News and Articles About Holiday Shopping
How to get beyond brainstorming, beat procrastination and find more permanent customers: our best tips of the week.
From free haircuts to wreath-making, Etsy's pop-up holiday shop re-imagines the traditional sales experience and brings online shopping to life.
Exceed customer expectations through everything from great customer service to surprise gifts.
As the holidays bring out more disgruntled shoppers, it's important to be sensitive and avoid alienating them. Here's how.
Small-business owners say Black Friday and Cyber Monday did little for their bottom line, but Thanksgiving weekend sales still came in slightly better than expected.
This holiday season, don't forget to treat your furry friends too. For our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, Meatball the bulldog gives his top pick from the pets category.
Most small businesses aren't equipped to handle the demand online or over mobile, a new report says.
Just in time for the holiday season, the Esquire guy wraps up some advice on the art of giving.
How to engage mobile shoppers who are in a hurry and looking for deals.
A look at easy-to-use services, plus tips for what to do once your app has been created.
A 10-point checklist for your holiday e-commerce operation.
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
Here's a look at the gift you voted as your favorite in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
There are just three short days left to vote for your top choice in our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide. Here's a sneak peek at the scoreboard leaders.
When it comes to decking the halls, big brands are pulling out all the stops this year. Here are some holiday-themed social media strategies that small businesses can learn from.
Which is your favorite gift in our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide? Cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Award.
The last item to make our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a pair of Zipbuds earphones.
Today's featured item from our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this Periodic Table of Elements necklace made by My London Sun.
The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this tangy key lime BBQ sauce made by Reva Foods.
Need a present for the smartphone-obsessed person in your life? The latest entrant in our gift guide is this snail-mail stationery made by Red Letter Paper Co.
A new survey finds shoppers either stocked up on Thanksgiving weekend, or are waiting until the last minute to find their holiday gifts.
Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a dog treat pouch made by Sara Bella Upcycled.
Today we reveal the latest pick for our gift guide -- a digital luggage scale made by EatSmart Products. Talk about practical!
The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a fair-trade certified soccer ball made by Senda Athletics.
Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a vegan lip balm set made by Sprout Skincare.