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November 27, 2015

the best of black friday deals near you

Despite a few outliers jumping the gun on Cyber Monday sales, the vast majority of retailers will wait until it’s Monday to make its online sales live. (Not to say that other online deals won’t be available sooner, but there will special e-retail sales arriving specifically for Monday.) Head to deal-tracking sites like dealnews,,, Bargainist, and for the latest on sales. Or just head to your preferred retailer’s website, where you’ll surely find deals galore. According to dealnews Thanksgiving generally sees the best discounts on TVs, tablets, laptops, and movies, while Black Friday is tops in terms of iPhones, video games, and headphones.

Amazon has leaked that a few of its favorite devices will be especially cheap during Thanksgiving week. Namely: $50 for the 6″ Kindle (normally $80), starting Sunday, November 22 $35 for the 7″ Fire Tablet (normally $50), on sale starting November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) $25 for Fire Stick TV (normally $40), also starting Thanksgiving Day

May 9, 2015

Mothers day spending : online shoping vs physical retail shopping

US Online shoppers this year  plan to spend an average $252 — higher than the typical Mother's Day shopper — and more than four in 10 plan to use their smartphones to research products and compare prices. Further 18% consumers wanted to spend more than what they did last year on this day

 What is interesting about the data is that " online shoppers tend not only to shop more in terms of price but they also spend more time checking products online  and probably saving them online which they can use  and look up in future .. - here are the  latest data  from " mothers day  consumer spending outlook

Jewelry, clothing , Flowers, Books and CD's gift certicates and greeting cards  are among the most gifted items for mothers day The biggest chunk of user still wanted to buy gifts from departmental stores including discount stores ( combined 57% )  as against 25% online

November 26, 2014

Online Retailers are Betting Big on Facebook Video Ads this Holidays

Facebook Video ads

November 23, 2014

How the US Holiday Season Online Sales Grew since 2005 to 2013

Statistic: Holiday season retail e-commerce sales figures in the United States from 2005 to 2013 (in billion U.S. dollars) | Statista
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The above chart shows the  U.S. holiday season retail e-commerce sales figures  for a period 2005 to 2013 . This data  compares the  last 8 years of   online shopping .

Americans spent $46.55 billion  during  their holiday shopping in 2013  . Compare this  with 20o5 when online sales during holidays  touched $19.6 billion. Thats a 100% growth in 8 years .

Meanwhile 2008 saw a dip in  holiday eCommerce   as the housing bubble and global financial markets took a heavy toll on the US economy. As compared to 2007, in which US consumers splurged  $29.2 billion on eCommerce, during 2008  holiday ecommerce sales fell to $28billion

Tags : #2014 Holidays, #eCommerce, #Holiday Ecommerce, #Cyber Monday,#Black Friday, #Online Retail

November 16, 2014

US Toy Industry forms 25% of Global Toy Industry Revenue of $84 billion

consumer spends across top 3 retail segment

Out of a whopping 84billion US dollars  in revenue from Toys across the globe, the US revenue from Toy industry amounts to 21 billion Us Dollars The size of the global toy market is estimated to be at 84 billion U.S. dollar, s in 2012, of which 20 billion U.S. dollars are attributable to the U.S. market. The direct economic impact of the U.S. toy industry is estimated at about 29 billion U.S. dollars, supporting approximately 250 thousand jobs

#Toy industry,#Cybe Monday,#online sales, #Apparel shopping,

Jewellery, Gaming and Toys Brands increase the ad spends by 60%, 52% and 56%

Holiday sales in 2014

The 2013, pre-holiday advertising  saw  33% ad  spend for the apparel, cookware and tech categories
However  during the core shopping days from Black Friday, Christmas and cyber monday  the biggest  ad spends and splurge in  came from  Jewellery  Video Games , and toys. The fourth-quarter ad spend ac these areas represented a whopping 60%, 52% and 56% share of 2013 ad spend, respectively.."

 #Holidays 2014,# Cyber Monday,#online sales,#media spends,#holiday shopping

August 15, 2014

Best bargains for Back to School Items

August is the  season for back to school and  for those who are reay lookif for some great discoungs ... dont miss this post   specially when students and sparents alike are looking  for deals Global News decided to head online to compare prices between various Canadian retailers, tallying up the cost of basic school supplies.
the best bargains for back to school shopping

December 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Shopping : Historical Data

The Data from he National Retail Federation  shows the  Black Friday spends by U consumrs  during  the Thanksgiving weekend 

The Federation's definition of “Black Friday weekend” includes Thursday, Friday, Saturday and projected spending for Sunday. The survey estimates number of shoppers, not number of people.

The length of the shopping season is not the same across all years: the date for Black Friday varies between 23 and 29 November, while Christmas Eve is fixed at 24 December. 2012 had the longest shopping season since 2007.

 The Chart below shows the  statistics on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Weekend  



Survey Published

Shoppers, millions

Average Spent

Total Spent

Consumers Polled

Margin for Error


Nov 29

Dec 1



$57.4 billion




Nov 23

Nov 25



$59.1 billion




Nov 24

Nov 27



$52.5 billion




Nov 25

Nov 28



$45.0 billion




Nov 26

Nov 29



$41.2 billion




Nov 27

Nov 30



$41.0 billion




Nov 23

Nov 25



$34.6 billion




Nov 23

Nov 26



$34.4 billion




Nov 24

Nov 27



$27.8 billion



November 18, 2013

73% Canadians Prefer Online Shopping, as retail sales during holidays set to grow by 2%

Online Spending during Holiday Season : Holiday sales  in Canada to remain stagnant with 2% growth

The latest forecast by Delloite  predicts that  Canada is set to see  a 2% to 2.5% rise in retail sales this holiday
season —Last year, Canadian retail sales during the Holiday Shopping  rose 1.4%, In the U.S., by comparison, Deloitte predicts holiday sales will rise 4% to 4.5%.

The study by Deloitte shows that ", internet users in Canada (59.0%) expect to spend the same amount of money on holiday shopping this year compared to 2012, with just 6.5% expecting to shell out more"
Meanwhile brick and mortar stores could see their " retail sales " dip or remain stagnant this year as  more Canadians seem to prefer " Online Shopping during Holidays" In Deloitte's  survey as  27.9%  respondents   preferred Online shopping as compared to  going to the mall. This year, 73.2% of respondents said they would use the web as partof their holiday shopping – and 29.9% said they would use a mobile device to do.

Tags : Mobile Commerce, Canada, Holiday Shopping, Ecommerce,Online Shopping,Research,Black Friday

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 20, 2011

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