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November 28, 2013

Holiday Shopping Starts with a Bang,weekend sales up by 25%

Holiday Spending Comparison Black Friday vs Thanksgiving vs Cyber Monday

Holiday E-Commerce Sales -The Holiday season has just started  and it has started with a Bang .In the US  Consumers are flocking to stores as well as by  going online even  before Black Friday and Thanksgiving  this year. Meanwhile IBM  reports that weekend online sales were up 19%, and online marketing firm ChannelAdvisor Corp. says its clients’ weekend sales were 30% higher than over the pre-Thanksgiving weekend in 2012."

With the momentum to a  ‘solid start’ to the online holiday shopping season - Internet Retailer's latest data shows  that " the  PC and Desktops  Powered online purchase ' has increased by 14% in the month of November as compared to the same time last year

A recent report from  "ChannelAdvisor —including its retailer clients’ sales on the Amazon and eBay marketplaces, and from search engines and comparison shopping engines—showed at least double-digit growth over the weekend before Thanksgiving last year. “

This year can impact holiday shopping as " the shopping duration" gets shortened by 6 days this year as thanksgiving falls on 28th Nov this year , compared to Nov 22nd last year  This cuts 6 days of Holidays  and a weekend  from prime thanksgiving  to christman Shopping period.

Tags :holidays, mobile ad spending, mobile commerce, Online Retail, online sales, 

November 25, 2013

Top 10 Black Friday Deals Available Online by Walmart

Black Fridat Best Deals from Walmark

Top 10 Black Friday Deals from Walmart available online

Walmart launched the new Pre Black Friday sale at 8am lastb week ( 22nd November both across their stores as well as online The retailer shouted out big words this week announcing this deal and named competitors like Best Buy, ToysRUs and Target in the announcement, promising to slam their advertised Black Friday deals. Though most of them are across their retail stores. Here are the top 10 Online Deals  which you can get sitting in your home

Here are the Most Attractive Black Friday Deals available Online from Walmart This weekend

·        $698 55" 55LN5200 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV
·        $499 iPad with RetinaDisplay 32GB + 8-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker Bundle
·        $179 Sceptre X322BV-HDR 32" 720p 60Hz Class LED HDTV
·        $249 Sceptre 40 Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, X409BV-FHD
·        $59 Nextbook 7" Tablet with 8GB Memory with Google Mobile Services
·        $99 ClickN KIDS 7" Tablet with 8GB Memory
·        $234 Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle - $50 Value
·        $149LG 24LN451B 24" 720p 60Hz LED HDTV

Tags: Black Friday,Trending deals,Holiday spending,Stores,Best Deals,Thanksgiving

November 24, 2013

Holiday Retail Sales vs E-Commerce Contribution by Day : 2009 to 2012

U.S. holiday season e-commerce spending by online shopping day
The Chart Compares Online Shopping During  60 days of Holiday Season from 2009 Onwards to 2012

Its Holiday Time Folks.. Just a couple of days before "US turns over into a Nation of Consumers" and shop till they drop.This Year 2013 is likely to see a Record increase in Retail Shopping as brick and mortar stores do everything to have consumers flock to their stores instead of using gadgets and Devices to Shop Online 

Last year around 57.3 million (+18% YoY) Americans clicked their way through Mobile devices includingTablets,Smartphones, and other Gadgets to shop Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in their search for bargains.

On ‘Cyber Monday’, the real answer to the ‘Black Friday’ of fixed location retailers, the E-commerce turnover then rose by 30% to 1.5 billion US$ – also a new record. 

The share of mobile traffic increased dramatically to 18%, the share of turnover for mobile purchases was around 13%. In 2012, the E-commerce turnover for a single day broke the billion dollar mark for the first time ever.Data from ComScore shows that Digital Commerce rose by 26% compared to 2011 (2011: 816 million US$).

November 12, 2013

30% Consumers to go Online on Black Friday 2013 , Mobile Shopping set for a 300% jump

ecommerce Holiday season  Spends in US

Black Friday Deals and Spending

Black Friday 2013 to  see the biggest spends , surpassing expections
If you thought 2012 was a blockbuster in terms of online spends including Mobile and Tablets, you are wrong. Whilr 2012 saw mobile commerce coming of age, 2013 US Black Friday is poised to break all online holiday shopping records, according to a recent report published by accenture

Black Friday this year promises to be  the " watershed" in terms of   size and volumes across the web

Among some of their finds includes

  •  30% of consumers will do most of their day-after-Thanksgiving shopping online this year, up from 25% who said the same in 2012. Accenture based its findings on an online survey of 500 consumers conducted in September. A separate survey from the N
  • Itpredicts that that 30% of consumers will do most of their day-after-Thanksgiving shopping online this year, up from 25% who said the same in 2012.

