All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Holiday Shopping’

Groupon Adds Freebies: Easy to Use Online Coupons

Groupon now has launched a new category within its marketplace online for Freebies. This tool gives online shoppers another avenue to save through samples, promotional codes, traditional sales, and digital coupons. Freebies has had the initial kinks worked out and is officially out of beta. There are currently over 5,500 name brands from various stores in the United States available …

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Cyber Monday Sales Expected to be Up from 2012

It’s that time of year again – when the smell of turkey is quickly replaced by the stampeding of shopping feet rushing into shopping malls and countless stores. However, many are opting to remain away from the intense activity historically associated with Black Friday (even if this year promises to be different) and shop on Cyber Monday instead. In fact, …

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Cyber Monday Sales Gearing Up For The Holiday Season

For most people in America, the end of November signals a time for reflection and gratitude for the past year, a time to gather with loved ones and celebrate love, family, and togetherness. For many of those same people, this special time of year is also the start of something else; the holiday shopping season. As any red-blooded American shopper …

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Walmart Announces Earlier Shopping Hours for Black Friday

For any serious Black Friday shoppers looking to get a jump start on shopping, you better make sure to plan for a Thanksgiving Day lunch, as Walmart is opening earlier on Turkey Day this year. Walmart just released their Black Friday ad and announced they are opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, which is two hours earlier than the retail …

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People Are Outraged at Kmart’s Plan to Remain Open All Thanksgiving Day

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 year when they announced plans to stay open 41 hours straight, starting at 6 AM on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. …

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Amazon Marketplace Sellers Get Access To High-Traffic Amazon Holiday Deal Pages

Thousands of Amazon Marketplace sellers are getting the opportunity to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season, opening up the possibility for a big increase in traffic and sales. Amazon announced on Monday that sellers are being invited to offer holiday deals to be featured on such pages, including the Today’s Deals …

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How Did Everybody Miss Kmart’s Mistlefinger Ad?

Kmart won the Internet in April with a new ad campaign that focused on one phrase, “Ship my pants.” It blew up overnight and became a viral sensation. The store did it again a month later with “Big Gas Savings.” Now it’s latest ad is out, and it unfortunately went ignored. To advertise the start of the holiday shopping season …

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Etsy Sellers Get Some New Shipping Tools Ahead Of The Holiday Shopping Season

Etsy is looking to make things easier on sellers as the holiday shopping season approaches. The company has announced some new shipping changes with “linked” shipping profiles, an improved bulk editor and tweaks to the shipping upgrades offered by its prototype team. This follows some other recent, important moves from Etsy, including giving sellers a new shop dashboard, changing the …

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Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion

October has just begun, and for many retail outlets that means dragging out the holiday decorations. With the economy slowly rebounding over the past five years, experts are now expecting to see a marginal increase in sales this holiday shopping season. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week predicted a 4% year-over-year increase in holiday spending during November and December …

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Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website

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 gift guide at all, though it has. Today, Apple launched its holiday gift guide website, featuring the perfect gifts for …

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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 price using our Price Matching offer,” says PayPal “shopping specialist” Claudia Lombana. “If the item you purchase is advertised for …

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Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of

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 this to be the first Nonline shopping season,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Meaning that the line between offline and …

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