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December Data is Now Live – NORAD Santa Tracker, Gifts, and Greeting Cards

December data is now live! See which sites made it into our Monthly Fast Movers and which trends drove traffic last month.

Online Merchants Break Away From the Pack

Image from: Add to Cart / ThinkStock It seemed like the Black Friday mania this year started weeks before Thanksgiving.  And indeed we saw a sharp increase in holiday shopping during the week ending Nov 18.  Two out of 3 consumers had starting their holiday shopping before the week of Black Friday, and 15-percent had already completed 75-percent of more of their shopping. Compared to earlier in the month, last

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

Zhu-Zhu Pets: 2009′s Hottest Toy for the Holidays

Every holiday season, the retail world eagerly anticipates that year’s "it toy," the one item that sends parents on fruitless searches to every toy store in a 30-mile radius. This year, the winner appears to be the Zhu-Zhu Pet. These small, robotic hamsters have earned the top spot on many children’s lists and are being sold out across the country. With not enough Zhu-Zhu Pets to meet the demand, many