For the overall holiday season, research firm comScore predicts online sales will be up 17 percent to $43.4 billion. And the firm expects online sales to surpass 10 percent of total retail spending this holiday season.
With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday frenzy in full swing, Bridget Carey, senior editor of CNET.com, visited The Couch to give us some Cyber Monday tips.
Some dedicated Black Friday shoppers said they plan to hit the stores bright and early, with a plan in place.
In Babylon on Long Island, small shops are feeling the strain from two weeks of lost sales, storm-damaged products and buildings and customers dealing with personal crises and fewer discretionary dollars.
This is a longer than usual holiday season, with 32 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Cyber Monday is oftentimes a more popular shopping event than Black Friday. The convenience of shopping at home without the hassles of the lines and throngs of people can be a huge draw. However, it’s important to know which sites are the best for deals, quality and ease in online shopping.
The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.
The clock is ticking if you still have holiday shopping left to do. New apps can help you get your shopping done on time.
December is the month for shopping, but not for everything. While shoppers are seeing some price cuts, other items are going up significantly. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler has a guide to this month’s buying dos and don’ts.
“Cyber Monday traditionally has been an important holiday for online retail,” said retail expert Marshal Cohen. “This year all the rules have changed as the retailer opened earlier to compete with online, online opened their deals earlier.”
For this holiday season, one New Yorker has already made her own list—and checked it twice.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu takes a look at Black Friday starting on Thursday and Rob Morrison speaks with Diana Tsui about some interesting gift ideas for this holiday season.
It’s not just the big department stores that are packed with holiday shoppers. Lots of alternative places are chock-a-block as well.
The doors to a Toys ‘R’ Us in the Bronx opened Tuesday morning as promised for an 88-hour pre-Christmas shop-til’-you-drop marathon.
Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It’s beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas.