Black Friday

Smartphone shoppers boost online spending to £133bn - but tablets lose ground

The rise of smartphone shoppers boosted online retail spending in the UK to a record high of £133bn last year, according to fresh figures.<p>The rapid growth of online shopping has been one of the most disruptive forces in the past few years for traditional retailers who have suffered as a result of …

Business (UK)

Woman buys nothing for 1 entire year, saves $23,000

Having been a personal financial journalist in London for the past 10 years, "my friends, family and colleagues assumed I was brilliant with money – …

Money

Retail Shopping Traffic Returning To Mid-December Levels

According to SOASTA, analyzing big data from the week before Thanksgiving to the end of December, retail traffic dips around Christmas and New Year, …

Retail

This Woman Saved $23,000 In One Year And Her Extreme Technique Might Work For You

Here’s a confession: I often don’t check my bank account. Well, I make sure I have enough in it before I go out to dinner with friends, but the idea of opening up my banking app and looking at my actual purchases fills me with dread. It’s likely you’ve felt the same way. And it’s not that we don’t</i> …

Frugal Living

Buy Black Friday: Vanessa Rae Wells' "Forever I Love Obama" Sweatshirt

As the final days of President Obama’s presidency come to an end, I find myself emotional whenever I see him, his wife, his children or his Vice …

Slice: AirPods have completely changed the dynamic of the US headphone market

After being chastised for everything from their extravagant price to lack of color choice, bland design, late launch, limited inventory and, of …

Headphones

Signs you need to leave your startup

As a founder or CEO, when your company is pulling you to develop instead of you pulling your company, you need to start having hard conversations …

Leadership

How REI Launched And Built A Movement Far Larger Than The Brand Itself

On November 27 in 2015, REI did the unthinkable. The nation’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer announced its plans to close its doors on Black Friday at all of the 143 retail locations, headquarters, and two distribution centers, and instead pay its 12,000 employees not to …

Leadership

Find out what months are best for buying everything from linens to electronics | Retail

In 2017, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. …

Frugal Living

Food sales drive 'bumper' Christmas for retailers

<b>Hunger for a festive feast led to a "bumper" Christmas and strong finish to 2016 for retailers, a report says.</b><p>Like-for-like sales increased by 1% in December compared with the previous year, said the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG research.<p>Food sales were the major contributor to the growth, …

Business

What they did this Christmas: Boohoo.com and Majestic Wine

How shoppers buy, and retailers sell, at the peak Christmas retail season, says a lot about how they trade through the year, and their strategic …

United Kingdom

CAITLIN – JOEL HODSON {NSFW/EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL}

Submissions are now open for the fifth installment of our submissions based, limited edition themed mini-issues! As many of our readers know we do …

Cyber Monday

Beyond Black Friday: Unmissable international events for 2017 eCommerce plans

06-Jan-17<p><i>Author: Greig Holbrook, Oban International</i><p>Since the fifties, the day after Thanksgiving has been a key focus for US shopping. Now, Black …

Retail

10 of the best things to buy in January

After weeks of holiday shopping and returning, going back to the stores is probably the last thing most people want to do. Black Friday and Thanksgiving online shopping alone surpassed $5 billion for the first time, and some people went to extraordinary lengths to buy the right holiday gifts. But …

Money

With $91 Billion in Online Sales, Retailers Had a Record-Setting Holiday

Brave the pre-holiday mall crush or kick back on the couch and order your gifts online?<p>Americans are increasingly selecting the latter option. …

Retail

Giants In Decline: Macy's And Kohl's Disappointing Guidance

Department sales compared to retail have been in steady decline for 20+ years.<p>Kohl's and Macy's have been crushed today.<p>Black Friday sales were not …

Business

Online sales rake in a record $91.7B over the holidays, up 11pc

Retailers rang up a record $91.7 billion in online sales over the holidays, an 11 percent increase year on year.<p>After getting off to a slow start following the election, final data from Adobe Digital Insights showed that the season's sales came in $115 million ahead of expectations, 0.13 percent …

Business

Daily Deals: Xbox One S Back to Black Friday Price, Amiibo Under $5, Wireless Earbuds

Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may …

Xbox

Beacon detections up 370% on Black Friday

Beacon detections were up 370% on Black Friday 2016 versus the same shopping day in 2015, according to beacon platform inMarket. With a …

Amazon’s hottest Xbox One S bundle is still on sale at Black Friday prices

Microsoft had a killer holiday season thanks to all of the bundle deals it was offering on the hot new Xbox One S console. You might have seen them, …

Amazon

Facebook And Google Dominate The Top 10 Apps List Of 2016

2016 was certainly a good year for mobile but which apps were the top ones?<p>According to a report released by Nielson at the end of last year, …

Google

CES 2017 Honor Double Or Nothing Live Blog

AnandTech Live Blog: The newest updates are at the top. This page will auto-update, there's no need to manually refresh your browser.<p>04:50PM EST - …

CES

Community Post: All Hail King PS4

This morning I woke up, and I was feeling brand new. I jumped up and was feeling my highs, my lows, in my soul and my goals. It’s E3 Tuesday in sunny …

Xbox

Apple's Wireless AirPods Are Surprisingly a Hit

Despite numerous delays and arguably poor reviews, Apple's own foray into the wireless earphone market (the company owns Beats by Dre) with the AirPods is a resounding success. According to Slice Intelligence -- a firm that collects data on anonymized e-receipts -- the AirPods have already …

Apple News

the year the sequels failed

GameCentral celebrates what has been a very good year for quality video games, but a worrying one for anyone trying to make money from them.<p>In every …

Technology (UK)

12 Deals of Christmas: Titanfall 2 gets cheapest PS4 price since Black Friday

Titanfall 2 deserved to be under many a Christmas tree this this year. But if Santa brought you coal, or maybe Battleborn, then you'll want to check …

Gaming

[GALLERY] Black Friday! (45 Corvette photos) - Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle

Today is the final Friday in 2016 and therefore it’s a perfect day for a Black Friday photo gallery featuring 45 Corvettes in Black from all seven …

Chevrolet Corvette

15 popular devices still on sale at Black Friday prices

Christmas has come and gone, and Hanukkah is winding down. Most people think that also means all the big sales leading up to the holidays are over as …

The lessons for investors in the hype and fall of Hatchimals

Hatchimals were supposed to drive Spin Master’s share price to new heights. It didn’t quite work out that way.<p>When the furry, colourful, egg-encased …

Investing

Is Boxing Day still worth it? Some bargain hunters say Black Friday has better deals

Shopping on Boxing Day still a Canadian tradition but some retailers changing its focus<p>It's open season for shoppers mired in Boxing Week sales, but …

Canada