January 27, 2015

E-commerce revenue continued its strong growth trend of recent year in 2014.

January 15, 2015

Consumers enjoyed a very discounted holiday season. According to a new survey from Alliance Data Retail Services, there was a 12% increase in the number of consumers saving on holiday purchases using rewards, discount offers and coupons.

January 8, 2015

In-store sales mostly showed small improvements in December 2014 compared to the prior year.

January 7, 2015

Retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for the entire November-December 2014 holiday season totaled $53.3 billion, up 15% from the corresponding days last year.

January 6, 2015

Retailers are suffering fewer cyber attacks, but for hackers it is becoming a situation of quality over quantity.

January 5, 2015

Black Friday traditionally marks the first day of the holiday shopping season. During the most recent holiday season, millions of Americans have participated in the shopping frenzy, which according to CMO.com, accounts for nearly 40% of all annual sales.

January 5, 2015

It was a very happy holiday for online and mobile retailers in 2014.

December 30, 2014

Although full results aren’t in yet, holiday e-commerce sales in 2014 look like a healthy improvement from 2013. 

December 29, 2014

 It was a very mobile holiday season for Amazon.com. Nearly 60% of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday.  

December 16, 2014

Consumers weren’t the only ones who were busy browsing gifts during Cyber Week 2014. 

December 15, 2014

The U.S. retail tradition of ‘Cyber Week’ is spreading north. 

December 15, 2014

In the last several years, restaurant revenue declined 22 to 45% during the post-Thanksgiving holiday period. 

December 9, 2014

If you’re like me, and you were curious about how Black Friday hype translated into retail sales, your head is spinning right about now. 

December 8, 2014

Year-over-year (YOY) retail dollar volume from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday grew 5.3%, a decrease from last year’s growth of 7.4%, according to First Data 2014 SpendTrend Holiday Shopping Spend Analysis, which examined consumer spending from more than one million merchant locations over the five-day period.

December 8, 2014
So the retail industry made it through another five-day Thanksgiving weekend, stretching from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. As the dust begins to settle and the pundits make their pronouncements, let’s look at a few technology lessons retailers can learn from this year’s kickoff to the all-important holiday sales season.   Little Mobile is All Grown Up
December 5, 2014

Specialty entertainment applicance retailer Musimundo, which operates more than 200 stores in Argentina, deployed its e-commerce platform on the  IBM Cloud to meet increased customer demand on Cyber Monday.

December 4, 2014

Cyber Monday (Dec. 1) saw nearly 30% more online shopping activity than any other shopping day during the 2014 Thanksgiving-to-Cyber Monday holiday timeframe.

December 3, 2014

Cyber Monday reached $2.04 billion in desktop online spending, up 17% from a year ago and representing the heaviest online spending day in history and the only day ever to surpass $2 billion in sales.

December 3, 2014

A new study shows just how diluted Black Friday has become to holiday shoppers: Twenty-eight percent of shoppers shopped in stores Nov. 22/Nov. 23 and 34% of shoppers chose to shop in stores the weekend after Black Friday (Nov. 29/Nov. 30), while 25% shopped on Black Friday, according to Kantar Retail.

December 3, 2014

Omnichannel retailers that provide cross-channel offers to their customers are the big winners emerging from this year’s “Cyber Week.”

December 2, 2014

Cyber Monday lived up to the reputation of the gloomy start of the work week, with Internet traffic attributed to online consumer retail shopping activities decreasing 25 points from the prior day.

December 2, 2014

Cyber Monday lived up to the reputation of the gloomy start of the work week, with Internet traffic attributed to online consumer retail shopping activities decreasing 25 points from the prior day.

December 2, 2014

Total online sales for Cyber Monday came in at $2.65 billion, up 16% compared to 2013.

December 2, 2014

Mobile traffic and sales trends indicate that Cyber Monday is increasingly becoming an event consumers take with them wherever they go.