Etsy’s Holiday Hotline Incites Sellers’ Resentment

Etsy Holiday Hotline

Etsy’s first-ever Holiday Hotline will surely benefit online shoppers as it aims to provide a solution to the dilemma of what Christmas presents to get friends and loved ones. Launched earlier this week, the hotline service will be manned by the eCommerce site’s team of experts. Callers will get free personalized shopping advice and gift […]

Online Holiday Sales to Increase Between 11% and 14%

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Online retailers can expect huge gains in the upcoming holiday shopping season, according to market research firm Forrester Research. Despite price hikes resulting from the new tariffs imposed by the government, and its brewing trade war with China, the company said online retail sales for the months of November and December will increase by 12.7% […]

UPS announces no residential peak surcharges during 2019 holiday season

UPS Delivery

UPS will not apply additional peak surcharges for US residential deliveries during the busy 2019 holiday season unless by contractual exception or for those requiring special handling, the company announced today. The company once again expects to handle a record number of holiday deliveries during peak season 2019. “We are continuing to build momentum as […]

Mastercard Report: US Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check, holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year. This holiday season showed the […]

UPS Expects National Returns Day Prior to Christmas

UPS expects National Returns Day to occur before Christmas, reflecting just how deeply eCommerce is reshaping the retail universe. The company expects consumers who got a jump on online shopping in the days before Black Friday to return over 1 million packages each day in December, jumpstarting the holiday returns season earlier than ever. The […]

Amazon Announces Deadlines for Last Minute Shopping in UK

Amazon UK Delivery

Yesterday Amazon detailed ordering deadlines for the US, but the company also released ordering deadlines for the U.K. on its site. Here are the deadlines for shoppers in the U.K.: There is still time to pick up a gift from Amazon in time for Christmas – order by the dates below to get items […]

Amazon Details Order Deadlines for Christmas Delivery

Amazon Prime members can shop all the way up until Christmas Eve with Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery and Prime Now. Additionally, all customers in the U.S. can enjoy free shipping on hundreds of millions of items, and this holiday season Amazon has extended the free shipping cutoff with no minimum purchase through December 18 for […]

Canada Post Struggles with Backlog – Over 6 Million Packages Still Undelivered

While the Canadian government put a temporary halt to the worker’s strike at Canada Post a few weeks ago, the postal service is struggling to just catch up with the backlog. READ MORE: Canada Post Workers Ordered Back to Work Today As of yesterday, CBC News reported that Canada Post has over 6 million undelivered packages […]

Square and The National Christmas Tree Association Analyze Tree Sales

This is a fun fact story about Christmas trees that shows some interesting data Square and the National Christmas Tree Association compiled from thousands of Christmas tree farmers and sellers across the country. The findings reveal price fluctuations throughout the holiday season, giving consumers a guide to selecting the best day to buy their tree. […]

Etsy Boosts Marketing Initiatives for Holiday Season

Etsy announced today they are boosting their brand marketing initiatives for the holiday season to bring more new shoppers to the platform. The company is launching new marketing campaigns to remind shoppers they are the best destination for unique and thoughtful holiday gifts. “This holiday season we want people to know that Etsy is the best […]