EMS did not skip a beat with its Cyber Monday ready mobile page. It was fast, the fonts, colors and graphics all stuck out, and it was very easy to navigate through.
When I did find an item I wanted and placed it in my cart, the purchase options included pop-ups, which were nearly impossible to close with your finger. Once those hurdles were passed, the site completely crashed at about 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Cyber Monday, after entering my personal information.
The mobile shopping experience from ZAGG was difficult and bothersome. All landing pages took several minutes to load or didn
Black Friday online sales driven by search advertising registered a 31% year-over-year increase, according to search engine marketing firm NetElixir.
reported more than $3.5 million in Black Friday sales, and a 37% increase in holiday weekend sales compared to Thanksgiving weekend 2011. In addition, Wayfair.com more than doubled the percent of revenue from mobile as shoppers snapped up deals on everything from lamps to barstools to generate one sale every three seconds throughout the day.
According to a survey conducted for Shop.org by BIGinsight, 129.2 million Americans plan to shop on Cyber Monday this year, up from the 122.8 million who shopped last year, and the 106.9 million who shopped on Cyber Monday in 2010.
Rue La La announced today that it recorded record-breaking Thanksgiving Day sales and traffic across online and mobile. The company reported a more than 75% increase in mobile sales over last year, with 50% of mobile sales coming through the iPad. The company projects an over 50% increase in overall sales this holiday weekend over last year.
Thanksgiving is not just about the turkey this year, according to this infographic from Digitas, 29% of smartphone or tablet owners plan on shopping this holiday using their mobile devices.
The National Retail Federation said today that low October retail sales figures were down due to Superstorm Sandy and the impending fiscal cliff. NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a press release that Superstorm Sandy will have short-term and long-term reverberations on the economy, and here’s why NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said in the same release that the looming fiscal cliff is a larger threat to the overall economy.
A new survey from Deloitte has found that retailers can expect to see a surge in the use of social media and smartphones when making sales this holiday season.