Holiday Shopping

2015 Will Likely Be Known as the Year of Mobile Commerce (Infographic)
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2015 Will Likely Be Known as the Year of Mobile Commerce (Infographic)

Companies that don't have an app must not let another year go by.
Anuj Nayar
Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions
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Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions

An industry group's survey estimates scammers making returns will cost retailers $3.6 billion this holiday season.
Phil Wahba
10 Funny and Heartwarming Quotes to Help You Survive the Holidays
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10 Funny and Heartwarming Quotes to Help You Survive the Holidays

Baked fresh from us to you: A festive batch of wise and witty words to cling to, all season long. Happy holidays.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Holiday Pro Tip: Don't Screw Up Your Online Layaway Process
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Holiday Pro Tip: Don't Screw Up Your Online Layaway Process

Kmart inadvertently canceled online layaway orders for customers and is scrambling to fix the issue.
Carly Okyle
8 Great Gadget Gifts for Entrepreneurs
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8 Great Gadget Gifts for Entrepreneurs

Looking for a gift your entrepreneur will love this holiday season? We have you covered.
John Patrick Pullen
Leverage the Holiday Season's Home Stretch
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Leverage the Holiday Season's Home Stretch

Extend promotions, build long-term relationships and be last-minute shopper-friendly. Building customer rapport is a year-round matter.
Mike Canarelli
Mensch on a Bench: How This Toy Went from Kickstarter to 'Shark Tank' in Two Years
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Mensch on a Bench: How This Toy Went from Kickstarter to 'Shark Tank' in Two Years

Inspired by his son's 'elf envy,' the Mensch on a Bench creator Neal Hoffman is taking the toy landscape by storm – and is hoping to do the same with the 'sharks.'
Nina Zipkin
4 Ways to Fit Holiday Shopping Into Your Hectic Schedule
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4 Ways to Fit Holiday Shopping Into Your Hectic Schedule

There are better ways to find the right gift, at a desirable price, than wander up and down the aisles.
Larry Alton
How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond
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How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond

While many purchases are still made online, consumers still appreciate their local shops and the ability to discover items.
Jeff Fagel
How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals
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How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals

Earlier deals this year by large retailers severely damaged Black Friday as a shopping occasion, but also created other big problems for these stores.
Phil Wahba
Will Fewer Customers Be Shopping on Cyber Monday This Year?
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Will Fewer Customers Be Shopping on Cyber Monday This Year?

In a report, the National Retail Federation says it expects fewer people will take advantage of Cyber Monday's digital deals.
Nina Zipkin
U.S. Holiday Weekend Store Sales Fizzle
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U.S. Holiday Weekend Store Sales Fizzle

Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier.
10 Gadgets That Make Awesome Holiday Gifts
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10 Gadgets That Make Awesome Holiday Gifts

Not sure what tech gifts to buy for the holidays? No worries. We have you covered.
Emily Price
Holiday Hiring By the Numbers (Infographic)
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Holiday Hiring By the Numbers (Infographic)

Check out these mind-blowing stats on seasonal employment and holiday spending.
Carly Okyle