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Retailers’ Apps Shows Mobile’s Growing Influence on Holiday Shopping  Dec 02, 2015 10:40 AM By MCM Staff

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – December 01, 2015) – As holiday shopping results are tallied from the Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday time period, many are finding it was a banner year for mobile with more people shopping online than in stores and mobile traffic exceeding desktop traffic for the first time on Black Friday. To add depth […]

All Sorts of Sales Records Set on Cyber Monday 2015  Dec 01, 2015 10:34 AM By Tim Parry

All sorts of sales records were set on Cyber Monday 2015. IBM reported a 17.8% lift in Cyber Monday sales, and Adobe said nearly $3 billion was spent online.

Vista Equity Simultaneously Buys MarketLive and Shopatron  Dec 01, 2015 7:01 AM By MCM Staff

Vista Equity Partners did some pre-Thanksgiving shopping: On Nov. 25, the private equity firm acquired both MarketLive Inc. and Shopatron. Here’s how Vista Equity envisions integrating Marketlive with Shopatron.

Stores that Closed Doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday Outperformed Competitors Online  Nov 30, 2015 12:50 PM By Tim Parry

Despite closing its doors and urging its customers to “Opt Outside” on both days, U.S. retailer REI saw growth in online traffic from customers on both days.

Cyber Weekend 2015 Sales Through Sunday Reach $8 Billion  Nov 30, 2015 11:51 AM By Tim Parry

Cyber Weekend sales from Thanksgiving through Sunday reached $8.03 billion, a 17% increase, or $1.14 billion more, than in 2014, according to Adobe.

More Than 121 Million Holiday Shoppers Plan to Shop Online on Cyber Monday  Nov 29, 2015 2:26 PM By MCM Staff

Up from 24.4 million last year, 29.6 million (24.4%) consumers said they will use their mobile device to shop on Cyber Monday, while eight in 10 (80%) said they will use their home computers to shop online.

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.

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.

Guitar Center Launches New Ecommerce Site  Nov 25, 2015 10:39 AM By MCM Staff

The Guitar Center site, GuitarCenter.com, is now based on an updated IT platform infrastructure, creating a seamless omnichannel user interface.






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