2019 Holiday Season Takeaways and Ecommerce Marketing Action Items

| Greg Zakowicz

The 2019 holiday season has concluded, and once again ecommerce experienced record-breaking sales. But what made the 2019 holiday season so successful, and which trends have become the new normal? Analyzing the results does no good unless you implement the lessons learned to further your marketing program.

Ecommerce Sets Records Over Cyber Weekend, Stores See Slight Declines

| Douglas P. Clement

Total ecommerce sales hit $26.93 billion over Cyber Weekend, according to data from Adobe Analytics, as stores went in the opposite direction. Cyber Monday’s online spending reached a record $9.4 billion, up 19.7%, making it the largest online shopping day of all time in the U.S. Store sales dipped nearly 1%, according to RetailNext.

Consumers Expected to Favor Cyber Monday Over Black Friday

| Daniela Forte

Consumers of all ages are more likely to shop on Cyber Monday than Black Friday, according to a Deloitte survey, spending 59% of their holiday budget online, compared with just 36% in store as ecommerce takes a bigger bite. Here is what Deloitte predicts for holiday 2019.

Black Friday Surpasses Cyber Monday in Global Ecommerce

| Daniela Forte

Black Friday global ecommerce sales growth surpassed Cyber Monday in major markets by more than 34%, according to data by eShopWorld. The data revealed that in these same markets, global ecommerce sales growth was higher on both Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 24 and 25) than on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Black Friday and Sales Tax: A Potentially Risky Combination

| Todd Suchevits

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are bonanzas for online sellers. But there could be a downside this year thanks to the Supreme Court’s South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision, which says states can charge online retailers’ sales tax, regardless of the company’s physical location. Here are 4 things to keep on top of heading into the holidays.

3 Key Online Strategies for Cyber Week II

| David Feinleib

Brands work all summer and fall to prepare for the holiday season, but their work isn’t done when Christmas is over. There is a second major wave of holiday shopping to prepare for: Cyber Week II, which starts on Christmas Day and the week after. Here are three online strategies to achieve success during Cyber Week II.

5 Tips to Keep Customers’ Data Secure for the Holidays

| Garry McCracken

In no time at all, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be upon us. And that means that consumers will be heading to stores or jumping on their computers to shop for the best deals on things they’d like to buy. Here are five tips to keep your customers safe and secure this holiday season.

Scoring Big with Chinese Shoppers on Ecommerce Holidays

| Franklin Chu

Global ecommerce holidays have become increasingly pervasive and lucrative, as ever-growing results prove. These insights from the 618 Festival will help U.S. merchants prepare for other upcoming ecommerce events, including China’s Singles Day, the biggest sales event in global retail.