online retail

Groupon Expands Deal Builder Tool, Reaches 25,000 Deals

Groupon has added several additions to its popular Deal Builder tool for merchants, expanding the platform to include restaurants and providing all businesses with greater control over the appearance and structure of their promotion.

Consumers to Increase Halloween Spending

Consumers to Increase Halloween Spending

The average adult is expected to spend $77.52 on Halloween this year, up from last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Total spending on Halloween is expected to reach $7.4 billion.

“As one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, Halloween has retailers of all shapes and sizes preparing their stores and websites for the busy fall shopping season,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay.

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon, which specializes in local ecommerce opportunities, is launching a service that allows local businesses to build their own Groupon Deal. Deal Builder, the 24/7 self-service option, can be found on GrouponWorks.com.

It guides merchants through a step-by-step process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business.

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to the recent “Boost Your Mobile Shopper IQ” study from Key Ring—a shopping app that's part of G/O Digital, a Gannett Co.

Birchbox and CEW Are Offering Two Limited-Edition Boxes

Birchbox and CEW Are Offering Two Limited-Edition Boxes

Discovery ecommerce company Birchbox is partnering with Cosmetic Executive Women on two limited-edition boxes. The boxes were launched July 23 and feature winners chosen from the CEW 2013 Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

The Limited Edition: Mass Appeal box (pictured) contains a selection of winners from the mass market; while the Limited Edition: Prestige Headliners features product winners from the prestige category.

Shop.org: Online Retailers to Ramp Up Free Shipping, Promotions for the Holidays

Shop.org: Online Retailers to Ramp Up Free Shipping, Promotions for the Holidays

Online retailers are intensifying their efforts to attract eager shoppers with free shipping deals and other exclusive online promotions. More than 61% of online retailers started their online holiday-marketing promotions by Halloween, according to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGinsight. More than 38% will begin marketing their online promotions by mid-November or later.