Thanksgiving Day became a $1 billion ecommerce sales day. Actual sales came in at $1.062 billion, according to the Adobe analysis based on 180 million visits to more than 1,000 U.S. retail websites.
Walmart.com processed nearly 400 million page views on Thanksgiving Day, including customers who used mobile devices and tablets.
A recent survey of nearly 1,000 merchants has found that Black Friday and Cyber Monday might not be a major success in terms of sales for some retailers. In fact, according to the survey from Newtek Business Services, 70% believe their sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday will remain unchanged compared to 2012 sales.
For the holiday season-to-date, $18.9 billion has been spent online using desktop computers, marking a 14% increase versus the corresponding days last year. comScore says that trend will continue through the end of the holiday season.
Sears and Kmart will make Cyber Monday 2013 seem to last forever… The Sears Holding-owned mass merchants will kick off Cyber Monday sales on Sunday, and run specials through Tuesday.
Less than 7 weeks after Jo.s A. Bank looked to acquire troubled apparel merchant Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse made an offer Tuesday to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.2 billion.
Walmart Stores Inc’s board of directors has elected company veteran Doug McMillon to succeed Mike Duke as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1. McMillon was also elected to the company’s board of directors effective immediately.
Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s direct-to-customer revenues for the third quarter were more than $511 million, a 14% increase compared to the same period in 2012. Direct made up 49% of all revenues for the comapny.
Sears Holdings said in its third-quarter earnings release that it has seen 17% year-to-date growth in its online and multichannel sales over the prior year. However, total sales for the parent company of Sears and Kmart was down 3.1% for the quarter.
More shoppers will engage in couch commerce since they know that they can find the widest selection at the best price without leaving their couch or dealing with the masses.