Industry News
Black Friday Countdown: 6 Months Until Black Friday 2018
Posted on May 23rd @ 10:00 am ET in Industry News

We are officially half-way to Black Friday 2018! Today marks the 6 month point in the countdown towards the big day. We know many of you are getting excited about the big day and some are even putting off big purchases until you see the Black Friday deals.

We're busy working behind the scenes to prepare for this year including designing a new t-shirt, performing site updates and much more. We'll be back soon with more Black Friday news and before Black Friday, come back in mid-July for our coverage of Prime Day 2018!
Black Friday In-Store Traffic Down, But Online Sales Skyrocket
Posted on November 26th @ 4:51 pm ET in Industry News

Black Friday is over and the numbers are in. ShopperTrak reports that in-store Black Friday visits were down 1% compared to last year, and combined Thanksgiving and Black Friday numbers were down 2% over 2016 numbers. This was attributed to a few less stores opening on Thanksgiving, some closing during early Friday hours, and more shoppers doing their shopping online.

Black Friday saw a record $5 billion spent online according to Adobe Digital Insights, a 17% increase compared to 2016, and Cyber Monday was on track to eclipse that mark and hit around $6 billion. As you know, online shopping and deals are our specialty and you can be sure we'll be covering it even more next year and beyond as it becomes the way to shop on Black Friday.
STORES Top 50 Favorite Online Retailers Rankings
Posted on September 16th @ 10:43 am ET in Industry News

STORES, the official magazine of the National Retail Federation, has released their 2017 list of the top 50 favorite online retailers based on a comprehensive survey of online shoppers.

The top 10 retailers this year were Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Kohls.com, BestBuy.com, eBay.com, Target.com, Macys.com, JCPenney.com, OldNavy.com and Sears.com. While a few stores switched spots, there were no new entries into this year's top 10 list.

The top 3 sites (Amazon, Walmart and Kohl's) all grew in popularity over last year, which is very impressive. Those same 3 stores are consistently at the top of our stats as well. For a full breakdown of the survey including demographic rankings, see the article here.