holiday shopping

More Holiday Shoppers Pay With Smartphones

Nearly 30% of U.S. smartphone owners plan to use mobile payment offerings, such as Apple Pay or Google Wallet, for shopping in stores this holiday shopping season, according to the 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey from Stratos, creator of the Bluetooth Connected Card Platform.

In fact, 17% of the smartphone users said they would spend more because of these new payment options. Smartphone users wanted to use mobile payments applications such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet in these locations for the holidays:

Consumers Spend Big Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Cyber Monday

Fifty-five percent of holiday shoppers were expected to be in stores and online over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

140 Million Shoppers Expected Thanksgiving Weekend

Shoppers at R.H. Macy's, Herald Square in New York City

Sixty-one percent of shoppers, about 140 million, say they will or may shop either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation's Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Is All-Day Holiday Shopping on Thanksgiving Day Inevitable?

The latest research from LoyaltyOne, a global provider of loyalty marketing services and customer analytics, shows that there are three types of American Thanksgiving Day shoppers:

American Express Debuts Small Business Saturday Night

American Express is debuting Small Business Saturday Night this year—its fifth year running Small Business Saturday. The new platform is set to build on the success of the national Small Business Saturday initiative and encourages consumers to support independently owned shops and restaurants after the sun goes down on Nov. 29.

Communities, Businesses Prepare for Small Business Saturday

More than 2,000 communities are committing to rally their neighborhoods to celebrate Small Business Saturday this holiday season.