The shortest Thanksgiving-Christmas shopping season since 2002 is almost upon us, but it promises to deliver record earnings. Based on an exhaustive analysis of 450 billion retail website visits over the past seven years, and direct insight into 72 percent of all the cash flowing into the 500 largest retail websites in the U.S., Adobe is forecasting the biggest Thanksgiving, the biggest Black Friday, and the biggest Cyber Monday in history.
Amazon says it will wind up hiring thousands of those temp workers.
RichRelevance announced today that it has acquired Avail, Europe’s largest provider of online merchandising platforms, for an undisclosed sum.
Apparently, if you run a top e-commerce website, it pays to be slow. Unless you’re Amazon.
Turkey Day is no longer just a day to gorge, give thanks, and watch football. We’re now celebrating our American heritage with our pocketbooks too, using the holiday as an excuse to shop until the tryptophan kicks in.
OK, it’s September, and the holiday marketing season has officially begun.
Well, perhaps it’s not quite time for Christmas music. But for those who want to prepare their websites for the most important shopping events of the year, now is definitely the time to get ready.
To give retailers a competitive edge, Shopify announced a partnership with ShopStation that promises to cut shipping time anywhere from a half to a third.
Amazon-owned Quidsi has already made a name for itself with specialized online markets for diapers, toiletries and pet supplies. The next market it’s tackling is toys with the launch of the aptly named site YoYo.com.
Procrastinators rejoice! Amazon announced today that it will offer free one-day shipping for thousands of products, including electronics, video games and jewelry, until the end of the day on Wednesday, December 22. (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pictured right.)
Holiday season e-commerce spending continues to boom, with sales up 12 percent for the first 40 days of the season, according to market research firm comScore.