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Even though deals could be found online for days, shoppers still pulled out their phones and laptops to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with sales on track to hit a record $9.4 billion.
Did you celebrate Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day this year? Both holidays are informally scheduled on the Friday after Thanksgiving on the expanding seasonal calendar of named days. According to Sarah Pruitt’s reporting on the History Channel website, two myths about Black Friday deserve to be busted. One is a twisted internet-driven rumor connecting the term to discount slave auctions. Squash that one.
Despite the availability of online retail, many consumers in the Pacific Northwest still prefer to do their holiday shopping at brick-and-mortar stores, according to a Washington State University study.
Three of the longest-tenured Spokane retailers have taken different approaches to make Black Friday a sales boost, but not necessarily a game-changer, for their overall success.
With consumers already shopping more online, Cyber Monday is expected to bring in record e-commerce sales as retailers’ digital operations face their first major test of the season.
Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the Supreme Court.
Retailers and United Parcel Service are trying to give customers accustomed to quick deliveries a few incentives to be patient, following the Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday shopping spree.
As shoppers have bought TVs and toys so far this holiday season, they’ve shown a desire for deals but also an inclination for some impulse spending, retail experts say.
A retail trade group estimates that people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday spent more than those who stuck to one or the other.
Here are a few tips for shopping online and donating to charities this holiday season.
Cyber Monday barely retained its status as the biggest online spending day of the year after a surge of shoppers hit computers and phones instead of stores on Black Friday to chase deals earlier in the season.
The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list – but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem.
NEW YORK – Cyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it’s kicking off its so-called “Cyber Monday” deals at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday for the first time as it aims to grab customers ahead of its competitors.
TRACY, California — A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to “pick” each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.
On the Monday following Thanksgiving, online retailers offer deals that rival those of Black Friday. If you plan to do holiday shopping online, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for a safe buying experience: • Only shop on secure websites, those that begin with “https.”
ATLANTA — UPS will be hiring 55,000 U.S. seasonal workers to help with an increase in volume over the holiday season.
Retail Web sites kept amping up the deals Monday, the first day after the Thanksgiving holiday, to try to maintain the long weekend’s strong online sales.