Alert: Online retail sales up 14% leading up to Father's Day
Holiday Benchmark staff | June 17 2014
According to the National Retail Federation, spending for the Father's Day holiday was expected to reach $12.5 billion - with children and wives flocking to stores and browsing their smartphones and tablets in search of the perfect necktie, tool or electronic for Dad.
Alert: UK - February online sales increase by one-fifth in run up to Valentine's Day
Holiday Benchmark staff | February 20 2014 9 am EST
In the UK overall sales rose by 21 percent during the week before Valentine's Day, compared to the same period in 2013, and half of all traffic came from mobile devices.
Alert: Online retailers feeling the love on Valentine’s Day
Holiday Benchmark staff | February 14 2014 9 am EST
Data shows online sales bloomed with apparel, gifts, beauty and dept. stores over the past week of gift buying.
Australia's Holiday Online Shopping Recap Report
Holiday Benchmark staff | February 11 2014
Throughout the 2013 holiday season, Australian shoppers embraced deep discounts and competitive pricing of online retailers. November and December combined online retail sales increased by 33.8 percent over the same period last year. Delivered by IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, this report provides a summary of online retail shopping data and trends from the November and December holiday shopping season.
UK Online Retail Christmas Shopping Trends
Holiday Benchmark staff | January 29 2014
Download the report now to get an in-depth summary of online retail shopping data and trends from the 2013 November and December Christmas season.
US Online Retail Holiday Shopping Recap Report 2013
Holiday Benchmark Staff | January 10 2014
US holiday shoppers were again enticed by the convenience, selection and pricing offered by online retailers, as online sales notably increased year over year and showed significant gains on key shopping days.
Alert: Online Mobile Sales Jump 46% Over Full Fourth Quarter
Holiday Benchmark staff | January 2 2014
New data shows the full results from October through December as mobile users drive a strong finish to the year.
IBM finds mobile and online shopping up again on Boxing Day
Holiday Benchmark staff | December 27 2013
In the UK, some astounding mobile numbers - Mobile % of traffic at 58% and mobile % of sales over 45%!
Alert: Mobile Traffic and Sales Surge on Christmas Day 2013
Holiday Benchmark staff | December 26 2013 9 am EST
Mobile Accounts for Nearly Half of All Online Traffic.
Serving the Holiday Shopper at Every Turn
Chris Luongo | December 19 2013
What's Santa's secret to getting presents from Point A to Point B this season? As IBM's Chris Luongo show us in this illustrated storyboard, the magic lies in an omnichannel approach.
Apparel Retailers Pin Holiday Hopes On Social Media
Naomi Gross | December 13 2013
More and more apparel retailers and designers are looking to social media like Pinterest to drive awareness and sales. Naomi Gross, professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology take a look at this growing trend and what IBM Benchmark numbers revealed.
Comparing Shopping Holidays Around The World
Holiday Benchmark staff | December 11 2013
How did Aussie's 'Click Frenzy' compare to Brits and Americans 'Cyber Monday' this year? Read our complete Click Frenzy break down with a bonus side-by-side look at the Australian numbers against other prominent global shopping holidays.
Holiday Showdown: Retailers & Consumers Jockey For Position
Keith Mercier | December 10 2013
We're in the throws of retail's biggest online shopping game of the year. So who's got the advantage: consumers or online retailers? IBM's Keith Mercier breaks down the key match ups for you.
Brits Break Out Mobile Devices on Cyber Monday
Holiday Benchmark staff | December 5 2013
In the UK, mobile sales soared 94.3 percent while Samsung users placed the largest mobile orders.
Looking back: Cyber Monday, Black Friday & Thanksgiving Shopping in Real Time
Holiday Benchmark staff | December 3 2013 8:30 am EST
Here's how these record-breaking shopping holidays unfolded by the hour according to IBM's real-time analytics alerts
'Click Frenzy' Sales Jump 16% Over Last Year; A Preview To Come For US's Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Holiday Benchmark staff | November 20 2013
Thanks to the growing influence of the digital consumer in Australia, Click Frenzy is set to become a catalyst for increased holiday sales.
Shopping in the Cloud this Holiday Season
Jay Henderson and Jill Puleri, IBM | November 23 2013
See how retailers are using cloud to deliver an omnichannel holiday experience this season in this short video clip with IBM's Jay Henderson and Jill Puleri.
Let's Talk Turkey
Jay Henderson, IBM | November 23 2013
Missed last night's Twitter chat with IBM's marketing expert Jay Henderson? Here's a transcript from #MediaChat where marketers and retailers fired off their last minute questions in preparation for the year's biggest online shopping week.
Click over to Hashtracking Report and click 'Transcript' in the left side nav bar.
Bigger Holiday Profits: There's A Cloud For That
Retailers using real-time big data and cloud will be the true winners this holiday retail season.
Maria Winans, IBM | November 13 2013
A Merry Season for Retailers Who 'Get' Mobile
A look at how retailers are cashing in on the mobile shopping surge
Alisa Maclin, IBM | November 19 2013
Interview: this year’s emerging online retail trends
Christopher Withers | September 29 2013
Chris Withers, head of Smarter Commerce, IBM UK and Ireland, discusses online, mobile, and in-store retail and the findings of the 2013 IBM Christmas Readiness Report.
New IBM data shows online shopping surge in October and early November; bodes well for upcoming holiday season.
Holiday Benchmark staff | November 11 2013
Mobile sales surge 60% in IBM Online Retail Index for the third quarter, largest YoY increase since 4Q 2012
Holiday Benchmark staff | November 5 2013
Get details on the 2014 Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping frenzy!
Get details on the 2014 Cyber Monday shopping trends!
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