$42.3 billion was spent online during the entire November-December holiday shopping season, marking a 14-percent increase from 2011, according to online measurement service comScore.
“We encourage the new 113th Congress to make postal reform an urgent priority, and to work steadily toward the quick passage of reform legislation,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “We will continue to work with leaders of our House and Senate oversight committees and all members of Congress to help make this happen.”
The Federal Trade Commission is currently investigating a plan by the Vitamin Shoppe to acquire Super Supplements, Inc. Although no reason was given in the press release as to why the investigation is being conducted, the Vitamin Shoppe says both companies are complying with the FTC and that the penned acquisition date has been moved to March 1, 2013.
For the eighth consecutive year, Amazon.com delivered the best online customer satisfaction during the holiday shopping season according to the ForeSee annual Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index
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