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Retailers and consumers are geared up for the first of several big holiday shopping weeks. According the latest research conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics for NRF, 140 million U.S. consumers plan shop over Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend. For retailers, there are a few trends going into this key period: The word will go [...]

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Half the retailers Shop.org surveyed this summer told us that they started planning the upcoming holiday shopping season as early as April or May. After months of preparations, retailers are doing final reviews and tests to ensure that all systems are ready for the holiday rush. One of the most intriguing areas on the digital [...]

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The Women’s Wear Daily headline on Tuesday summed it up simply: “Cyber Monday Sees Record Shopping.” Undeterred by significant shopping just a day or two beforehand over Black Friday weekend, U.S. shoppers were clearly ready to continue snapping up deals that abounded online for Cyber Monday, rewarding many retailers with record-breaking days. Indeed, comScore tallied the day’s [...]

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Well-prepped by retailers via ad circulars, emails and good old TV commercials, over half of U.S. consumers hit the stores this past weekend. According to the Black Friday weekend consumer survey conducted by BIGresearch for NRF, almost one-quarter shopped as early as Thanksgiving Day itself (that’s up 29.2% over Thanksgiving Day last year). An impressive [...]

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I know I am simply adding to a chorus of stories about just how strong e-commerce was over the holiday season, but I’ll add to it all the same: Q4 of 2010 was a mighty good quarter, according to 51 retailers who participated in the Shop.org Quarterly Online Sales Flash Survey conducted earlier this week [...]

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