Amazon UK Launches 2019 Holiday Season TV Ads Campaign

Amazon UK TV Advert

Amazon has launched a heart-warming new multi-channel brand campaign which sees the return of its iconic singing boxes, embracing a touch of festive magic to deliver smiles as well as gifts this Christmas. Amazon’s new Christmas campaign will be launching with a hero 90 second TV advert airing on 4th November during Coronation Street, and […]

UPS Expects to Hire About 100,000 Seasonal Employees for 2019 Holiday Season

UPS Holiday Season Delivery

UPS expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2020. That’s enough people to populate a city the size of Albany, N.Y. “We expect another record Peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to […]

Mastercard fraud detection technologies saved millions this holiday season

The holiday season is the perfect time for fraudsters to amplify their activities as they often go unnoticed by retailers who are under pressure to deliver the right offers and maximize on sales. In December 2018, NuData, a Mastercard company and leader in the field of online user verification, helped retailers worldwide identify over 1 […]

Australia Post Delivers Over 40 Million Parcels During Holiday Season

For the first time ever Australia Post delivered more than 40 million parcels during December, making it the biggest ever month for parcel volumes for  the organisation. The growing popularity of online shopping and online sales events, as well as strong Christmas Eve and Boxing Day sales, contributed to an 11.7 per cent increase from […]

Adobe Releases 5 Holiday Online Shopping Trends to Guide Merchant’s 2019 Strategy

With the 2018 holiday season wrapped up, online merchants are looking toward 2019 and what they can do to tap into new opportunities. An analysis by Adobe Digital Insights (ADI), using aggregated and anonymous data via Adobe Experience Cloud, looked at more than 1 trillion visits to US-based retailers. The data included sales of more than […]

Consumer Patience for Retail Stores Wearing Thin in Favor of eCommerce

As the holiday season is coming to an end, early signs point again to traditional retailers are struggling with foot traffic. Despite concerns the US economy may be slowing in 2019, the 2018 holiday shopping season is on target to end up with another record year, thanks to online shopping. On Thanksgiving and Black Friday, […]

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 […]

UPS New Promotion to Help Small Businesses Save Big on Holiday Shipping

As the deadline looms for small- and medium-sized businesses to capture as much business as possible during the holiday season, UPS has introduced a promotion for significant savings on shipping within the U.S. and for packages going to consumers worldwide. UPS communicated at a recent investor conference a strengthened focus on expanding relationships with SMBs […]

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 […]

Royal Mail Adding Six Sorting Centers and 23,000 Seasonal Workers

UK’s Royal Mail plans to open six temporary parcel sort centers for the holiday season to manage the influx of parcels. Last year, Royal Mail handled around 149 million parcels during the Christmas rush. Royal Mail set the temporary parcel sort centers up to sort a significant portion of the seasonal parcels the mail service handles. […]