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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

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 …

Sue Lani Madsen: Expansion of shopping holidays clutters the calendar

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

WSU study: Shoppers support brick-and-mortar stores

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.

Longtime Spokane retailers stick to roots to make Black Friday success

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.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Cyber Monday sales increase by nearly 20 percent

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.

Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales tax

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.

Cyber Monday orders are in. Retailers now giving perks for patience.

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.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Holiday shopping: Desire for deals, but some impulse buying

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.

Retail group: Those using both online, stores spending more

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.

BBB Tip of the Week: Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday tips

Here are a few tips for shopping online and donating to charities this holiday season.

Cyber Monday barely hangs on as biggest online spending day

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 …

Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

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 …

Wal-Mart getting jump on Cyber Monday; will start sales Friday

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 …

Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship

TRACY, California — A year ago, 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.

BBB Tip of the Week: Cyber Monday deals

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 …

UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers in US

ATLANTA — UPS will be hiring 55,000 U.S. seasonal workers to help with an increase in volume over the holiday season.

Cyber Monday shopping tops $1 billion

NEW YORK – Americans jumped on deals and promotions offered online on Cyber Monday, spending $1 billion and making it the busiest online shopping day ever, according to new data. …

Online shopping soars; sales could top $1 billion

NEW YORK – Cyber Monday started as a gimmick to get people to shop at their desks on the first workday after Thanksgiving. But if you promote something enough, it …

Online retailers rev up deals to keep up momentum

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.