A Team-First Approach to Smart Retail Holiday Planning

| Bart Mroz

With the holiday season accounting for so much of a retailer’s annual sales, as much as 30% to 40%, achieving the highest possible holiday ROI is crucial. Here is what you need to know when it comes to planning your holiday strategy.

Shopping App Marketers: Black Friday Success Starts Now

| Dale Carr

If last year’s data on shopping app spending was any indication of what’s coming this fall, Thanksgiving and Black Friday are poised to be the biggest mobile shopping days of the year in the U.S. Here is what retailers can expect from mobile commerce this holiday season.

NRF Releases Holiday Sales Predictions

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation announced its holiday retail sales for November and December. It is expecting an increase of 3.6% to 4% for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.80 billion last year. See what is aiding in the increase in sales this holiday season.

A Merchant’s Guide to Holiday Ecommerce Fulfillment Success

| Michael Griffiths

If Amazon Prime Day is any indication of what’s to be expected during this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, we’re in for another year of holiday shopping season mayhem. With the line continuing to blur between physical and digital and ecommerce, here are four steps merchants can take to prepare for holiday ecommerce success from Cyber Weekend on.

Walmart Passes on Holiday Hiring, Target Boosts Minimum Wage

| Mike O'Brien

As the peak holiday season hiring frenzy kicks into gear, Walmart has decided to set itself apart by announcing it will once again offer extra shift hours instead of hiring thousands of seasonal staff as many other major retailers do. Target meanwhile plans to raise its minimum wage to $10 per hour and then to $11. See what holiday hiring plans are in the works for other retailers and service providers to meet the seasonal crush.