We typically do not see such heavy spending this late in the season, but the fact that Free Shipping Day occurred on a Monday, combined with the fact that so many retailers extended their promotions into the middle of the week — with guaranteed shipping by Christmas — helped deliver an encouraging late-season surge. The result has been a significant uptick in the season-to-date growth rate, which now stands at 16 percent.
Oracle Corp has agreed to acquire Eloqua, Inc., a maker of marketing automation software, for approximately $871 million. The Eloqua deal builds upon Oracle’s previous acquisitions of Vitrue and RightNow.
For the holiday season-to-date $35 billion has been spent online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week achieved record-setting levels of online spending, eclipsing $7 billion in sales for the first time ever. Four individual days surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday at $1.275 billion.
Canada Post achieved an all-time single-day record on Thursday, December 13 by delivering one million parcels across the country, an 11% increase compared to the previous year’s busiest day.
According to a new study, Latino consumers view shopping much differently than their non-Latino counterparts.In this release, you will get a better insight into the shopping habits of the fastest growing population in the U.S.
Green Monday (Dec. 10) kicked off strong with $1.275 billion in sales, making it the third heaviest online shopping day in history, according to comScore. Cyber Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) currently ranks as the heaviest online spending day of the season
Innotrac Corporation announced the results of its latest SmartHub eCommerce benchmark analysis, which was based on a sampling of orders placed in August of this year. The report evaluated over 100 merchants across 56 data points, tracking the entire eCommerce experience from ordering, to shipping, packaging, customer service, and returns.
After nearly a year of steady gains, the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index fell in November due to a slowdown in the rise of new home prices and an accelerating decline in real wages. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending.
Green Monday (Dec. 10) reached $1.275 billion in spending, up 13 percent vs. last year and ranking as the third heaviest online spending day for the season-to-date after Cyber Monday ($1.465 billion) and Tuesday, Dec. 4 ($1.362 billion), according to figures released by online measurement service comScore.
When showroomers are asked to name the online retailer they most frequently purchase from after visiting a brick and mortar store, Amazon (57%) is the dominant response; the online mega-retailer is mentioned by the majority of showroomers, at more than a 10:1 ratio over the next strongest mentions (eBay and Walmart, at 5% each). Other online retailers mentioned by over 1% of showroomers include Best Buy (3%), Target, Lowe’s and Home Depot (2% each).
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