Pam Goodfellow

Hey, Don't Forget Beauty Gift Cards This Holiday Season!

More than eight out of 10 shoppers will purchase at least one gift card, and nearly six in 10 want to receive one, according to the National Retail Federation 2012 Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Survey results you can use in your beauty business this holiday season:

Shoppers will spend an average of $156.86 on gift cards—the highest amount in the survey’s 10-year history.

They'll spend an average of $43.75 on each card they buy. 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’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGinsight. More than 38% will begin marketing their online promotions by mid-November or later.