The National Retail Federation also forecasts that  nearly half of consumers expect to go online to research gift idea

Tags : online retail, online shopping, black Friday deals, Cyber monday,mobile commerce,Holiday shopping

Chinese E Shopping exceeds $6billion revenues on Singles Day , creates a world Record

Move over  US Cyber Monday, The Chinese version of Thanksgiving has overtaken  the  U.S  online Retail revenues by 5 times. have spent a record $5.7 billion, snapping up everything from mobile phones to diamond rings on '

As compared to US where  e-retailers set a record last year with Online Shopping spends generated sale revenues  generated $1.465 billion worth of merchandise on Cyber Monday, according to  comScore Inc.But that pales in comparison with the sales today on China’s big online holiday shopping day.

Chinese Singles Day, founded in  1993, (students at Nanjing University declared Nov. 11  as "Singles' Day)  to  dedicated  November 11th  for singles, where  young men and women date celebrate  being" singles.Men and Woman without a "girlfriend or Boyfriend this was the day to " throw a party and shop.

The 24-hour event produced $5.75 billion (35.0 billion yuan) in web sales, nearly double the $3.0 billion (18.3 billion yuan) last year on the two big marketplaces, Tmall and Taobao, operated by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., China’s dominant e-commerce company and No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Asia.

While Alibaba launched the Singles Day event in 2009 to help promote Tmall, a marketplace it had launched the previous year, it’s grown into a national e-commerce holiday. When all of China’s e-retailers are counted, sales from today’s event could reach $8.2 billion (50 billion yuan), Alibaba estimates.

December 21, 2012

Holiday Season Store Sales Comparison: Ebay vs Amazon

Holiday Numbers for 2012 : What has changed

The above data from eBay shows how the Holiday Season sales panned out Thanksgiving results, the second column is Black Friday and for comparison purposes the  last year's data in the third column for black Friday.

Amazon has accelerated some their Thanksgiving,sales going from ~35% to 38% y/y growth.

eBay: sales has zoomed from 26.6% to 30.5% - eBay is growing substantially faster than last year.

CSE continues to do very well growing at 4.5% on Black Friday - largely driven by the new Google Shopping system.

Search  was down about 10% y/y largely due to the cannibalism from Google Shopping.

Mobile was down slightly from Thanksgiving - from ~37% to 32.4%, largely in the smartphone category.  This makes sense as most stores were closed on Thanksgiving so people were shopping online more via their mobile devices.

Y/Y for Black Friday, Mobile was up a whopping 12.6% in share bringing it to 32.4% - with big gains for both tablet and smartphone.

December 1, 2012

Consumer Spending during Holidays sees Mobile sales exceed 16%

IBM 2012 Holiday Benchmark Reports - United States: Highlights from Black Friday 2012:

Consumer Spending Increases:Online sales on Thanksgiving grew by 17.4 percent followed by Black Friday where sales increased 20.7 percent over last year.

Mobile Shopping: Mobile purchases soared with 24 percent of consumers using a mobile device to visit a retailer's site, up from 14.3 percent in 2011. and mobile sales exceeded 16 percent, up from 9.8 percent in 2011.

Tablet Shopping Goes Mainstream with iPad:The iPad generated more traffic than any other tablet or smart phone, reaching nearly 10 percent of online shopping. 

This was followed by iPhone at 8.7 percent and Android 5.5 percent. The iPad dominated tablet traffic at 88.3 percent followed by the Barnes and Noble Nook at 3.1 percent, Amazon Kindle at 2.4 percent and the Samsung Galaxy at 1.8 percent.

Multiscreen Shopping: Consumers shopped in store, online and on mobile devices simultaneously to get the best bargains. Overall 58 percent of consumers used smartphones compared to 41 percent who used tablets to surf for bargains on Black Friday.

November 29, 2012

Apparel ,Books Tops Online Shopping Activity During 2012 Holidays

 Web-only - Apparel tops the shopping list for consumers on Cyber Monday - Internet Retailer: Clothing and accessories topped the list of products bought by consumers on the first Monday after Thanksgiving—the shopping day known at Cyber Monday

The latest  survey data from 31.4% of surveyed consumers bought apparel and related items on Cyber Monday. In second place came books, CDs, DVDs, videos and video games, bought by 27.8% of respondents.

