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Black Friday Roundup: Online Sales Were Up, Online Traffic Was Down  Nov 28, 2015 10:42 AM By Tim Parry

But how high were they? Preliminary results show that Black Friday sales were up anywhere from 16.1% to 21.5%, depending on which vendor is reporting figures.

Editor’s Notebook: Black Friday and the Parkin’ is Easy  Nov 28, 2015 9:55 AM By Tim Parry

Managing Editor Tim Parry never thought he’d go to one mall and one shopping center with a major discount store on Black Friday and not have to deal with horrific traffic, angry mobs, and find a parking spot. Here’s more about Tim’s omnichannel Black Friday.

CEOs Meet the Thanksgiving Night Shoppers  Nov 27, 2015 12:23 PM By Tim Parry

CEOs… If you’re going to talk the talk and tell America that your stores are going to be open on Thanksgiving Day, you better walk the walk as well.

Editor’s Notebook: My Big Fat Omnichannel Thanksgiving Shopping Day  Nov 27, 2015 11:57 AM By Tim Parry

A new Parry Family tradition began this Thanksgiving Day. This was the first time in about 10 years that my wife, Ursula, was not doing double-duty as a float escort at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and/or working as an associate store manager at the Trumbull, CT, Macy’s, or that I was not out covering […]

Down Goes Neiman Marcus… Down Goes Neiman Marcus…  Nov 27, 2015 11:41 AM By Tim Parry

And we have our first Black Friday ecommerce casualty. Neiman Marcus has been down since 8 a.m. EST.

No Surprise: Thanksgiving Ecommerce Sales on the Rise  Nov 27, 2015 9:34 AM By Tim Parry

IBM says ecommerce sales for Thanksgiving were up 26% over the same day in 2014, with consumers spending $123.45 per order. So how did online customers shop, and did all retailers survive the onslaught of traffic? Find out here.

Amazon’s Early Black Friday Brings 12% Rise in Traffic  Nov 25, 2015 10:28 AM By Tim Parry

The decision by Amazon to begin Black Friday discounts before November 27 has paid off with the online giant achieving a 12% rise in U.S. traffic, according to digital analytics firm, SimilarWeb.

Canadian Shoppers Won’t Bring the U.S. a Boost on Black Friday or Cyber Monday  Nov 19, 2015 2:41 PM By Tim Parry

Canadian shoppers love a good deal, so much so over 1.2 million people are planning to call in sick to take advantage of sales and promotions being offered this Black Friday or Cyber Monday according to a new IPG Mediabrands study.

Baudville Selects the WebLinc Commerce Platform for Multi-Site Capabilities  Nov 12, 2015 3:02 PM By Tim Parry

Baudville has chosen the WebLinc Commerce Platform to rebuild the sites for two of its primary brands, www.Baudville.com and www.IDville.com.

Most Shippers Not Prepared for Holiday Season Challenges  Nov 12, 2015 2:45 PM By Tim Parry

Most retailers are not well prepared to handle several shipping issues this holiday season, according to a new survey from shipping and fulfillment software company Temando.

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