Fast Five

SWC’s Fast Five

No, you’re not crazy – package sizes are shrinking! But retailers have too much stuff, so prices are shrinking too. In search of free stuff? Amazon Prime has a bevy of offerings, you just have to know where to look. Password less logins, making life easier, are coming this fall. And lastly, which is more important to you – title or more pay?

So, here’s this week’s Fast Five:

1 Packages are shrinking before our eyes

No, you are not imagining it – package sizes are shrinking. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed ‘shrinkflation”.

2 Retailers have too much stuff

Stockpiling products over the past year has led to a glut of stuff that retailers are desperate to get rid of. When retailers misjudge what people want to buy or when goods will arrive, they have to pay more to accommodate the excess. And that translates into higher costs for the consumer.

3 4 great Amazon Prime freebies you might not know you get

Most of us subscribe to Amazon Prime for the free shipping and video content. But Amazon has a bevy of free offerings, you get with your Prime membership, many of which are hard to find. Books, music, games, photo storage, and more – all free with your Prime membership!

4 Apple just killed the password – for real this time

Apple announced yesterday, it will introduce password less logins across Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV’s later this year. Instead of using passwords, you will be able to log in to websites and apps using “Passkeys”.

5 What’s more important: title or pay?

Should you take a new job that pays better than your current gig but has a more junior title? Many people might think that’s a step back. But titles are subjective in the workplace so it’s more important to consider how the new position will boost your quality of life.