According to the survey, 41.3% of respondents shopped online on Monday. The percentage of consumers purchasing in the specific product categories are as follows:
• Clothing and accessories, 31.4%
• Books, CDs, DVDs, videos and video games, 27.8%
• Consumer electronics or computer-related accessories, 25.2%
The survey found that respondents spent an average of $194.46 with e-retailers on Monday, higher than $172.42 average spent online for the entire Thanksgiving weekend.

November 28, 2012

How 2012 Cyber Monday Sales Have Changed America's Biggest Holiday Activity

Making of Cyber Monday 2012 :Here are a few Random Statistical  Data to Show how ' Americans used their gadgets to buy and Shop on a Cyber Monday and in the process have changed one of America's Biggest Holiday" Activity

 Cyber Monday Sales Climb to New Heights |: Online shopping during Cyber Monday grew at an  all time high as  Shopping spend more time surfing their Tablets, Smartphones and other Gadgets to shop around

 Cyber Monday Sales Climb to New Heights |: Online shopping during Cyber Monday grew at an  all time high as  Shopping spend more time surfing their Tablets, Smartphones and other Gadgets to shop around
Cyber Mon­day 2012  was  a day when Mobile and Online Sales reached dazzling heights as Americans used their Connected Devices to shop  and pay online .
Cyber Monday Ecommerce shopping  reached $1.98 bil­lion, a 17% growth versus last year in 2011 according to Adobe Digital Index 2012, which tracks Consumer Spending across the Digital Domain

November 29, 2011

Black Friday 2011 :5 Trends on "Coming Of Age" of Mobile


Black Friday  2011 Mobile Shopping  Statistics ( IBM  Coremetrics Benchmark Report)

If anyone had doubted  on the  “ Mobile Commerce”  Revolution,  2011 Black Friday Sales , post Thanksgiving   Shopping has made it very clear that “ The Mobile Commerce “ Age  has Truly come. IBM’s Black Friday report found that online sales rose 24.3% YoY on Friday, with mobile devices accounting for 14.3% of all online traffic. In 2010 , mobile devices accounted for just 5.6% of online traffic, compared to 14.3% this year, ( That’s a Rise  of  almost 156% in one year )

Black Friday 2011 shopping  saw the  percentage of sales ordered via  mobile /Smartphone and Non PC devices  increase to 9.8% of all online sales this year in 2011, compared to just 3.2% in 2010.Thats a rise of 206% in one year

Pieces of Mobile Statistics ( courtesy : Amnavigator)

1.      Traffic – increased to 14.3% compared to 5.6% in 2010

2.      Sales — surged to 9.8% from 3.2% year over year

3.      Devices — iPhone and iPad ranked #1 and #2 mobile devices used for online shopping (5.4% and 4.8% respectively), while Android came in third at 4.1%

4.      Apple Shoppers — those using iPhone and iPad accounted for 10.2% of all online retail traffic on Black Friday 2011

5.      Time on Site –The average session length remained around 4 min mark (4:03 in 2011 vs 3:57 in 2010)

6.      Conversion Rate — there was a 32.51% increase in conversion rate of mobile shoppers (from 1.97% CR on Black Friday 2010 to 2.78% this year 2011)

October 5, 2011

September 26, 2011

US Holiday Spending Trends: Top 5 Insights

The 2010 U.S. online holiday shopping season fared remarkably well. Black Friday online retail sales soared and Cyber Monday made history when consumer spending exceeded $1 billion for the first time in a single day. When all was said and done, the November to December holiday season brought in $32.6 billion in retail e-commerce spending.
The enormous figure represents an all-time high for the season and marks a 12% increase in spending over the previous year, according to comScore.
Online shoppers put their credit cards (and PayPal accounts) to work for the entire season, but more so on Cyber Monday, which was the heaviest online spending day of the year with $1.028 billion in total spending. It was the only day to break the $1 billion threshold, but seven other days surpassed $900 million in spending

2010 has seen  4% more online shoppers (9 million) spending on average 10% more per transaction ($60.05), altogether accounting for a 6% bump in total transactions (17.1 million). While this is good news for online retailers, employers might have experienced a loss in worker productivity on Monday as nearly half of all dollars spent on online purchases were made from work computers