intelligent ordering and their established practices.
“As online sales continue to soar, companies are failing to match the growth in demand by depending on antiquated methods to fulfill orders. This leads to lost time, revenue, and customers,” said Sean Breeze, director of management consulting, Perficient. “Fulfillment infrastructures are complex, and they require sophisticated order allocation to fulfillment centers for rapid delivery. Intelligent ordering systems can help companies adequately balance demanding service expectations with inventory holding costs across a large distribution network.”
The study also found that firms base their operational strategies and decision-making on metrics that distort incentives, citing a preference to secure the lowest unit cost by buying in bulk, rather than accurate demand forecasting, improved customer service, or return on inventory investment.
Companies that invest in optimization strategies to overcome their inventory management challenges report strong results. Specifically, the study found that the top benefits have the clearest ties to business
Many Americans were thrown for a financial loop this year when the coronavirus pandemic hit back in March. Thankfully, the IRS recognized the need to give filers more time to submit their taxes, and so the agency pushed back the normal April 15 filing deadline to July 15, giving taxpayers an extra three months to get their returns in.
If you didn’t manage to complete your tax return by July 15, you may have requested an extension. Normally, a tax extension gives you six months from the filing deadline to submit your return, during which time you’ll still incur interest and late payment penalties on any unpaid tax debt you have from the previous year, but you’ll avoid the costly failure-to-file penalty that applies if you miss the deadline without asking the IRS for more time.
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Now because the 2019 tax-filing deadline was moved back to July 15, you might assume that if you got an extension, you have until January 15 to get that return completed. But actually, that six-month period dates back to the original April 15 filing deadline, which means that if you received an extension but haven’t yet gotten your return done, you only have another 12 days to knock it out.
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There’s no penalty for being late with a tax return if the IRS owes you money. But if you underpaid your taxes in 2019, the longer it takes you to file