165 million consumers shopped the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday according to the National Retail Federation who is calling the last five days a “very strong weekend.” The average shopper spent $313.29 on gifts and other holiday related items. Older Millennials and Gen Xers, 35 – 44 were the highest spenders, with an […]
Store stocked with merchandise? Check. Hired all the staff you need for the holiday rush? Check. Sent out holiday email blasts so your customers know about deals you are offering? Check. By now, you should be fully prepared for the holiday rush and just waiting for the arrival of your eager customers to buy gifts […]
Declan Kennedy, CEO at StitcherAds For retailers, the holiday season is one of the most critical times of the year. A recent study by Deloitte shows that this year’s holiday sales could grow by 5.6% to more than $1.1 trillion. While the holiday season is an opportune time for retailers to drive revenue, many find […]
We sat down with local retailer Kim Ramsey of The Toy Room for her tips and tricks on holiday selling. How can indie retailers stand out this holiday season? “Keep doing what indie retailers do best: offer the best service. Hands-on customer service is something you really don’t get at a box store. We […]
Consumer confidence translates to heavier holiday spending. This Father’s Day confidence and projected spending are at near-record highs of $15.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. According to the annual study, “a total of 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and spend an average of $133 per person.” This expected spending is […]
The Biloxi, Mississippi Wholesale Gift Show will be held January 27-29, 2018 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.
Did you know one in three gifts are returned? As retailers are counting their successes this holiday season, savvy stores are also planning for the logistical nightmare that lays ahead. Post-holiday returns are not a new phenomenon, but it is increasingly problematic. By the time the holidays are over, around $80 billion worth of merchandise […]
On Tuesday, the National Retail Federation released their survey results from Thanksgiving Weekend. Instead of analyzing individual results of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the NRF survey took a holistic approach that better reflects the mindsets of modern shoppers. Mark Mathews, VP of research development and industry analysis for NRF says consumers […]
A small giftshop in Flatbush, Brooklyn, has unveiled a budget-friendly holiday window inspired by this year’s New York holiday window displays. The window at Brooklyn Artery in Ditmas Park was designed and created in one day and at a cost of just $347, with the help of marketing services provider, Vistaprint and a team of […]
For e-commerce retailers, it’s never too soon to start preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.