Holiday Shopping

News and Articles About Holiday Shopping

How Much Would Santa's Salary Be?
Finance

How Much Would Santa's Salary Be?

It's a tough job, but someone's got to to do it. Factoring in skill, stealth, and unparalleled delivery service, a new survey says Santa could earn under $138,000 per year.
Starbucks' $450 Metal Gift Cards Expected to Sell Out in Minutes
Franchises

Starbucks' $450 Metal Gift Cards Expected to Sell Out in Minutes

If you want to drop hundreds on an artisan Starbucks card, you need to hurry-- all 1,000 are expected to sell out shortly after they go on sale today.
Kate Taylor
Cyber Monday Grows As More Shoppers Turn to Mobile
Marketing

Cyber Monday Grows As More Shoppers Turn to Mobile

Sales during Thanksgiving weekend were down from last year, but Cyber Monday is attracting shoppers in droves.
Brian Patrick Eha
Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas
Starting a Business

Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

Cyber crooks are out to make online shoppers miserable this holiday season. Here's what you should know.
Growth Strategies

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

If you're looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.
Matthew Ong
Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.
Growth Strategies

Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
Catherine Clifford
Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
Catherine Clifford
In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At
Marketing

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
Catherine Clifford
Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release
Technology

Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

You may not know it, but Apple's latest tablet is now available for purchase. Good luck getting one in time for Christmas.
Brian Patrick Eha
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
Starting a Business

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.
Krystina Gustafson
Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy
Marketing

Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

The biggest e-commerce shopping day of the year is fast approaching. Now is the time to create a strategy for your business. Here's how.
Jim Joseph
The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013
Entrepreneurs

The 17 Small Businesses That Made Oprah's Favorite Things for 2013

In year's past, landing on Oprah's "Favorite Things" list could turn an unknown business into an overnight success. Will this year's entrepreneurs be as lucky?
Lindsay LaVine
5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season
Marketing

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
Kate Taylor
How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season
Marketing

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
Catherine Clifford