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Black Friday Was First Billion Dollar Desktop Shopping Day Of The Year

U.S. desktop ecommerce holiday spending was already up 14% year-over-year by for the first 24 days, ahead of Black Friday. Black Friday itself, comScore reports, was the first billion dollar online shopping day of the holiday season with $1.198 billion in desktop ecommerce in the U.S. According to the firm, as of December 1st, holiday online shopping in the country …

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Cyber Monday 2013 To Be The Biggest Ever

Shoppers this weekend took to stores earlier than ever for an extended Black Friday. Though this year’s annual holiday shopping kick-off was predicted to be bigger than last year’s, shoppers are also turning to online stores more than ever. The National Retail Federation (NRF) this weekend announced that this “Cyber Monday” is set to be the biggest ever. The group’s …

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Cyber Monday Deals on Phones, TVs

Now that Black Friday 2013 has come and gone, retailers and shoppers alike are plunging into the next wave of the holiday shopping frenzy: Cyber Monday. Referring to the Monday after Thanksgiving and originally created to lure holiday shoppers to spend their dollars online, the term Cyber Monday made its US debut in 2005. Since then, it has become one …

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Black Friday 2013: The Shopping Frenzy Continues After Thanksgiving Day

The spending spree continues after some of the top retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day to pre-Black Friday shoppers. Over a dozen major retailers opened their doors on Thursday to kick off some of the Black Friday deals crazed by customers across the country. While over half a million of shoppers resorted to online shopping, some of the stores …

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Desktop Holiday Ecommerce Spending Up 14% From Last Year So Far

A report out from comScore says $18.9 billion has been spent online during the first 24 days of the November-December 2013 holiday season, using desktop computers. This is up 14% from the same time period last year ($16.6 billion). Ahead of the report, Tuesday, November 19th was the heaviest online spending day of the season, reaching $963 million. Both the …

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PayPal Makes It Easier To Pay With Prepaid Gift Cards

PayPal announced that it now supports prepaid gift cards in that consumers can use them anywhere that accepts PayPal. This is just in time for the holidays, when many people will be getting these cards as gifts. As PayPal explains, these gifts often come with a burden attached to them. “A lot of e-commerce sites can’t or won’t accept it …

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Over Half of Americans Will Shop Online During the Holidays

The holiday shopping rush will begin this week, and Americans are gearing up for Black Friday weekend sales. Though most Americans won’t be shopping this weekend (mainly due to the crowds), those who do are set to spend more money than ever. Though department stores will no doubt be packed when they open on Thursday evening, the crowds might be …

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Amazon To Start Offering Sunday Delivery

The worst part about free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime is ordering something on Friday and having to wait until Monday to get it. If only the post ran on Sunday, right? Well, that will soon be a reality for two of the biggest cities in the U.S. Amazon announced this morning that it has teamed up with the U.S. …

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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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Google Expands BufferBox Throughout San Francisco

Google announced on Monday that it is expanding its BufferBox pilot in San Francisco. BufferBox is a locker service, which has already been available in Toronto. Google acquired it last November, and eventually started testing the service in the San Francisco area. Here’s one at Coffee Bar, which co-founder Mike McCauley shared in April: First @bufferbox pickup in SF! BOOM!! …

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Twitter Gets Commerce Head, Plans To Get People Using Twitter For Online Shopping

Twitter announced today that it has hired former Ticketmaster boss Nathan Hubbard as its new Head of Commerce. He will report to Twitter’s revenue head, Adam Bain, and will reportedly work to make online shopping something people do with Twitter. Happy to announce we've hired @NathanCHubbard to run Commerce for us at Twitter. Excited about this. Welcome aboard Nathan! — …

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Amazon Art Launches As a New Fine Art Marketplace

Amazon has partnered with a bunch of fine art galleries and dealers to sell quality art via a new portal – Amazon Art. According to the company, Amazon Art will showcase over 40,000 works from more than 4,500 artists. These works of art will be sourced from over 150 galleries and dealers, including Paddle8, Holden Luntz and McLoughlin Gallery. This …

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