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Amazon is hoping that, by 2015, it will be able to deliver orders via droids. Yes, drones. Amazon Prime Air is hoping for takeoff in 2015.
During a conference call on Dec. 1, neither NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay or Prosper’s Consumer Insights Director Pam Goodfellow seemed to be alarmed by the drop-off in Thanksgiving weekend sales figures.
comScore says Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales made on non-mobile devices reached $776 million, up 21% from 2012, while Black Friday’s $1.2 billion sales day was a 15% increase over last year.
U.S. retailers and brands who use Borderfree’s platform saw their online same-store sales to international consumers rise 50% this Black Friday compared to last year, according to information provided by the global ecommerce technology provider.
Jay Henderson, Strategy Director for IBM Smarter Commerce, talks with Multichannel Merchant’s Tim Parry about ecommerce’s role in Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday 2013 shopping.
Jim Davidson, manager of marketing research at Bronto, talks about the email marketing trends he saw on Black Friday 2013.
Record-setting Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales set the stage for a record Black Friday with online sales growing 18.9% over the same period last year, according to the the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. The biggest surge came from mobile sales which reached 21.8% of total online sales for Black Friday, a 43% increase.
Listrak CEO Ross Kramer talks with Multichannel Merchant’s Tim Parry about Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday ecommerce and email trends.
Ecommerce sales reached $1.93 billion on Black Friday, an increase of 39% over Black Friday 2012, according to Adobe Digital Index 2013 online shopping data.
IT firm Compuware said it say a very large spike in Thanksgiving Day mobile commerce traffic. However, retail websites performed slightly slower this year.