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Reports from the Shopping Cart: Retailers Speak Up about Black Weekend

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Washington and New York—Mixed reports about Black Weekend shopping came in this morning as retailers, analysts and trade associations relayed statements about sales. Some reported strong foot traffic even on Thanksgiving night. Others says traffic is for in-store sales and that Cyber Monday may actually wind up being the strongest …

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Thanksgiving Week Retail Analysis: Merchants’ Strong Performance throughout Weekend Outperforms Industry

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Petaluma, CA –An enormous increase in mobile shoppers, conversation rates that held steady and cumulative AOV actually increased over Black Weekend.In a report from MarketLive, a leading Total Commerce platform for high-growth merchants, retail performance statistics for its platform customers during the four-day shopping weekend starting at Thanksgiving. An analysis …

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Black Friday Sales Drop as Shopping Trend Shift: NRF

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Washington—Early holiday promotions even before Thanksgiving, the continued growth of online shopping, and an improving economy changed the way millions of people approached the biggest shopping weekend of the year. According to NRF’s Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 55.1% of holiday shoppers were or will …

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Survey: Thanksgiving Weekend to Be “Shopping Intensive”

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New York—Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) are usually among the top three shopping days of the year…but now—as more retailers plan to open on Thanksgiving day—the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend is becoming “shopping intensive.” According to a special national consumer poll of 1,000 households commissioned by the International Council of …

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Holiday Survey: Shipping, Retail Experience Are Key to Success

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Petaluma, CA—Free Shipping offers are more than a gimmick to entice online shoppers. According to its 2013 Holiday Retail Survey, MarketLive, a leading e-commerce platform for retailers, found an overwhelming majority of holiday shoppers will respond to retailers’ promotions offering free shipping, and they will ultimately shop with the retailer …