The Weekly Compete Pulse
If you aren’t up to your elbows in holiday gifts, then you certainly were not old enough to own a credit card by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For those of us who were, we lucked out on some pretty great deals for our friends and families. According to our retail team, mass merchants, department stores, and electronic retailers experienced a better Black Friday than last year, whereas Apparel and
Apparel and Toy Retailer Traffic Down During Black Friday Week
Image from: Maksim Shmeljov / Shutterstock The holiday retail buzz has been extremely positive over the last week after an extremely successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As reported yesterday by Compete, share of traffic to retailers such as Macys and Amazon was up YOY on Black Friday. Traffic to mass merchants, department stores and even electronics retailers were all up last week when compared to the same week in
Black Friday: How to Shop Less Belligerently
Image from: Poznyakov/Shutterstock For many, Black Friday has blossomed into a beloved tradition of engaging in fisticuffs with a stranger over the last pink Leapfrog tablet and is a day where the sight of a police officer in riot gear outside of the mall conjures up a warm fuzzy feeling. Apparently this tradition isn’t for everyone, as implied by the estimated 24% Y/Y growth in online shopping on Black Friday
Homepage for the Holidays
Impulse buying is one of the core traits at the heart of the American psyche, along with poor foresight and gullibility; that’s how I ended up with my pom-pom roller skates and five piece Barbara Streisand commemorative plate collection. Yet with the advent of another holiday season, consumers and CMOs alike rev their e-commerce engines. The holiday shopping season brings with it an onslaught of electronics deals, thrust upon shoppers
Black Friday Sites: Retailer Friend or Foe?
Aija Lehtonen / Shutterstock.com One of the growing trends over the last few holiday seasons has been the earlier and earlier start to the shopping season. As reported last week in Compete Holiday Insights, 60% of respondents indicated that they have begun holiday shopping already. Retailers seem to be paying attention and are seemingly challenging each other to see who can open the earliest on Black Friday. Walmart and Toys
Holiday 2011 Outlook
Image from: Adam Gryko / Shutterstock This post was originally featured on Retail Online Integration: In case you haven’t noticed the changes taking place in retail outlets all across the country, I am here to report that orange is out and red and green are in! That’s right; the Holiday season has officially begun. From tinsel to snowflakes, stores are already decked out in their Holiday finest hoping to entice
Walmart and Amazon.com Battle for Online Supremacy
The 2009 holiday shopping season is shaping up to be the battle of retail’s two titans:Â Amazon.com, the largest online retailer vs. Walmart, the world’s largest brick and mortar retailer.Â Â For years, at least online, this has hardly been a contest, with Amazon leaving all rivals in its ever growing wake.Â This year, however, Walmart has taken significant steps to compete head on with Amazon.
2009 Holiday Shoppers take to The Web
Since the summer, analysts have been predicting record low holiday spending. In response, retailers have been promoting special sales since before Halloween. JC Penny, Target, and Overstock are among several retailers to offer daily deals to entice shoppers each day. Sears and Toys "R" Us released their Black Friday ads in October in order to whet consumers’ appetites early. A quick look at search traffic reveals extremely fierce competition for