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Eight in 10 Retailers to End Standard Shipping Deadlines Before December 20, According to Shop.org
Release Date: December 18, 2013

According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 84.2 percent of retailers say their standard shipping deadline for guaranteed Christmas delivery will expire prior to Friday, December 20.

With Clock Ticking, Retailers and Consumers Prepare for a Very Big Holiday Shopping Weekend
Release Date: December 13, 2013

According to the National Retail Federation’s latest holiday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, as of December 9, the average holiday shopper had completed half (49.9%) of their shopping, slightly less than the 56.5 percent they’d completed by this time last year.

Americans Gobbled Up Retailers’ Thanksgiving Weekend Deals, According to NRF
Release Date: December 01, 2013

More than 141 million unique shoppers have already or will have shopped by the end of the big Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million over the same time frame last year.

More than 131 Million Holiday Shoppers to Shop Online on Cyber Monday
Release Date: December 01, 2013

Although 141 million Americans took advantage of retailers’ holiday deals over Thanksgiving weekend, one of the biggest promotional events of the year is still to come. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics over the weekend, more than 131 million (54.8%) shoppers plan to go online for Cyber Monday, up from the 129 million who participated last year.

NRF CEO: “The Real Winners This Thanksgiving Weekend are Consumers”
Release Date: November 29, 2013

Even the post-turkey coma couldn’t keep a good shopper down last night as millions of people across the country lined the sidewalks late Thursday night and by midnight on Black Friday to stock up on discounted toys, laptops, tablets, apparel, and more.

Santa To Deliver Game Systems, iPads To Children This Year, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: November 21, 2013

Classic toys like LEGO and Barbie are still popular with children, but nontraditional items are finding a way onto children’s wish lists this year, according to NRF’s 2013 Top Toys survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics

Hot Holiday Deals Will Drive 140 Million Shoppers Online, to Stores Thanksgiving Weekend
Release Date: November 15, 2013

For the first time since 2002, Thanksgiving falls as late as the calendar possibly allows it to, but eager holiday shoppers are already mapping their shopping strategies for the big weekend. According to a preliminary Thanksgiving weekend shopping survey, up to 140 million people plan to or will shop over the weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a slight decrease from the 147 million who planned to do so last year.* For the first time, NRF asked if people plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day: of those who plan to shop that weekend, nearly one-quarter (23.5%) plan to on Thanksgiving Day, or 33 million shoppers.

Gift Card Spending Reaches All-Time High, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: November 13, 2013

It’s personal, it’s practical, and it comes with a price tag that matches anyone’s budget – it’s a gift card, and this season 8 in 10 (80.6%) shoppers will look to add these small gift items to their baskets. According to NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, holiday shoppers will spend an average of $163.16 on gift cards, up 4.0 percent over the $156.86 they spent last year and the highest amount in the survey’s 11-year history. Total spending on gift cards will reach $29.8 billion

Americans Making Progress with Gift Lists, According to NRF
Release Date: November 12, 2013

Early October holiday promotions struck a chord with millions of Americans as 53.8 percent of shoppers say they have already started holiday shopping, according to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Specifically, just 46.2 percent say they have yet to start, the smallest percent in the survey’s history.

Cautious Consumers Trim Holiday Gift Giving Budgets (Even for Themselves), According to NRF Survey
Release Date: October 16, 2013

According to NRF's holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more, two percent less than the $752.24 they actually spent last year.

Free-Shipping Offers Abound This Holiday Season, According to Shop.org
Release Date: October 16, 2013

Bargain hunters take note: free-shipping offers will not be hard to find this holiday season. According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 16.3 percent of retailers will offer their first holiday free shipping offer by the week of October 28; more than one-third (34.9%) say they already offer year-round free shipping, compared to 23.1 percent last year. Additionally, more than half (51.2%) of online retailers surveyed plan to start their online holiday marketing promotions by Halloween.

Americans Making Good Progress on Holiday Shopping Lists
Release Date: December 13, 2012

According to NRF’s latest holiday survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average person has completed 56.5 percent of their shopping, up from the 46.5 percent this time last year and the highest percentage in the survey’s 10-year history.

Cyber Monday Shoppers Stock Up On Clothing, Electronics, According to Shop.org
Release Date: November 29, 2012
Thanksgiving Day Promotions Win Over Millions of Holiday Shoppers, According to NRF
Release Date: November 25, 2012

The New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins weren’t the only winners this Thanksgiving Day as more than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday – up from 29 million last year – scoring deals on everything from hot electronic items to cashmere sweaters and toys. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight over the weekend, traffic and spending grew over the entire weekend*.

More Shoppers Than Ever to Make the Most of Cyber Monday Deals, According to Shop.org Survey
Release Date: November 25, 2012

Despite record levels of online spending over the Black Friday weekend, savvy shoppers still have plenty of appetite for one-day only deals that retailers have lined up for Cyber Monday, as 129.2 million shoppers say they’ll head to retailers’ websites on Cyber Monday.

NRF CEO: “Thanksgiving Shopping Quickly Becoming Holiday Tradition for Millions of Americans”
Release Date: November 23, 2012

Even the post-turkey coma couldn’t keep a good shopper down last night as millions of people across the country lined the sidewalks late Thursday night and by midnight on Black Friday to stock up on discounted toys, laptops, tablets, apparel, and more.

Santa to Bring High-Tech Gadgets, Familiar Favorites to Children This Holiday Season
Release Date: November 20, 2012

Children’s wish lists this holiday season are full of the latest gadgets such as Apple iPads and the Nintendo Wii U, but there’s still demand for some classic gifts like LEGOs, dolls and toy cars according to NRF’s 2012 Top Toys survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Online Retailers Think Big for Black Friday, Cyber Monday Promotions, According to Shop.org
Release Date: November 19, 2012
Up to 147 Million Shoppers to Visit Stores, Shop Online Black Friday Weekend, According to NRF
Release Date: November 15, 2012

According to a preliminary Black Friday shopping survey, up to 147 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a slight decrease from the 152 million who planned to do so last year.

Gift Cards: The Season’s Hottest Gift, According to NRF
Release Date: November 14, 2012

With retailers providing increasingly creative ways for gift cards to be personalized and delivered, NRF’s 2012 holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight shows that 81.1 percent of shoppers will purchase at least one gift card and will spend an average of $156.86 on gift cards, the highest amount in the survey’s 10-year history.


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