20+ Black Friday & Cyber Monday Facts That You Need to Know
Shoppers are keen on researching for the best deals and rely on different sources to gather information. The majority of shoppers are visiting Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal sites such as Blackfriday.com and Cybermonday.com. They’re also browsing online store circulars, visiting retailer websites, checking out social media pages and talking to friends and family about promotions.
Mass Merchants Reign Supreme on Thanksgiving Week
Image from: Thanksgiving Shopping / Shutterstock Thanksgiving week shopping has always, and will continue to be, an area of focus for retailers and consumers alike. It may not be my preference after having filled up on delicious turkey and pumpkin pie, but it definitely was for my relatives and many other consumers who bundled up to head out at ungodly hours to do some holiday shopping. And shop away they
Is Subscribe & Save Working?
Image from: Subscribe Function / Shutterstock Auto replenishment programs are supposed to make consumers’ lives easier— they simply sign up and then receive the product at their front door without any hassle or worries. To better understand the extent of awareness and usage of such programs, we took a closer look at Amazon’s Subscribe & Save, one of the better known auto-replenishment programs in the market. In addition to
Gift Cards Top the Holiday Shopping Lists
Image from: Holiday Shopping / Shutterstock With a month left until December, shoppers are continuing to make a dent into their Christmas lists. By the beginning of November, about 60 percent of the consumers surveyed in the Compete Holiday Intelligence™ survey had already begun shopping for the holidays. This was a 20 percent increase in shopping activity compared to two weeks ago. The number of people who had completed at
3 Key Insights to 2012 Holiday Shopping Behavior
Image from: Holiday Presents / Shutterstock The leaves have not fallen from the trees yet but a decent amount of people have already started checking things off their Christmas list. According to Compete’s Holiday Insights™ survey, slightly more than 40% of respondents have already begun buying presents, with 6% already completing more than half of their shopping for this Holiday season. When compared to the same time last year
Gilt is Guilty of Exclusion
Image from: Miami.com I have always thought of ladies with bags covered in designer logos as walking advertisement. However, I understand and appreciate the high quality materials and level of craftsmanship that comes with the premium price tag. Being one who is drawn to deals and always wanting a bargain, I turn to flash sale sites to look for designer goods. Recently, I visited Gilt.com, a flash sale site that
Webinar Replay: ‘Twas the Season for Online Shopping
Image from: Ruslan Semichev/Shutterstock Compete recently hosted a webinar to wrap up the 2011 Holiday Season. By analyzing our clickstream data and complementing it with qualitative information from the Online Shopper Intelligence surveys, we were able to get a sense of what holiday shoppers were planning and what they actually did in the e-commerce world. We looked at visitations to major e-commerce sites and surveyed people on where they shopped
Holiday 2011: Slow Shopping and Low Cyber Monday Impact
Image from: pzRomashka via Shutterstock One way of telling that December is here is just by looking at the full mall parking lots. With only a few weeks left to find the perfect presents, wrap them up nicely and then have others tear them open, people have been shopping away. As of December 4, over a quarter of consumers have finished more than 75 percent of their holiday shopping. However,
Online Holiday Spending Dropped Last Week
Image from: Tatiana Popova / Shutterstock Have you started checking things off your gifts list yet? If so, then you are in good company. With a little over a month left until Christmas, most shoppers have already started making progress on their lists. According to the latest Compete Holiday Insights™ survey, over 60% of the people surveyed have completed part their holiday shopping, a 20% increase compared to a month
Shopping for the Holiday Sparkle
Image from: GraÃ§a Victoria / Shutterstock There are so many reasons to be cheerful around the holiday season. Among them are the excitement of getting that new video game, the thrill of receiving that “it” bag, and possibly the pleasure of smelling that distinctive new car smell. But what can be more exciting and nerve wrecking than having that special someone light up as you propose your eternal love? Maybe
Let the 2011 Holiday Shopping Begin!
Image from: Alena Root/Shutterstock The holiday season is supposed to be a time spent celebrating rather than stressing. It’s no wonder why more people are starting their shopping process early rather than waiting until the last minute. According to the recent Compete Holiday Insights™ survey, over half of the people surveyed have already started shopping for gifts. Close to 30 percent of those people completed over 10 percent of their