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Amazon Care home visits coming to Miami

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Amazon Care is expected to rollout in-person visits in the Miami-area in 2022.

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Amazon already dominates your online shopping. Now it’s hoping to persuade your employer to offer you its telehealth and in-person health services.

The tech giant on Tuesday announced plans to expand home visits for health services including vaccinations, tests and physical assessments to more than 20 cities in 2022, including the Miami metropolitan area.

The service would be available to patients whose employers are providing Amazon Care — a mixture of telehealth and in-person services — as part of their healthcare plan. Amazon employees 18 and older and their immediate families (spouses and kids), who have access to virtual doctor visits through the program would also be able to schedule an in-person home visit.

Amazon Care is part of the tech giant’s move into the healthcare industry and was initially launched in 2019

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What the Tech: Free Products from Amazon

Trusting reviews on Amazon has been a tricky thing since the early days of online shopping.

When it comes down to two similar items in our cart, most of us will turn to what other Amazon shoppers think of the products. But we are all aware that reviews are not always trustworthy.

Some reviews are fakes, and others are paid-for. Even reviews from “verified purchasers” are sometimes from people who are paid to not only buy the product from Amazon but leave a positive review.

In an attempt to offer more helpful reviews from trusted reviewers, Amazon launched “Vine Voices” several years ago. It is a program where customers receive products for free in exchange for well-written and helpful reviews.

Some Vine Voice reviewers have written about thousands of products they’ve received from Amazon. Those reviews are clearly labeled as “vine customers review of free product”. Amazon is

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Returning online buys to Amazon, Walmart and your favorite brands causes problems

A postal worker stands in the back of an open USPS truck full of packages, with a pile of packages partially unloaded onto the ground below him.

A US postal worker prepares to deliver packages on Cyber Monday in 2021. E-commerce buys have a return rate up to five times higher than goods bought in stores.


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Record online shopping this holiday season has fueled another record for e-commerce companies: returned goods.

Prompted by a clogged supply chain, millions of shoppers began browsing Amazon, Walmart and other online retailers even before Black Friday, when holiday discounts traditionally start. Cooped up at home because of the pandemic, people didn’t stop clicking. Online sales reached $205 billion in the US, according to Adobe, a new holiday season high. 

Not all of those purchases worked out. Not having been able to see or try products, many people shipped those gifts, as well as their own online purchases, back to retailers. The

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The 7 Best New Year 2022 Amazon Deals, According to a Shopping Editor

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As a shopping editor, I report on the best shopping events throughout the year and Amazon’s big New Year sale is one of them. As expected, it’s a great time to score savings on fitness gear, wellness items, and other New Year resolution must-haves, but there’s more. With deals on beauty products, fashion finds, kitchen gadgets, and home goods, you can score savings on all kinds of great finds.

January means that winter is officially here and considering how much time I typically spend indoors during the season, I’m planning to tackle a few home projects that will make my space look clean and feel cozy. Freeing up space in my closet and then giving it an overhaul will be easy with

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