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Editor’s Note: Everyone Needs a Backup Plan  Dec 01, 2012 10:30 AM By Tim Parry

Every merchant Shop Experience is Easy Like Cyber Monday  Nov 27, 2012 12:57 AM By Tim Parry

Baseball is a big sport, but you need tiny little fingers to navigate the Shop on an iPad. The left-hand nav and the dropdowns are tough to maneuver if you have fat fingers, or are just clumsy like me. But once I got to where I wanted to be

Harry & David Hangs on Cyber Monday  Nov 26, 2012 11:58 PM By Tim Parry

Placing an order with Harry & David was as simple as you could expect. Getting a reminder that I haven’t completed my order was not. I signed in and purposely abandoned my cart with hopes Harry & David would send me some sort of reminder to buy. But that has not happened.

Ecommerce Sales Top $1 Billion on Black Friday  Nov 25, 2012 11:48 PM By Tim Parry

Online measurement firm comScore today reported U.S. retail e-commerce spending surpassed $1 billion on Black Friday, up 26% vs. Black Friday 2011. But Black Friday was not the only big day for ecommerce. comScore reported a 32% rise in Thanksgiving Day shopping to $663 million.

NRF: Black Friday Weekend Spending Rises 12.7%  Nov 25, 2012 11:33 PM By Tim Parry

Total Black Friday weekend spending online and in store reached an estimated $59.1 billion, up 12.7% from $52.4 billion last Black Friday weekend, according to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Mobile Drives Black Friday Shopping  Nov 24, 2012 4:43 PM By Tim Parry

Overall, online sales were up close to 24 percent over 2011. But what really stood out this year was the impact of mobile. As retailers continue to deliver multi-screen experiences that connect customers with personalized deals across multiple screens including PCs, smartphones, and tablets, mobile traffic soared to 27.8 percent, with the number of consumers using a movable device to make a purchase reaching 14.4 percent.

Sales from Paid Search Rises on Thanksgiving  Nov 23, 2012 11:19 PM By Tim Parry

Sales that originated from paid search grew on Thanksgiving Day, despite trending down in November, according to statistics compiled by ChannelAdvisor.

Superstorm Sandy Plus Fiscal Cliff Equals Weak Retail Sales  Nov 15, 2012 12:08 AM By Tim Parry

The National Retail Federation said today that low October retail sales figures were down due to Superstorm Sandy and the impending fiscal cliff. NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a press release that Superstorm Sandy will have short-term and long-term reverberations on the economy, and here’s why NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said in the same release that the looming fiscal cliff is a larger threat to the overall economy.

Costume SuperCenter Inventory Lost to Superstorm Sandy  Nov 08, 2012 10:28 PM By Tim Parry

Add Costume SuperCenter to the list of ecommerce merchants whose businesses have been shut down since SuperStorm Sandy hit Oct. 29. Costume SuperCenter is located in the same Edison, NJ building as themed party supply seller Birthday in a Box, whose situation was reported Nov. 7 by Multichannel Merchant.

Seizing the Opportunity from Digital Disruption #FORRForum  Oct 26, 2012 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

At Forrester’s inaugural Forum For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals, speakers are debating the role that digital disruption will play in eBusiness. Here are a sampling of tweets from Day 1 of the Forum, which began Oct. 25 in Chicago.

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