20 deals on car accessories to make your next road trip easier

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Enter OCTSALE20 at checkout for an extra 20% off.
Enter OCTSALE20 at checkout for an extra 20% off.

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Your daily commute may just be a short walk from bedroom to “office” these days, but that just makes getting in the car more appealing than ever. In other words, it’s a great time for a road trip (done safely, of course). 

But before you drive off into the sunset, make sure you have the right car accessories to keep you safe, charged up, and ready to take on anything. 

Be sure to enter the code OCTSALE20 at checkout to get the biggest discount. Deals are active as of Oct. 14.

MagEZ Mount Qi: Magnetic Car Mount Charger

Keep your GPS in view with this magnetic and adjustable

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Nordstrom’s New Circular Beauty Initiative Makes Recycling Products Easier Than Ever

Creating a circular beauty industry is proving incredibly difficult. The cosmetics and personal care categories face an obstacle course on their quest for sustainability, with hoops to jump through that include toxic ingredients, hazardous waste from common items like nail polish and perfume, plus so, so much plastic. The United Nations estimates that we produce 300 million tons of plastic trash every year (nearly the weight of the entire human population), and beauty packaging is largely to blame thanks to pumps, mirrored compacts, and caps that can’t be processed by curbside recycling programs. Up to this point, much of the innovation in low-impact environmental practices has been led by adaptable indie brands that set the standard for Big Beauty with clever mushroom-based Styrofoam alternatives and compostable materials. Today, Nordstrom’s TerraCycle partnership takes a significant step toward a more circular future with BeautyCycle, a product take-back and recycling initiative accepting a

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When It Comes To Fashion, Personalization Is Easier Said Than Done

Personalization has become one of the “must-haves” for online shops in recent years. According to research by Epsilon and GBH, 80% of US online shoppers are more likely to make a purchase if retailers offer personalization. This could be in the form of a product recommendation, shown as “you might also like,” or special email offers with curated content. 

A big advantage of personalization is that it helps shoppers navigate overwhelming e-commerce offerings and get to the purchase decision faster. Who wouldn’t prefer to go to an online shop and immediately find exactly what they need, instead of spending hours on browsing or doing research? But it is not just about making quicker decisions. It can be critical for a business to help shoppers overcome “analysis paralysis”, a phenomenon where too many options leave one unable to make any decision. Accenture found a worrying example of this in their research

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