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Double Digit Drop in Holiday Shopping Numbers Predicted

Retail Info Systems News | December 2, 2014 |Early reports from the National Retail Federation indicate a disappointing kickoff to the 2014 holiday shopping season. The organization’s 11th annual Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, predicts an 11% drop in holiday shopping sales year over year. Read more… 


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Cyber Monday grows as busiest day of season

USA Today | December 2, 2014 | Cyber Monday proved just as big a draw as ever after a weekend that saw fewer people shopping in stores. Read more… 


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Almost Half of Black Friday Online Traffic came from Mobile

Mobile Marketing | December 3, 2014 |Mobile traffic accounted for 46.7 per cent of all online traffic in the US on Black Friday, an increase of 24.2 per cent on last year. Read more…


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Ecomm Roundup: Black Friday trumps Thanksgiving Day

BizReport | December 1, 2014 | Thanksgiving Weekend has gotten the 2014 holiday season off with a bang according to several reports. Custora’s E-Commerce Pulse found strong shopping on Thanksgiving Day; their data shows a 20% increase in shopping on Thanksgiving Day (2013 vs. 2014). Mobile shopping made up about one-third of Thanksgiving Day shopping. Most mobile shoppers (80%) converted from Apple devices.  Read more…


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Online Sales Act Advocates Make Final Push

GlobeSt.com | December 1, 2014 |Online retailers had plenty about which to be thankful this past holiday weekend: while brick-and-mortar sales on Thanksgiving Day and the all-important Black Friday were disappointing, retail traffic online flourished. Read more…


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#BlackOutFriday Makes An Impact As Black Friday Sales Drop

Hello Beautiful | December 1, 2014 | The holiday season has not gotten off to a happy start for retailers as Black Friday sales have dropped since year. The numbers are not looking good for stores hoping that shoppers would spend like mad after stuffing themselves to capacity with Turkey, mac-and-cheese and pumpkin pie. According to the National Retail Federation, sale for Black Friday weekend were down 11.3 percent form last year. Read more…


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Online > in line: U.S. retail sales drop during Black Friday weekend

Mashable | December 1, 2014 | Turkey-laden Americans would rather buy online than wait in line, and they’re spending less. U.S. retailers have begun the all-important holiday shopping season with a lump of coal, as Americans turned to online shopping instead of braving the crowds in the weekend after Thanksgiving. Sales fell 11.3% to $50.9 billion compared to 2013, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF), with average spent per person down 6.4%. Read more…


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Mobile Makes Significant Impact on Holiday Purchases

Performance IN | December 2, 2014 |New data from Monetate reveals mobile traffic, from a combination of tablets and smartphones, accounted for 44.03% of all online traffic on Thanksgiving, an increase of 19.16 percent year over year. Read more… 


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Retailers Love Holiday E-Commerce Growth, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Profitable

re/code | December 1, 2014 |For a brick-and-mortar retailer, fast-growing online sales are often something to brag about. But during the holiday season, strong e-commerce sales numbers can come with a big trade-off: Tiny profits or even a loss. Read more… 


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CE, M-Commerce Were Holiday Weekend Winners

TWICE | December 1, 2014 | CE once again proved itself a Thanksgiving weekend favorite, while a sharply higher number of consumers used their mobile devices to shop. Read more…