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There is a new site called Alice.com. Alice bills itself as your personal shopping assistant for essential items. The site scours and collects information from all over the internet from basic items like toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, and well you get the idea. Alice will also find coupons on popular items you can use through the site. The best feature is free shipping, because who wants to pay $10 in S&H for a $3 tube of toothpaste.
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One more reason to be lazy
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From the site:
Let’s face it; you can probably think of a thousand things you’d rather do than drive to the store again and again for toilet paper, toothpaste, trash bags and the dozens of other home essentials that keep your home running. We can too. That’s why we started Alice.
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I've just signed up and plan to see if the site meets my stay at home lifestyle. I will try to do some cost comparisons to see if this site is worth it. Other companies have tired this only to fail because of population levels where the service is available. From a business standpoint cities like NYC and Atlanta are ideal places to launch these services. I can see how this can attract people who don't live in a populated area or have grocery stores within walking distance.
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Alice has an advantage as it does not provide the products directly, it only acts as a middle man to facilitate the sale from other sites which do offer house products like Amazon.com.
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*Edited at 8:04pm, 07/01/09