Blog: Putting Your Finger on the Pulse of the Holiday Shopping Season
Kevin Bishop | November 20 2014
If you’ve watched television, opened your email, or searched a website in the past two weeks (and I know you have) you have already noticed the onslaught of promotions touting a chance to get a jump on the Black Friday shopping frenzy. Retailers big and small are offering consumers earlier, better, deals—in store and online.
Alert: Australia’s 'Click Frenzy' Sets Online Holiday Shopping Record
Holiday Benchmark staff | November 19 2014
Sales from the annual online shopping blitz from 'down under' are up nearly 28 percent over last year while mobile sales jumped more than 15 percent.
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IBM Predicts Record Mobile Holiday Shopping
Holiday Benchmark staff | November 5 2014
IBM today released its predictions for the 2014 holiday shopping season based on billions of online and in-store transactions analyzed by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark and IBM Quarterly Retail Forecast.
Blog: Why More Clicks Will Be Happening on Mobile This Holiday Season
Loren McDonald | November 10 2014
As mobile devices have grown in sophistication, they’ve become an integral part of our daily routine. Two out of three people now keep a mobile device within reach at all times, with the typical user interacting with these devices 150 times a day.
Blog: Trend-spotting and holiday shopping forecasts, at your service
Alisa Maclin | November 10 2014
Every year at this time, the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark (now in its 7th year) becomes somewhat of beacon of insight among media and business circles. That’s because it’s the industry’s only real-time, cloud-based, self-service source for a comprehensive view of online shopping ecommerce and behavior metrics.
Blog: Three Predictions for this Upcoming Holiday Shopping Season
Jay Henderson | November 7 2014
Do you hear what I hear? That’s right, holiday bells are ringing and that means soon too will retailer’s cash registers. So, what does the holiday season have in store for both consumers and retailers? IBM has the answer.
Alert: Back-to-School U.S. retail online sales up more than 11%
Holiday Benchmark staff | Sept 4 2014
According to the National Retail Federation, back-to-school shoppers are expected to spend $74.9 billion on back-to-school items—with consumers paying extra attention to coupons, discount codes, and sales this Fall to save on the growing list of items students are expected to bring to school.
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Third Annual Australia Online Retail Holiday Readiness Report
Holiday Benchmark staff | Aug 20 2014
Australian retailers have good cause for cheer heading into the 2014 holiday season. Consumers are buying more and spending more, with Aussie merchants seeing double-digit gains in average order value (AOV) and items per order. Download the report to learn more key online shopping metrics to help prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
Fourth Annual UK Online Retail Christmas Readiness Report
Holiday Benchmark staff | July 15 2014
Get ready for the Christmas season with the latest online shopping trends and best practices. With strong growth in online spending, rewards await those retailers that understand their customers and put insights into action with personalised and engaging campaigns orchestrated across channels. Download the report to learn how.
Seventh Annual Holiday Readiness Report
Holiday Benchmark staff | June 26 2014
As consumers cash-in on summer sales, with swimsuits, sundresses and sunscreen dominating shopping carts, for retailers, this time of year is less about summer merchandise and more about prepping for the most crucial shopping period of the year—the holidays.
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