Holiday Shopping

The UK holiday shopping season is on pace to hit two major milestones this year. The holiday season, which eMarketer defines as November and December, is the most important retail period in nearly all major European markets.
11/19/2018by eMarketer Editors
Even with the ubiquity of digital buying, the in-store shopping experience continues to have importance. And even more so with younger consumers.
11/12/2018by Krista Garcia
According to an August 2018 Pitney Bowes survey of US digital shoppers, 56% of respondents said they encountered an issue while purchasing gifts online last holiday season, up from 36% the prior year.
11/2/2018by Jen King
Retailers believe that early birds and primetime shoppers are the most important holiday audience. Procrastinators? Not so much.
10/16/2018by Jen King
Nearly half of US internet users surveyed by Periscope By McKinsey said they plan to shop for Black Friday deals online.
10/11/2018by Jen King
Consumer sentiment indicates that shoppers are feeling flush this holiday season. More are confident about the economy and plan to up their gift spending this year. According to a September 2018 Field Agent study, US holiday shoppers said they would spend more in all holiday categories, including gifts, groceries for meals and decorations.
10/10/2018by Krista Garcia
For the 2018 holiday season, eMarketer expects total US retail sales to grow 4.1% to $986.8 billion, with ecommerce jumping 16.2% to $123.4 billion.
10/8/2018by eMarketer Editors
More than half of respondents (54%) plan to shop for premium groceries this holiday season, according to a recent survey from Accenture.
10/5/2018by Jen King
Based on consumer surveys, the holiday season is shaping up to be more mobile-driven and social media-influenced than in years past. According to PwC, the 2018 holiday shopping period is on track to be one of the strongest since 2005.
10/4/2018by Krista Garcia
Impersonal or practical, gift cards are integral to the holiday season. Purchases of gift cards also keep rising every year. In 2017, US internet users purchased an average of 6.5 gift cards and 6.1 digital cards, up from 5.9 and 4.0 in 2016, according to First Data.
9/26/2018by Krista Garcia