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Black Friday 2013: Retailers Offer Early Deals Black Friday 2013: Retailers Offer Early Deals

Black Friday 2013 is just three weeks away, and retailers are unveiling deals. This year, many are starting their big sales a little before the day itself, which happens to fall on November 29. Why the rush? There are six …

People Are Outraged at Kmart’s Plan to Remain Open All Thanksgiving Day People Are Outraged at Kmart’s Plan to Remain Open All Thanksgiving Day
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Mega retailers being open for part of Thanksgiving Day is nothing new, but usually stores close for a few hours so employees can get in a little guaranteed family time. Kmart added a twist in their Thanksgiving/Black Friday plans this …

Amazon Opens Black Friday Deals Store Amazon Opens Black Friday Deals Store

We’re still a few weeks away from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Amazon doesn’t care what day it is. This year, the retailer is going to celebrate the holiest of shopping days every day for the next two months. …

Black Friday: Mall Expects To Be Open 26 Hours

Black Friday is a day that is both dreaded and anticipated by many, sometimes in the same person. As a former retail manager, I can relate to that. Knowing you might make up for an entire year’s worth of crappy …

Wal-Mart Food Stamps Error Causes Shopping Spree

If you picture the setting at Wal-Mart on any given Saturday, you probably think of an extremely large crowd overflowing the store, long lines and the store in disarray from all of the people trying to get in and out …

Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S.
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We knew that it’s been a ridiculously good holiday season for online retail sales, but comScore has provided a new update today about the first 32 days of the November-December season, and the amount of money being spent online in …

Sony Sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 Consoles On Black Friday

Black Friday is a good test to gauge how popular various consoles are going to be for the rest of the holiday shopping season. The Xbox 360 is already off to a great start with 750,000 units sold, and the …

Microsoft Sold 750,000 Xbox 360 Consoles On Black Friday
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The holiday shopping season began over the weekend with Black Friday, and retailers are already reporting record sales. Amazon and Etsy have both come forward with announcements of record sales, and now Microsoft is joining in. Microsoft announced today that …

Etsy Sellers Had Their Biggest Day Ever on Cyber Monday Etsy Sellers Had Their Biggest Day Ever on Cyber Monday
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By all reports, Black Friday and Cyber Monday produced record sales figures in the ecommerce world. Companies like Amazon are already touting a blockbuster weekend, as they claim the best few days of Kindle sales in the history of the …

Kindle Did Pretty Well For Itself Over The Weekend Kindle Did Pretty Well For Itself Over The Weekend

Amazon has an advantage as an online retail giant – the company can participate in both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sure, other companies do as well, but Amazon had great deals going up all the time over the weekend …

Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year
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As previously reported, this year’s Black Friday was a record one for e-commerce, having surpassed a billion dollars in spending, according to comScore. Experian Hitwise has also released some data, indicating that Black Friday online retail traffic in the U.S. …

Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time

Today may be Cyber Monday, but U.S. consumers were not waiting to start their online holiday shopping. Black Friday, which is known as the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortars, saw e-commerce spending surpass $1 billion …

Apple Debuts Two New iPhone 5 Ads Before Black Friday Apple Debuts Two New iPhone 5 Ads Before Black Friday
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Apple has just dropped two new iPhone 5 ads in time for the holiday shopping season. The first, “Turkey,” touts the iPhone’s Photo Stream feature – the ability to share sets of photos with a select group of friends and …

More Consumers Will Avoid Black Friday By Shopping Online During Cyber Monday More Consumers Will Avoid Black Friday By Shopping Online During Cyber Monday

Are you planning on heading out for some Black Friday shopping this year? If so, you might to reconsider those plans. Cyber Monday is right around the corner, and it promises the same deals without the crowds. RadiumOne, a social …

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz

As online shopping becomes a bigger part of consumers’ holiday buying strategy, retailers are forced to offer new types of deals that go beyond the traditional Black Friday earlybird specials. Take a look at last year, for instance. U.S. shoppers …

Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year
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Online spending in the U.S. reached an incredible new high on Cyber Monday, hitting $1.46 Billion for the day, according to comScore. This is the heaviest day of online spending in U.S. history, and follows a record Black Friday for …

Wal-Mart Walkout May Affect Black Friday For Many Wal-Mart Walkout May Affect Black Friday For Many

Wal-Mart is no stranger to controversy; as with any major company, they’ve garnered ire from customers and employees alike over the years for various reasons. However, the most recent event to place them in headlines is a staged walkout by …

Black Friday 2012 Is Coming: Be Kind
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For a lot of people, Black Friday is a day to bond with family members on a harrowing-but-sweet shopping trip, snatching deals on incredible items for Christmas. For others, it’s simply the best way to save money on expensive toys …

Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday Amazon Black Friday Deals Store Will Offer Discounts Every Day Leading Up To Black Friday

Amazon launched its Black Friday Deals Store today. It will feature a “Deal of the Day” as well as various other “doorbuster-style Lightning Deals”. Amazon previewed some of the items that it will be offering discounts on at various times …

Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of
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Consumers intend to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year, according to new research from Google. Do you expect to see better holiday sales than last year? Let us know in the comments. “We expect …

Tech-Savvy Shoppers Turn to Apps to Save on Holiday Shopping Tech-Savvy Shoppers Turn to Apps to Save on Holiday Shopping

PriceGrabber published the results of a holiday shopping survey today. The company surveyed 3,574 online shoppers in late October about their holiday shopping plans. Of those who responded, 35% did not own a smartphone, while 26% owned smartphones but did …