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FedEx Facebook Posts Prompt Social Media Firestorm  Dec 26, 2013 9:41 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers are lashing out on Facebook at UPS and FedEx because Christmas gifts that were guaranteed to be under the tree did not arrive on time.

comScore: Desktop Ecommerce Fell Short of Holiday Expectations  Dec 26, 2013 1:07 PM By Tim Parry

comScore anticipated that consumers would spend heavily later into the season out of necessity to make up for the highly compressed holiday shopping calendar this year. But the final online shopping week saw considerably softer sales than anticipated, including zero billion dollar spending days.

UPS Says Christmas Packages Won’t Be On Time  Dec 24, 2013 10:27 PM By Tim Parry

Johnny wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled… but if they’re supposed to arrive on-time via a UPS truck, they may be gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas. UPS posted a service update today that alerted customers that a “vast majority” of packages scheduled to arrive on-time for Christmas will be delivered on Dec. 26. […]

10 Weird Things I Think I’m Buying with my Amazon Gift Card  Dec 24, 2013 12:40 PM By Tim Parry

I figured I’d look for a few suggestions. That’s when I found Amazon Oddities and Weirdness: The Inexpensive Strange Stuff Want to see the 10 weird items I think I’m buying with my Amazon gift card? Then check out the following pages.

Is “Last Chance” a Powerful Sales Phrase?  Dec 23, 2013 4:58 PM By Tim Parry

Back in mid-October, I was surprised to see Halloween merchandise on sale at my neighborhood Walgreens. And I was kind of surprised over Black Friday weekend to see bright orange shelf tags on holiday merchandise.

These Merchants Have the Best Return Policies  Dec 23, 2013 12:13 PM By Tim Parry

No matter how much thought goes into a gift, however, sometimes shoppers miss the target — which is why something as dry as a store’s return policy can be the redeeming factor when it comes to unwanted gifts.

Target Confirms Unauthorized Access to Payment Card Data in U.S. Stores  Dec 19, 2013 7:06 AM By Tim Parry

Target has confirmed it is aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores.

Green Monday Sales Grow 10%  Dec 18, 2013 12:15 PM By Tim Parry

For the first time ever, the most recent workweek saw five individual days eclipse $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday with $1.4 billion.

IBM Predicts an Omnichannel Shopping World  Dec 18, 2013 8:04 AM By Tim Parry

In five years, new innovations will make buying local du jour once again, according to IBM’s 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. Here’s why IBM predicts the decline of ecommerce and the rebirth of the in-store shopping experience.

6 Videos That Will Make Your Christmas Complete  Dec 17, 2013 7:10 PM By Tim Parry

Okay, in a way, this is a little off-topic, but there is some ecommerce stuff going on here. So take a break and check out these five videos that will make your Christmas complete.

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