Rising Holiday Sales

Consumers will shop and visit more stores this November and December, according to ShopperTrak, an analyzer of retail foot traffic.

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5 Tips to Improve Holiday Shipping Processes

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Consumers demand on-time delivery, so make sure you are prepared for increased sales.

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Ecommerce Trends and Tactics for Holiday 2012

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With $35.27 billion in holiday spending in 2011 and even stronger 2012 holiday sales likely, retailers must plan around key ecommerce trends.

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Savvy Holiday Planning

There is always hype around Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, but it can’t be denied that Christmas lists and holiday shopping begin well before the Thanksgiving turkey has been carved. A recent NRF consumer survey reveals that more than 37 percent of shoppers plan to have some holiday shopping completed before Halloween. And retailers […]

Slow But Sure Layaway Sales

Carrying Christmas and holiday merchandise won’t be the only requirement for keeping merry customers and ensuring holiday profits this year. It’s true that wholesalers and the retailers they supply have been stocking shelves earlier and earlier each year, chasing the estimated $450 billion in holiday spending. However, since experiencing economic turmoil, increasing gas prices, and […]

NRF Research Says Spending Rise Expected for Valentine’s Day


In yet another sign consumers are ready to spend again, the NRF says lovers and others will spend 11 percent more this year on February 14th.

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Forecast: Valentine’s Day Retail Sales Expected To Rise Sharply Higher Over Last Year


In an encouraging sign for a growing economy, an industry report says shoppers will spend heavily for February 14th.

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Sales at Retailers Up Again as Shoppers Seek Post-Holiday Bargains


High sales activity from Christmas continues as buyers sniff out reduced-price offerings.

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Shoppers Going the Cash Route This Year, Shunning Credit Cards for Christmas Purchases


With the economy still crunching some folks, more consumers are paying cash for gifts and sticking to a budget.

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Forecast: Holiday E-Commerce Spending Set To Jump Over Last Year


Research firm sees consumers as more willing to go online and spend this Christmas season. The question is, are retailers ready?

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