What does the holiday shopping season really look like? You might conjure images of densely packed stores and ransacked aisles; a pair of fathers grappling for the last must-have toy in stock; a mall Santa capping off a meandering line of parents and their children—many of whom are cycling through the full spectrum of emotional states. These images betray reality.
eMarketer estimates that US holiday retail sales in November and December 2015 will increase 5.7% year-over-year to $885.7 billion, with e-commerce accounting for 9.0%. Mobile will contribute to this growth … Continue Reading →