Bargain Hunter Round Up – Kicking Off The E-Commerce Holiday Season

Everyone has a different way to tackle holiday shopping – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, some have it done months in advance, and others wait until the very last minute.   For me, I’m not big into massive crowds so online shopping to the rescue.   Others thrive on the energy of being in the stores on the busiest shopping day of the year.  With last weekend marking the official kick-off to the holiday season, I thought I’d provide a round up of what’s trending:  

Online numbers are looking up:
Thanksgiving Day – Why wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday:
  • Online shopping on Thanksgiving Day also increased, totaling $633 million in receipts, a 32 percent increase over Thanksgiving 2011
Black Friday – More than just in-store:
Cyber Monday Week:
  • Cyber Monday is now being dubbed Cyber Week:  “The annual event is increasingly becoming Cyber Week instead of a one-day event as retailers open their arms for Americans who prefer to avoid crowds and compare prices online.”
Mobile shopping continues to rise:
For more on how you can be ready for the holiday season, check out my blog post on commerce strategies for the holidays.
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