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Holiday Shopping Articles

Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website
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Apple doesn’t send out holiday mailers to mailboxes all over the country. It doesn’t need to, and paper spam would seem old-fashioned for the world’s most valuable tech company. In fact, it probably doesn’t need to put together a holiday …

PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest …

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 …

New Online Shopping Record Set In U.S. New Online Shopping Record Set In U.S.
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Blame the apps, blame the mobs, blame the fact that by now people are sick of hearing the same twelve holiday tunes in every retailer in the world: online shopping is all the rage. Never has this been more apparent …

Social Networks Playing Big Role in Holiday Shopping Social Networks Playing Big Role in Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and this year, trends show that consumers are heading to social networks to shop. For the past several years, we’ve seen a growing shift to online shopping, so it’s not really surprising that social networks would be the next stop for gift ideas.

Mobile Device Shopping Increases During Thanksgiving Sales Mobile Device Shopping Increases During Thanksgiving Sales

Now that we’ve entered the holiday shopping season, having just finished with the Thanksgiving rushes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the early results are starting to trickle in, and the reports are good, especially for online retailers. According to …

Currys PC World’s Magnificent Star Wars Commercials Currys PC World’s Magnificent Star Wars Commercials
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Take a look at your calendar. Notice how quickly the 2011 Holiday Season is approaching? That means it’s time for the Christmas marketing blitz where we, as consumers, will be inundated with all kinds of commercials and ads telling us …

Modern Warfare 3: It’s What You Want For Christmas

It’s almost October, which means that everyone is already gearing up for the big holiday shopping season. One of the biggest elements to any holiday shopping season since the mid 80′s is games, and this year looks like it will …

iPads to Rule the Holiday Season for Apple? iPads to Rule the Holiday Season for Apple?

It’s almost October folks, and you know what that means: It’s time to get ready for the holiday season, especially if you’re a company looking to rake the money in during the “everybody buy” portion of the calendar. In regards …

Online Holiday Spending Tops $17 Billion
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U.S. online holiday spending has surpassed $17.5 billion in the first 35 days of the November -December shopping season, up 12 percent, according to a new report from comScore.

More Than Half Of Americans Say Best Deals Are Online
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Nearly three-quarters (74%) of Americans feel that the easiest way to complete their holiday gift purchases is online, while 87 percent favor brick-and-mortar stores, according to research firm StrategyOne.

When it comes to finding the best deals overall, Americans are divided — with 52% stating they found the best deals online, while 48% say they could find the best deals in retail stores.

Online Holiday Shoppers More Satisfied With Price

Shopper satisfaction with online retailers during the holidays indicates they are more satisfied with prices this year than they were at the same time last year, according to a new report from ForeSee Results.

Customers’ ratings of prices this year (72.1 on the study’s 100-point scale) are more than half a point higher than they were in 2009; though still slightly lower than on Cyber Monday, due to fewer online incentives and specials. Satisfaction with price still remains far below pre-recession levels, which was as high as 75.1 the week of Thanksgiving, 2007.

eBay Launches

eBay has introduced its “Love to Give” holiday shopping campaign which focuses on what the company describes as “unwrap attacks,” emotional moments that happen when someone receives the perfect gift.

eBay is calling on people to upload videos of their best unwrap attack moment to its Love to Give gallery. Samantha Bee, correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will report on unwrap attacks in an original webisode series.

 

eBay Launches

eBay has introduced its “Love to Give” holiday shopping campaign which focuses on what the company describes as “unwrap attacks,” emotional moments that happen when someone receives the perfect gift.

eBay is calling on people to upload videos of their best unwrap attack moment to its Love to Give gallery. Samantha Bee, correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will report on unwrap attacks in an original webisode series.

 

eBay Launches

eBay has introduced its “Love to Give” holiday shopping campaign which focuses on what the company describes as “unwrap attacks,” emotional moments that happen when someone receives the perfect gift.

eBay is calling on people to upload videos of their best unwrap attack moment to its Love to Give gallery. Samantha Bee, correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will report on unwrap attacks in an original webisode series.

 

Target Launches Online Daily Deals For The Holiday Season
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Target has introduced new online daily deals for the holiday shopping season.

Target.com’s Daily Deals will offer one-day sales of up to 50 percent off regular prices. New deals this holiday season include:

*“Mega Merry Mondays,” beginning each week with deals on 17 popular items.

*“Total Toy Tuesdays,” offering discounts on five popular toys.

Walmart Offering Free Holiday Shipping
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Walmart said today it will offer free holiday shipping on nearly 60,000 items with no minimum purchase through December 20.

The free shipping offer includes all electronics, select video games, toys, home appliances, furniture, jewelry, and baby items.

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Online Holiday Shipping Deadline Looms
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Most holiday shipping offers are set to expire on or before December 18, according to a new study by Shop.org and BIGresearch.

Nearly two thirds (62.3%) of retailers’ shipping deadlines for Christmas delivery will fall on or before December 18, with 34 percent of shipping deadlines occurring on December 18 itself.

Many of the busiest online shopping days of the year are set to take place this week as shoppers go online to make holiday purchases in order to meet impending shipping deadlines.

Security A Concern For Online Holiday Shoppers
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As Americans prepare for the holiday shopping season, online security plays a major part in consumers’ purchasing decision, according to a new poll by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Symantec.

More than half (63%) of online shoppers said they did not complete a purchase because of security concerns. The most common reasons for not making an online purchase include:

Good Chunk of Holiday Spending Will Be Online

Nielsen has shared some findings from research involving how American consumers intend to spend their money during the upcoming holiday season. About 42% expect to spend less.

Britons Flocked Online For Christmas Day Shopping
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Close to 4 million British shoppers went online to purchase goods on Christmas Day, spending a total of  $154 million (102 million pounds) according to a new report from the ecommerce retailing body IMRG.