What did the 2012 holidays teach us about the current state of shoppers—and, of course, the places where they shop?
Given the number of recent Grinch-like thefts and other Grinch-like actions that have ruined Christmas for some, it looks like there are indeed people whose hearts are two sizes too small. Here’s a roundup of this season’s …
Walmart shut out the competition and purchased 50 million Facebook ads over Black Friday weekend — all without proof that doing so would necessarily help boost sales. Huh?
What, you’ve never heard of Green Monday? It takes place on the second Monday of December—December 10 in 2012. And regardless of whether you were aware of this day’s “greenness,” it’s very likely to be quite a big day for e-commerce.
Shopping fatigue may have already hit American consumers, and there are still nearly three weeks left until Christmas.
By one estimate, retail sales hit $59 billion over Black Friday weekend. Or was the sales total a mere $22 billion, as another index stated? Similarly, online sales on Cyber Monday may have reached $1.46 billion or $1.98 billion, depending on which set of statistics you prefer.
Game consoles and tablets have been flying off the shelves. So have guns.
Monday was the biggest day of online shopping in history, and it came on the heels of all-time high e-retail sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Don’t think for a second, however, that any of this means shoppers will be abandoning physical stores anytime soon.